Vital Signs - July 8, 2010

$2.5M grant awarded to study early intervention for toddlers at-risk for autism
A team of researchers with the UNC Program for Early Autism Research, Leadership, and Service (PEARLS) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study the efficacy of early intervention for one-year-olds at-risk for autism.
UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer
A recent study by UNC researchers, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, provides evidence for a theory demonstrating that expression of one of a group of genes found only in humans and non-human primates can promote androgen receptor activity in concert with other proteins called coregulators.
Combo insulin pump and blood sugar monitor stars in diabetes study
A team of researchers, including UNC’s John Buse, MD, found that insulin pump-therapy is more effective that daily insulin injections at managing type 1 diabetes.
White addresses Institute of Medicine forum on access to HIV testing and care
Becky L. White, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was invited to present to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care in Washington, D.C., on June 21.
Steeley, UNC Health Care celebrate tobacco-free anniversary
What were you doing at 6 p.m. on July 13, 2007? That date and time might not mean anything to most of us, but it was a moment when Ike Steeley, Jr.’s life changed forever. That was when he had his last cigarette.
Memorial Service for Dr. Patricia Gregory Aug. 10 Aug 10, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM N.C. Memorial Hospital Chapel,
Patricia Gregory, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 13 at UNC Hospitals. She was an assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Sauls joins 'Your Health' this weekend
Gary Sauls, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist at the Duke University Department of Pediatrics in the Center for Adolescent Substance Use Treatment, will discuss teen substance abuse.
NC TraCS Institute July e-newsletter
The newsletter includes articles about how the NC TraCS pilot funding awardees are moving science into the future, health informatics grant implications, highlights from the recent Angelman Symposium, and more.
NC Cardiovascular Update 2010 from Sep 17, 2010 08:00 AM to Sep 18, 2010 05:00 PM The Friday Center,
The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology present the NC Cardiovascular Update 2010, Sept. 17-18, at the Friday Center.
S. Columbia Repairs from Cameron to Franklin To Cause Lane Closures, Delays
The stretch of South Columbia Street between Cameron Avenue and Franklin Street will undergo repairs and repaving from Monday, July 12 to Friday, August 13.