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Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

A UNC Lineberger researcher was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with some revisions.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

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UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

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Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Brown talked with NewsRadio680 WPTF about the symptoms of vertigo, after UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams suffered an episode of vertigo during a game.

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Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes

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Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

A new medical education building would help UNC train more doctors, and the UNC School of Medicine's rural physician program is already training doctors to work far from urban centers.

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Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

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Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

On March 15, citizens of North Carolina will vote on a $2-billion NC Connect bond referendum for statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure.

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New medical education building part of NC bond package

New medical education building part of NC bond package

The UNC School of Medicine would receive $68 million in state funds to replace Berryhill Hall.

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Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

UNC's Dr. Michael Pignone is featured in two videos, a press release and a podcast discussing the Task Force's recommendation that clinicians should screen all adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, for depression.

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Nontraditional Path

Nontraditional Path

As a nun, Mary Beth McGranaghan learned to go where her skills were most needed. As a faculty member in the UNC Physician Assistant Program, she hopes to teach this lesson to her students.

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Endurance and Outreach in Hillsborough

Endurance and Outreach in Hillsborough

In the past two years, Monica Oliver, MBA, of Hillsborough Hospital, has challenged herself physically and professionally. In January, she was featured on the cover of Endurance Magazine. Soon she will lead the Hillsborough Hospital’s chapter of Girls on the Run, which is open to Hillsborough-area middle-schoolers.

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Simmons Scholars Program welcomes two new members

Simmons Scholars Program welcomes two new members

The Simmons Scholars Career Development Program – a UNC School of Medicine initiative to support the work and professional development of minority faculty members – recently welcomed pediatrician Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, and Raul Necochea, PhD.

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