Vital Signs

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

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

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Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

On March 15, citizens of North Carolina will vote on a $2-billion NC Connect bond referendum for statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure.

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New medical education building part of NC bond package

New medical education building part of NC bond package

The UNC School of Medicine would receive $68 million in state funds to replace Berryhill Hall.

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Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

UNC's Dr. Michael Pignone is featured in two videos, a press release and a podcast discussing the Task Force's recommendation that clinicians should screen all adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, for depression.

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