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

Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.

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CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting in San Diego, UNC Lineberger's Natalie Grover, MD, presented preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

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A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.

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School of Medicine IT Webex Clinics

School of Medicine IT Webex Clinics

School of Medicine IT recently launched a new Webex video conferencing service for School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students and will be hosting Webex Clinics throughout the year, beginning December 2018. Read more for available dates and locations. They will also try to answer and address any questions or specific Webex needs you may have.

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Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a clinical instructor in the division of infectious diseases, has been awarded a nearly $1-million Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health to utilize principles from criminology to map mosquito breeding sites in Western Uganda. The project could increase the efficiency of vector control in the region.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.

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Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The opioid epidemic is reshaping the epidemiology of heart valve infection, according to a new study led by Asher Shranz, MD, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The Search for a Cure

The Search for a Cure

The UNC School of Medicine's efforts to develop new treatments and potential cures for HIV are featured extensively on UNC-Chapel Hill's home page this week.

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UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

The latest annual R&D survey reinforces Carolina’s position as a top global research university.

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