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Returning the Favor

Returning the Favor

Bruce Cairns credits his military experience with shaping his perspective and making him a better doctor. Today, as a way of giving back, he’s assisting Special Forces medics with educational and career-development opportunities through the Advanced Medic Instructor Training program – a program that paved the way for the UNC School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.

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UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.

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UNC Neuroscience Center lab featured on UNC-TV

UNC Neuroscience Center lab featured on UNC-TV

Spencer Smith, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was featured on North Carolina Now, a nightly program on UNC TV.

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New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.

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Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

On Friday, March 20, excited fourth year UNC School of Medicine students and their families packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the annual Match Day event. The day serves as a celebration of both the completion of medical school and students learning where they will go to complete their residency training.

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Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Four UNC School of Medicine students detail the different paths that led them to Match Day.

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Detecting the Sensors

Detecting the Sensors

Graduate student Jon Hagar is uncovering how our immune systems can overreact to infection and trigger a life-threatening condition.

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Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

A new study in PLoS Pathogens shows that HIV can infect the brain early on and should be combated as soon as possible with antiretroviral therapy to limit risk of dementia

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All About Team - Rec Basketball at UNC Hospitals

All About Team - Rec Basketball at UNC Hospitals

Basketball is synonymous with UNC. And within UNC Hospitals, this legacy holds true. Passion for the court reverberates through the halls. The employees hunger for it, and UNC Hospitals’ Employee Recreation and Wellness fuels this desire.

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A Single-Cell Breakthrough

A Single-Cell Breakthrough

UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.

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Congratulations to our Health Care Heroes!

Congratulations to our Health Care Heroes!

UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare combined to field eight winners in the Triangle Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards for 2015! We've listed our winners below. Congratulations to them all!

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New gene therapy for hemophilia shows potential as safe treatment

New gene therapy for hemophilia shows potential as safe treatment

Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common hemophilia A.

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Your Digital Footprint: 5 Tips for Health Care Professionals

Your Digital Footprint: 5 Tips for Health Care Professionals

Marjorie Stiegler, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, offers these tips for health care professionals to take charge of their online presence.

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Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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UNC School of Medicine remains elite in U.S. News and World Report rankings

UNC School of Medicine remains elite in U.S. News and World Report rankings

The School of Medicine is ranked 2nd for Primary Care and 22nd for Research in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were all listed as top ten specialties.

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Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking

Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking

A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital To Host ‘Strollin’ Colon’ To Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness

N.C. Cancer Hospital To Host ‘Strollin’ Colon’ To Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness

While studies have shown that the colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer, researchers have also shown that not all people recommended for the test actually get it.

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Tailored training prepares UNC anesthesiology residents

Tailored training prepares UNC anesthesiology residents

Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes.

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