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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

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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NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer

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.

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New details revealed to explain how tumors recruit blood vessels

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.

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Roth elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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.

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2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study

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.

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Fischer and Wohl Author NEJM Perspective About Ebola Care

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.

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UNC’s Eron Featured in HIV Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Advance Video Series

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.

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UNC SOM Professor, Student Selected as Diversity Award Recipients

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.

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Pinnacle Hill Appoints Jon Collins as Chief Scientific Officer

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.

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Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage

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.

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Four paws, two handlers, one great comfort: SCHALL

Four paws, two handlers, one great comfort: SCHALL

Lifting spirits and helping ease tension are the calling cards of SCHALL, the rehabilitative facility dog at the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology oncology clinic.

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Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

New studies led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers explore biological mechanisms behind obesity and its link with cancer.

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Ruff to Run Boston Marathon

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.

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Meltzer-Brody featured on WCHL Focus Carolina series

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.

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Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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Newsweek Lists UNC Medical Center & UNC REX Among World’s Best Hospitals

Newsweek Lists UNC Medical Center & UNC REX Among World’s Best Hospitals

UNC Medical Center is ranked #50 in the United States, UNC REX is #148 on Newsweek's inaugural list of The World's Best Hospitals.

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Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute

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.

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UNC School of Medicine featured for UNC-Chapel Hill's 225th Anniversary

UNC School of Medicine featured for UNC-Chapel Hill's 225th Anniversary

In collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's content team developed and published a special section on the UNC School of Medicine this week.

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