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Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, was featured on the Naked Scientists Podcast for his work on developing pain medications without the most severe side effects.

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 Treating & Preventing Fireworks Burns – Dr. Bruce Cairns (WRAL TV) and Dr. Ernest Grant (Spectrum) *VIDEO*

Treating & Preventing Fireworks Burns – Dr. Bruce Cairns (WRAL TV) and Dr. Ernest Grant (Spectrum) *VIDEO*

Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and Ernest Grant, PhD, outreach coordinator for the burn center, were featured on WRAL and Spectrum News prior to July 4.

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Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.

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Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued 12 awards to top scientists, including Brian Kuhlman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics.

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Experts Reaffirm One Gene Associated with Heart Condition, Dispute 20 Previous Gene Associations

Experts Reaffirm One Gene Associated with Heart Condition, Dispute 20 Previous Gene Associations

UNC's Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, associate professor of genetics and medicine, served on the ClinGen panel to evaluate the validity of genes reported to be associated with Brugada Syndrome, a serious genetic heart arrhythmia condition.

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How Safe are Fireworks? Even Sparklers Can Cause Serious Injuries

How Safe are Fireworks? Even Sparklers Can Cause Serious Injuries

NC Jaycee Burn Center and UNC Kittner Eye Center experts raise awareness on facts about fireworks.

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 UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation

UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation

A team of Malawian health and government officials met with UNC health and university leaders, researchers and clinical staff across three days to prepare for the opening of the first dedicated cancer center in Malawi.

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American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

Dr. Grant will retire from UNC, after more than 36 years of service, before his term as ANA president begins on January 1, 2019.

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Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

An analysis co-led led by UNC Lineberger's Hazel B. Nichols, PhD, linked higher body mass index to lower breast cancer risk for younger women, even for women within a normal weight range.

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Scientists discover new gene expression mechanism with possible role in human disease

Scientists discover new gene expression mechanism with possible role in human disease

UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Brian Strahl, PhD, found surprising role for a protein called Spt6, which is crucial to the maintenance of proper messenger RNA levels in cells, a discovery that opens new research avenues and suggests a target for basic understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

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Family Medicine Summer Academy introduces students to possibilities of primary care

Family Medicine Summer Academy introduces students to possibilities of primary care

Over the course of two weekends, the UNC Family Medicine Summer Academy hosted a total of 14 recent high school graduates from rural North Carolina. All of these students have an interest in a future career in medicine.

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Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

A survey led by UNC Lineberger's Melissa Gilkey, PhD, and collaborators found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.

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UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects

Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects

UNC researchers led by Frank Conlon, PhD, shed light on how gene defects lead to congenital heart malformations.

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UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, have issued a joint statement endorsing gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.

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UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference

UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference

Flavio Frohlich, PhD, director of the Carolina Neurostimulation Center, hosted the first Carolina Neurostimulation Conference, a trainee-led event at UNC-Chapel Hill in May.

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The Measure of a Doctor

The Measure of a Doctor

As Harold Pillsbury, MD, retires as chair of UNC Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, we take a look back at his career through the eyes of one of his patients.

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