December

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina
The opioid epidemic is reshaping the epidemiology of heart valve infection, according to a new study led by Asher Shranz, MD, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer
At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting in San Diego, UNC Lineberger's Natalie Grover, MD, presented preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.
UNC Health Care Donates Sensory Kits for Autism-Friendly ‘Elf’ Show at DPAC
Volunteers with the UNC Autism Research Center will help guests at the Dec. 8 performance.
A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk
UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.
UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant
The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.
UNC Health Care Plans to Increase Living Wage for Triangle Employees
Minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour in July 2019 to recruit and retain key workforce.
Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth
UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.
Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators
The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.
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