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Rivera Receives $1.5 Million Grant For Lung Cancer Screening Study
M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the UNC Department of Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.5 million NIH R01 grant to study “Comorbidity and Functional Status in a Population Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening” with Louise Henderson, PhD, in the UNC Department of Radiology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Antoniak awarded $2.2 million grant from NIH-NHLBI
Silvio Antoniak, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and member of the UNC Blood Research Center and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, was awarded a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic approach in inhibiting PAR1 to treat chemotherapy-induced heart failure.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Are you interested in knowing whether you may have SARS-CoV-2?
The ReCAPP study at UNC-Chapel Hill will assess if prevention measures on campus are keeping the research community safe.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19
Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure
Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
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
UNC Infectious Diseases Division Launching COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial
Led by Cindy Gay, MD, clinical researchers in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases are leaning on years of experience and expertise to partake in a large phase 3 clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active
A comprehensive UC San Francisco-led study flagged drug components in need of more rigorous review to be sure they are safe. The UNC School of Medicine lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, conducted important screening studies to confirm the findings.
Located in News
Excellent Research Results for CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Hodgkin Lymphoma
UNC Lineberger researchers demonstrated that patients with advanced, relapsed/refractory forms of the common blood cancer showed a high rate of durable responses to CAR-T cell immunotherapy.
Located in News / 2020 / July
UNC School of Medicine COVID-19 Research Featured in News & Observer
Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, were featured in a News & Observer article on the scope of research at the UNC School of Medicine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including an upcoming vaccine trial at UNC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23