January

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease
The study was carried out as part of an initiative of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which was founded by UNC School of Medicine's Patrick Sullivan, MD, who is the consortium's lead principal investigator.
In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement
To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.
Ten UNC Faculty Members Earn Mentoring Awards
The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine will recognize 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.
Results 'encouraging' from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia
UNC Lineberger’s Joshua Zeidner, MD, reported preliminary data at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting from a phase II clinical trial for administering a high-dose of the chemotherapy treatment cytarabine followed by an immune checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, in patients with acute myeloid leukemia that had relapsed or no longer responded to other treatment.
Researchers identify experimental immunotherapy approach to target acute myeloid leukemia
At the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego on Dec. 3, Eben Lichtman, MD, presented preliminary findings from preclinical studies of CAR T-cells directed towards a potential target called B7-H3, which is found on the cell surface of certain types of AML.
UNC Lenoir Health Care Names Jay Dennard as CEO
Dennard has served as Administrator for Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia since 2009, and has held a variety of roles during his 20-year career in health care.
Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance
Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).
UNC Hospitals and UNC REX Implement New Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu
Visitor restrictions aimed at protecting patients and staff as number of flu cases increases.
‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others
Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.
Call for Submissions: Art of a Scientist competition
“The Art of a Scientist” brings together the creativity of these two seemingly unrelated fields in order to explain complex scientific ideas and principles and share them with a general audience. Submission deadline is January 21.
UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List
Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018.
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