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

Join the COVID-19 Prevention Network Registry to Enroll in Clinical Trials

The UNC School of Medicine is recruiting participants for a phase III clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to find solutions to the current pandemic. By enrolling in this study, participants will contribute to a potential solution that could solve this global health crisis.

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UNC Researchers Launch Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments

UNC Researchers Launch Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments

This study includes phase 2 and phase 3 elements to expedite the evaluation of treatments for adults with moderate cases of COVID-19, with the goal of preventing severe disease that can lead to hospitalizations. The principal investigator is David Wohl, MD, professor of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine.

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UNC-led Consortium to Study HIV-related Cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

UNC-led Consortium to Study HIV-related Cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

UNC researchers are partnering with colleagues at four institutions in Africa to study HIV-associated malignancies. Led by Blossom Damania, PhD, the research team received a five-year, $6-million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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UNC and Duke Investigators Receive a $1.5 Million Grant to Test SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

UNC and Duke Investigators Receive a $1.5 Million Grant to Test SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

Kristina De Paris, PhD, and Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, received a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to test Moderna’s mRNA vaccine and a protein vaccine designed by Kizzy Corbett and Barney Graham.

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Study Highlights Effectiveness of Messages from Public Health Organizations

Study Highlights Effectiveness of Messages from Public Health Organizations

The study, led by Marcella H. Boynton, PhD, in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was published as a research letter in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Researchers Argue Health Care Systems Should Use ‘Food as Medicine’ Interventions

Researchers Argue Health Care Systems Should Use ‘Food as Medicine’ Interventions

Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, co-authored a British Medical Journal analysis suggesting nutritional interventions delivered through health providers are associated with improved health outcomes.

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Mohlke Receives NIDDKD Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes

Mohlke Receives NIDDKD Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes

Karen Mohlke, PhD, professor in the UNC Department of Genetics, is the contact PI for this five-year, $9.5 million multi-component research project co-op agreement (UM1) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD).

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Young, Bergamo Publish Studies On Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Elders, Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Young, Bergamo Publish Studies On Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Elders, Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Laura Young, MD, PhD, and Katherine Bergamo, FNP-C, are local principal investigators for two papers recently published in the Journal of American Medicine Association.

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UNC Receives PCORI Grant to Study COVID-19 impact on Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Patients

UNC Receives PCORI Grant to Study COVID-19 impact on Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Patients

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, of the UNC School of Medicine are co-primary researchers of a study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on glucose monitoring in primary care patients with diabetes.

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Giovannucci Earns 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Award

Giovannucci Earns 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Award

Andrea Giovannucci, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the UNC Neuroscience Center, was one of 10 young scientists selected from a pool of more than 300 for this prestigious recognition.

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Cohen, Deshmukh Awarded CZI Grant to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cohen, Deshmukh Awarded CZI Grant to Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awarded $4.5 million to 30 pairs of scientists, including UNC School of Medicine researchers Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD, to collaborate and unlock the underlying biology of neurodegenerative disorders.

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Niznik Receives Pilot Funding for Deprescribing Bisphosphonates

Niznik Receives Pilot Funding for Deprescribing Bisphosphonates

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor of geriatric medicine, received pilot funding from the United States Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) to study deprescribing bisphosphonates in nursing home residents with dementia.

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Limited Submissions Internal Call for Proposals: NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC)

Limited Submissions: Internal Call for Proposals for NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

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Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds

Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds

Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, is the paper’s first author, and an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, director of UNC Tobacco Intervention Programs and professor of Family Medicine at UNC School of Medicine, is the study’s senior author.

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Kibbe releases JAMA Surgery editorial on the negative effect COVID-19 is having on manuscript submissions by women

Kibbe releases JAMA Surgery editorial on the negative effect COVID-19 is having on manuscript submissions by women

The piece, authored by Melina Kibbe, MD, the Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, found that there has been a reduction in the percentage of women submitting manuscripts to JAMA Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria

Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria

In a new study, researchers in the UNC School of Medicine lab of Peggy Cotter, PhD, describe in detail the different weaponry bacteria use to establish infection in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, depending on their age.

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UNC School of Medicine Research Funding Increases $24 million in FY20

UNC School of Medicine Research Funding Increases $24 million in FY20

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, The UNC School of Medicine research funding increased by more than $24 million during fiscal year 2020.

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UNC researchers awarded first ever NIH grant to study hidradenitis suppurativa

Chris Sayed, MD, in the UNC Department of Dermatology, Karen Mohlke, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics, and Yun Li, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics and the UNC Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were awarded an R21 NIH grant to study the genetics of a chronic, devastating inflammatory skin disease called hidradenitis supperativa.

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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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