April

Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute
Koji Sode, PhD, and Ke Cheng, PhD, both from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage
Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.
Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6.
Meltzer-Brody featured on WCHL Focus Carolina series
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, was featured in a special Focus Carolina podcast on maternal mental health produced by WCHL in Chapel Hill.
Ruff to Run Boston Marathon
Dr. Sarah Ruff, a physician at UNC Family Medicine at Southpoint, was selected from more than 500 applicants nationwide to run the Boston Marathon with a team of 18 health professionals.
N.C. Rep. Becky Carney, Blue Cross NC, WakeMed and UNC Health Care Celebrate 10th “Birthday”
In the decade since Rep. Carney’s sudden cardiac arrest, health care organizations have placed hundreds of AED devices across the state.
Fischer and Wohl Author NEJM Perspective About Ebola Care
UNC's William A. Fischer II, MD, and David A. Wohl, MD, are part of an international group of authors that contributed to a Perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The piece argues that patients with Ebola virus disease in countries with limited resources should be treated according to the same standard of care used in countries where resources are more readily available.
Pinnacle Hill Appoints Jon Collins as Chief Scientific Officer
Pinnacle Hill, LLC, was developed through a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Deerfield Management to help UNC scientists discover new medicines to address the significant unmet needs of our times.
UNC SOM Professor, Student Selected as Diversity Award Recipients
The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill selected Evan Ashkin, MD, professor of family medicine, and allied health graduate student Mariel Marshall as recipients of 2019 Diversity Awards.
UNC’s Eron Featured in HIV Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Advance Video Series
Joseph Eron, MD, division chief of infectious diseases, was part of an expert panel focused on specific information and educational needs of health care professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment of HIV.
UNC Health Care Hosts Groundbreaking for Eastowne Medical Office Building
Expansion project will improve community access to specialty health care services
2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, director of research at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, said one of the main goals of the SPARK project is to help determine the genes that cause autism.
Roth elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, in the UNC School of Medicine’s pharmacology department, was among 200 new members elected today to the country’s oldest academy.
New details revealed to explain how tumors recruit blood vessels
A study by UNC Lineberger researchers Chad Pecot, MD, and Salma Azam helps explain how tumors recruit blood vessels that provide fuel for their growth as well as an avenue for the tumors to spread.
NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year grant of more than $2.2 million to UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, to support her research into the immune response in pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.
Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics
Four UNC Lineberger researchers – Leaf Huang, Alexander Kabanov, Andrew Wang, and Jenny Ting – presented strategies for using tiny particles to boost cancer treatment as part of a National Cancer Institute site visit.
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, earned a $300,000 Searle Scholars award for his work creating new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
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