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 Results 'encouraging' from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

Results 'encouraging' from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

UNC Lineberger’s Joshua Zeidner, MD, reported preliminary data at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting from a phase II clinical trial for administering a high-dose of the chemotherapy treatment cytarabine followed by an immune checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, in patients with acute myeloid leukemia that had relapsed or no longer responded to other treatment.

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Ten UNC Faculty Members Earn Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine will recognize 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.

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In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement

In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement

To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.

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Onslow Memorial Hospital Enters into Partnership Agreement with UNC Health Care

Onslow Memorial Hospital Enters into Partnership Agreement with UNC Health Care

Officials from Onslow Memorial Hospital and UNC Health Care announced that they are finalizing a management agreement that will begin in January 2019.

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Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve health.

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Pay-it-Forward Model Increases STD Testing Among Gay Men in China

Pay-it-Forward Model Increases STD Testing Among Gay Men in China

Research co-led by Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD, director of UNC Project-China, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, found that the intervention could be used to increase screening for other infectious diseases.

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Basch elected to ASCO Board of Directors

Basch elected to ASCO Board of Directors

As a member of the board, Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO, will help shape the direction and policies of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.

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Happy Holidays from UNC Health Care!

Happy Holidays from UNC Health Care!

May the light of the season fill your heart with wonder. Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

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School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.

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Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.

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Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

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

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.

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A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.

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Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The opioid epidemic is reshaping the epidemiology of heart valve infection, according to a new study led by Asher Shranz, MD, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a clinical instructor in the division of infectious diseases, has been awarded a nearly $1-million Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health to utilize principles from criminology to map mosquito breeding sites in Western Uganda. The project could increase the efficiency of vector control in the region.

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