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UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

As part of the award, Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, will receive $3,000 to support her research and proposed studies of the gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas disease.

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UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

Based on the proven benefits of Mediterranean-style diets, researchers have created a unique version of the diet by considering the taste and preferences of people living in the southeastern U.S. With this grant, the “Med-South” diet will be explored as an option for long-term weight loss and improved cardiovascular health. The study is co-led by Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH, and Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, RD.

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AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to support FIRST program

AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to support FIRST program

The Fully Integrated Readiness Service Training (FIRST) Program is a pipeline to a family medicine residency and three years of service in underserved areas of North Carolina.

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UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health

UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health

The Cochrane US Network will support and train systematic review authors and users of Cochrane Reviews, and encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence for better health outcomes. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill team.

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NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks

NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks

This eight-year project will focus on the interactions between genetics and environmental exposures that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit disorder.

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Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Lee Graves, PhD, have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working.

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Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

The findings by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were drawn from an analysis of 346 men newly diagnosed between 2011 and 2013 with low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer in North Carolina. Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, led this study.

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Caring for and caring about North Carolina’s children

Caring for and caring about North Carolina’s children

This letter to the editor has been published on the News & Observer website today and will appear in print Sunday June 2.

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Statement from UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care spokesperson Lisa Schiller released a statement following inaccurate news reports about negotiations with Vidant Health.

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UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

The NIH grant will help researchers led by Joe Piven, MD, determine if earlier detection can lead to earlier behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator

UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator

Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.

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Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout

Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout

Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, is a co-author of an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine that estimates physician burnout costs the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion a year.

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If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A UNC School of Medicine study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which types of conditions to include in testing and potentially return to parents.

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UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

Special speakers and dozens of UNC colleagues and friends gathered Monday in the NC Cancer Hospital Courtyard to officially kick off construction for a new surgical tower scheduled for completion in 2022.

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UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

The list, compiled by Becker's Hospital Review, highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

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Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Richard Boucher, MD, that redefines four lung diseases into a broad grouping called ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Diseases.’

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UNC School of Medicine’s  Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”

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UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.

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The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.

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