This funding, which is administered under the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be used to educate lower-income North Carolinians about fire safety and train first responders in burn treatment.
Jason Katz, MD, MHS, medical director of UNC’s cardiac intensive care unit, examines the challenges facing cardiac intensive care units and clinicians, and offers innovative recommendations for training, staffing and research for this emerging field.
UNC School of Medicine researchers map the anxiety circuit in the brain and use a compound to limit fearful behavior – an acute side effect of commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressants.
A national survey found that parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a “good idea” when there is an opt-out clause.
Findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show that immune cells do not respond the same way to all tumor types. The study, led by UNC Lineberger researcher Benjamin Vincent, MD, could lay the foundation for the discovery of biomarkers to determine which patients might respond to certain immune-stimulating cancer treatments.
Frank Church, PhD, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, delivered this year’s Whitehead Lecture. The annual event, which serves as an unofficial convocation for the UNC School of Medicine, has been held since 1947.
On Aug. 15 a new class of PhD students gathered to begin their week of orientation. During their first year, they will receive training through the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP). They will rotate through multiple labs and collaborate with their classmates before selecting one of the BBSP member PhD programs, and the lab where they will complete their thesis. We met a few of the students.
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Kellen Hassell, EdD, raised more than $15,000 and donated it to UNC’s clinical and research efforts to tackle the rare neurodevelopmental disorder.
With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women.
In a study published in JAMA Surgery, Melina Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, and colleagues found that few human surgical clinical research studies included men and women equally.
The new compound could reduce overdoses and possibly curb addiction, while addressing the needs of millions of people suffering with chronic pain.
Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.