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Tuned into Neuroscience
There are a host of ways neuroscientists can study the brain. Some analyze its chemistry, others its structure. UNC researcher Flavio Frohlich examines its electrical system, what he calls the “language of the brain,” and investigates how miscommunication in these signals can play a role in psychiatric illnesses.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 29
U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools
Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / March 30: National Doctors' Day
386 physicians from UNC Health Care named to prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors In America® list
Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / March 30: National Doctors' Day
In the Halls of New Knowledge
A wide variety of research was on display this week during Student Research Day.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 3
Unlocking the Genetics of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders have long been discussed in strictly psychiatric terms, but a study from the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders is reconceptualizing these illnesses. Through international genetic sampling, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, the center’s founding director, aims to puzzle out the biological factors behind eating disorders and improve the success of treatments.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
From Teacher to Volunteer
Rita Bigham spent 19 years as an elementary school teacher in Carrboro. Today, with the help of her dog, Pippin, she is lifting the spirits of patients and UNC Hospitals staff as a volunteer in the Pet Therapy Program.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Feb. 19
Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: UNC’s BBSP at 12 Years Old
With the number of applicants growing each year, UNC’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) has become a leader in introductory programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the life and biomedical sciences. From lab rotations, wellness resources to career exploration opportunities, BBSP continues to train better students to become even better scientists.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Johnson Focuses on Rising Maternal Health Disparities Among Black Women
Jasmine Johnson, MD, third-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow and clinical instructor in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, dedicates her research efforts on Black maternal health disparities and quality improvement efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 9
A homecoming for a convergent scientist
After 16 years in Rwanda, physician and renewable energy entrepreneur Caleb King returns to his alma mater to lead the UNC Institute for Convergent Science, a partnership of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and Innovate Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 30
PICU paves way for Clean In, Clean Out campaign
Several years ago, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) leadership implemented changes that led to a dramatic improvement in its hand hygiene compliance rates. The PICU effort was so successful that it became a model for the 2013-2014 UNC Hospitals’ Clean In, Clean Out campaign.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Jan. 23