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Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, Chief of the division of general pediatric surgery, has been elected a governor of the board of directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

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UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure

UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure

Melissa Caughey, PhD, instructor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the senior author of a recently published study that shows an increase in comorbidities and mortality risk among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HFpEF and HFrEF.

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Dr. Crystal Cené named UNC Health System Executive Director for Health Equity

Dr. Crystal Cené named UNC Health System Executive Director for Health Equity

UNC Health has promoted Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA, into a new role as the organization’s first System Executive Director for Health Equity. In the role of System Executive Director for Health Equity, Dr. Cené will lead a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort to plan, implement, and evaluate science-based strategies and interventions to help address the structures, policies, and practices that perpetuate health disparities and impede health equity in our state.

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Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active

Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active

A comprehensive UC San Francisco-led study flagged drug components in need of more rigorous review to be sure they are safe. The UNC School of Medicine lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, conducted important screening studies to confirm the findings.

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Excellent Research Results for CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Hodgkin Lymphoma

Excellent Research Results for CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Hodgkin Lymphoma

UNC Lineberger researchers demonstrated that patients with advanced, relapsed/refractory forms of the common blood cancer showed a high rate of durable responses to CAR-T cell immunotherapy.

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School of Medicine, Gillings Researchers Co-author Viewpoint on COVID-19 Antibody Testing

School of Medicine, Gillings Researchers Co-author Viewpoint on COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Bonnie Shook-Sa, DrPH, and Alison Aiello, PhD, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Ross Boyce, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, published a viewpoint piece on the pitfalls of certain types of early SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies.

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COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big

COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big

Published in NEJM, this perspective article co-authored by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, and Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, and Boston University’s Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH, recognizes that social policy solutions are needed to advance health equity, along with health policy and individual-level efforts.

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UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

The ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes those centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care. UNC's ECMO Director is Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.

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“Heroes Health” Mental Wellness App Launched by UNC School of Medicine & UNC Health

“Heroes Health” Mental Wellness App Launched by UNC School of Medicine & UNC Health

The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States, free of charge to first responders, healthcare workers and their organizations.

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Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy

Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, and Kristen Sullivan, PhD, at UNC-Chapel Hill, with researchers at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org -- a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.

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From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

Christine Vigeland, MD, found her calling during residency as the H1N1 pandemic was ending in 2010. She dedicated her career to researching acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and treating ICU patients. Ten years later, the knowledge she’s gained and her continued commitment to the most critical patients are guiding her through another pandemic.

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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.

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UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves.

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Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, at the UNC School of Medicine reported results from a five-year multi-site study for the treatment of egg allergy in children, showing that egg oral immunotherapy was significantly more likely to achieve sustained unresponsiveness compared to children opting for baked egg therapy.

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UNC Health Eases Visitor Restrictions for Triangle

Patients at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX and Johnston Health will be allowed one visitor

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First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce  pneumonia in nursing homes

First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce pneumonia in nursing homes

The UNC Sheps Center’s Mouth Care Without a Battle training program shows promising results after one year, underscores need to establish new standards of care for residents with dementia. UNC School of Medicine’s Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the program co-director.

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