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Samantha Meltzer-Brody named 2020 O. Max Gardner Award Winner

Samantha Meltzer-Brody named 2020 O. Max Gardner Award Winner

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, recieved the 2020 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor conferred by the University of North Carolina system.

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Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection

Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection

The global randomized, controlled and double-blinded study, co-led by Myron Cohen, MD, showed that the drug cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.

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New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.

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A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells

A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Klaus Hahn, PhD, John Sondek, PhD, and Daniel Marston, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveal the inner workings of cellular communication and processes important for cell migration and potentially metastasis.

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Berklee College of Music Student Honors Health Care Heroes with Music Video, “Hero to Me”

Berklee College of Music Student Honors Health Care Heroes with Music Video, “Hero to Me”

Raleigh native Abby Schiller honors UNC Health workers and essential employees on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with original song and music video.

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Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study about IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study about IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, published a review of a recent study looking at how IgE-producing B cells in the gut expand the gut’s role in food allergy.

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School of Medicine Class of 2020 Holds Virtual Hooding Celebration

School of Medicine Class of 2020 Holds Virtual Hooding Celebration

A virtual Hooding Ceremony full of special messages for the UNC School of Medicine 2020 graduates took place on Friday, May 8.

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Griffith Wins Photographic Society of America’s Progress Award

Griffith Wins Photographic Society of America’s Progress Award

Jack Griffith, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Progress in Photography Award from the Photographic Society of America for his work using photo-microscopy with the electron microscope to reveal details of DNA mechanics and organization.

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First-in-Kind Study Reveals Genetic Markers of Type 2 Diabetes in East Asians

First-in-Kind Study Reveals Genetic Markers of Type 2 Diabetes in East Asians

An international team of researchers co-led by UNC School of Medicine’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, conducted the largest-ever genome-wide study of people from across East Asia to uncover the genetic roots of type 2 diabetes.

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Now More Than Ever, Global is Local

Now More Than Ever, Global is Local

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the value of UNC's Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and its work around the world, from Chapel Hill to Central America, Africa, and Asia.

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Scientists Reveal Host- SARS-CoV-2 Protein Targets for Drug Repurposing

Scientists Reveal Host- SARS-CoV-2 Protein Targets for Drug Repurposing

The lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, was part of a large research project led by the University of California-San Francisco to identify viral proteins and virus-host protein interactions that could become important drug targets to treat people with COVID-19.

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Researchers Publish Clinical Data on Remdesivir Treatment for COVID-19

Researchers Publish Clinical Data on Remdesivir Treatment for COVID-19

The nation’s coronavirus task force announced clinical trial results for remdesivir, a treatment from Gilead Sciences that emerged as a possible coronavirus treatment in the lab of Ralph Baric, PhD.

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UNC Health Alliance, Blue Cross NC Collaborate to Ease Burden on Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina working with UNC Health Alliance to advance performance bonuses to network primary care practices across the state as part of its Blue Premier program. Bonuses will be paid several months early to help practices struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gillings, School of Medicine Researchers Team with State, Local Agencies to Study COVID-19 Cases with Mild or No Symptoms

Gillings, School of Medicine Researchers Team with State, Local Agencies to Study COVID-19 Cases with Mild or No Symptoms

This COVID-19 testing project will be led by Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, at the UNC School of Medicine, Allison Aiello, PhD, MS, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Aaron Fleischauer, PhD, MSPH, at NC Department of Health and Human Services, along with coordination by John Wallace, PhD, senior data advisor at NC Institute of Public Health.

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Damania Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Damania Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was the only member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community selected as one of 276 new members to the oldest honorary society in the United States.

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Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified

Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified

Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the departments of genetics and psychiatry, is a co-lead author of the study.

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UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.

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UNC Begins Plasma Collection for Treating COVID-19 Patients

UNC Begins Plasma Collection for Treating COVID-19 Patients

The UNC Medical Center is now collecting convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help current UNC Health COVID-19 patients, under FDA guidelines. UNC School of Medicine researchers are planning a clinical trial to analyze coronavirus antibody responses in patients who receive convalescent plasma.

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Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Genetic Structural Secrets of Schizophrenia

Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Genetic Structural Secrets of Schizophrenia

A study co-led by Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, Patrick Sullivan, MD, and colleagues at UNC-Chapel Hill and four Swedish universities found that extremely rare variants affect the boundaries of a 3D genome structure called topologically associated domains in people with schizophrenia much more than they affect people without the condition.

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