Vital Signs

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

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds

Findings by UNC researchers may help identify children at risk shortly after birth, making early intervention possible; John H. Gilmore, MD, from the department of psychiatry is senior author.

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Itano Earns CZI Grant to support Imaging Scientists

Itano Earns CZI Grant to support Imaging Scientists

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will support the innovative imaging work of Michelle Itano, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core facility, for five years thanks to a grant totaling nearly $800,000.

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UNC Lineberger to hold 43rd annual scientific symposium April 29-30

The symposium, which will be held April 29-30 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, is open to students, faculty and the public.

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FDA Approves ZULRESSO™ (brexanolone) Injection for Postpartum Depression Following Three Clinical Trials Led by UNC Researcher

FDA Approves ZULRESSO™ (brexanolone) Injection for Postpartum Depression Following Three Clinical Trials Led by UNC Researcher

ZULRESSO, developed by Sage Therapeutics, is the first and only treatment specifically indicated to treat postpartum depression in women. UNC School of Medicine’s Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, was the principal investigator for three clinical trials showing rapid-reduction in depressive symptoms, and says the approval marks a major step forward in women’s healthcare.

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Match Day: The Road Ahead

As the UNC School of Medicine celebrates its annual Match Day, five students reflect on their time at UNC and their hopes for residency.

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School of Medicine Classroom Upgrades

School of Medicine Classroom Upgrades

School of Medicine IT is in the process of upgrading classrooms throughout the school as part of a project to modernize room technologies, create more uniform systems across rooms, and improve ease of use for the presenters. Read more for information about improved teaching technologies, classrooms impacted, and a tentative schedule.

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Precision oncology insights revealed for colorectal cancer

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The analysis was led by UNC Lineberger’s Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD.

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A Look at Match Day 2019

A Look at Match Day 2019

Today 156 UNC School of Medicine students found out where they will be going to complete their residency training.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

In the annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st for primary care, 23rd in research, 4th for family medicine, 9th for rehabilitation counseling, 11th for obstetrics and gynecology, 20th for psychiatry, and 26th for internal medicine.

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SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School

SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School

Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students around the university with awards celebrating their work.

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Melanoma symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are partnering with the Melanoma Research Foundation to host Melanoma Patient Day, an afternoon symposium offering information and support for patients with melanoma.

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Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

In lab experiments, researchers led by Michael Emanuele, PhD, found that the enzyme USP21 protects the protein FOXM1, which has been implicated in basal-like breast cancer progression, metastasis, and poor patient outcomes.

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Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.

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Cameron named Chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Cameron named Chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Craig E. Cameron, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, effective September 1, 2019. Cameron comes to UNC from Pennsylvania State University, where he holds the title of Eberly Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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