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Zylka and Philpot to lead UNC Neuroscience Center

Zylka and Philpot to lead UNC Neuroscience Center

The research collaborators, who have made scientific breakthroughs in the fields of chronic pain, autism, and Angelman syndrome, will serve as director and associate director, replacing longtime director William Snider.

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Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibrosis

Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibrosis

New research findings from the UNC School of Medicine add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis research community.

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New Year, New Knee, New Outlook

New Year, New Knee, New Outlook

Knee replacement surgery was a necessity for Hillsborough resident Dave Gephart. After undergoing the procedure at the new Hillsborough hospital last fall, he begins 2016 with a new knee and a new outlook.

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Enders named interim President at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Enders named interim President at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Wayne Memorial Hospital has signed a Management Services Agreement with UNC Health Care effective Jan. 1, 2016. Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors also announced that Bob Enders will serve as interim President at Wayne Memorial until a permanent President and CEO is named.

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‘I was in good hands’

‘I was in good hands’

Hillsborough hospital employee and Haw River resident Dennis Clayton has enjoyed working at the new medical facility since 2012 – and after suffering a recent heart attack while at home, he feels fortunate to live nearby.

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Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications

In a study published in the journal Annals of Surgery, researchers report that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low.

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UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists aims to address potential burnout of young doctors who have substantial research and extra-professional responsibilities.

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Green Beret, White Coat

Green Beret, White Coat

Whether donning a green hat or a white coat, Karl Holt has lived with a service mindset. As a Green Beret medic, he saved the lives of others during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. He nearly lost his life that night, and spent years recovering from his injuries, both physical and psychological. Today, he is on his way to becoming a physician, and hopes that his experiences will help other veterans as they transition into civilian life.

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Real Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

Real Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

In 2015, UNC Health Care showed the power of working as a team.

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Female Urologists Still Earn Less Money Than Their Male Counterparts

Female Urologists Still Earn Less Money Than Their Male Counterparts

Despite Gender Disparity in Compensation, Increasing Number of Women Entering the Field, According to New Study Published in The Journal of Urology®

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UNC Lineberger researchers identify DNA repair enzyme as a potential brain cancer drug target

UNC Lineberger researchers identify DNA repair enzyme as a potential brain cancer drug target

In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers report that when they removed Dicer from preclinical models of medulloblastoma, a common type of brain cancer in children, they found high levels of DNA damage in the cancer cells, leading to the cells’ death.

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An Oath to Military Medicine

An Oath to Military Medicine

Matthew Braswell leads the Military Medical Interest Group, a UNC School of Medicine student organization with the goal of helping families at UNC Hospitals and broadening the medical experience of medical students.

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Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.

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Top 10 Stories for 2015

Top 10 Stories for 2015

Count down the top 10 most popular stories from our news team based on page views. We'll see you in 2016!

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Medical operations at Operation Toy Drop led by UNC's Siler

Medical operations at Operation Toy Drop led by UNC's Siler

Earlier this month, Sean Siler, DO, MBA, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, led medical operations at the annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, an event that trains paratroopers and benefits children in need.

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Wayne Memorial Hospital to Partner with UNC Health Care

Wayne Memorial Hospital to Partner with UNC Health Care

Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors voted Dec. 15, 2015, to authorize its executive committee to sign a Management Services Agreement with UNC Health Care. Although no formal agreement has been signed, both parties expect to have a formalized plan in place in the near future.

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Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital

Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.

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The Burn Microbiome

The Burn Microbiome

UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.

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The Power of Proteins

The Power of Proteins

Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.

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The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC

The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC

Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.

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