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Kash Receives Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Kash Receives Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Thomas Kash, PhD, was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience for his "creative research on the neural basis of addiction-related behaviors and its illumination of potential paths forward for understanding and treating the pathological behaviors associated with addiction."

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New Procedure Being Offered for COPD Patients with Emphysema Variant

New Procedure Being Offered for COPD Patients with Emphysema Variant

Adam Belanger, MD, and fellow interventional pulmonologists, are now offering bronchoscopic long-term reduction for qualifying patients as an alternative to traditional lung volume reduction surgery.

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Physicians:  Please Claim Your  Doximity Profile

Physicians: Please Claim Your Doximity Profile

By claiming your profile on Doximity by Oct. 31, you’ll be eligible to vote in the 2020 survey that factors into the hospital and specialty rankings in the annual US News and World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings.

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Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.

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UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities

UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities

The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in India.

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Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies

Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies

Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom, PhD, and colleagues in South Africa, discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment.

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NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.

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Clinical Trial Makes Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Available in Primary Care Setting

Clinical Trial Makes Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Available in Primary Care Setting

Seema Garg, MD, PhD, is leading a study that uses telemedicine and new imaging technology to offer a convenient retinal screening method for patients with diabetes at risk for vision loss. Tom Miller, MD, is integrating the innovative technology into UNC’s clinical setting.

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Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

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Restrictive housing is associated with increased risk of death after release from prison

Restrictive housing is associated with increased risk of death after release from prison

A new study, led by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, in the UNC department of social medicine, finds that people who were held in restrictive housing while serving time in prison face a substantial increased risk of death after their release.

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Philpot Lab Receives NIH Grant to Create Therapy for Rare Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

Philpot Lab Receives NIH Grant to Create Therapy for Rare Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, will build upon research previously funded by the Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation to develop a therapy to treat children with this neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Chad Pecot, MD, published new findings that help explain one path that breast cancers can take as they leave tumors and spread throughout the body.

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Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Lisa LaVange, PhD, is the PI of an NIH HEAL Initiative project to help people with chronic back pain and to curb opioid misuse. It includes Tim Carey, MD, MPH; Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; and Sam McLean, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine.

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Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Two scientists who trained in laboratories at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill returned to campus for UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day to share lessons from their careers.

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Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism.

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Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

UNC School of Medicine researcher Rob Tarran, PhD, led a review of all published scientific literature on the effects of e-cigarette use on the respiratory system. The team of four authors strongly recommend tighter regulation of e-cigarette products.

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UNC Health Care Marks Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day with Expansion of Special Training Program

UNC Health Care Marks Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day with Expansion of Special Training Program

Governor Cooper proclaimed Sept. 26, 2019, as Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day in North Carolina. UNC Health Care marked the occasion by celebrating the expansion of its special training program aimed at providing better care for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. UNC is the first hospital system in the state to implement this training program at multiple hospitals.

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