Research

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

Dr. Pisano to serve as Principal Investigator for CTSA

Etta D. Pisano, MD, Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, has agreed to serve as the Principal Investigator for the CTSA.

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New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications

Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application.

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UNC researchers receive a grant to study the link between cancer and venous thrombosis

Nigel Key, MD and Nigel Mackman, PhD, have received a five-year, $1,986,650 grant to study the mechanisms of venous thromboembolism in cancer.

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UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, considered one of the nation’s highest honors for those in the fields of health and medicine.

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Teresa Tarrant receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Tarrant will receive $3,000 that she can use to explore new ideas, new ways of teaching students, treating patients or investigating biological problems.

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UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society

Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.

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UNC-NCSU researcher receives grant to develop molecular imaging tools

Paul Dayton, Ph.D., an associate professor of biomedical engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant for research aimed at developing safer, more effective tools for ultrasound molecular imaging.

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UNC Lineberger Cancer Center announces 2008 Fellows

The LCCC has named three graduate students as Lineberger Fellows for excellence in cancer research.

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New muscular dystrophy cooperative research center established at UNC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant to establish a muscular dystrophy research center named in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota, who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at UNC.

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UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine

More people suffer from pain than from heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, but many of the drugs used to relieve suffering are not completely effective or have harmful side effects.

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Reminder Concerning Grantee Compliance with Public Access Policy and Related NIH Monitoring Activities

This Notice describes NIH Public Access Policy compliance monitoring efforts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. It also provides important reminders concerning grantee demonstration of compliance and the location of citations for papers in applications, proposals and progress reports. Grantees are responsible for compliance with the Policy, including ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements permit submission to PubMed Central in accord with the Policy.

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NIH Notices

This Notice provides the Transition Schedule for NIH/AHRQ/CDC/NIOSH/FDA from PureEdge to Adobe-based grant application forms for electronic submissions of SF424 Research and Related (R&R) applications.

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UNC radiation oncologist receives national honor

September 23, 2008 — Joel E. Tepper, M.D., professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is being honored by the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) as one of two recipients of the organization’s Gold Medal Award.

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UNC researchers to take part in multi-center, $8.9 million study of childhood hearing loss

September 24, 2008 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers will play a key role in a five-year, $8.9 million study aimed at understanding the impact hearing loss can have on children’s ability to communicate, succeed in school, and have good social and psychological development.

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Ting appointed founding Director of the Center for Translational Immunology

Jenny Pan-Yun Ting, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has been appointed as the founding Director of the Center for Translational Immunology, effective September 1, 2008.

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Topal Appointed Assistant Dean for Core Technologies

Dr. Michael Topal, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, appointed Assistant Dean for Core Technologies.

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UNC scientists turn human skin cells into insulin-producing cells

September 17, 2008 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes.

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UNC study: no need to repeat colonoscopy until 5 years after first screening

September 17, 2008 — Among people who have had an initial colonoscopy that found no polyps, a possible sign of cancer, the risk of developing colorectal cancer within five years is extremely low, a new study has found.

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UNC researcher receives EUREKA award from NIH

September 16, 2008 — Brian D. Strahl, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is one of 38 scientists nationally to receive the first grants in a new federal program called EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration).

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