UNC’s Center for Heart & Vascular Care has been offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for less than a year. In that time, the team has built a national reputation for excellence, allowing UNC to be among the first phase of the rollout of a next generation TAVR device, Evolut-R, developed by Medtronic. This valve is the first repositionable transcatheter valve ever available.
Indiana University honored UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, for his work uncovering how brain circuits work.
When Tarshree Sawyer arrived in Chapel Hill for this year’s Carolina First Look, she didn’t know very much about UNC. But, she knew Hugh Smith, UNC School of Medicine's associate director for faculty pipeline initiatives.
On Oct. 5, 2010, Trilon Estes was born with esophageal atresia, a rare congenital condition in which the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Five major surgeries later, the boy from Wake Forest, North Carolina, is healthy and thriving.
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
A science class captured Catherine Fahey’s imagination. A mother’s battle with cancer led her to pursue medicine as a career. At UNC, Fahey found a home at the junction of research and patient care.
An international consortium of researchers conducted the largest-ever CF genome-wide analysis to find new therapeutic targets.
UNC's Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, writes in a “Perspective” commentary published in The New England Journal of Medicine that a new Medicare physician payment system passed by Congress is likely to face many of the same problems of the system it replaced.
Participants in stage IV renal cell cancer drug trials are younger and healthier than many patients who don’t qualify for research studies.
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
Shannon Carson, MD, professor of medicine, division chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Carson, who joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 1999, called the recognition the peak of his career so far at UNC.
On Sunday, September 20, 181 first-year students at the UNC School of Medicine gathered in Memorial Hall for the White Coat Ceremony, an annual tradition that recognizes the beginning of their medical careers.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and eight other leading cancer research institutions have won a five-year, $12 million grant to try to find treatments for a group of cancers linked to mutations in the NF1 gene.
For more than three decades, pediatric respiratory therapist Mark Hall served in the Army National Guard. He deployed all over the world and was mobilized to places on short notice. Thanks to the support he received at UNC Hospitals, his transitions were always seamless.
UNC Lineberger’s application for renewal of a major five-year, federal grant earned an "exceptional" rating from the National Cancer Institute. The rating is the highest that a cancer center can earn for the application.
Researchers from Norway visited the cancer center last week to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients' tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.
UNC Hospitals has once again achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC grants Magnet Recognition, its highest national credential, in recognition of quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. UNC Hospitals is one of only 420 health care organizations in the United States (out of more than 6,000) to earn the honor.
On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient – a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.
UNC School of Medicine faculty head to Washington to support research cause.
Peter J.K. Starek, MD, an international leader and researcher in the field of heart valve replacement and repair and a longtime heart surgeon and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died Sept. 6, 2015, in Wrightsville Beach, NC.