Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy

Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections. "We must work together to give pregnant women the evidence base they deserve."

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From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

From H1N1 to COVID-19, ICU Physician-Researcher’s Career Focused on Helping the Sickest

Christine Vigeland, MD, found her calling during residency as the H1N1 pandemic was ending in 2010. She dedicated her career to researching acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and treating ICU patients. Ten years later, the knowledge she’s gained and her continued commitment to the most critical patients are guiding her through another pandemic.

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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.

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