UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia
Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the treatment is a well-educated health care team delivering compassionate care.
Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards
John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Elizabeth Davis-Mayer, PhD, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, will be honored at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for their clinical research and epidemiological work.
UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants
Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.
Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise
UNC Lineberger researchers are working to expand Get Real and Heel, a free exercise program for cancer survivors at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill featured talks on cancer signaling from scientists from around the nation.
UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.
UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.
Serving the Underserved
After graduating this weekend, Yousef Abu-Salha, MD, will now begin a five-year residency in the urologic surgery program at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. He hopes to follow in his family's tradition of caring for those who need it most.
UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn Top ‘A’ Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group
UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Johnston Health, UNC Rockingham, and Wayne UNC Health received “A” grades.
Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’
The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Richard Boucher, MD, that redefines four lung diseases into a broad grouping called ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Diseases.’
Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support
Starting May 23, three college students and a recent graduate will ride their bikes from Washington State to Maine to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Adolecent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program.
UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach
Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.
The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine
This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.
UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award
Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”
UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019
The list, compiled by Becker's Hospital Review, highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.
UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower
Special speakers and dozens of UNC colleagues and friends gathered Monday in the NC Cancer Hospital Courtyard to officially kick off construction for a new surgical tower scheduled for completion in 2022.
Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout
Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, is a co-author of an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine that estimates physician burnout costs the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion a year.
If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?
Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A UNC School of Medicine study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which types of conditions to include in testing and potentially return to parents.
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier
The NIH grant will help researchers led by Joe Piven, MD, determine if earlier detection can lead to earlier behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Statement from UNC Health Care
UNC Health Care spokesperson Lisa Schiller released a statement following inaccurate news reports about negotiations with Vidant Health.
Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Lee Graves, PhD, have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working.
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