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SHAC’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

SHAC’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

When the leaders of the student-run free clinic saw a rise in Mandarin speaking patients, they mobilized a group of undergraduate interpreters to make sure there were no gaps in patient care.

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New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors

New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors

The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.

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UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.

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Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Stephanie D. Davis, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, 2018.

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Researchers define structure, function of enzyme key to blood cancers

Researchers define structure, function of enzyme key to blood cancers

In the journal Nature, UNC Lineberger's Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues reported findings about the structure and function of the DNMT3A enzyme complex, which helps control gene expression.

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HIV exports viral protein in cellular packages

HIV exports viral protein in cellular packages

A study from the lab of UNC Lineberger's Dirk Dittmer, PhD, found that HIV sends out a protein called Nef in cellular packages called exosomes.

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Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy

Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy

Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.

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UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list

In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.

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Diering selected as finalist for Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Diering selected as finalist for Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The biotech company and top-tier science journal named Graham Diering, PhD, as one of three finalists whose essays on neurobiology were published in Science.

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Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier

Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.

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UNC Lineberger researcher launches startup to improve radiation treatment in developing world

UNC Lineberger researcher launches startup to improve radiation treatment in developing world

UNC Lineberger's Sha Chang, PhD, was named to the latest class of KickStart Venture Services' Commercialization Award winners. Her startup company is creating solutions for improving radiation treatment for cancer.

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The Right Note at the Right Time

The Right Note at the Right Time

One great performance earned Angela Smith a music scholarship to UNC. She’s been in Chapel Hill ever since. Now, as a urologic oncologist, she’s developing an app to ensure her patients get the right information, right on time. Her work has earned her a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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A history of de-prescribing: Why UNC physicians’ approach to opioids is catching on

A history of de-prescribing: Why UNC physicians’ approach to opioids is catching on

UNC’s Paul R. Chelminski, MD, MPH, and Timothy J. Ives, PharmD, MPH, CPP, have been sounding the alarm about proper opioid prescribing for decades. Now their treatment methods are the focus of a multi-institutional study on opioid use that could one day change how all health care providers approach chronic pain management.

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Envisioning His Future

Envisioning His Future

Qing Zhang earns a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for his work understanding oxygen’s role in therapy-resistant tumors.

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Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

In a study led by UNC Family Medicine’s Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.

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Yeh and Strahl named Smithies Investigators

Yeh and Strahl named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of surgery, and biochemistry and biophysics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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UNC Paws, Brushes with Life receive $8-million donation

UNC Paws, Brushes with Life receive $8-million donation

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health will use the private funding to support two of its main rehabilitation programs for adults who suffer from mental illness.

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Flythe earns Woods junior faculty award

Flythe earns Woods junior faculty award

Jennifer Flythe, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, has been selected as this year’s James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award winner.

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