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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
Four Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program
Alena Markmann, MD, PhD, Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD, Tessa Andermann, MD, PhD, and Peyton Thompson, MD, will receive support from the Physician Scientists Training Program at the UNC School of Medicine to cultivate their careers as translational clinician scientists.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23
UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) is leading a study with Christine Peat, PhD, director of the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), to characterize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with eating disorders. Preliminary data from the U.S. and the Netherlands are being published to share with clinicians and caregivers to provide a roadmap forward as the pandemic evolves.
Located in News / 2020 / June
New patent on autism genetic test could stall scientific research
Jim Evans, MD, PhD, was quoted in The Scientist on the potential of a North Carolina-based company charging a licensing fee to scientists who want to sequence the gene HOMER1, which has been linked to autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
The PHASES Working Group, co-led by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, and Kristen Sullivan, PhD, at UNC-Chapel Hill, with researchers at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at -- a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.
Located in News / 2020 / July