Vital Signs

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

From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

Christine Vigeland, MD, found her calling during residency as the H1N1 pandemic was ending in 2010. She dedicated her career to researching acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and treating ICU patients. Ten years later, the knowledge she’s gained and her continued commitment to the most critical patients are guiding her through another pandemic.

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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.

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UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves.

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Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, at the UNC School of Medicine reported results from a five-year multi-site study for the treatment of egg allergy in children, showing that egg oral immunotherapy was significantly more likely to achieve sustained unresponsiveness compared to children opting for baked egg therapy.

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UNC Health Eases Visitor Restrictions for Triangle

Patients at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX and Johnston Health will be allowed one visitor

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