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5 Ways UNC Informatics will Improve Health Care for North Carolinians

5 Ways UNC Informatics will Improve Health Care for North Carolinians

Health informatics is changing the way North Carolinians receive their care. Sam Cykert, professor of medicine and director of the UNC School of Medicine Program on Health and Clinical Informatics, and Tim Carey, professor of medicine and director of the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC, share ways UNC informatics systems will improve health care for North Carolinians.

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The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

This month’s Real Medicine story is about a second year medical student at UNC named Kate Magee. A Raleigh, N.C. native, she’s also the recipient of an Albert Schweitzer fellowship.

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Major Medicine

Major Medicine

When acute care surgeon Amy Alger learned about the shortage of trauma care available to injured soldiers as they left the battlefield, she felt compelled to join the army. She has since been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the experiences have not only challenged her medical skills - they have broadened her perspectives on the military and life.

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Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

For months, preparations have been underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.

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A Mother and an Advocate

A Mother and an Advocate

Patience Leino and her husband, Jordan, only spent 24 weeks with Isaac, their first child, but his memory lives on through Patience’s quest for optimal patient- and family-centered care at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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Taking on Tuberculosis

Taking on Tuberculosis

Graduate student Ellen Perkowski created a new tool to study how tuberculosis survives, thrives, and escapes our immune system defenses.

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Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

UNC researchers and colleagues are the first to develop a mouse model that more accurately reflects human disease symptoms; they found a single gene crucial for disease severity.

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UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

The American Association of Medical Colleges selected the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education as a winner of a $2,500 Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award: Innovations in Research and Education.

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UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC TV reporter Daniel Lane stopped by to interview Eric Ubil, PhD, who as a graduate student studied how fibroblasts that form scar tissue can be turned into endothelial cells to help repair the heart after a heart attack.

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CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

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UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discovery about potential underlying causes of autism

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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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Mentor on a Mission

Mentor on a Mission

After 24 years as a dedicated UNC teacher, doctor and mentor, Jacob Lohr, MD, received the highest award he could ask for – an academic service award from his peers.

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UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

By bumping up the levels of a well-known protein in the heart, UNC researchers have found a new way to generate more blood vessels following a heart attack.

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UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.

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Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.

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5 Ways Community Service Enhances Medical Education

5 Ways Community Service Enhances Medical Education

The UNC School of Medicine has long valued the role of community service in medical education and emphasized focus on care for underserved populations. Second-year medical student Blaire Hanvey, winner of this year's June C. Allcott Fellowship in Medicine and the Zollicoffer-Cross Community Health Fellowship, shares how community service enhances medical education.

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 Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.

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