In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD and Temitope Keku, PhD revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer.
A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.
UNC eating disorder experts Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, and Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, bring awareness to conditions affecting more than 70 million people worldwide.
CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.
Cathy Madigan, DNP, was recently appointed as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of UNC Hospitals, where she has also served as director of cardiac services, associate chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing. We sat down with Madigan to learn more about what brought her to nursing, what it’s like to pursue a doctorate while helping to lead a large academic medical center and how nursing at UNC is adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.
After her stepfather suffered a life-threatening heart attack, Jaime Sexton just wanted to dance with him one more time before his bypass surgery. And with the help of nurses at the UNC Medical Center, she got her wish.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.
Winning the Gardner Award is the latest in a long line of international achievements for Sancar, who shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking work on DNA repair.
In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
As a travel nurse, Ila Mapp encountered instances of sepsis early in her career that stick with her today. As Nurse Manager of the Adult Specialty Care Team at UNC Hospitals, she uses those experiences to assist Code Sepsis, the ongoing organizational effort to reduce sepsis mortality.
The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.
Thanks to support from the NC TraCS Institute, a UNC School of Medicine researcher’s unique expertise could one day thwart America’s top killer.
Blossom Damania, PhD, has been named the vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine. She will assume the new role effective July 1. Terry Magnuson, PhD, who has held the position since 2010, has been named the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Damania, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has served as assistant dean for research since 2014.
Uduak Ndoh, UNC School of Medicine’s new assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, says his unique background will help him form fruitful partnerships with faculty.
Led by Michael Fried, MD, web-based physician mentoring yields an impressive rate of cure for patients of the Rural Health Group.
The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to enter into a management services agreement with UNC Health Care.
The drug sorafenib can have serious side effects and significant out-of-pocket costs for advanced liver cancer patients, according to a study led by UNC’s Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH.
On May 7, the UNC School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 gathered with friends, family, and faculty in Memorial Hall to celebrate graduation. The 172-member class selected William Fischer, II, MD, as its commencement speaker.
According to Becker's Hospital Review, "The hospitals on this list are well-known for a multitude of reasons, such as having a strong history of medical innovation, providing top-notch care to patients, leading clinical advancement with forward-thinking research or holding an irreplaceable spot in their communities."
At a special all-day event June 7, The NC Rare Disease Advisory Council will offer clinicians, researchers, patients, and advocates a voice on rare diseases in North Carolina.