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Study Highlights Effectiveness of Messages from Public Health Organizations
The study, led by Marcella H. Boynton, PhD, in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was published as a research letter in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
UNC and Duke Investigators Receive a $1.5 Million Grant to Test SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines
Kristina De Paris, PhD, and Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, received a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to test Moderna’s mRNA vaccine and a protein vaccine designed by Kizzy Corbett and Barney Graham.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Mohlke Receives NIDDKD Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes
Karen Mohlke, PhD, professor in the UNC Department of Genetics, is the contact PI for this five-year, $9.5 million multi-component research project co-op agreement (UM1) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD).
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Join the COVID-19 Prevention Network Registry to Enroll in Clinical Trials
The UNC School of Medicine is recruiting participants for a phase III clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to find solutions to the current pandemic. By enrolling in this study, participants will contribute to a potential solution that could solve this global health crisis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
UNC Researchers Launch Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments
This study includes phase 2 and phase 3 elements to expedite the evaluation of treatments for adults with moderate cases of COVID-19, with the goal of preventing severe disease that can lead to hospitalizations. The principal investigator is David Wohl, MD, professor of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2020 / August
UNC-led Consortium to Study HIV-related Cancers in sub-Saharan Africa
UNC researchers are partnering with colleagues at four institutions in Africa to study HIV-associated malignancies. Led by Blossom Damania, PhD, the research team received a five-year, $6-million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Researchers Argue Health Care Systems Should Use ‘Food as Medicine’ Interventions
Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, co-authored a British Medical Journal analysis suggesting nutritional interventions delivered through health providers are associated with improved health outcomes.
Located in News / 2020 / August
Young, Bergamo Publish Studies On Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Elders, Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
Laura Young, MD, PhD, and Katherine Bergamo, FNP-C, are local principal investigators for two papers recently published in the Journal of American Medicine Association.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
UNC Receives PCORI Grant to Study COVID-19 impact on Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Patients
Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, of the UNC School of Medicine are co-primary researchers of a study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on glucose monitoring in primary care patients with diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
Niznik Receives Pilot Funding for Deprescribing Bisphosphonates
Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor of geriatric medicine, received pilot funding from the United States Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) to study deprescribing bisphosphonates in nursing home residents with dementia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20