Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

A survey led by UNC Lineberger's Melissa Gilkey, PhD, and collaborators found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects

Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects

UNC researchers led by Frank Conlon, PhD, shed light on how gene defects lead to congenital heart malformations.

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UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.

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UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, have issued a joint statement endorsing gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.

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UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference

UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference

Flavio Frohlich, PhD, director of the Carolina Neurostimulation Center, hosted the first Carolina Neurostimulation Conference, a trainee-led event at UNC-Chapel Hill in May.

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The Measure of a Doctor

The Measure of a Doctor

As Harold Pillsbury, MD, retires as chair of UNC Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, we take a look back at his career through the eyes of one of his patients.

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