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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
From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest
Christine Vigeland, MD, found her calling during residency as the H1N1 pandemic was ending in 2010. She dedicated her career to researching acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and treating ICU patients. Ten years later, the knowledge she’s gained and her continued commitment to the most critical patients are guiding her through another pandemic.
Located in News / 2020 / July
McCann, Hanson Proactively Supported Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives 'Community Health Partnership Award'
In the early days of the pandemic, Meghan McCann, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, and newly-formed community teams worked together to protect patients and staff in nursing homes and assisted-living communities. To recognize UNC Health’s long-term care guidance and response, the Chatham County Board of Health has awarded UNC Health its “Community Health Partnership Award.”
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 2
UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response
This Nature Medicine Comment argues that Africa is well-equipped to prevent the continent from becoming the next COVID-19 hot spot. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, is a co-author of the article.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction
The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic has been selected to become an FCN Discovery Center of Distinction. With this new designation, lead principal investigator, Edwin Kim, MD, MS, will receive a $100,000 stipend to help develop critical infrastructure necessary to deliver optimal clinical care and leadership in the community to patients with food allergy.
Located in News / 2020 / June
North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19
North Carolina researchers call for a diverse group of essential workers in health care to join to share experiences and evaluate prevention strategies. The UNC site leader for this effort is Ross Boyce, MD.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs
Major study of coronavirus infection in human airways adds to evidence that wearing a mask is an important protective step toward limiting transmission of COVID-19. The lead authors of the study in the journal Cell are UNC-Chapel Hill pulmonary expert Richard Boucher, MD, and virology expert Ralph Baric, PhD.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to hepatitis A virus infection of human cells.
Located in News / 2020 / May
High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease
A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, in UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease.
Located in News / 2020 / May