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Former Navy Seal Robert Adams, MD, featured on podcast

Former Navy Seal Robert Adams, MD, featured on podcast

Former Navy SEAL Robert Adams, MD, of the UNC Physicians Network, was featured on the Peer Spectrum Podcast to discuss his book "Six Days of the Impossible," a medical look at Navy SEAL hell week.

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Ernest Grant named one of '50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know'

Ernest Grant named one of '50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know'

Dr. Grant has more than 30 years of nurse leadership experience and currently serves as the vice president of the American Nurses Association. He is also the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals.

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New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

The work was led by researchers in the joint biomedical engineering program at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Scientists identify brain cell types underlying schizophrenia

Scientists identify brain cell types underlying schizophrenia

Karolinska Institutet and UNC School of Medicine researchers, including Patrick Sullivan, PhD, have identified four specific types of brain cells associated with schizophrenia. The findings offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target the condition.

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Biotin supplements caused misleading test results, almost led to unnecessary procedure

Biotin supplements caused misleading test results, almost led to unnecessary procedure

A new case report led by UNC's Maya Styner, MD, describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin supplement caused clinically misleading test results and almost resulted in an unnecessary, invasive medical procedure.

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Roth, Johnson awarded $28 million for Illuminating Druggable Genome NIH grants

Roth, Johnson awarded $28 million for Illuminating Druggable Genome NIH grants

Of the three principal investigators awarded these prestigious NIH grants, two are researchers in the UNC Department of Pharmacology at the UNC School of Medicine – Byran L. Roth and Gary Johnson.

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The Heart of a Researcher

The Heart of a Researcher

At the UNC School of Medicine, researchers come to their work through various paths. For Wanda O'Neal, PhD, her tireless dedication to researching cystic fibrosis and lung conditions was born from a very personal place -- a family with six kids with CF.

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UNC School of Medicine celebrates the Class of 2018

UNC School of Medicine celebrates the Class of 2018

On Saturday, May 12, the UNC School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2018. Students gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their accomplishments. The class selected Alice Ma, MD, as its commencement speaker.

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Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was honored with the award at the UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral hooding ceremony May 12.

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Newton Transitioning to ABFM, FitzGerald Named Interim NC AHEC Program Director

Newton Transitioning to ABFM, FitzGerald Named Interim NC AHEC Program Director

Kevin FitzGerald, who has served in several senior leadership roles at UNC Health Care and the University of North Carolina, has been named Interim Program Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

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UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine

UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine

The UNC School of Medicine labs of Brian Kuhlman, PhD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, found that key components of a potentially potent vaccine fall apart due to body temperature, leaving us susceptible to severe infection.

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UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery upends the residency interview process

UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery upends the residency interview process

In research recently published in The Laryngoscope, the department details results from two years of adding surgical simulation to residency interviews.

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Taking the Long Road

Taking the Long Road

Patrick Lang, PhD, has compiled scholastic achievements – including a Core Fulbright U.S. award– while never losing sight of his family’s roots in rural China.

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UNC’s Olafur Palsson featured in national media

UNC’s Olafur Palsson featured in national media

Olafur Palsson, professor of medicine, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal and at tonic.com for his work on hypnosis to treat IBS.

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Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?

Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?

For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair in an animal over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.

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UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference

UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference

Anna Bauer, PhD, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, were chosen by the APA to present findings from their recently published study about a new mother’s risk of postpartum psychiatric conditions when she has an immediate family member with a psychiatric disorder.

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For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, shows that parenting concerns can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.

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UNC Medical Center again named one of '100 Great Hospitals in America'

UNC Medical Center again named one of '100 Great Hospitals in America'

Becker's Healthcare selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics.

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UNC experts respond to CDC’s advisory regarding increase in mosquito and tick borne illnesses

UNC experts respond to CDC’s advisory regarding increase in mosquito and tick borne illnesses

On Tuesday, the CDC issued a report on the rising rates of tick and mosquito borne illnesses across the United States. In an interview with CNN, Myron Cohen, MD, spoke about the importance of the advisory and increasing public awareness. David Weber, MD, MPH, spoke with the New York Times about how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

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Sullivan makes international news with new study on genes and depression

Sullivan makes international news with new study on genes and depression

Patrick Sullivan, MD, made international news with a study he contributed to that uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease.

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