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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 Friday October 22, 2021.

Healthcare trends: Intensive Care Unit leads Twitter mentions in Q3 2021 – Dr. David Wohl (

Newly developed gel helps improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for glioblastoma – Dr. Gianpietro Dotti (The Medical Progress)

Allakos Presents Data at ACG 2021 from Prospective Study Showing High Prevalence Rates of Eosinophilic Gastritis and/or Eosinophilic Duodenitis with Systematic Evaluation – Dr. Nicholas Talley (CentralCharts)

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer Responds to Reduced Chemo, Radiation: Study – Dr. Bhishamjit Chera (MedicineNet)

Intervention eliminates Black-white gaps in survival from early-stage breast and lung cancer – Dr. Samuel Cykert (EurekAlert!)

Concerns grow over suicide among college students nationwide – Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody (News Chant)

Johnston County latest school district to set aside ‘mental health’ days for students, teachers – Dr. Amy Ursano (WRAL)

Gene therapy shows promise against neurodevelopment disorder Angelman, UNC scientists report – Dr. Ben Philpot (WRAL Tech Wire)

Sleep helmet? Pentagon funds $4.3M trial of device to improve ‘brain cleansing’ – Dr. Dawn Kernagis (WRAL Tech Wire)

2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence Presented to 39 State Employees –  Dr. Melissa Miller (NC Office of Human Resources)

Still need a flu shot? Wake County offering walk-in clinic in Raleigh – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma May Predict Long-Term Mental Health – Dr. Sam McLean (Mirage News)

Unvaccinated COVID patients straining hospital resources, health care officials say – Dr. David Wohl (WSOC-TV)

ACCURE Trial Aims to Eliminate Disparities in Survival in Black and White Patients With Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancers – Dr. Samuel Cykert (The Asco Post)

Evan S. Dellon, MD: A Daily Diary for Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Dr. Evan S. Dellon (HCPLive)

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Closes Health Disparities – Samuel Cykert (PatientEngagementHIT)

Yes, trick-or-treating can be done safely this year, even during COVID. Here’s how. – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (The News & Observer)

Cold Viruses Thrived in Kids as Other Viruses Faded in 2020 – Dr. Martha Perry (The Medical Progress)

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (WSET-TV)

Cary town leaders to make decision on mask mandate Thursday – Dr. Erica Pettigrew (

Initiative to Improve Sleep and Clearance of the Brain – Dr. Dawn Kernagis (Neuroscience News)

Food Allergy Families Seek Out Hard-to-Find Immunotherapy – Dr. Edwin Kim (USA News Hub)

3 ways to avoid Halloween food allergy scares – Dr. Edwin Kim (WRAL)