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Scientists discover new gene expression mechanism with possible role in human disease
UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Brian Strahl, PhD, found surprising role for a protein called Spt6, which is crucial to the maintenance of proper messenger RNA levels in cells, a discovery that opens new research avenues and suggests a target for basic understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.
Located in News / 2018 / June
UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis
A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.
Located in News / 2018 / June
UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association
Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Located in News / 2018 / June
The Measure of a Doctor
As Harold Pillsbury, MD, retires as chair of UNC Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, we take a look back at his career through the eyes of one of his patients.
Located in News / 2018 / June
Six UNC Health Care Hospitals Recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for High Quality Stroke Care
American Heart Association Award Recognizes UNC Health Care’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care.
Located in News / 2018 / June
UNC Health Care CEO, Medical School Dean Bill Roper Plans to Step Down in 2019
Dr. Roper led expansion efforts in education, research, and clinical care that improved health for all North Carolinians.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Genetic Testing for Statin Therapy Not Cost-Effective
Research led by UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Jamie Jarmul, PhD, suggests physicians should defer to traditional 10-year risk score and existing statin guidelines in lieu of genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC AFib Care Network Launches AFib Integrated Care Clinic
Network also launches AFib support group and a smartphone app to help people with AFib manage their condition
Located in News / 2018 / May
Arrival of Three Mannequins Will Increase High-Fidelity Patient Simulations
The School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center has three new mannequins to facilitate simulations for students. This is the first purchase of a mannequin in nearly a decade and provides a new educational tool that reinforces UNC’s standard of safety.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
The UNC School of Medicine labs of Brian Kuhlman, PhD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, found that key components of a potentially potent vaccine fall apart due to body temperature, leaving us susceptible to severe infection.
Located in News / 2018 / May