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Retreat highlights postdoctoral fellows’ research
UNC Lineberger's 43rd Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day was held Tuesday at the Carolina Club.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Sept. 20
Study Tracks Endometrial Cancer Across North Carolina
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, launched a major initiative to track 1,000 women across North Carolina with cancer in the lining of the uterus to understand why the cancer is increasing in incidence and mortality, and why the disease is more deadly for some women than others.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 16
Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers to Develop, Test E-cigarette Prevention Messaging
Seth Noar, PhD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, is leading a five-year, $3.35 million national study to develop and test messages that discourage adolescents from using electronic cigarettes. UNC School of Medicine’s Ilona Jaspers, PhD, is part of the project.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 16
Getting hip to vitamin D
A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 20
Jensen and colleagues identify underlying causes of cardiotoxicity of new therapies used to treat cancers.
Brian Jensen, MD, associate professor of medicine and pharmacology, and colleagues identified for the first-time mechanisms underlying the cardiotoxicity of kinase inhibitors used to treat cancer.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Oct. 26
NC TraCS Institute launches Research for Me @UNC
The NC TraCS Institute is excited to announce Research for Me @UNC, a public-facing website that will encourage knowledge of and participation in research across UNC. This site is a comprehensive response to the challenges of research engagement that arise for both the public and research teams and will be replacing the current site, Join the Conquest.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 7
Kibbe co-authors JAMA piece on wearable device intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease Patients
The piece, co-authored by Melina Kibbe, MD, the Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, found that a home-based exercise program, consisting of wearable devices and telephone coaching, did not improve walking ability for patients with peripheral artery disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / April 26
Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. These results were published in PLOS ONE.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 14
NC TraCS R Writing Group Accepting Applications
The NC TraCS R Writing Group for Laboratory-based Research is now taking applications through July 10.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 2
Microsoft Analytics Ranks UNC-Chapel Hill Top U.S. Research University for Coronaviruses
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and since, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have published more peer-reviewed articles and have been cited more than any other academic institution in the United States.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 9