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A Mission You Can Be Proud Of

A Mission You Can Be Proud Of

Sean Montgomery, director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals, believes in the organization's mission of serving patients from all walks of life. Before arriving in Chapel Hill in 2010, he strove to provide the best medical care possible to soldiers with battlefield injuries.

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Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.

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Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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From Sepsis to Med School

From Sepsis to Med School

When Hillary Spangler was 10 years old, she was rushed to North Carolina Children's Hospital with persistent flu-like symptoms. She was released one month later -- a survivor of sepsis with a long road to recovery ahead.

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Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for HIV cure

Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for HIV cure

The HIV Cure center will be located on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and will focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.

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Clara’s Journey

Clara’s Journey

When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained Clara, they’ve also developed greater appreciation for what they have.

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NC DNA Day Continues Growth

NC DNA Day Continues Growth

Now in its ninth year, NC DNA Day sent 160 science ambassadors across the state to show high school students the ways that science is applicable to their everyday lives and help to demystify the path that leads to a career in science. For the first time, the program was replicated outside of the state.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program extended for two more years

Children’s Health Insurance Program extended for two more years

In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Jonathan Oberlander analyzes the recent extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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UNC analysis shows advantage for picture-based cigarette pack warnings over text warnings

UNC analysis shows advantage for picture-based cigarette pack warnings over text warnings

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analysis published today in the journal Tobacco Control synthesized the results of 37 different experiments comparing picture-based and text warnings, finding that picture-based warnings were more effective than text warnings on 20 of 25 different outcome measures.

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Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

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UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target

UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target

A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.

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UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.

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2015 UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

2015 UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. At UNC Medical Center, a selection of providers representing different areas of medicine and health care received the highest possible honors from the patients they serve.

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A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’

A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’

Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases.

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Building Pipelines of Physician-Scientists

Building Pipelines of Physician-Scientists

We may be rivals on the court, but believe it or not, UNC and Duke share many of the same values. Take, for example, the MD-PhD students at both schools who are working together and building mentorship programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing the dual-degree.

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$3 million planned gift to expand opportunities for students at UNC’s School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences

$3 million planned gift to expand opportunities for students at UNC’s School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences

A planned gift from Frank Moretz, B.A. ’71, M.D. ’75 and Resident ‘78 will have an enduring impact on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The $3 million bequest will be distributed evenly among the department of psychology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, the department of anesthesiology in the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC School of Medicine's Asheville campus.

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O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

The American Society of Andrology recognized O’Brien’s research on male fertility.

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UNC Physician Assistant Program Now Accepting Student Applications

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Physician Assistant (PA) program began accepting student applications on April 22, for the first class of students to enroll in January 2016. The UNC PA Program represents UNC’s commitment to help address the current and projected health-care needs of the citizens of North Carolina, especially in underserved communities.

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Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.

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The Family Disease

The Family Disease

Cystic fibrosis took five of her siblings at a young age. Now, Wanda O’Neal, PhD, is part of a team of UNC researchers searching for reasons why. Their latest work has provided new insights that will help unravel why a sixth sibling with CF is living a productive life as he turns 50.

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