Vital Signs

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

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A UNC School of Medicine study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which types of conditions to include in testing and potentially return to parents.

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UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

UNC Medical Center named to 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019

The list, compiled by Becker's Hospital Review, highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

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UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

UNC Health Care Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Surgical Tower

Special speakers and dozens of UNC colleagues and friends gathered Monday in the NC Cancer Hospital Courtyard to officially kick off construction for a new surgical tower scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Richard Boucher, MD, that redefines four lung diseases into a broad grouping called ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Diseases.’

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UNC School of Medicine’s  Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”

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UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.

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Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Starting May 23, three college students and a recent graduate will ride their bikes from Washington State to Maine to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Adolecent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program.

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The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.

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