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Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

UNC’s residency programs in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Urology are all ranked in the top 25 programs nationwide in the Doximity Residency Navigator.

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Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma, MD, associate professor, department of medicine, division of hematology-oncology, delivered this year's Whitehead Lecture. The themes of Ma’s lecture closely followed its title: “Endurance, Obstacles, Perseverance and Joy: My Transformation from the World’s Crummiest Medical Student to Faculty at the World’s Best Medical School.”

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All About Family

All About Family

David Bueso moved to the United States with his family more than 15 years ago. He began working at UNC Hospitals shortly thereafter. Not only has he made a name for himself in the Emergency Department, he’s also found a work family.

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The Proof is in the Pudding

The Proof is in the Pudding

Temperance Rowell delves into the flavored world of e-cigarettes to investigate the long-term effects of a new trend.

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UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology fills gap in decreased federal funding, supports 13 blood research projects.

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Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.

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New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating disorders

New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating disorders

UNC’s part in the study is led by Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, a Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

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Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

New study in Diabetes Care suggests new delayed-release metformin could help 40 percent of type 2 diabetes patients that currently can’t take metformin.

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Comprehending Chemotaxis

Comprehending Chemotaxis

James Bear, PhD, uncovers the intricate mechanisms that allow certain cells to move, discoveries with implications for cancer metastasis.

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Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer drug-related adverse events

Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer drug-related adverse events

In an article published in JAMA Oncology today, a study led by UNC Lineberger's Ethan Basch and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.

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Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health

Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health

The UNC PAWS program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies for 10 weeks and then matches each puppy with a veteran suffering from PTSD.

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Your Excuse or Your Story

Your Excuse or Your Story

Thirteen months ago, incoming Carolina freshman Colin Thompson was on his way home to Houston from summer camp when he was involved in a life-threatening accident and air-lifted to an Austin hospital. Today, he's an outpatient at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and he's preparing to begin his college career.

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UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk

UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk

The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.

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Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

A grant from The Duke Endowment will help connect the emergency departments of all UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals to the NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill through a telemedicine network. Nash Health Care was the first hospital to join the network, launching July 28. Johnston Health followed on the 29th. High Point Regional will come online in the coming weeks, with other affiliates joining the network later in the fall.

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New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

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Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment

Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.

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New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

UNC’s Brian Strahl, PhD, and Van Andel Research Institute’s Scott Rothbart, PhD, create a robust online interactive database to address science’s ‘antibody crisis’.

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From Chapel Hill to the World Games

From Chapel Hill to the World Games

On July 25, Tim Taft, MD, will be on the field at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. It’s a big stage. An iconic venue. First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to be in attendance. Stevie Wonder will perform. But, in a career that spans four decades, Taft, Max N. Novich Professor of Orthopaedics, is used to big stages and iconic venues.

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