Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
A new study from the UNC Family Medicine Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) finds that where an individual lives may impact their access to cheap or improperly marketed tobacco. Published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal, the study by Joseph G.L. Lee, PhD, MPH; Hannah M Baker, MPH; Leah M. Ranney, PhD; and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, presents the first national evidence that neighborhood characteristics are closely associated with illegal sales of single cigarettes, or “loosies.”
UNC is one of 20 schools invited to join an AMA-sponsored consortium working to reshape how future physicians are trained.
In 2013, Debbi and Walt Clarke experienced the unimaginable loss of their third child, Eason, who was stillborn at 37 weeks. To honor Eason, the Clarkes recently donated two CuddleCots to the North Carolina Women’s Hospital to help families who suffer similar losses, making the hospital the first in North Carolina to offer them to families.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected UNC to lead an unprecedented national push to equip clinicians with leadership, team-building, and cultural competence skills to improve the health status of Americans.
UNC’s Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar welcomed University of California’s Randy Schekman, pioneer of protein secretion and champion of open-access scientific publishing.
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) are now in effect for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals. These restrictions began Monday Nov. 2, 2015.
Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
A new fellowship program at UNC Hospitals will offer two years of advanced training to nurse practitioners interested in pursuing a clinical specialty in orthopaedics. These “transition-to-practice” fellowships have become popular nationally, but this is the first at UNC and the nation’s first orthopaedics-specific program. The first fellow, Ryan Rauch, NP-C, arrived in Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh in September.
UNC’s Oliver Smithies, a 2007 laureate, will host 2013 prize winner Randy Schekman, with UNC’s latest laureate, Aziz Sancar, in attendance. The day opens with a special panel discussion on open access publishing.
The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.”
On October 16, 2015, CBS Evening News aired a story on Lori Sames' search for a cure for her daughter, Hannah, who suffers from Giant Axonal Neuropathy disease (GAN), a rare disease which causes nerves to die and muscles to stop working. Lori and her husband, Matt, founded Hannah's Hope to raise money to fund the research to find a cure.
The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.
Two UNC School of Medicine students team up with peers at Duke and NC State to create a device to help COPD patients improve lung function, track their health, and provide data for doctors.
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, earned a Hettleman Prize for his work imaging and elucidating brain regions involved in various aspects of autism, depression, and other neurological conditions.
Before they even arrived in Chapel Hill, this year’s class of first-year medical students had an assignment.
UNC Lineberger-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake does not reduce colorectal polyp risk
A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.
For 50 years, the UNC Hospital School has provided students with the help they need to stay on track with their studies while they are patients at UNC Hospitals.