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Berkowitz Research Team Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Expand Study of Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Program
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, Community Servings and Massachusetts General Hospital partner for clinical trial of “food is medicine” intervention for patients with diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / October 1
Helping the Hardest Hit
While the novel coronavirus has affected us all, it has drastically changed the lives of specific groups of people, from rural populations to long-term care residents to communities of color. Startling statistics among these groups have pushed UNC researchers from a variety of disciplines into action. Check out this feature from the UNC Office of Research Communications, featuring School of Medicine's Ross Boyce, MD, and several Carolina researchers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 24
Addressing Pandemic Problems
While COVID-19 has shaken the world, it has also pushed society to be more innovative and creative — two attributes that have been essential to the success of UNC researchers, who lead an abundance of projects, making UNC the most cited university in the nation for coronavirus research. Check out this feature from the UNC Office of Research Communications, which includes portraits of UNC School of Medicine faculty Jessica Lin, MD, Melissa Miller, PhD, Phillip Clapp, PhD, and Ralph Baric, PhD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 24
Black women with breast cancer experience delayed, longer treatment than whites, study finds
One in seven black women with breast cancer had delays in starting treatment, and black women also had extended duration of treatment, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers Melissa Troester, PhD, and Marc Emerson, PhD.
Located in News / 2020 / September
McElligott Awarded NIH Grant to Study Neural Circuitry of Alcohol Consumption
Zoe McElligott, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and pharmacology and member of the UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, will investigate how neurotransmitters promote alcohol consumption and whether chronic alcohol consumption alters the strength of a specific brain circuit.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 24
UNC Researchers to Participate in International Schizophrenia Study
The ProNET project aims to test whether data-driven variation in biomarkers can be used to predict individual clinical trajectories and select individual patients most likely to benefit from specific treatments. The Department of Psychiatry's Diana Perkins, MD, MPH, is the UNC principal investigator for ProNET.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
A Scientific First: How Psychedelics Bind to Key Brain Cell Receptor
This work, published in Cell and led by the UNC-Chapel Hill lab of Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, sets the stage for the discovery of new kinds of antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and treatments for substance use disorders.
Located in News / 2020 / September
Scan of Genomes for Inherited Variants Implicates New Gene Important in Autism
Hyejung Won, PhD, and Jason Stein, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics and members of the UNC Neuroscience Center, led a genome-wide association study to find that lowered expression of a gene called DDHD2 may increase a person’s likelihood of autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
Kesimer Featured as COPD Science Expert
The trade magazine Pulmonology Consultant asked Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, four important questions about mucin abnormalities in early COPD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
Ramsden, Gupta awarded 5-year, $8.8 million grant to study enzyme with important implications for breast and ovarian cancers
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a team led by UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, a five-year, $8.8 million program project grant to study an enzyme called DNA polymerase theta.
Located in News / 2020 / September