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TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.

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Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Channing Der, PhD, will be honored along with 23 other UNC faculty and teaching assistants at a banquet to celebrate the 2019 University Teaching Award winners.

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Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated one of three gold-plated medals as permanent gift to the university and it is now on display in the numismatics exhibit.

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Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease

Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.

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William Snider, Founding Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, Retires

William Snider, Founding Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, Retires

William Snider, MD, who started the UNC Neuroscience Center in 1999 and led it for 17 years, will retire from the UNC School of Medicine February 1.

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 Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.

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Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.

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UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List

UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List

Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018.

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Call for Submissions: Art of a Scientist competition

Call for Submissions: Art of a Scientist competition

“The Art of a Scientist” brings together the creativity of these two seemingly unrelated fields in order to explain complex scientific ideas and principles and share them with a general audience. Submission deadline is January 21.

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‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.

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Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance

Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance

Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).

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New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

The study was carried out as part of an initiative of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which was founded by UNC School of Medicine's Patrick Sullivan, MD, who is the consortium's lead principal investigator.

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 Researchers identify experimental immunotherapy approach to target acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers identify experimental immunotherapy approach to target acute myeloid leukemia

At the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego on Dec. 3, Eben Lichtman, MD, presented preliminary findings from preclinical studies of CAR T-cells directed towards a potential target called B7-H3, which is found on the cell surface of certain types of AML.

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 Results 'encouraging' from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

Results 'encouraging' from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

UNC Lineberger’s Joshua Zeidner, MD, reported preliminary data at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting from a phase II clinical trial for administering a high-dose of the chemotherapy treatment cytarabine followed by an immune checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, in patients with acute myeloid leukemia that had relapsed or no longer responded to other treatment.

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Ten UNC Faculty Members Earn Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine will recognize 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.

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In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement

In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement

To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.

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