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A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

17-month old Jessiah Jackson was rushed to UNC Hospitals with a metal rod stuck in his brain. UNC neurosurgeon Dr. Anand V. Germanwala removed the rod and helped to save the little boy's life. Jessiah is being called a 'Miracle Baby' and has earned national attention along with Dr. Germanwala.

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New directors appointed at five North Carolina AHEC campuses

The campus directors will work with AHEC clerkship directors based at the UNC School of Medicine and with UNC’s Office of Medical Education and other UNC faculty to sustain and improve medical student education at each of the sites.

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UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

The partnership will advance the clinical and educational goals of the pediatric heart program.

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Marschall Runge named director of NC TraCS Institute

As principal investigator for UNC's CTSA grant from the NIH, Runge has the financial, human resource and strategic oversight responsibilities for one of the largest CTSAs in the country.

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UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

Russell Harris, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at UNC and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, wrote the editorial in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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UNC study questions use of paid medical expert witnesses in malpractice cases

UNC study questions use of paid medical expert witnesses in malpractice cases

The study suggests that the use of experts who are blinded to both the medical outcome and the litigation may be a more objective way of determining whether or not the standard of care has been met.

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UNC expert: Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina

UNC expert: Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina

Suburban development has created an ideal habitat for ticks, says Marcia Herman-Giddens, an adjunct professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant

Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant

Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

UNC researchers reveal how a protein called Tet1 helps stem cells keep their “stemness” in a paper published in Nature.

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International AIDS conference features UNC work

International AIDS conference features UNC work

New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.

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Chris Ellington named a ‘CFO of the Year’ by Triangle Business Journal

Chris Ellington, MBA, executive vice president and chief financial officer at UNC Health Care, is one of 17 winners named in the Triangle Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards.

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Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best

UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.

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UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis

UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis

Ronald J. Falk, MD and Charles Jennette, MD, are international experts in vasculitis and co-authors of the editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Simple tools help parents understand a child's risk of obesity, make positive changes

Simple tools help parents understand a child's risk of obesity, make positive changes

A study at NC Children’s Hospital confirms previous reports that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child’s weight problem. But arming pediatricians with a “toolkit” could address several problems.

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Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.

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Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Kerry Colby, a native of Wilmington, N.C. and Jordan Kemere, who grew up in Richardson, Texas, are among 74 students from 26 medical schools and two veterinary schools were chosen as fellows from a pool of 274 -- the largest number of applicants in the history of the program.

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Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

As the executive associate dean for clinical affairs (EADCA), Lindsey will report to the School of Medicine’s new executive dean, Marschall Runge, MD, PhD. As EADCA, Lindsey represents the dean as necessary on matters relating to the clinical activities of the faculty of the School of Medicine.

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Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.

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