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 Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

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Finding Home, Fighting Sepsis

As a travel nurse, Ila Mapp encountered instances of sepsis early in her career that stick with her today. As Nurse Manager of the Adult Specialty Care Team at UNC Hospitals, she uses those experiences to assist Code Sepsis, the ongoing organizational effort to reduce sepsis mortality.

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Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.

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The Power of Blood

The Power of Blood

Thanks to support from the NC TraCS Institute, a UNC School of Medicine researcher’s unique expertise could one day thwart America’s top killer.

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Damania Named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

Damania Named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

Blossom Damania, PhD, has been named the vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine. She will assume the new role effective July 1. Terry Magnuson, PhD, who has held the position since 2010, has been named the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Damania, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has served as assistant dean for research since 2014.

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From Chemical Engineering to Computing

From Chemical Engineering to Computing

Uduak Ndoh, UNC School of Medicine’s new assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, says his unique background will help him form fruitful partnerships with faculty.

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Lenoir Memorial Enters Into Partnership Agreement With UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to enter into a management services agreement with UNC Health Care.

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Life-extending benefits of liver cancer drug not realistic for many patients

Life-extending benefits of liver cancer drug not realistic for many patients

The drug sorafenib can have serious side effects and significant out-of-pocket costs for advanced liver cancer patients.

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Celebrating the Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

On May 7, the UNC School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 gathered with friends, family, and faculty in Memorial Hall to celebrate graduation. The 172-member class selected William Fischer, II, MD, as its commencement speaker.

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UNC Medical Center named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America 2016"

UNC Medical Center named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America 2016"

According to Becker's Hospital Review, "The hospitals on this list are well-known for a multitude of reasons, such as having a strong history of medical innovation, providing top-notch care to patients, leading clinical advancement with forward-thinking research or holding an irreplaceable spot in their communities."

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Rare diseases to take center stage at special NC General Assembly event

The NC Rare Disease Advisory Council offers clinicians, researchers, patients, and advocates a voice on rare diseases in North Carolina.

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Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create new proteins

Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create new proteins

Published in the journal Science, a study by UNC School of Medicine researchers offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.

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Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program Names Inaugural Honorees

Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program Names Inaugural Honorees

The UNC Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program announces its inaugural Scholar awardees, Eliza Park, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, assistant professor of family medicine.

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In 10th Year, NC DNA Day Continues Growth

In 10th Year, NC DNA Day Continues Growth

PhD students and post-docs traveled all across North Carolina to spread their excitement for science. The program, which began at UNC, now includes five other states.

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Using Mobile Technology to Understand PPD

Using Mobile Technology to Understand PPD

Last month, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Patrick Sullivan, MD, and other UNC School of Medicine researchers released a first-of-its-kind mobile app to recruit patients for a large-scale genetic study on postpartum depression, addressing an old problem in a new way.

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New investigational compound shows promise against melanoma, lymphoma

New investigational compound shows promise against melanoma, lymphoma

Cancer patients with the EZH2 gene mutation could benefit from a new therapy UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers have now tested successfully in lab models.

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