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 Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.

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Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.

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UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List

UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List

Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018.

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Call for Submissions: Art of a Scientist competition

Call for Submissions: Art of a Scientist competition

“The Art of a Scientist” brings together the creativity of these two seemingly unrelated fields in order to explain complex scientific ideas and principles and share them with a general audience. Submission deadline is January 21.

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‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.

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Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance

Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance

Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).

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New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

The study was carried out as part of an initiative of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which was founded by UNC School of Medicine's Patrick Sullivan, MD, who is the consortium's lead principal investigator.

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UNC Lenoir Health Care Names Jay Dennard as CEO

UNC Lenoir Health Care Names Jay Dennard as CEO

Dennard has served as Administrator for Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia since 2009, and has held a variety of roles during his 20-year career in health care.

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 Researchers identify experimental immunotherapy approach to target acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers identify experimental immunotherapy approach to target acute myeloid leukemia

At the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego on Dec. 3, Eben Lichtman, MD, presented preliminary findings from preclinical studies of CAR T-cells directed towards a potential target called B7-H3, which is found on the cell surface of certain types of AML.

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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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