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UNC School of Medicine receives $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support primary care medical scholarship program

UNC School of Medicine receives $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support primary care medical scholarship program

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has received a $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust for a scholarship program aimed at inspiring North Carolina’s best medical students to pursue careers in primary care medicine in rural and urban underserved areas of the state.

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UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre

UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre

The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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Celebrate safety on July 4th

Celebrate safety on July 4th

View these grilling and fireworks facts and burn prevention tips from the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center as we approach Independence Day.

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Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola

UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.

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Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Though cancer screening has come a long way, physicians still do not thoroughly discuss with patients the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures before decisions are made to undergo the screenings, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC physician.

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Fat of the Bone

Fat of the Bone

Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.

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The Brain on Light

The Brain on Light

Graduate student Alice Stamatakis uses optogenetics to study the complicated circuitry behind reward, addiction, and aversion.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

This marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.

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The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious

The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious

If you happen to walk through Rex Hospital in Raleigh and pass Eugene Taylor, you’ll know it.

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UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline quality achievement award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline quality achievement award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.

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Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.

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5 Tips for Young Women Building Careers as Medical Researchers

5 Tips for Young Women Building Careers as Medical Researchers

Seventh-year MD-PhD students Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde have a lot in common. They’re both from Wilmington – Kate from Delaware’s, Audrey from North Carolina’s – they share a weakness for books/television shows involving forensics, and they’re passionate about medical research. Most recently, their interests merged when they co-founded UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science, a student group committed to reducing gender disparities in medical research. Reaching out to young women interested in becoming physician-scientists is one of their goals. These 5 tips from them are designed to help young women researchers promote themselves and discover career opportunities.

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Closing the Gender Gap

Closing the Gender Gap

Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde, seventh-year students in the MD-PhD program at Carolina, were aware of gender disparities in science. It wasn’t until they became more familiar with the research, however, that the inequalities pushed them to act.

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UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.

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Toxins in the Environment Might Make You Older Than Your Years

Toxins in the Environment Might Make You Older Than Your Years

Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? New research provides part of the explanation.

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Jeff Mazza: A New Kidney, A New Life

Jeff Mazza: A New Kidney, A New Life

A former Chapel Hill dentist now retired in Carteret County gets a second chance at life thanks to the donation of a kidney from his adult son.

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