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UNC Health Care receives high marks in latest US News & World Report Ratings

UNC Health Care receives high marks in latest US News & World Report Ratings

U.S News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospitals ratings. Across the state, several UNC Health Care facilities were recognized for clinical excellence.

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UNC residency programs ranked highly on Doximity reputation scores

UNC residency programs ranked highly on Doximity reputation scores

Three UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked either first or second for best reputation among the nation’s residency programs, and 21 ranked in the top 50.

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How an unlikely cellular ‘antenna’ can impair brain development

How an unlikely cellular ‘antenna’ can impair brain development

Disruption of a neuron structure called the primary cilium leads to defects in brain development resembling those seen in neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival disparities

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival disparities

In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have “triple negative,” or “basal-like,” breast cancers, a subtype that does not express any of the receptors for targeted biologic therapies. The study also identified variation by race within a clinical breast cancer type that has the greatest mortality disparity.

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From Jam Salesman to National Leader

From Jam Salesman to National Leader

Since his early days as a Jaycee, when he sold jam to raise money for the still-young North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN,FAAN, has been eager to support his community. Today he serves as the coordinator for the Burn Center’s internationally recognized Burn Prevention Program and was recently reelected as Vice President of the American Nurses Association. We sat down with Dr. Grant to learn more about what brought him to UNC, why advocacy is so important to burn care and what it means to be a leader.

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Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.

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UNC researcher interviewed on Irish radio

UNC researcher interviewed on Irish radio

The Moncrieff Show recently interviewed Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli about her research showing that the kinds of microbes found in dirty baby diapers can predict the child's later cognitive development.

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UNC teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery

UNC teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery

The Verily Study Watch will help researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and across the country collect first-in-kind data to better understand and diagnose adverse brain outcomes after trauma.

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UNC scientist to lead $10-million project to build brain-imaging technology

UNC scientist to lead $10-million project to build brain-imaging technology

The five-year NSF project led by UNC researcher Spencer Smith will develop new imaging systems and technology to explore the brain like never before.

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Training a Nation Part II

Training a Nation Part II

On the ground with Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, and the Malawian Surgical Initiative.

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UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country.

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UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC researchers led by Nancie Archin, PhD, and David Margolis, MD, have shown that interval dosing of the drug Vorinostat reverses HIV latency and is well-tolerated in people living with HIV. However, while Vorinostat makes latent HIV easier to detect, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on July 17.

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 Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

In the journal PLOS Medicine, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, cancer program director for UNC-Project Malawi, outlined a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure.

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The Trust Launches Milestone Wellness Assessment for Former NFL Players

The Trust Launches Milestone Wellness Assessment for Former NFL Players

UNC’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes performs the assessments in conjunction with UNC Health Care.

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ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

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