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Investigating the presence of sex bias in human surgical clinical research

Investigating the presence of sex bias in human surgical clinical research

In a study published in JAMA Surgery, Melina Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, and colleagues found that few human surgical clinical research studies included men and women equally.

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BBSP welcomes new students

BBSP welcomes new students

On Aug. 15 a new class of PhD students gathered to begin their week of orientation. During their first year, they will receive training through the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP). They will rotate through multiple labs and collaborate with their classmates before selecting one of the BBSP member PhD programs, and the lab where they will complete their thesis. We met a few of the students.

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Miami professor bicycles to Chapel Hill to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome

Miami professor bicycles to Chapel Hill to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome

Kellen Hassell, EdD, raised more than $15,000 and donated it to UNC’s clinical and research efforts to tackle the rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

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Roadblocks to research: UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women

Roadblocks to research: UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women

With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women.

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Welcoming the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2020

Welcoming the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2020

Members of the UNC School of Medicine class of 2020 arrived on campus this week to begin their medical school journey. During their four years, they will learn in classroooms and clinics here in Chapel Hill, across the state of North Carolina and beyond.

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Ready for the Challenge

Ready for the Challenge

After incredible success as a vascular surgeon, researcher, and educator at Northwestern University, Melina Kibbe, MD, takes over as chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

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Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her mentors from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.

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UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC is working on a “kick and kill” strategy to eradicate HIV from patients.

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UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

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The Patient Provider

The Patient Provider

UNC graduate Danielle Harris was just 26 years old when she found out she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her diagnosis forced her to take a break from the Campbell University PA Program. Thanks to her strength and faith, the support of family and friends, and pediatric chemotherapy treatments and her care team at UNC, she's back in school and seeing patients for the first time. The experience, she says, will make her a better provider.

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Training a Nation

Training a Nation

For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.

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MS patients form long-term bonds with providers

MS patients form long-term bonds with providers

When treating a chronic condition, trust between patient and provider is paramount. UNC’s commitment to compassionate care was honored recently with the designation as a “Partner in MS Care” facility.

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UNC Hospitals, UNC REX, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

UNC Hospitals, UNC REX, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Ten specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Four of our ranked specialties were ranked highest in the state. Across the state, our system performed well. UNC Hospitals, UNC REX Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital ranked No. 2, No. 10 and No. 16, respectively.

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Taking Care of the Small Stuff

Taking Care of the Small Stuff

Tigist Tamir, a third-year graduate student in the Major lab, was recently awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship to research cell-signaling mechanisms that could provide new targets for treating cancer.

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Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

The Caregivers at Carolina program awards eight travel grants to physician scientists in recognition of their exemplary research while facing substantial caregiving demands at home.

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UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

When the tower is complete it will provide patients and families with easier access to surgical services and create a more modern façade at the front of N.C. Memorial Hospital.

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Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Drs. Aravinda de Silva and Matt Collins hope to use blood samples from people who have been previously diagnosed with or potentially exposed to specific viruses as part of their vaccine development work.

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Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after cancer treatment. But a UNC Lineberger study led by Michelle Roughton, MD, has found that the type of insurance a woman has as well as distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure.

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