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.
For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.
Eight breast cancer genes identified using new approach
A new collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Baghdad aims to build a better medical education system throughout Iraq.
Spencer Smith, PhD, received one of 36 NSF grants to create better technologies to advance our knowledge of how the brain works in normal circumstances and in disease states.
Participating in the chat will be two diabetes experts and co-authors of a new American Diabetes Association position statement on the care of people with type 1 diabetes.
The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize cutting-edge iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.
Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.
More than half of patients 65 and older were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, study finds.
UNC Health Care and Alignment Healthcare launch new collaborative, population health program for Medicare beneficiaries in Wake County
The partnership will kick off with the offering of a new Medicare Advantage HMO plan for seniors in Wake County, North Carolina.
The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated and could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug development.
This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers.
New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels
The finding, detailed in the new journal eLife, shows how the protein GSK-3 is essential for neuronal migration and could be a key player in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense
UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.