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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 researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

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The Patient Provider

The Patient Provider

UNC graduate Danielle Harris was just 26 years old when she found out she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her diagnosis forced her to take a break from the Campbell University PA Program. Thanks to her strength and faith, the support of family and friends, and pediatric chemotherapy treatments and her care team at UNC, she's back in school and seeing patients for the first time. The experience, she says, will make her a better provider.

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Training a Nation

Training a Nation

For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.

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MS patients form long-term bonds with providers

MS patients form long-term bonds with providers

When treating a chronic condition, trust between patient and provider is paramount. UNC’s commitment to compassionate care was honored recently with the designation as a “Partner in MS Care” facility.

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UNC Hospitals, UNC REX, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

UNC Hospitals, UNC REX, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Ten specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Four of our ranked specialties were ranked highest in the state. Across the state, our system performed well. UNC Hospitals, UNC REX Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital ranked No. 2, No. 10 and No. 16, respectively.

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Taking Care of the Small Stuff

Taking Care of the Small Stuff

Tigist Tamir, a third-year graduate student in the Major lab, was recently awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship to research cell-signaling mechanisms that could provide new targets for treating cancer.

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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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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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Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Drs. Aravinda de Silva and Matt Collins hope to use blood samples from people who have been previously diagnosed with or potentially exposed to specific viruses as part of their vaccine development work.

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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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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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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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