Feb. 13

Nobel Laureate Sancar Receives 2019 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Nobel Laureate Sancar Receives 2019 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, was recognized by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for his distinguished career in science and discoveries in the field of DNA repair.

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Hirsch Poised to Restore Sight to MPS I Patients Using Gene Therapy

Hirsch Poised to Restore Sight to MPS I Patients Using Gene Therapy

Matthew Hirsch, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology and member of the UNC Gene Therapy Center, hopes to embark on a clinical trial this year to test the first ocular gene therapy that could restore the sight of patients suffering from a rare lysosomal storage disease.

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MS1 “Principles of Medicine” Block Co-director Position Available

The Foundation Phase of the School of Medicine's curriculum seeks a co-director of the “Principles of Medicine” Block for first-year medical students for fall 2020.

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New Fellowship Grant Will Provide Training in Non-Interventional Vascular Medicine

New Fellowship Grant Will Provide Training in Non-Interventional Vascular Medicine

The Anticoagulation Forum’s Ansell Fellowship Program has awarded the UNC School of Medicine with a grant that will fund one year of fellowship training in vascular medicine. Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, is principal investigator.

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Change to pass/fail score reporting for Step 1

There is big news in medical education this week. The National Board of Medical Examiners has announced that Step 1 will become a Pass/Fail scored standardized test. This will not occur before January, 2022 and there will be a limited number of times students will be allowed to take the exam. Step 2 scores will remain numeric and will be available to be utilized in the residency selection process.

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