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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 February 4, 2022.

UCB announces positive data in myasthenia gravis with zilucoplan phase 3 study results – Dr. James F. Howard (KCAU-TV)

NC man saves lives, bringing COVID vaccine to underserved communities – Jonathan Barrett (WRAL)

Nose-Only COVID Masks Are Emerging in South Korea – Dr. Richard Boucher (Newsweek)

Melatonin use on the rise – Dr. Mary Ellen Wells (CBS17)

Inhaling virus-laden droplets may increase COVID-19 severity – Dr. Brent Senior (Newswise)

Long-haul COVID-19: How an NC doc and patient fight the mysterious syndrome – Dr. John Baratta (News & Record)

How worried do you need to be about the BA.2 coronavirus variant? – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (

What are Healthcare Researchers Doing to Address Health Equity? – Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith (Duke Research Blog)

UCB announces phase 3 RAISE trial of zilucoplan in adults with generalized myasthenia gravis meets primary and all key secondary endpoints – James F. Howard (

NC receiving too few doses of COVID ‘cure,’ local doctor says – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Has the omicron surge peaked in North Carolina? And where are we headed now? – Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)


Positive Phase 3 Topline Results Announced for Zilucoplan in Generalized Myasthenia Gravis – Dr. James F. Howard (NeurologyLive)

UNC Researchers To Lead NIH Precision Nutrition Centers – Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis (Health IT Analytics)

Raleigh mayor: ‘We’re almost there’ to lifting mask mandate; communities, schools, businesses consider a change – Dr. David Weber (WRAL)

Commutations and COVID, a look at what’s happening inside Connecticut’s prison population – Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein (WNPR)

Achieving ‘distant presence’ during virtual visits – Spencer Dorn (STAT)

‘Good, not great’: Some long Covid patients see their symptoms improve, but full recovery is elusive – Dr. John Baratta (STAT)

Masks to be optional for students, staff in Johnston, Cumberland schools – Dr. David Weber (WNCN)

‘We are in the downturn’: Doctors weigh in as COVID numbers drop in N.C. – Dr. David Wohl (Spectrum News)

Zilucoplan Safely Reduced gMG Symptoms in Phase 3 Trial – Dr. James F. Howard (Myasthenia Gravis News)

Area doctors cautiously optimistic about declining COVID-19 case numbers – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

See the Change, Be the Change: Eating Disorders Awareness Week brings events to Grand Rapids in February – Dr. Cynthia Bulik (WOOD-TV)

Pfizer’s vaccine that targets omicron comes out in March. This is why you shouldn’t wait for it – Dr. Joe Eron (WNCN)

Efficacy and Safety of Efgartigimod to Treat Myasthenia Gravis – Dr. James Howard Jr (CheckRare)