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Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

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Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Lorelei rings the bell

Lorelei rings the bell

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

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Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema.

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Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual patients who have aggressive breast cancer.

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Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.

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Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Before he set out to understand how tens of thousands of genes are behaving in breast cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, was hunting just one gene.

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Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Three UNC Hospitals residency programs are in the top ten -- family medicine and medicine/pediatrics are both ranked 2nd in the nation, and obstetrics & gynecology is ranked 3rd.

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Physician Office Building to be named for Dean Jeffrey Houpt, MD

Physician Office Building to be named for Dean Jeffrey Houpt, MD

The UNC Physician Office Building, located adjacent to the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, will be renamed the Houpt Building in honor of Jeffrey L. Houpt, MD. Houpt served as Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor of medical affairs at UNC from 1996 until 2004. In 1998, when the UNC Health Care system was created by the North Carolina General Assembly, Houpt was appointed CEO.

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UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices

UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices

The five-year grant funds the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program to address health care gaps impacting seniors, with a special focus on the state’s rural and underserved areas.

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Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.

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UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatment

UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatment

Two new projects are part of a NIH-funded network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, is a co-principal investigator for one study and site-PI for the other.

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First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms

First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms

Mark Farber, MD, chief of vascular surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is the national principal investigator for the study and performed the trial’s first implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis, an investigational device, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer.

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New International Study Will Explore Accessibility of Talk Therapy Treatment for New Mothers

New International Study Will Explore Accessibility of Talk Therapy Treatment for New Mothers

The departments of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating on a large-scale, $13.2 million PCORI-funded perinatal psychiatry trial that will also bring together researchers at University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago.

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