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Three SOM students make it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Three SOM students make it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Come check out the finals in Bondurant G100 Tuesday Oct. 30 at 4 pm, when Alex Chung, Susanna Harris, and Bhawana Shrestha compete with other UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students to take top prizes.

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Are Immigration Policies Adversely Affecting Citizen Children?

Are Immigration Policies Adversely Affecting Citizen Children?

According to a commentary by UNC School of Medicine student Sebastian Werner, the health of citizen-children is adversely affected by immigration policies targeting the undocumented.

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Byerley named UNC School of Medicine’s Executive Vice Dean

Byerley named UNC School of Medicine’s Executive Vice Dean

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, has been named Executive Vice Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, effective November 1. Byerley will continue her present role while also assuming expanded leadership responsibilities for the School of Medicine.

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UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

At the 35th Annual National Oncology Conference, the Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the NC Cancer Hospital for early adoption of a program to reduce drug waste and reduce drug cost.

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 HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

UNC Lineberger's Bhishamjit S. Chera, MD, will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Tuesday from a study that evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.

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Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Sue Estroff, PhD, professor of social medicine and adjunct professor of anthropology and psychiatry, has been honored by her peers with the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award.

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UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

The labs of John Riordan at the UNC School of Medicine and James Chen at Oregon Health & Science University published detailed cryo-electron microscopic analysis of the CFTR protein to gain insights into why a faulty chloride channel leads to serious disease.

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Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested different ways of increasing screening for colorectal cancer. Their analysis identified three approaches as being the most effective.

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New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

Cynthia M. Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is Early Check Lead Investigator for the team from UNC.

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UNC Earns First-in-State Accreditation for Geriatrics Emergency Department

UNC Earns First-in-State Accreditation for Geriatrics Emergency Department

Advanced age brings unique needs, particularly in the ED. Led by Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, the Geriatric-Emergency Department Accreditation at UNC’s Hillsborough ED is one of about 20 to receive this designation nationwide.

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Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the departments of social medicine and medicine, was elected for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues of engaging communities in research to achieve health and equity.

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Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways

Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways

New UNC School of Medicine research led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, and Carla Ribeiro, PhD, suggests that cystic fibrosis drugs used to correct the faulty CFTR protein would work better when the patients’ airways are inflamed.

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The New UNC Medical Education Building: Building on a tradition of excellence

The New UNC Medical Education Building: Building on a tradition of excellence

Set to open in 2022, UNC School of Medicine’s new medical education building will grow the school’s statewide impact on the physician workforce and enhance the delivery of its cutting-edge curriculum to help Carolina reach its goal of being the nation’s leading public medical school.

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Seeking and Solving: From Iraq to Uganda

Seeking and Solving: From Iraq to Uganda

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, an instructor in the division of infectious diseases, draws on his military experience to provide care and help overcome access issues in rural Uganda. He has been awarded a Challenge Grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support his work.

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Visiting Malawian Medical Student Makes the Most of Summer Experience

Visiting Malawian Medical Student Makes the Most of Summer Experience

Mirriam Munthali, who is in her fourth year at the Malawi College of Medicine, spent the summer in Chapel Hill as a part of the UNC Partner Site Student Scholarship, sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities.

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New School of Medicine Program Highlights Precision Medicine at UNC

New School of Medicine Program Highlights Precision Medicine at UNC

The Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care will be led by the UNC School of Medicine’s Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD. The program, funded by a $10-million grant from UNC Health Care, will be a collaboration among multiple departments within the school to bring together existing precision medicine treatments and support future endeavors in this field.

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UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention

UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention

New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.

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Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy

Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy

Results from the UNC Early Brain Development Study, led at UNC by John Gilmore, MD, suggest that early detection and intervention could help children at risk for emotional problems.

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