Edward R. Perl, MD, a preeminent neuroscientist, passed away on July 15 after a long life dedicated to science, education, and service at the University of North Carolina.
Several members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty had articles published in the July23/30, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assocation (JAMA), which is a theme issue devoted to HIV/AIDS.
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff
Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.
The grant will allow UNC researchers to perform first-ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. Graduate students, fellows, or faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in potentially developing an NIH Diversity Supplement application related to the study are invited to send a cover letter to the program manager.
The Carolina Community Network Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN II) welcomes NIH-defined new or early-stage researchers to apply for small-scale, time-limited pilot research grants that address cancer health disparities.
ASPIRE is conducting a research study for 6 to 17 year olds who experience irritability related to autism. The study is looking at an investigational medication called lurasidone to find out whether it is safe and effective in managing irritability in children and teenagers with autism.
Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.
This study is the first ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. It will evaluate genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing adverse outcomes after sexual assault including chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Joanne Jordan and Dr. Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Professor of Medicine at UNC, to talk about muscles, joints, aches and related diseases.
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs.
Registration on CMS’s website is voluntary; however, physicians must complete Phase 2 of the CMS registration process if they wish to review their personal financial information before it is made publicly available on Sept. 30, 2014.
The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Alice Ammerman, PhD, a professor of nutrition in public health and director of Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, reached out to county health officials along with her colleagues and built a project that helps encourage healthy living in Lenoir County.
The July issue is now available online.
Upcoming events include a CTSA Tool Shop Webinar on The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository and a week-long course on Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This month's security byte is about public computers.
The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives. This campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.