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If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A UNC School of Medicine study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which types of conditions to include in testing and potentially return to parents.

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UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

Special speakers and dozens of UNC colleagues and friends gathered Monday in the NC Cancer Hospital Courtyard to officially kick off construction for a new surgical tower scheduled for completion in 2022.

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UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

The list, compiled by Becker's Hospital Review, highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

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Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Richard Boucher, MD, that redefines four lung diseases into a broad grouping called ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Diseases.’

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UNC School of Medicine’s  Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”

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UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.

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The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.

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Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Starting May 23, three college students and a recent graduate will ride their bikes from Washington State to Maine to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Adolecent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program.

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Serving the Underserved

Serving the Underserved

After graduating this weekend, Yousef Abu-Salha, MD, will now begin a five-year residency in the urologic surgery program at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. He hopes to follow in his family's tradition of caring for those who need it most.

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UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.

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UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients

UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients

UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.

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UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill featured talks on cancer signaling from scientists from around the nation.

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Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

UNC Lineberger researchers are working to expand Get Real and Heel, a free exercise program for cancer survivors at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.

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Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Elizabeth Davis-Mayer, PhD, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, will be honored at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for their clinical research and epidemiological work.

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UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing  Special Care to Patients with Dementia

UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia

Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the treatment is a well-educated health care team delivering compassionate care.

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AMA Features the UNC Anesthesiology Department Family Day Initiative

AMA Features the UNC Anesthesiology Department Family Day Initiative

The program, co-created by Susan Martinelli, MD, fosters better communication and empathy with anesthesiologists’ loved ones outside of work.

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Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

These students will spend next year improving community health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

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Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.

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