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The ReCAPP study at UNC-Chapel Hill will assess if prevention measures on campus are keeping the research community safe.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award
Cathy Anderson, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for research conducted as part of the McGinty lab.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 doctoral students and their advisers to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. From the UNC School of Medicine, graduate student Hernán Méndez and his advisor Kathleen Caron, PhD, and graduate student Sofia Neira and her advisor Thomas Kash, PhD, were named Gilliam Fellows.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19
Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure
Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure
Melissa Caughey, PhD, instructor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the senior author of a recently published study that shows an increase in comorbidities and mortality risk among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HFpEF and HFrEF.
Located in News / 2020 / July
Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active
A comprehensive UC San Francisco-led study flagged drug components in need of more rigorous review to be sure they are safe. The UNC School of Medicine lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, conducted important screening studies to confirm the findings.
Located in News
Excellent Research Results for CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Hodgkin Lymphoma
UNC Lineberger researchers demonstrated that patients with advanced, relapsed/refractory forms of the common blood cancer showed a high rate of durable responses to CAR-T cell immunotherapy.
Located in News / 2020 / July
UNC School of Medicine COVID-19 Research Featured in News & Observer
Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, were featured in a News & Observer article on the scope of research at the UNC School of Medicine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including an upcoming vaccine trial at UNC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23
School of Medicine, Gillings Researchers Co-author Viewpoint on COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Bonnie Shook-Sa, DrPH, and Alison Aiello, PhD, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Ross Boyce, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, published a viewpoint piece on the pitfalls of certain types of early SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies.
Located in News / 2020 / July