To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified - vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF - and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use.
A study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers has shown that the investigational new drug liraglutide taken once daily may be safer and more effective than currently available medications for people with type 2 diabetes.
Kevin Biese, M.D., M.A., recently received an Emergency Medicine grant from the Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents (GSR) Program. Jan Busby-Whitehead, M.D., Ellen Roberts, M.D., Cherri Hobgood, M.D., along with the entire Futures Group for Geriatric Care will also participate in the grant. Dr. Biese is the PI and Program Director, and Dr. Busby-Whitehead is the Co-PI.
On Thursday, June 11, Dr. Bruce Cairns, medical director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, provided an update on the process of care for burn survivors from the ConAgra plant explosion. Grace Schmits, nurse manager in the Burn Center, also comments on the priorities when caring for burn survivors.
As many of you know, Keith Gran has accepted a position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. We are currently in the process of finding a replacement for the position of Chief Operating Officer at UNC Physicians & Associates. We are seeking nominations from within the UNC Health Care System.
Dr. Alan Stiles, chief physician at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and chair of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, will be the featured guest on the live medical television program "Rex On Call" with Melody Hunter-Pillion. Dr. Stiles will discuss the state of pediatric care in North Carolina and take questions from viewers about pediatric health issues. The program will air Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. on NBC 17.
Both lanes of the block of Ransom Street between Patterson Place and McCauley Street are closed until Nov. 1, as work continues on the replacement of the steam tunnel serving the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On Friday, June 12, from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., and Saturday, June 13, from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., the S11 Williamson Lot and Williamson Drive will be reserved for patrons with disabilities attending the high school graduation ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center.
Effective Aug. 15, individuals will need to register their scooter/moped as a motorcycle and pay accordingly. If the scooter/moped does NOT have a license, you will need to use the serial number as a license indicator.