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Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after cancer treatment. But a UNC Lineberger study led by Michelle Roughton, MD, has found that the type of insurance a woman has as well as distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure.

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No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her experiences from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.

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Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika infection

Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika infection

A joint study conducted by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine shows that individuals previously infected with dengue virus could have key antibodies that protect against the Zika virus.

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UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

When the tower is complete it will provide patients and families with easier access to surgical services and create a more modern façade at the front of N.C. Memorial Hospital.

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Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

The Caregivers at Carolina program awards eight travel grants to physician scientists in recognition of their exemplary research while facing substantial caregiving demands at home.

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Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.

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Healing Broken Hearts

Healing Broken Hearts

With support from the NC TraCS Institute and a caregiver’s mentality, a UNC surgeon created a research program to address the most common birth defect.

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Buchanan named UNC Health Care’s Chief Research Officer

Buchanan named UNC Health Care’s Chief Research Officer

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Ian B. Buchanan, MD, MPH, as UNC Health Care’s Chief Research Officer. Buchanan will assume the newly-created role effective Aug. 1.

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TAVR program continues growth, fosters integration

TAVR program continues growth, fosters integration

UNC Medical Center’s Structural Heart Team offers patients a chance at a more active life, promotes collaboration across the UNC Health Care system.

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Ready for the Challenge

Ready for the Challenge

After incredible success as a vascular surgeon, researcher, and educator at Northwestern University, Melina Kibbe, MD, takes over as chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

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HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

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Fischer to serve as co-PI of Ebola trial in Liberia

Fischer to serve as co-PI of Ebola trial in Liberia

UNC's William A. Fischer II, MD, is one of three co-principal investigators for PREVAIL IV, a new treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen.

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NC Hospital Association Honors Dale Jenkins with Trustee Merit Award

NC Hospital Association Honors Dale Jenkins with Trustee Merit Award

Mr. Jenkins is currently chair of the Board of Trustees for UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill and was previously chair of the Board of Directors for UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh.

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Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research priorities for National Institutes of Health

Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research priorities for National Institutes of Health

Nigel Key, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, led a national initiative to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer patients.

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UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC is working on a “kick and kill” strategy to eradicate HIV from patients.

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UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

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‘The Creative Mind’ on display at UNC School of Medicine

‘The Creative Mind’ on display at UNC School of Medicine

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s traveling exhibit, which features African American pioneers in medicine, science, mathematics and engineering, is on display at Bondurant Hall.

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