Vital Signs

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

National Clinical Trial Finds Certain Treatments for Blood Clots Not Effective

National Clinical Trial Finds Certain Treatments for Blood Clots Not Effective

Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine and member of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, co-authored the results of a large-scale multicenter clinical trial focusing on catheter-directed thrombolysis and its effects.

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Department of Pharmacy Earns $50,000 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety

Department of Pharmacy Earns $50,000 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety

The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation honored a team of UNC pharmacist for their successful efforts to address rare and serious complications resulting from blood thinners.

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Addressing the burden of glaucoma in Ghana

Addressing the burden of glaucoma in Ghana

Rates of glaucoma in Ghana are the second highest in the world. For more than 20 years, Don Budenz, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, has traveled to the West African nation to treat patients, train providers, and raise public awareness of the condition.

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Scientists Find Potential Weapons for the Battle Against Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists Find Potential Weapons for the Battle Against Antibiotic Resistance

Led by UNC School of Medicine’s Brian Conlon, PhD, research published in PLoS Biology shows how different bacterial strains interact to make each other more or less resistant to antibiotics.

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Security vulnerability in Apple macOS High Sierra

Apple has announced a significant security vulnerability in the latest Mac operating system, High Sierra. If you are using a device running macOS High Sierra (latest OS 10.13.x), we recommend that you install software updates from the App Store as soon as possible. If you need assistance please contact 919-962-HELP or use the Click to Chat feature at help.med.unc.edu.

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NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center

NIH renews grant funding the Bowles Alcohol Research Center

The center, established 20 years ago and led by Fulton Crews, PhD, will receive more than $8.7 million over five years to continue research on the effects of alcohol on the brain.

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The Hunt for a Cure to HIV

The Hunt for a Cure to HIV

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, UNC Health Care and our friends at StoryDrivenMedia created this video featuring HIV Cure Center researchers David Margolis, MD, and Nancie Archin, PhD, as well as clinical trial participant Rob Hill.

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Celebrating Student Research

The 50th annual Student Research Day was held on Nov. 17. Medical Students had the opportunity to showcase their summer research work.

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Inaugural Class of UNC Physician Assistant Program Featured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

Inaugural Class of UNC Physician Assistant Program Featured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

An article published on the BCBS website focuses on one upcoming graduate’s experience in the program, her motivation for pursuing a career as a physician assistant, and her goals after graduating this December.

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