Vital Signs

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

Physicians:  Please Claim Your  Doximity Profile

Physicians: Please Claim Your Doximity Profile

By claiming your profile on Doximity by Oct. 31, you’ll be eligible to vote in the 2020 survey that factors into the hospital and specialty rankings in the annual US News and World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings.

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UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities

UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities

The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.

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New Procedure Being Offered for COPD Patients with Emphysema Variant

New Procedure Being Offered for COPD Patients with Emphysema Variant

Adam Belanger, MD, and fellow interventional pulmonologists, are now offering bronchoscopic long-term reduction for qualifying patients as an alternative to traditional lung volume reduction surgery.

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Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in India.

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Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies

Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies

Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom, PhD, and colleagues in South Africa, discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment.

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Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

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Clinical Trial Makes Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Available in Primary Care Setting

Clinical Trial Makes Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Available in Primary Care Setting

Seema Garg, MD, PhD, is leading a study that uses telemedicine and new imaging technology to offer a convenient retinal screening method for patients with diabetes at risk for vision loss. Tom Miller, MD, is integrating the innovative technology into UNC’s clinical setting.

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NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.

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