Research

The latest research news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Are you interested in knowing whether you may have SARS-CoV-2?

The ReCAPP study at UNC-Chapel Hill will assess if prevention measures on campus are keeping the research community safe.

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Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Cathy Anderson, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for research conducted as part of the McGinty lab.

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Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 doctoral students and their advisers to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. From the UNC School of Medicine, graduate student Hernán Méndez and his advisor Kathleen Caron, PhD, and graduate student Sofia Neira and her advisor Thomas Kash, PhD, were named Gilliam Fellows.

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Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19.

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Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires

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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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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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UNC School of Medicine COVID-19 Research Featured in News & Observer

Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, were featured in a News & Observer article on the scope of research at the UNC School of Medicine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including an upcoming vaccine trial at UNC.

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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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Four Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program

Four Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program

Alena Markmann, MD, PhD, Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD, Tessa Andermann, MD, PhD, and Peyton Thompson, MD, will receive support from the Physician Scientists Training Program at the UNC School of Medicine to cultivate their careers as translational clinician scientists.

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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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Zibo Li to Develop Novel Radiosensitizer for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

Zibo Li to Develop Novel Radiosensitizer for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

Associate professor of radiology Zibo Li, PhD, received a $2.5 million (R01) grant from the NIH for a five-year collaborative study entitled, “The development of novel radiation-sensitizer based on ultra-small carbon dots.”

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NIH Awards Cohen, FHI $9.2 Million for Development of COVID Prevention Studies

NIH Awards Cohen, FHI $9.2 Million for Development of COVID Prevention Studies

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Myron Cohen, MD, and Family Health International $9.2 million to support research through the new COVID Prevention Network (CoVPN).

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Thanking Carolina’s Researchers

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, celebrates the hard work of Carolina’s researchers who have received record-high research funding and shares updates from last week’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

This is a listing of recent competitive grant awards to UNC School of Medicine faculty for July 1-15.

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Pietrosimone, Spang Receive Arthritis Foundation Funding to Study Biomechanical Changes Following ACL Injuries

Pietrosimone, Spang Receive Arthritis Foundation Funding to Study Biomechanical Changes Following ACL Injuries

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, and Jeff Spang, MD, received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Arthritis Foundation to study biomechanical changes following ACL injuries and that influence post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

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Grant Arms UNC-Chapel Hill with Technology to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

Grant Arms UNC-Chapel Hill with Technology to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently awarded a $433,000 grant to Ralph Baric, PhD, for lab equipment that will accelerate research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers to Develop, Test E-cigarette Prevention Messaging

Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers to Develop, Test E-cigarette Prevention Messaging

Seth Noar, PhD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, is leading a five-year, $3.35 million national study to develop and test messages that discourage adolescents from using electronic cigarettes. UNC School of Medicine’s Ilona Jaspers, PhD, is part of the project.

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 Study Tracks Endometrial Cancer Across North Carolina

Study Tracks Endometrial Cancer Across North Carolina

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, launched a major initiative to track 1,000 women across North Carolina with cancer in the lining of the uterus to understand why the cancer is increasing in incidence and mortality, and why the disease is more deadly for some women than others.

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UNC Participates in Study on Antimalarial Drug to Prevent COVID-19

UNC Participates in Study on Antimalarial Drug to Prevent COVID-19

A UNC research team led by Ross Boyce, MD, is conducting a randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing novel coronavirus infections in U.S. healthcare workers.

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