As a travel nurse, Ila Mapp encountered instances of sepsis early in her career that stick with her today. As Nurse Manager of the Adult Specialty Care Team at UNC Hospitals, she uses those experiences to assist Code Sepsis, the ongoing organizational effort to reduce sepsis mortality.
The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.
Thanks to support from the NC TraCS Institute, a UNC School of Medicine researcher’s unique expertise could one day thwart America’s top killer.
Blossom Damania, PhD, has been named the vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine. She will assume the new role effective July 1. Terry Magnuson, PhD, who has held the position since 2010, has been named the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Damania, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has served as assistant dean for research since 2014.
Uduak Ndoh, UNC School of Medicine’s new assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, says his unique background will help him form fruitful partnerships with faculty.
Web-based physician mentoring yields an impressive rate of cure for those treated in their community.
The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to enter into a management services agreement with UNC Health Care.
The drug sorafenib can have serious side effects and significant out-of-pocket costs for advanced liver cancer patients.
On May 7, the UNC School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 gathered with friends, family, and faculty in Memorial Hall to celebrate graduation. The 172-member class selected William Fischer, II, MD, as its commencement speaker.
According to Becker's Hospital Review, "The hospitals on this list are well-known for a multitude of reasons, such as having a strong history of medical innovation, providing top-notch care to patients, leading clinical advancement with forward-thinking research or holding an irreplaceable spot in their communities."
The NC Rare Disease Advisory Council offers clinicians, researchers, patients, and advocates a voice on rare diseases in North Carolina.
Published in the journal Science, a study by UNC School of Medicine researchers offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.
The UNC Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program announces its inaugural Scholar awardees, Eliza Park, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, assistant professor of family medicine.
PhD students and post-docs traveled all across North Carolina to spread their excitement for science. The program, which began at UNC, now includes five other states.
Last month, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Patrick Sullivan, MD, and other UNC School of Medicine researchers released a first-of-its-kind mobile app to recruit patients for a large-scale genetic study on postpartum depression, addressing an old problem in a new way.
Approximately 10,000 women have enrolled in PPD ACT via the iPhone app.
Cancer patients with the EZH2 gene mutation could benefit from a new therapy UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers have now tested successfully in lab models.
UNC Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
American Heart Association recognizes UNC Hospitals' commitment to quality stroke care
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.