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“We are not our disease”: UNC Horizons celebrates 23 years of healing women and children with new facility

“We are not our disease”: UNC Horizons celebrates 23 years of healing women and children with new facility

UNC and surrounding communities gathered together on Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the new facility for UNC Horizons at Shelton Station in downtown Carrboro. UNC Horizons has been treating new and expecting mothers with substance use disorders, while keeping the mother-child dyad intact, since 1994.

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Bashford to lead new Office of Rural Initiatives

Bashford to lead new Office of Rural Initiatives

Robert Bashford, MD, will assume the role of Associate Dean for Rural Initiatives, leading the UNC School of Medicine’s newly created Office of Rural Initiatives. In this position, he will expand his work to recruit and train the next generation of primary care physicians passionate about serving in rural North Carolina. In addition, he will build multidisciplinary, interprofessional groups to serve in rural underserved settings.

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‘I was a mom again’: Women of Horizons share their stories of recovery

‘I was a mom again’: Women of Horizons share their stories of recovery

In the second of this two-part series, we feature three women, all of whom have successfully graduated from the program they credit with saving their families and their lives.

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UNC Horizons: Two decades of healing moms and babies

UNC Horizons: Two decades of healing moms and babies

In the first of this two-part series, we feature the men and women behind the scenes, the health care providers dedicated to saving future generations from the vicious cycle of addiction.

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De Silva lab awarded $3 million federal contract to develop Zika test

De Silva lab awarded $3 million federal contract to develop Zika test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded contract will allow UNC researchers to develop serological diagnostics for the Zika virus, which could mean more accurate testing for potential recent and remote exposure to the virus.

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UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

Findings reveal a second target for cure research. Jenny Honeycutt, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the division of infectious diseases, is the study's lead author.

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Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. youth

Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. youth

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

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UNC Division of Cardiology Shines at ACC.17

UNC Division of Cardiology Shines at ACC.17

More than 18,000 people, mostly cardiovascular health professionals, converged on Washington, D.C. for the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Showcase – ACC.17 – during which UNC researchers gave 36 presentations.

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UNC welcomes Caltech’s David Anderson, 2017 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize winner

UNC welcomes Caltech’s David Anderson, 2017 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize winner

At the UNC School of Medicine, Anderson gave a talk on his discovery of neural circuitry controlling emotional behavior.

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UNC research featured in PBS segment on PTSD

UNC research featured in PBS segment on PTSD

PBS NewsHour produced a three-part series on PTSD, including a segment on a research project at the UNC School of Medicine led by Sam McLean, MD.

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The Art of Mentorship

The Art of Mentorship

In the last two years, Susan Girdler, PhD, and medical student Mary Shen have each been honored for their commitment to mentoring others. In conversation, the two discuss the importance of mentorship, supporting women in leadership, and building beneficial relationships.

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For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

UNC School of Medicine professor and nurse practitioner Kate Bergamo joined diabetes advocates in the annual Call to Congress.

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Steiner Honored with Schweitzer Leadership Award

Steiner Honored with Schweitzer Leadership Award

Beat Steiner, MD, was recognized by the North Carolina chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for his service to vulnerable people, particularly those living with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.

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Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of Family Medicine, effective March 30.

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‘The joy of science’: Remembering Dr. Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate

‘The joy of science’: Remembering Dr. Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate

Hundreds of Carolina faithful gathered together on Tuesday evening to pay tribute to Dr. Oliver Smithies, a world-renowned scientist and UNC’s first Nobel Laureate, who passed away after a short illness in January. He was 91.

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Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

UNC researcher Jessica Y. Islam, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported findings today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting that the total number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the United States is projected to decrease through 2030. Researchers project that there will be a decrease in cancers linked to the advanced stage of HIV infection -- AIDS.

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Lineberger researchers speak at N.C. Executive Mansion for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month proclamation

Lineberger researchers speak at N.C. Executive Mansion for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month proclamation

Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month in North Carolina to bring attention to this second-leading cause of cancer death among women. UNC Lineberger researchers joined First Lady Kristin Cooper at the Executive Mansion Monday at a luncheon hosted by the North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association.

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Parise, Kramer vie for UNC faculty chair post

Parise, Kramer vie for UNC faculty chair post

Leslie Parise, PhD, professor and chair of the department of biochemistry and biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine is running for faculty chair against Lloyd Kramer, PhD, professor of history in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. The elections will be held April 7–19 by electronic ballot emailed to all eligible faculty members.

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