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The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which featured UNC School of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Thursday March 18, 2021.

Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS, blazed trail for Black women in pediatric surgical oncology – (Healio)

Pollen Season Similar to Last Year – Dr. Sofija Volertas (Spectrum News)

Specific neurons release dopamine to regulate pain differently in male and female mice – (Dr. Thomas Kash) Medical News

Doctors in the Triangle blame pandemic shutdown for increase in severity of mental-health issues in children – Dr. Angela Strain (ABC 11)

UNC doctor helps explain long-term impact of COVID-19 – Dr. John Michael Barrata (WRAL)

FDA advisory committees will begin hearings on drug aimed at osteoarthritis pain – Dr. Amanda Nelson (USA Today)

UNC-Chapel Hill research shows promise for antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 – Drs. Victor Garcia & Angela Wahl (WGHP-TV)

CDC reports twice as many cases of COVID-19 variants in NC – but raw numbers remain small – Dr. Jeremy Wang (CBS 17)

7 California prisons had so many COVID cases, they now have herd immunity. More could follow – Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein (Sacramento Bee)

Moderna Begins Testing Covid Vaccine in Babies and Children – Dr. David Wohl (New York Times)

Allergies and the COVID-19 Vaccine‪s – Dr. Edwin Kim (WBTV)

Here’s how you should be apologizing to your children – Dr Alexa Mieses Malchuk (Deccan Herald)

COVID and Health Disparities in Cancer – Dr. Jessica Islam (OBR Oncology)

Women more likely to experience serious side effects from COVID-19 vaccine, CDC study reveals – Dr. David Wohl (ABC 11)

New Barrett’s esophagus monitoring method could aid in easier and more precise prognoses – Dr. Nicholas Shaheen (Science Mag)

Prison settlement a balancing act between political risk and public health – Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein (Carolina Public Press)

Best Medical Schools In The World For 2021 – (CEOWorld Magazine)

Nearly All Seniors Take Meds That Raise Their Odds of Falling – Dr. Joshua Niznik (Health Day)

Duke, UNC researchers continue to examine COVID-19 vaccine side effects – Dr. David Wohl (CBS 17)