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UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Weili Lin, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids, and Susan Gaylord, PhD, is the UNC site PI for a second project to help people with low back pain.
Located in News / 2019 / September
UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant to develop male contraceptive
The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in News / 2019 / February
UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows
The scientists join 65 UNC colleagues as fellows of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.
Located in News / 2014 / December
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, earned a $300,000 Searle Scholars award for his work creating new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / April
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC scientist’s drive for a cancer cure inspired by the father he doesn’t remember
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Located in News / 2016 / August
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 Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
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