May

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women
In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.
Mobile Clinic Offers Care to Farm Workers
Once a week during the spring and summer growing season, UNC physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students travel to Benson, NC, to provide care for the area's migrant farmworker population.
Called to Service
As a physician, leader, and educator, Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is focused on improving care and updating medical training to keep up with the modern world of health care. She’ll bring all of that to bear as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy
In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, researchers from UNC Lineberger and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type. Ryan C. Miller, MD, PhD, is the study's senior author.
Mending Hearts in Nicaragua
In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.
Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
Matt Collins, MD, PhD, will headline the May 18 Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins will discuss ongoing diagnostic and vaccine development for the Zika virus currently underway at the UNC School of Medicine.
UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer
UNC Lineberger's 41st Annual Scientific Symposium will focus on "Developmental Signal Transduction Pathways in Cancer.” The symposium will be held May 22-23 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.
Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.
Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health
UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.
Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement
On May 13, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017 gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their graduation. The class selected surgeon Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, as commencement speaker.
Capturing the moment of victory
When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.
From engineering field comes doctor in the making
First-year UNC medical student and Albert Schweitzer fellow Vinayak Subramanian works with UNC REX cardiologist George Adams to improve the care of patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition that is not well understood.
UNC's Jonathan Berg featured on ABC 11 TV
Watch UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, consult with ABC 11 TV reporter Tisha Powell about results from a direct-to-consumer genetics analysis.
NC Children's NICU study featured on CBS North Carolina
UNC doctors have seen an increase in premature births at the NC Children's Hospital in recent years. UNC researchers are conducting a study to find out why.
All Faculty: Check Email for Doximity Survey Request
Doximity, an online physician network and partner of US News & World Report, is sending emails to physicians and faculty inviting them to rank residency programs throughout the nation for the Doximity Residency Navigator Tool. Please carefully check your email for an invitation by Doximity to participate in the survey.
Watch: UNC Zika expert headlines Science Café
Watch video of Matt Collins, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases fellow in the lab of Aravinda de Silva, PhD, at last week's Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins spoke about ongoing efforts at UNC to develop a vaccine and better diagnostics for the Zika virus.
In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything
UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.
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