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Long-acting injectable implant shows promise for HIV treatment and prevention

Long-acting injectable implant shows promise for HIV treatment and prevention

The long-acting antiretroviral drug formulation, developed by UNC School of Medicine researchers Rahima Benhabbour, PhD and Martina Kovarova, PhD, is injected under the skin and forms into a solid implant that dissolves slowly to release anti-HIV medication over time.

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Diabetes Experts Release New Guidelines on Managing Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Experts Release New Guidelines on Managing Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

New recommendations, co-written by UNC School of Medicine’s John Buse, MD, PhD, cover the type of drugs patients should be prescribed and how providers can better help patients manage their health.

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Genomic study finds a new role for microRNAs as predictors of Crohn’s disease progression

Genomic study finds a new role for microRNAs as predictors of Crohn’s disease progression

These findings by UNC School of Medicine researchers are an important step forward in designing more effective clinical trials and developing personalized Crohn’s disease therapies.

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Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes

Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes

A newly published study led by Stefan Metz, PhD, a research associate at the UNC School of Medicine, details how researchers used a nanoparticle vaccine platform to develop a tetravalent dengue virus vaccine capable of inducing balanced, type-specific neutralizing antibodies to each dengue virus serotype.

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Fast Break raises funds, awareness for cancer research

Fast Break raises funds, awareness for cancer research

The 14th annual Roy Williams’ Fast Break Against Cancer on Tuesday has raised $209,462 to date, and the total will increase after an online auction concludes on Oct. 12. The event has brought in more than $2.7 million since 2005.

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Susan G. Komen awards UNC Lineberger $1.1M for breast cancer research

Susan G. Komen awards UNC Lineberger $1.1M for breast cancer research

Included in the new investments by Susan G. Komen was $400,000 for UNC Lineberger’s Lisa Carey, MD, the physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, chief of the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, and a member of the Komen Scientific Advisory Board, for a study of HER2-positive breast cancer.

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Roper to receive 2018 North Carolina Award, State’s Highest Honor

Roper to receive 2018 North Carolina Award, State’s Highest Honor

The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Friday, Nov. 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Governor Roy Cooper will present the award at a 7 p.m. banquet and ceremony. The award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine is one of this year's honorees.

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Study focused on improving radiation treatment for cancers in pet dogs

Study focused on improving radiation treatment for cancers in pet dogs

UNC Lineberger's Paul A. Dayton, PhD, and his colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate how to improve radiation treatment for pet dogs undergoing treatment for sarcoma.

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Ernest Grant featured on FOX 8 High Point

Ernest Grant featured on FOX 8 High Point

Ernest Grant, PhD, will become the first man to be president of the American Nurses Association.

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Melina Kibbe  Featured on WUNC's The State of Things

Melina Kibbe Featured on WUNC's The State of Things

Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, spoke to Frank Stacio Monday for an extended interview.

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Researchers receive $5 million to expand study of posttraumatic neurologic, mental health disorders

Researchers receive $5 million to expand study of posttraumatic neurologic, mental health disorders

Led by Samuel McLean, MD, UNC School of Medicine researchers and collaborators received $5 million from the NIH and Department of Defense to expanding the AURORA Study, the most comprehensive longitudinal study of trauma survivors ever performed.

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Tilson named Director of NC AHEC

Tilson named Director of NC AHEC

Hugh Tilson, Jr., JD, MPH, has been named Director of the North Carolina Health Education Centers (NC AHEC). Tilson has extensive experience in health care, including particular expertise in hospital and provider issues, health policy development, and NC’s Medicaid Transformation.

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Putting Service FIRST

Putting Service FIRST

The FIRST Program provides participants the opportunity to complete their MD in three years and, subject to academic and performance standards, includes the opportunity for placement with a Family Medicine Residency program of North Carolina, after which scholars will take part in three years of service in an underserved area of North Carolina. In this video, hear from Cristy Page, MD, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and FIRST Scholars, Kyle Melvin, and Thane Campbell about what makes the program special.

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Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health

UNC researchers led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, reviewed more than 300 apps in the health and fitness categories of app stores for hands-free, voice-activated assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant; they found very few had a clear health focus.

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Bradley Allf Wins Brain Awareness Video Contest

Bradley Allf Wins Brain Awareness Video Contest

BrainFacts.org, a public information initiative, selected Bradley Allf’s video “I Think, Therefore I Sleep” as the 2018 winner of its Brain Awareness Video Context. Allf created the video as a technician in the lab of Graham Diering, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology.

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Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers

Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers

In an article in the journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UNC Lineberger’s Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, and his colleagues reviewed findings from research looking at the biological links between obesity and cancers of the colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, esophagus, gallbladder and stomach, as well as published studies on how diet, exercise, weight loss surgery, and other weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.

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UNC Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

UNC Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, led a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack that occurred over a 15-year period and found consistent differences in the treatment of black and white patients.

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UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.

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UNC Researchers Awarded Emerging Challenges Grants

UNC Researchers Awarded Emerging Challenges Grants

UNC School of Medicine, UNC Medical Center, and NC TraCS Institute awarded $50,000 to two teams of researchers led by Jill Bates, PharmD, Alison Stuebe, MD, and Ana Whitney, MS, to study pharmacogenomics and social determinants of maternal health.

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