When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.
Findings suggest that radiologists studying mammograms observed suspicious markers that could have been indications of future cancer development.
The new cancer drug delivery system improved efficacy of standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in mice with limited toxicity.
Qi Zhang, PhD, earned a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking techniques that allow him to create videos of the tiniest bits of the stuff that make us human.
ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Adds University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Program Reflects Evolution to Align Initiatives For Physicians to Maintain Board Certification, Improve Patient Care
An Internet-based system for symptom collection benefited patients while giving them a clearer voice in their own care.
This week, Aziz Sancar is in Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Life since the announcement that he won has been a little hectic.
After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.
Dr. Bruce Cairns, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in the UNC School of Medicine, serves as Chair of the Council.
About 90 percent of us live with HSV inside brain cells. Under stress, the virus leaves neurons and can cause cold sores, recurrent eye infection, and in rare cases encephalitis.
Two UNC physicians have joined other leading experts across the country in asking the Food and Drug Administration to rescind or revise its decision.
UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.
Capt. Jason Jones lost his life in Afghanistan in 2014. His wife, UNC pediatrics resident Dr. Amy Jones, has since become an active member of Special Ops Survivors, a group that supports the spouses of fallen heroes. On Dec. 6, Dr. Jones and members of the Military Medicine Interest Group at UNC were honored at halftime of the UNC men's basketball game against Davidson. Watch video of the ceremony, along with a video produced by UNC athletics.
Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.
With only one physician in Malawi trained to perform the surgical procedure required to treat cervical cancer - radical hysterectomy - women died in large numbers from the disease. Two UNC OB-GYNs came up with a way to change that.
Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.
Whether donning a green hat or a white coat, Karl Holt has lived with a service mindset. As a Green Beret medic, he saved the lives of others during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. He nearly lost his life that night, and spent years recovering from his injuries, both physical and psychological. Today, he is on his way to becoming a physician, and hopes that his experiences will help other veterans as they transition into civilian life.
Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors voted Dec. 15, 2015, to authorize its executive committee to sign a Management Services Agreement with UNC Health Care. Although no formal agreement has been signed, both parties expect to have a formalized plan in place in the near future.
Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital
Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.
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Earlier this month, Sean Siler, DO, MBA, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, led medical operations at the annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, an event that trains paratroopers and benefits children in need.
For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.