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UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

Wilmington joins Asheville and Charlotte, expanding the School of Medicine’s footprint across the state.

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 Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

A new family medicine pipeline program allows students to complete their MD in three years, secure placement in the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program, and receive support through three years of underserved care in NC.

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Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced its annual Health Care Heroes. UNC Medical Center had five honorees including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Aziz Sancar, PhD. All winners will be honored at a banquet on March 17.

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Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.

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Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

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U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.

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Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.

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UNC faculty featured in Black Men in White Coats video series

UNC faculty featured in Black Men in White Coats video series

The video series aims to inspire African Americans to consider the field of medicine by showing them the stories of others who’ve done so successfully. Film makers were recently in Chapel Hill to spotlight the work of Cedric Bright, MD, and Sean McLean, MD, both UNC School of Medicine alumni faculty members working tirelessly to recruit and inspire the next generation of UNC-trained physicians.

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Lenoir Memorial Hospital enters exclusive negotiations with UNC Health Care

Lenoir Memorial Hospital enters exclusive negotiations with UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to pursue exclusive negotiations to create a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced Wednesday, March 23.

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UNC School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

On March 18, the UNC School of Medicine held its annual Match Day celebration. Medical students, faculty, family and friends packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the festivities.

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Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents in half

Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents in half

UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.

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Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.

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Novel iPhone Study  to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

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Match Day 2016: Skill and Service

Match Day 2016: Skill and Service

Five UNC School of Medicine students detail the unique experiences that led them to Match Day.

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UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.

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UNC diabetes expert John Buse featured twice on WRAL

UNC diabetes expert John Buse featured twice on WRAL

Buse led a global clinical trial on the new type-2 diabetes drug iDegLira, and he spoke to the local news station about the best ways to screen for the disease.

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Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.

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Voters say ‘yes’ to Connect NC bond

Voters say ‘yes’ to Connect NC bond

North Carolina voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said yes to the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum – and to higher education.

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