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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 January 21, 2022.

UNC Hospitals names new CFO – Latonya Brown (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Adding peanuts to young children’s diet can help avoid allergy: study – Wesley Burks (MSN Singapore)

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe and Effective in Toddlers in Large Placebo-Controlled Trial – Dr. Edwin Kim (Medscape)

How Omicron highlights fading hope of herd immunity from COVID-19 – Dr. David Wohl (Daily The Patriot)

States track patients who have COVID-19 and were admitted for other reasons – Dr. David Weber (WSOC-TV)

The curve is trending down but this isn’t quite the end of omicron, doctors say – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

A wave of COVID deaths from a ‘mild’ omicron? Here’s how both things can be true – Dr. Erica Pettigrew (CBS17)

Trial Finds Experimental Immunotherapy Reduces Most Children’s Sensitivity to Peanuts -Wesley Burks (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)

On Air Today: Dr. Abhi Mehrotra of the UNC Medical Center – Dr. Abhi Mehrotra (Chapelboro)

Donor gives $25 million to establish UNC Lineberger Center for Triple Negative Breast Cancer – Wesley Burks (UNC News)

Community Advisory Committee discusses Well-being Days, COVID-19 mitigation strategies – Dr. David Weber (The Daily Tar Heel)

DR. WESLEY BURKS: Let’s not forget dedication of essential healthcare workers – Wesley Burks (WRAL)

NC reports more than 5,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for first time since start of pandemic – Dr. David Weber (MSN)

Supply of effective COVID treatments ‘very limited,’ NCDHHS says – Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)

UNC expert: Current vaccines and boosters working against highly contagious Omicron – Dr. David Wohl (ABC11)

Patients can now get hospital-level care like X-rays in comfort of home – Dr. Meera Udayakumar (Blue Ridge Public Radio (WCQS-FM)

Septerna Launches With $100 Million Series A Financing to Expand the Frontier of GPCR-Targeted Medicines Using the Native Complex™ Platform – Dr. Bryan Roth (Market Screener)

How to Talk About Mental Health With Your Child and Their Pediatrician – Dr. Rebecca A. Baum (

Nanoparticle-formulated drug combination is effective in medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain tumor – Dr. Timothy R. Gershon (EurekAlert!)

Ground-breaking study reveals dynamics of DNA replication ‘licensing’ – Dr. Jean Cook (EurekAlert!)

Are we anywhere close to the end of the omicron wave in NC? – Dr. David Wohl (WNCT)

Anonymous donor makes $25M gift to UNC for breast cancer research center – Wesley Burks (WRAL Tech Wire)