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‘It began with an observation’

‘It began with an observation’

Ronald Falk, MD, earns National Institutes of Health honor for seminal work as a physician-scientist.

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UNC ranks 2nd in world for pharmacology and toxicology

UNC performed exceptionally well in health, medical and life science fields in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings.

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Sancar delivers Berryhill Lecture

Sancar delivers Berryhill Lecture

On Oct. 20, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, 2015 Nobel Laureate, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, delivered the annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture.

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Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Adewole S. Adamson, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the UNC School of Medicine, found that patients given electronic prescriptions were more likely to pick up and fill their dermatological prescriptions than those patients who were given a traditional, written prescription.

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Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

National Institute of Justice funds research to develop a tool to identify abuse in this setting.

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UNC’s Kibbe, Sancar elected to National Academy of Medicine

UNC’s Kibbe, Sancar elected to National Academy of Medicine

Melina Kibbe, MD, and Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, join only twelve current and former UNC School of Medicine faculty members in the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

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New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

By countering the tendency of the protein SOD1 to clump in motor neurons, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine find a way to protect neurons from toxic effects in lab experiments.

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Medicine's Mentors: Eric Wolak

Medicine's Mentors: Eric Wolak

In our next installment of Medicine's Mentors, Eric Wolak, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, opens up about his mentors from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the CTICU at UNC Hospitals to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and back to Chapel Hill, where today he serves as director of medicine and oncology services at UNC Hospitals.

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UNC School of Medicine announces new class of Simmons Scholars

UNC School of Medicine announces new class of Simmons Scholars

The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.

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Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

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UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.

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UNC, NC State to use data to tackle rare diseases through $11-million national effort

UNC, NC State to use data to tackle rare diseases through $11-million national effort

The Rare Disease Observatory will integrate and make large data sets readily available to researchers so they can study rare diseases and improve the lives of millions of people.

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'60 Minutes' Spotlights UNC Lineberger's Use of Artificial Intelligence

'60 Minutes' Spotlights UNC Lineberger's Use of Artificial Intelligence

The Oct. 9 episode of CBS News' '60 Minutes' featured UNC Lineberger researchers discussing how they use IBM's Watson to cull through and generate useful clinical insights from massive amounts of genetic data.

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Researchers show how allergic responses, build up of specific protein can trigger asthma

Researchers show how allergic responses, build up of specific protein can trigger asthma

UNC scientist Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, helps medical colleagues figure out why airborne allergens can cause asthma symptoms in some people but not others. His work implicates an important protein in mucus -- MUC5AC.

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UNC physician’s assistant student organizes collection drive for Louisiana flooding victims

UNC physician’s assistant student organizes collection drive for Louisiana flooding victims

UNC School of Medicine PA student Alyse Moses-Lebron has organized a digital collection drive to assist victims of the devastating floods in Louisiana. The collection drive began October 6 and will continue through October 14.

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Part-Time Playwright

Part-Time Playwright

For more than three decades, playwriting has been a hobby for UNC researcher Keith Burridge, PhD. Later this month, his play “The First Woman President” will be performed at a theater festival in New York City.

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UNC’s Purvis earns NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

UNC’s Purvis earns NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

With a focus on stem cells, Jeremy Purvis, PhD, wants to tap the power of computer modeling to develop regenerative medicine solutions to medical conditions.

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Komen recognizes Charles Perou with the Brinker Award, its top scientific honor

Komen recognizes Charles Perou with the Brinker Award, its top scientific honor

Susan G. Komen announced UNC Lineberger researcher Charles M. Perou, PhD, as the recipient of this year's Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science for his contributions to the understanding of breast cancer as distinct molecular subtypes that have prognostic value using cutting-edge cancer genomics tools.

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High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer drugs for Medicare patients

High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer drugs for Medicare patients

In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers report that nearly a third of a group of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, and who have federally-funded Medicare health insurance, did not start treatment within six months of diagnosis with any of three targeted drugs that have led to dramatic improvements in survival for the disease.

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