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Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight
Scientists around the country are creating a secure, central database of electronic health records from coronavirus patients to aid in the ongoing effort to treat patients effectively. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is John Buse, MD, PhD, director of NC TraCS.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to hepatitis A virus infection of human cells.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Meyers authors editorial in prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology
Michael Meyers, MD, professor in the division of surgical oncology and director of the general surgery residency program, authored an editorial on his research into innovations in Surgical Techniques.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Nelson receives grant to demonstrate the utility of ultrasound osteoarthritis assessment and standardize scoring
Nelson’s research will utilize data from a population-based community cohort; the Johnston County Health Study.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Clinical Research Support Office offers latest tips & information for research amid COVID-19
The SOM Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) has compiled these general tips to help manage our clinical research work during these unprecedented times. Be sure to check out the initial tip sheet published on April 9th, available for review on the CRSO website.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty
Review a listing of recent competitive grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine faculty.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease
A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, in UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease.
Located in News / 2020 / May
UNC Doctors, Students Collaborate on COVID Treatment Study
In the first COVID-19 case series of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and students from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, report that the drug tocilizumab should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine the drug’s true efficacy for severely ill patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection
The global randomized, controlled and double-blinded study, co-led by Myron Cohen, MD, showed that the drug cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.
Located in News / 2020 / May
New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid
Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / May