Research

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

Apply for the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program

Dr. Etta Pisano announced this week that the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute is now accepting applications for the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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UNC faculty write, edit first handbook on myasthenia gravis specifically for health care professionals

Dr. James F. Howard Jr., distinguished professor of neuromuscular disease and chief of the neuromuscular disorders section in the Neurology department, served as editor.

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UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma.

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Daniel Kaufer and Philip Sloane receive grants to improve Alzheimer's care

Drs. Kaufer and Sloane have been awarded a $540,000, three-year grant for a project aimed at increasing the number of doctors in North Carolina with expertise in treating patients with Alzheimer’s dementia.

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UNC awarded $4.8 million to test dengue fever vaccines

The Carolina Vaccine Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create and test possible vaccines for dengue fever.

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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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