Vital Signs

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

UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care is one of only 27 systems in the United States to be recognized as a 'Most Wired Advanced’ health system by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its use of information technology to improve patient care and clinical integration.

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The Trust Launches Milestone Wellness Assessment for Former NFL Players

UNC’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes performs the assessments in conjunction with UNC Health Care.

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UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery

From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country.

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 Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

In the journal PLOS Medicine, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, cancer program director for UNC-Project Malawi, outlined a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure.

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UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC researchers led by Nancie Archin, PhD, and David Margolis, MD, have shown that interval dosing of the drug Vorinostat reverses HIV latency and is well-tolerated in people living with HIV. However, while Vorinostat makes latent HIV easier to detect, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on July 17.

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Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

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Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA

Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, at the UNC School of Social Work, will lead the top journal for post-acute and long-term health care.

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A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

Longtime UNC family medicine researcher Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, wrote a book that employs the latest clinical evidence to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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