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Bryan Roth honored for excellence in clinical pharmacology

Bryan Roth honored for excellence in clinical pharmacology

Dr. Roth's work in pharmacology and drug discovery has earned him numerous patents and he has published nearly 300 articles in, among many other publications, Science, Nature, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Match Day 2011

Match Day 2011

On March 17, 148 fourth-year medical students found out where they'll be spending the next few years of their medical training. The UNC Medical School graduates will be in residency programs across 29 states. 53 of the students will stay right here in North Carolina.

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New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.

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Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard

Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard

Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.

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Family House Diaries: Johnny and Phyllis Deal

Family House Diaries: Johnny and Phyllis Deal

An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.

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UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 20th in Research overall. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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Managing anxiety on the run

Managing anxiety on the run

Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.

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UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.

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Scientists identify molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease

Scientists identify molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease

UNC researchers have discovered that a molecule called Wnt1 can improve the function of endothelial progenitor cells, increasing the blood flow to organs that previously had been cut off from the circulation.

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Sparling named fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Sparling named fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

P. Frederick Sparling, MD is J. Herbert Bate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology Emeritus in the UNC School of Medicine. He is also director of the Southeastern STI Cooperative Research Center and the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infections.

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New hope for lupus patients

New hope for lupus patients

On March 9 the FDA approved Benlysta, the first new drug for lupus to be approved in more than 50 years.

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Packed house at Smithies symposium

Packed house at Smithies symposium

2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and professor of chemistry at Yale, wowed the crowd with a lecture complete with video animations and music.

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UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

The increasing incidence was most dramatic for white females ages 18 to 44. They had a percentage change of 111 percent. Interestingly, the incidence decreased for African American and other racial groups.

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Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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real doctors, real people - James Howard

real doctors, real people - James Howard

Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.

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Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Dr. Smithies, a Nobel Laureate, will soon begin inspiring a new generation of scientists by using money that came with his prize to fund annual symposia at UNC featuring lectures by other Nobel Laureates.

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Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Drs. Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka, and Bryan Roth have been awarded a $1,050,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to identify drug-like compounds for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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Opening More Doors to Health

Opening More Doors to Health

The care provided by UNC Health Care is not limited to patients who come to its hospitals. The physicians and medical staff also are dedicated to reaching out across the state to those who need medical education and care.

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UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation’s Latest Major Health Information Exchange

The new UNC Health Care health information exchange is expected to be among the most advanced in the nation, creating a model for the rest of North Carolina as well as other states.

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NHRMC and UNC Health Care collaborate to provide more advanced care to area children

Through the agreement, NHRMC’s Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital will be able to more easily collaborate on the care of local pediatric patients. Clinicians from the two hospitals will share policies, practices and protocols to seamlessly work together to provide increasingly advanced care to children close to their homes.

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