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UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers Rob Tarran, PhD, and Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, will lead a $2.3-million, five-year project, which will include the study of electronic cigarettes.

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UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announced that three labs were selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease research being conducted at UNC.

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Popular iPhone app to study postpartum depression expands to new countries, modules and Android version

Popular iPhone app to study postpartum depression expands to new countries, modules and Android version

One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACT in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches an Android version and Canada launches iOS app to increase participation.

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Researchers find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

Researchers find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

UNC School of Medicine research findings could lead to new drug targets for treating multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Brotherly Love, No Matter What

Brotherly Love, No Matter What

UNC undergraduate Austin Ludwig works at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities to play a role in autism research he hopes will help millions of people, perhaps even his younger brother.

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UNC's Robert McGinty Named 2017 Searle Scholar

UNC's Robert McGinty Named 2017 Searle Scholar

Robert McGinty, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the division of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with a joint appointment in the department of biochemistry and biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2017 Searle Scholar. He is the first Searle Scholar named at the University of North Carolina in the past 10 years.

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UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character with autism

UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character with autism

Listen to Laura Klinger, PhD, on WUNC's The State of Things discussing the creation of a new Sesame Street character Julia, who is depicted as having autism. Klinger, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, was an expert consultant in the creation of the character.

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UNC School of Medicine's Leslie Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair

UNC School of Medicine's Leslie Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair

Parise is completing a second term on the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) and Faculty Council, where she pushed for improvements to the campus work-life environment and initiated discussions that led to creation of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

For the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions, balance is not taken for granted. UNC and NC State biomedical engineers are using a new virtual reality system that might one day be used to reveal balance impairments currently undetectable during conventional testing or normal walking.

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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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