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The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which featured UNC School of Medicine faculty starting Friday September 22, 2023.

UNC Celebrates Opening of Roper Hall, New Home of School of Medicine – Dr. Wesley Burks (

Taking care of your teeth could protect you against cancer, says new study – Dr. Jason Tasoulas (Science Focus)

AI-Driven Autonomous Needle Robot Aims to Revolutionize Lung Cancer Treatment – Dr. Jason Akulian (Labroots)

Triangle researchers announce ‘Early Check’ study that could improve health outcomes for NC newborns – Dr. Cynthia M. Powell (CBS17)

Tiny robot capable of navigating live tissue could boost fight against lung cancer, UNC researchers report – Dr. Ron Alterovitz, Dr. Jason Akulian (WRAL Tech Wire)

Understanding September’s asthma toll on children and communities of color – Dr. Allison Burbank (NC Health News)

CBS 17 meteorologist urges people know signs of severe allergies, after a bee sting sends her to hospital – Dr. Edwin Kim (CBS17)

Good Oral Health Linked to Improved Survival in Head & Neck Cancer – Dr. Jason Tasoulas (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)

How does water get stuck in your ear — and how do you get it out? – Dr. Christie DeMason (LiveScience)

Early Check gene testing helps North Carolina newborns determine risk of Type 1 diabetes – Dr. Cynthia Powell (Healthcare Brew)

Researchers find how Alzheimer’s disease linked to genetic variants with brain cell function – Dr. Yun Li (

UNC: Scientists Take Next Big Step in Understanding Genetics of Schizophrenia – Dr. Hyejung Won (BioBuzz)

Steerable Lung Robot Reaches Targets Not Possible Even With Robotic Bronchoscope – Dr. Ron Alterovitz, Dr. Jason Akulian (

Covid Is Back. Here’s What You Need to Know – Dr. David Wohl (BNN Bloomberg)

‘It’s my body, it’s my life’ | More women seeking sterilization amid abortion restrictions in North Carolina – Dr. Kavita Arora (WCNC-TV)

Free COVID-19 tests now available as Triangle sees rise in cases – Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)

UNC Health plans to build new Children’s Hospital in the Triangle – Dr. Wesley Burks (CBS17)

NC Black babies have a higher death rate. We must help them survive. – Dr. Jennifer Tang, Dr. Rachel Urrutia (The Fayetteville Observer)

8 ways to handle the stress of big, happy events – Dr. Nadia Charguia (WRAL)

UNC Health plans to build $2 billion children’s hospital – Dr. Wesley Burks (Business North Carolina)

GARBAGE IN, TOXICS OUT – Dr. Ilona Jaspers (The Intercept)