August

UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatment
Two new projects are part of a NIH-funded network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, is a co-principal investigator for one study and site-PI for the other.
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices
The five-year grant funds the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program to address health care gaps impacting seniors, with a special focus on the state’s rural and underserved areas.
Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity
Three UNC Hospitals residency programs are in the top ten -- family medicine and medicine/pediatrics are both ranked 2nd in the nation, and obstetrics & gynecology is ranked 3rd.
Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer
Before he set out to understand how tens of thousands of genes are behaving in breast cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, was hunting just one gene.
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.
UNC Medical Center and UNC REX Recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
Hospitals named to 2019 list for equitable treatment of patients, visitors and employees
Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers
In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual patients who have aggressive breast cancer.
Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Care to Lower Triangle ACA Rates by Additional 4.5% for 2020
Over the past two years, Triangle rate decreases have totaled more than 25%
Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease
In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema.
Department of Radiation Oncology earns prestigious national accreditation
UNC is the only academic medical center to earn the honor in North Carolina.
Lorelei rings the bell
Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.
Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission
RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes
The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.
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