Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective Jan. 1.
Adewole S. Adamson, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the UNC School of Medicine, found that patients given electronic prescriptions were more likely to pick up and fill their dermatological prescriptions than those patients who were given a traditional, written prescription.
A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.
Luis A. Diaz, M.D., CE Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Dermatology, was elected president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago.
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
More than three-quarters of Hispanic patients in North Carolina aren’t performing skin self-exams (SSE) to detect possible skin cancers, and physicians need to do a better job of educating their patients about this potentially life-saving practice, say researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, was appointed the first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor. The professorship is named in honor of Dr. Briggaman, who served as chair of the UNC Department of Dermatology from 1987-1999, and his wife, Irene.
Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops.
The UNC Department of Dermatology recently surveyed patients at a dermatology clinic, and their opinion was clear - only 20 percent of those surveyed felt doctors needed to wear neck ties.
Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in winter.
A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.
Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.