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Carolina researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak
Research conducted at Carolina is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
New School of Medicine Strategic Plan “Forward Together” Research Initiative to Encourage Joint Hires between Clinical and Basic Science Departments
As part of strategic efforts to increase interdisciplinary translational research, the SOM Office of Research (OoR) is sponsoring a new initiative to support joint faculty hires in research between clinical and basic science departments. Clinical and Basic Science Departments that would like to partner and jointly recruit a research faculty member in the fall of 2019 are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for support.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 9
Clinical Research Support Office Website Now Available
As development of the new SOM Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) continues, we recognize the significant challenges and uncertainties that many clinical research teams are currently facing. Given these unprecedented times, we have launched a temporary CRSO website focused on providing information and resources related to continuing our clinical research missions amidst the current pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 30
AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research
A UNC School of Medicine research team led by Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, has generated preclinical evidence that gene therapy may help individuals with Angelman syndrome by improving seizure and motor outcomes.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Post-operative Delirium and Long Term Cognitive Function After Major Nonemergent Surgery
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and Geriatrician Dr. Adrian Austin and Division of Geriatric Medicine Chief Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead’s study on pre-operative cognitive impairment, post-operative delirium, and longterm cognitive function after nonemergent surgery is the lead article in a recently published issue of JAMA Surgery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 24
REACH NC launches new statewide Resource Finder
The new Resource Finder is powered by the eagle-i open-source tool from Harvard University and expands the ability of researchers to find facilities and resources that will aid them in their endeavors.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 19
COVID-19 Research Preparedness Website
The School of Medicine Office of Research now has a COVID-19 Research Preparedness Website that provides resources and information from both federal institutions and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / March 26
Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter
A major international collaboration co-led by UNC School of Medicine scientist Jason Stein, PhD, has produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence cortical structure and play roles in psychiatric conditions.
Located in News / 2020 / March
List your UNC study now to boost recruitment
UNC has a free website that allows anyone who is interested to find and express interest in a research study taking place at UNC. Any UNC study or trial that is recruiting human subjects can easily list a study on this website and be contacted by potentially eligible participants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 15
North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19
North Carolina researchers call for a diverse group of essential workers in health care to join HeroesResearch.org to share experiences and evaluate prevention strategies. The UNC site leader for this effort is Ross Boyce, MD.
Located in News / 2020 / June