Nov. 20

Endocarditis Increases in N.C.

Endocarditis Increases in N.C.

While the opioid epidemic has prompted news coverage of overdose deaths and increases in HIV and viral hepatitis infections, one side effect of injection drug use has been largely absent from the headlines. Rates of drug-associated endocarditis have been increasing over the past decade and rapidly rising over the past five years. In North Carolina, the number of hospitalizations and the number of surgeries to treat this infection of the heart’s valves have soared.

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UNC study focuses on building social, emotional skills of young people with HIV

UNC study focuses on building social, emotional skills of young people with HIV

Although individuals diagnosed with HIV are now living longer because of antiretroviral drugs, recent global reports have found that young people between the ages of 15 and 21 continue to be the exception.

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Carolina alumnus brings the future of medicine into operating rooms

Todd Pope earned a spot in Time Magazine’s list of the 50 most influential people in health care earlier this year with his new surgical robot that is shaking up the field of robotic medicine.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty.

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Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing: A Call to Action

The schools of education, medicine, public health, and social work at UNC-Chapel Hill are jointly organizing the state-wide “Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing: A Call to Action” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Friday Center.

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Institutional Junior Faculty Career Development Program Application Cycle Now Open

TraCS announces the opening of the application cycle for the following institutional junior faculty (K) career development programs: The TraCS Gene Orringer KL2 Translational Research and the BIRCWH Sex-Gender Differences in Health and Disease.

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Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.

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 Researchers identify resistance mechanism to possible pancreatic cancer treatment

Researchers identify resistance mechanism to possible pancreatic cancer treatment

In the journal Cancer Cell, UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, PhD, and colleagues describe how pancreatic cancer may develop resistance to ERK inhibitors in pancreatic cancer.

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 Physician Assistant Studies Recognized on Veterans Day at UNC Hospitals

Physician Assistant Studies Recognized on Veterans Day at UNC Hospitals

The Physician Assistant Studies program received recognition in a Veterans Day celebration, held in the lobby at UNC Children’s Hospital, on Monday, November 12, 2018.

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Monthly SOM Lunch & Learn: Preventing Unlawful Discrimination based on Religion, Race, Color, and National Origin

Camille Brooks with the UNC Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office (EOC) will present this month’s Lunch & Learn training. The goal of this session is to enable participants to understand how discrimination is defined; identify inappropriate workplace behaviors, increase awareness and employ strategies to prevent it.

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NIH Funding Opportunities at UNC for Opioid Misuse (HEAL Initiative)

The NIH has earmarked about $500 million in funding for addressing opioid misuse and addiction through the HEAL initiative (Helping to end addiction long-term). NC TraCS and the UNC Office of Research Development is gathering investigator names who are interested in this area of research.

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