A landmark clinical trial led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher concludes that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for dysplasia in people with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can lead to deadly gastrointestinal cancer.
Betty Ray McCain of Wilson, N.C. and Gordon Grubb of Raleigh, N.C. have been elected chair and vice-chair of the Board of Visitors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Center is part of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Several UNC medical students have received research fellowships and scholarships for 2009. Four students are recipients of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program for Medical Students, two students are Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellows, and five students are Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholars (DSM).
UNC’s baseball team is proudly hosting an NCAA Regional May 29 – June 1 at Boshamer Stadium. To accommodate this event, a portion of Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic from Friday, May 29 - Monday, June 1.
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.