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Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

The study, based on results from patients treated at UNC Hospitals, found that using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications. George “Rick” Stouffer, III, MD, was a leader of the study.

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New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records

New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records

UNC Health Care patients are now among the first patients in the United States with the ability to access their medical records from multiple providers through the Apple iPhone Health app (for phones running iOS 11.3 or later).

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Golf Channel’s Gary Williams Celebrates 10th Anniversary and 20,000 Patients Served

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Golf Channel’s Gary Williams Celebrates 10th Anniversary and 20,000 Patients Served

Since opening its doors in March 2008, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has served more than 20,000 seriously ill patients and their loved ones. Anyone can support this critically needed hospitality house by attending Family House’s 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament & Birthday Party on Friday, April 13. Gary Williams, popular host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, will emcee both fun-filled events at Chapel Hill Country Club.

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A talk by Joe Piven on autism and brain imaging

A talk by Joe Piven on autism and brain imaging

The director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities will give a talk titled "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism" April 10.

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How did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-resistant Superbug?

How did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-resistant Superbug?

Scientists led by Rob Nicholas, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine show how the gonorrhea bacterium resists last-resort antibiotic ceftriaxone while maintaining a robust growth rate.

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Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.

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Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Service Reduces Costs for High Utilizers of Health Care

Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Service Reduces Costs for High Utilizers of Health Care

Study led by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of medicine, finds a 16 percent drop in emergency department and inpatient expense.

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Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others

Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Robert Tarran created a new screening technique to deduce the different toxicity levels of the more than 7,700 types of e-liquid flavors available to consumers.

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Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast

Laura Klinger, director of TEACCH Autism Program, featured on podcast

In the run-up to World Autism Day on Monday, April 2, the moms who run the Spawned podcast interviewed Laura Klinger, PhD, about various issues related to autism, including the latest research developments.

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Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, wrote a commentary JAMA this week about the power and importance of mentorships as society continues to progress toward gender equality.

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Coyne-Beasley talks about connectedness, gun violence, and the power of youth to change the world

Coyne-Beasley talks about connectedness, gun violence, and the power of youth to change the world

An NC TraCS interview with Dr. Coyne-Beasley about her first year as president of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and the pressing issues of the day.

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New Partnership will expand Malawian Surgical Initiative

New Partnership will expand Malawian Surgical Initiative

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will fund the training of an additional surgeon each year as part of the in-country initiative led by UNC’s Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.

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Register to join the UNC SOM team for Bike MS

Register to join the UNC SOM team for Bike MS

The event is September 8 and 9. Riders can choose to ride from 30 to 100 flat and beautiful miles each day.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked Number One for Primary Care

UNC School of Medicine Ranked Number One for Primary Care

In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care, 23rd in research, and 14th for obstetrics and gynecology.

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UNC Graduate School Names Impact, Horizon Award Winners

UNC Graduate School Names Impact, Horizon Award Winners

Of the 22 awardees, 10 are in the UNC School of Medicine or in departments shared between the school and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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Match Day: Sights and Sounds

Match Day: Sights and Sounds

Recapping Match Day at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Match Day: The end of the beginning

Match Day: The end of the beginning

We spoke to a few students about this pivotal day, their reflections on their time at the UNC School of Medicine, and their feelings as they enter the next phases of their careers.

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Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking

Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking

In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger's Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues reported that by forcing cancer cells to slow down and developing stronger molecular traps for them, they could identify large numbers of the cells in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

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