UNC eating disorder experts Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, and Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, bring awareness to conditions affecting more than 70 million people worldwide.
CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.
A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.
In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD and Temitope Keku, PhD revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer.
More than one-in-four cancer patients had to pay more for medical care than they could afford, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD. A reported 18 percent were unable to afford their prescription medications.
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.
On June 14, Susan Girdler, PhD, professor of psychiatry and psychology, and the director of the Stress & Health Research Program at the UNC School of Medicine, will travel to Washington, D.C., for the first-ever United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House.
With its grand re-opening, the UNC Family Medicine Center celebrates an extensive facility renovation and a redesigned care model. The updated facility will allow Family Medicine to keep up with growing demand, provide a wider variety of services, and offer extended hours.
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Seventy-five percent of people infected with Zika don’t show any symptoms. An expert panel at RTI International delved into the issues surrounding the virus, including the lack of diagnostic tools.
Coaches and sports administrators participate in stressful simulation exercises to prepare themselves for the worst medical emergencies they might see.
This prestigious award is presented to only one hospital in the world each year.
For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug – liraglutide – a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.
UNC Hospitals earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
The first class of 13 MedServe fellows is participating in a two-week training institute in Chapel Hill from June 20 to July 1 before joining clinics across the state for two years.
Retired Green Beret medic Todd Williams earned three Bronze Stars and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among other service recognitions, during his distinguished 28-year military career. Today, he helps lead nontraditional students, including military veterans with medical experience, on a path toward becoming physician assistants through the UNC School of Medicine’s recently launched Physician Assistant Program.
Qian’s award-winning research explores cellular reprogramming in cardiac regeneration and disease modeling.
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
Dr. Michael Fried, director of the UNC Liver Center, is a co-principal investigator of the PRIORITIZE Study.
UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.
The immersion internship program pairs young scientists with leading companies and organizations throughout the Triangle to bolster experience outside academia.
Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.
UNC School of Medicine researcher and public health officials to discuss Zika research and prevention at upcoming event for students, faculty and staff at campus event.
A study by UNC Lineberger researcher G. Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues uncovered the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells, rather than maturing into healthy blood cells.
UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.
Some helpful tips from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center as you celebrate Independence Day.
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.
Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, has been named General Medicine Division Chief in the Department of Medicine.