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By sending tests in the mail, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening

By sending tests in the mail, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening

Researchers with UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, in collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department in Charlotte, examined the impact of targeted outreach to more than 2,100 people insured by Medicaid who were not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.

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SOM Office of Research appoints Christopher Gregory director of Office of Research Technologies

SOM Office of Research appoints Christopher Gregory director of Office of Research Technologies

Christopher Gregory, PhD, has been appointed director of the Office of Research Technologies to increase interdisciplinary science and maximize resources available to UNC School of Medicine researchers.

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Four UNC SOM Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Four UNC SOM Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Susan Zhao, Jamie Prince, Nicole Damari, and Yousef Abu-Salha were selected as North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows in the 2018 class of 28 graduate students who will spend next year improving community health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

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The Love of Caring

The Love of Caring

Jean Cates, RN, has been a nurse for more years than N.C. Memorial Hospital has been standing and has been providing care at UNC Hospitals for more than five decades of that time. She has devoted her life to caring for people. For those of us who work at the hospital, Jean was a familiar face in Occupational Health Services (OHS) where she has worked for the past few decades as a temporary RN. Jean retired (for the second time) at the end of June 2018.

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UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference

UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference

The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.

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Can CRISPR/Cas9 help cure Angelman Syndrome?

Can CRISPR/Cas9 help cure Angelman Syndrome?

In this UNC Science Short video, we feature the work of Mark Zylka's lab, which the Angelman Syndrome Foundation has awarded $200,000 to investigate CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology as the basis for a cure to Angelman Syndrome, a rare but devastating neuro-genetic condition.

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 Researchers clarify role of mutations in glioblastoma

Researchers clarify role of mutations in glioblastoma

In a preclinical study, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Ryan Miller, MD, PhD, investigated whether the location of where the mutation occurred within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation’s ability to help drive cancerous growth. They also evaluated whether the location of the mutation would affect the cancer's response to certain treatments.

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 UNC Lineberger, King's College London scientists collaborate to accelerate cancer research

UNC Lineberger, King's College London scientists collaborate to accelerate cancer research

Across two days in June, scientists held sessions on breast cancer and immunotherapy research, with a focus on identifying cooperative initiatives and funding opportunities.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Third Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Third Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This year’s recipients are Yen-Yu Ian Shih, Louise Henderson, and Jon Juliano.

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Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, was featured on the Naked Scientists Podcast for his work on developing pain medications without the most severe side effects.

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 Treating & Preventing Fireworks Burns – Dr. Bruce Cairns (WRAL TV) and Dr. Ernest Grant (Spectrum) *VIDEO*

Treating & Preventing Fireworks Burns – Dr. Bruce Cairns (WRAL TV) and Dr. Ernest Grant (Spectrum) *VIDEO*

Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and Ernest Grant, PhD, outreach coordinator for the burn center, were featured on WRAL and Spectrum News prior to July 4.

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Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.

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Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued 12 awards to top scientists, including Brian Kuhlman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics.

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Experts Reaffirm One Gene Associated with Heart Condition, Dispute 20 Previous Gene Associations

Experts Reaffirm One Gene Associated with Heart Condition, Dispute 20 Previous Gene Associations

UNC's Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, associate professor of genetics and medicine, served on the ClinGen panel to evaluate the validity of genes reported to be associated with Brugada Syndrome, a serious genetic heart arrhythmia condition.

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How Safe are Fireworks? Even Sparklers Can Cause Serious Injuries

How Safe are Fireworks? Even Sparklers Can Cause Serious Injuries

NC Jaycee Burn Center and UNC Kittner Eye Center experts raise awareness on facts about fireworks.

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 UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation

UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation

A team of Malawian health and government officials met with UNC health and university leaders, researchers and clinical staff across three days to prepare for the opening of the first dedicated cancer center in Malawi.

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American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

Dr. Grant will retire from UNC, after more than 36 years of service, before his term as ANA president begins on January 1, 2019.

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Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

An analysis co-led led by UNC Lineberger's Hazel B. Nichols, PhD, linked higher body mass index to lower breast cancer risk for younger women, even for women within a normal weight range.

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