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UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health
The Cochrane US Network will support and train systematic review authors and users of Cochrane Reviews, and encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence for better health outcomes. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill team.
Located in News / 2019 / June
UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC study hints at new approaches to prevent transplant rejection
To prevent the rejection of newly transplanted organs and cells, patients must take medicines that weaken their entire immune systems. Such potentially life-saving treatments can, paradoxically, leave those receiving them susceptible to life-threatening infections.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
UNC study: Frequency of foot disorders differs between African Americans and whites
African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites.
Located in News / 2010 / November
UNC study: Mast cell tryptase test may aid in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis
A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC study: NAFLD patients have increased risk for poor outcomes after liver transplant
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a bigger risk factor for liver transplant patients than obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC study: Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA on November 15, 2014. This award is the highest honor that the ACR/ARHP bestows.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 13
UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.
Located in News / 2018 / October
UNC Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center inauguration
The inauguration of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill occurred March 2. The new center was established in October with a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / March