Vital Signs

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

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Join staff members from the Thurston Arthritis Research Center for the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Funds raised will go to fund research.

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Returning the Favor

Returning the Favor

Bruce Cairns credits his military experience with shaping his perspective and making him a better doctor. Today, as a way of giving back, he’s assisting Special Forces medics with educational and career-development opportunities through the Advanced Medic Instructor Training program – a program that paved the way for the UNC School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.

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UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.

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UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics Launches

UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics Launches

The program aims to address the fundamental gaps in knowledge surrounding epigenetic regulation, with a long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches towards treating human disease.

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Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

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Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

A new study in PLoS Pathogens shows that HIV can infect the brain early on and should be combated as soon as possible with antiretroviral therapy to limit risk of dementia

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Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Four UNC School of Medicine students detail the different paths that led them to Match Day.

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Steiner named Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Steiner named Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Effective April 6, Beat Steiner, MD, MPH will assume the role of Assistant Dean for Clinical Education.

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UNC Family Medicine March Newsletter

Find out what's happening at UNC Family Medicine with their March edition of The Intercom.

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New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.

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Aghaulor receives University Diversity Award

Aghaulor receives University Diversity Award

Second-year medical student Blessing Aghaulor was one of 10 recipients of UNC's University Diversity Award.

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Amy Denham to be featured on YOUR HEALTH®

Amy Denham to be featured on YOUR HEALTH®

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Bob Gwyther, MD, will be talking with Amy Denham, MD, MPH, associate professor, UNC Department of Family Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

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Samuel-Hodge receives University Award for the Advancement of Women

Samuel-Hodge receives University Award for the Advancement of Women

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, was the faculty recipient of this year's University Award for the Advancement of Women.

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Carolina Conversations Launches

Carolina Conversations Launches

Carolina Conversations, a new, broad initiative designed to support, help facilitate and encourage critical conversations regarding race, intellectual diversity, religion, identity, and culture in the UNC community has launched.

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Bright talks diversity with Brown University Alumni Magazine

Bright talks diversity with Brown University Alumni Magazine

In an interview with Brown University's Alumni Magazine, Cedric Bright, MD, director of Special Programs and assistant dean of admissions, discusses UNC School of Medicine's efforts to increase the number of minority medical school students and graduates.

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And Polio Was a Nightmare: Polio, UNC-Chapel Hill, And the North Carolina Memorial Hospital

The next Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture will be given by Christopher Jensen, 2012 McLendon-Thomas Award winner, on April 7 at noon in 527 HSL.

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DeSimone delivers TED Talk

DeSimone delivers TED Talk

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry and co-principal investigator of UNC Lineberger's Carolina Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, spoke on the TED mainstage about his latest innovations in 3-D printing.

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Data Matters short courses aimed at data users in research, business, and government

Registration is now open for the second year of Data Matters, a short course series aimed at data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators, and anyone else who grapples with big data issues. Last year’s courses attracted participants from across the county, including academics, business professionals, and government officials.

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