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Meet UNC School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Research Heroes

Meet UNC School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Research Heroes

The UNC School of Medicine has researchers across disciplines working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Food Lion Donates $500,000 to UNC Health for COVID-19 Research

Food Lion Donates $500,000 to UNC Health for COVID-19 Research

The North Carolina-based retailer donated $3.1 million this week for local hunger-relief efforts and COVID-19 research on vaccines and treatments at UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine.

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SOM Students Rally to Help Health Care Workers through the Fight Against COVID-19

SOM Students Rally to Help Health Care Workers through the Fight Against COVID-19

UNC School of Medicine students across campuses are organizing multiple volunteer projects all with one aim – help hospitals safely and effectively combat COVID-19. From making PPE to organizing child care, these students are doing whatever they can to make a difference.

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UNC Medical Students Make Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

UNC Medical Students Make Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Be a Maker and students from the UNC School of Medicine team up with Duke and NC State to design and produce thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.

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Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

A major international collaboration co-led by UNC School of Medicine scientist Jason Stein, PhD, has produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence cortical structure and play roles in psychiatric conditions.

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UNC Health and WakeMed Seek Donations of Masks, Other Critical Medical Supplies

UNC Health and WakeMed are asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients across their respective systems.

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UNC Researchers Look to Next Generation Genetic Sequencing for Deeper Understanding of COVID-19

UNC Researchers Look to Next Generation Genetic Sequencing for Deeper Understanding of COVID-19

Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is working with colleagues to explore how next generation sequencing can be used to help ensure accuracy in novel coronavirus diagnostics, as well as identify mutations and learn the history of the virus by sequencing its genome.

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Match Day 2020 for UNC SOM Students

Match Day 2020 for UNC SOM Students

Today 165 UNC School of Medicine students found out where they will be going to complete their residency training.

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AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research

AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research

A UNC School of Medicine research team led by Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, has generated preclinical evidence that gene therapy may help individuals with Angelman syndrome by improving seizure and motor outcomes.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year

UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year

In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care and 23rd in research.

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UNC Health Begins COVID-19 Testing at UNC Medical Center

UNC Health’s in-house testing will help ease demand on State Health Department & LabCorp.

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Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Dolutegravir-containing regimen exhibited superior safety profile in large, NIH-supported study of pregnant women. UNC’s Lameck Chinula presented findings at the online Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. UNC’s Jeffrey Stringer is a study investigator.

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Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems

Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.

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Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies.

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