Four-year-old Payton is battling a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Since her bone marrow transplant, she isn’t feeling herself — but she’s not fighting alone. Her best friend and CPAL, Lindsay Cannon, is right beside her.
For years, the UNC School of Medicine curriculum has emphasized humanities perspectives in medical education with the goal of developing not only better, more well-rounded doctors, but also more complete people. Now, a new interdisciplinary master’s curriculum, Literature, Medicine, and Culture, offers medical students (and others) an opportunity to formalize their training in the humanities, and prepares them for a changing health care landscape.
With his selection to the NIH Council of Councils, Terry Magnuson, PhD, becomes the first UNC scientist appointed to the board dedicated to funding the biggest ideas in medical research.
Most collegiate athletes in a new study were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
By treating people earlier, doctors could help diabetes patients avoid the most severe, life-threatening complications that stem from prolonged periods of elevated blood glucose.
For individuals facing the possibility of a lifetime on antipsychotic medications, this new analysis may help them and their health care providers in making a difficult decision.
By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.
UNC study underscores the potential of the Affordable Care Act to reach many N.C. immigrants
Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.
On Sept. 12, the UNC Hospitals Infectious Diseases Clinic hosted a first-of-its-kind celebration gala to pay tribute to those who have been living with HIV infection for more than 20 years.
Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces reunited with their providers and other NICU families at Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.
In his day job, Darrick Woods is a nurse manager on the emergency services transitions unit at UNC Hospitals. But since 1993, Darrick's off-hours have led him to the Dean Dome, where he serves on the security detail for Carolina men's basketball.
Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development
Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.
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.
UNC researchers overturn a controversial study about DPP-4 inhibitors – commonly prescribed diabetes medications.
Health informatics at UNC has a long tradition. Now with advanced training and research opportunities available to students, three physicians board-certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics calling UNC home, and exciting new research coming out of the university, UNC informatics is undergoing a renaissance.
Driven by a childhood desire to know what makes us unique, Corey Cusack, PhD, came to UNC to uncover the inner workings of brain cells. This year she earned her doctorate by parsing the tiny proteins involved in neuron death and axon pruning.
For the Obama BRAIN Initiative, UNC neuroscientist Spencer Smith, PhD, creates a new kind of microscope to study the brain like never before.