Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense
UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
Edward R. Perl, MD, a preeminent neuroscientist, passed away on July 15 after a long life dedicated to science, education, and service at the University of North Carolina.
The grant will allow UNC researchers, led by Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, to perform the first-ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. Graduate students, fellows, or faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in potentially developing an NIH Diversity Supplement application related to the study are invited to send a cover letter to the program manager.
This summer, the Medical Education Development (MED) program celebrates 40 years of teaching. Sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Careers Opportunities Program, and the State of North Carolina, MED is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked opportunity to reach their educational goals.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, Joseph P. Archie, Jr., Professor of Medicine and Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC.
Several members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty had articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) July 23/30, 2014, HIV/AIDS theme issue.
ASPIRE is conducting a research study for 6 to 17 year olds who experience irritability related to autism. The study is looking at an investigational medication called lurasidone to find out whether it is safe and effective in managing irritability in children and teenagers with autism.
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff
Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.
This study is the first ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. It will evaluate genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing adverse outcomes after sexual assault including chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.
The Carolina Community Network Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN II) welcomes NIH-defined new or early-stage researchers to apply for small-scale, time-limited pilot research grants that address cancer health disparities.
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
Registration on CMS’s website is voluntary; however, physicians must complete Phase 2 of the CMS registration process if they wish to review their personal financial information before it is made publicly available on Sept. 30, 2014.
Alice Ammerman, PhD, a professor of nutrition in public health and director of Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, reached out to county health officials along with her colleagues and built a project that helps encourage healthy living in Lenoir County.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This month's security byte is about public computers.
The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives. This campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.
Elections were held in June 2014 for three at-large positions on the Medical Staff Executive Committee. Maria Patricia Rivera, MD, Michael Meyers, MD, and Eldad Hadar, MD, were elected to two-year terms by the clinical faculty members.
Beginning next month, faculty, staff and students who need to park on campus at night during the week will need to display a permit.