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From Jam Salesman to National Leader

From Jam Salesman to National Leader

Since his early days as a Jaycee, when he sold jam to raise money for the still-young North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN,FAAN, has been eager to support his community. Today he serves as the coordinator for the Burn Center’s internationally recognized Burn Prevention Program and was recently reelected as Vice President of the American Nurses Association. We sat down with Dr. Grant to learn more about what brought him to UNC, why advocacy is so important to burn care and what it means to be a leader.

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Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.

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UNC researcher interviewed on Irish radio

UNC researcher interviewed on Irish radio

The Moncrieff Show recently interviewed Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli about her research showing that the kinds of microbes found in dirty baby diapers can predict the child's later cognitive development.

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UNC teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery

UNC teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery

The Verily Study Watch will help researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and across the country collect first-in-kind data to better understand and diagnose adverse brain outcomes after trauma.

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UNC scientist to lead $10-million project to build brain-imaging technology

UNC scientist to lead $10-million project to build brain-imaging technology

The five-year NSF project led by UNC researcher Spencer Smith will develop new imaging systems and technology to explore the brain like never before.

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Training a Nation Part II

Training a Nation Part II

On the ground with Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, and the Malawian Surgical Initiative.

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UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country.

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UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC researchers led by Nancie Archin, PhD, and David Margolis, MD, have shown that interval dosing of the drug Vorinostat reverses HIV latency and is well-tolerated in people living with HIV. However, while Vorinostat makes latent HIV easier to detect, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on July 17.

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 Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

In the journal PLOS Medicine, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, cancer program director for UNC-Project Malawi, outlined a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure.

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The Trust Launches Milestone Wellness Assessment for Former NFL Players

The Trust Launches Milestone Wellness Assessment for Former NFL Players

UNC’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes performs the assessments in conjunction with UNC Health Care.

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ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

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Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

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A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

Longtime UNC family medicine researcher Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, wrote a book that employs the latest clinical evidence to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA

Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, at the UNC School of Social Work, will lead the top journal for post-acute and long-term health care.

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UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care is one of only 27 systems in the United States to be recognized as a 'Most Wired Advanced’ health system by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its use of information technology to improve patient care and clinical integration.

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Teen ACL injuries on the rise, UNC researchers call for wider use of injury prevention programs

Teen ACL injuries on the rise, UNC researchers call for wider use of injury prevention programs

New research from UNC shows that rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are increasing sharply, with the most dramatic increase among girls aged 13-17.

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Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 million to UNC Health Affairs Schools

Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 million to UNC Health Affairs Schools

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the UNC School of Medicine $1.5 million to establish interprofessional clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

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Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, new guidance says

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, new guidance says

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

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UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

Recently in Lilongwe, UNC Project-Malawi leaders welcomed UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt and other dignitaries to celebrate decades of accomplishment and mark the formal opening of new research and library facilities.

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