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Training a Nation
For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / August
UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium
The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / November
‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A
The UNC School of Medicine has more than a dozen groups dedicated to Zika research and vaccine development. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the School of Medicine will host an expert panel event and Q&A discussion in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / November
Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents
Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2016 / December
Becoming Less Super as a Specialist
Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / January
Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner
These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / July
New SARS-like virus can jump directly from bats to humans, no treatment available
Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / November
From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home
When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / December
Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine
In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / February
UNC researchers discover new target for dengue virus vaccine
By re-engineering a tiny chain of amino acids in one type of dengue virus, Ralph Baric and Aravinda de Silva discover a new path toward solving the dengue vaccine dilemma. The research has the potential to transform vaccine development for other diseases, including SARS and HIV.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / February