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UNC Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution

UNC Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution

App enhances patient experience enabling video visits with their providers; providers benefit from one-click video workflow, fully embedded within the patient chart

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Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Zibo Li, PhD, said their findings could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that previously have been difficult or even impossible to label.

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Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells

Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells

UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Led by Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Bhishamjit Chera, MD, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers believe their findings could help identify patients with characteristics linked to improved treatment response.

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UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. These are two-year grants for up to $500,000.

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In Remembrance of Dr. Kevin Robertson

In Remembrance of Dr. Kevin Robertson

Kevin Robertson, PhD, a professor in the department of neurology for more than 30 years, passed away Sunday after an extended battle with cancer.

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UNC Health Care Announces Initiatives to Restore Confidence in Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

Steps include releasing data on patient outcomes, forming an external advisory board, pausing some complex surgeries temporarily, investing in program enhancements and more

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Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst

Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst

Retired professor of medicine and internationally renowned HIV researcher Charlie van der Horst passed away Friday.

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UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

As part of the award, Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, will receive $3,000 to support her research and proposed studies of the gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas disease.

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UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

Based on the proven benefits of Mediterranean-style diets, researchers have created a unique version of the diet by considering the taste and preferences of people living in the southeastern U.S. With this grant, the “Med-South” diet will be explored as an option for long-term weight loss and improved cardiovascular health. The study is co-led by Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH, and Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, RD.

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AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to support FIRST program

AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to support FIRST program

The Fully Integrated Readiness Service Training (FIRST) Program is a pipeline to a family medicine residency and three years of service in underserved areas of North Carolina.

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UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health

UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health

The Cochrane US Network will support and train systematic review authors and users of Cochrane Reviews, and encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence for better health outcomes. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill team.

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NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks

NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks

This eight-year project will focus on the interactions between genetics and environmental exposures that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit disorder.

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Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Lee Graves, PhD, have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working.

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Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

The findings by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were drawn from an analysis of 346 men newly diagnosed between 2011 and 2013 with low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer in North Carolina. Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, led this study.

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Caring for and caring about North Carolina’s children

Caring for and caring about North Carolina’s children

This letter to the editor has been published on the News & Observer website today and will appear in print Sunday June 2.

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Statement from UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care spokesperson Lisa Schiller released a statement following inaccurate news reports about negotiations with Vidant Health.

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UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

The NIH grant will help researchers led by Joe Piven, MD, determine if earlier detection can lead to earlier behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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