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UNC School of Medicine Announces three new Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors

Three exemplary physician-scientists at the UNC School of Medicine – David Margolis, MD, Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, and Janet Rubin, MD – have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors.

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To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus

To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus

UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, were part of a preclinical study led out of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute that found that blocking the production of asparagine with a drug called L-asparaginase in mice with aggressive triple negative breast tumors, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, reduced the breast tumor’s ability to spread.

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UNC Researcher Helps Find Solutions for Childcare Conundrum at Academic Conferences

UNC Researcher Helps Find Solutions for Childcare Conundrum at Academic Conferences

Paola Giusti-Rodriguez, PhD, is one of 40 scientists that contributed to a paper outlining the difficulties parents encounter when attending conferences. They offer solutions that could quickly improve attendance and involvement of mothers at these events.

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Calcium supplements may increase the risk of bowel lesions

Calcium supplements may increase the risk of bowel lesions

Possible risks must be weighed against the benefits of supplements, a study led by Seth Crockett, MD, MPH, finds.

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Hayes-Jordan named Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon in Chief, North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Hayes-Jordan named Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon in Chief, North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, FACS, FAAP, a pioneering surgeon and researcher, has been named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She will officially join the UNC School of Medicine faculty effective June 1, 2018.

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Prognostic tool could identify high-risk breast cancer patients

Prognostic tool could identify high-risk breast cancer patients

In the journal Cell Chemical Biology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Xian Chen, PhD, report on potential prognostic tool that could be used to identify high-risk patients within particular subtypes of breast cancer.

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Earp named Director of UNC Lineberger

Earp named Director of UNC Lineberger

Shelton Earp, MD, has been named director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Earp has served as interim director since June 2017, a role he accepted after Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, UNC Lineberger’s director since January 2014, was nominated to become the director of the National Cancer Institute.

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Narratives That Are Shared: Writing for Resilience

Narratives That Are Shared: Writing for Resilience

For five years, Writing for Resilience has met most Tuesdays, offering a place for caregivers, patients, providers and the community at large a place to quietly reflect, and the chance to discover what shifts in perspective might sneak up on them while they put pen to paper.

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UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference

UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference

Spearheaded by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference will gather the top minds in the field of neurostimulation this May in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open.

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Vote for UNC SOM research during STAT Madness 2018!

Vote for UNC SOM research during STAT Madness 2018!

STAT magazine's annual March Madness biomedical research competition is in the round of 32. Find the UNC School of Medicine Logo and vote for Bryan Roth's research on the science of LSD.

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