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James P. Evans, MD, PhD
James P. Evans, MD, PhD is a professor, Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics and The Bryson Program in Human Genetics in the Department of Genetics. He is an expert in medical genetics and cancer genetics.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD
Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Genetics. He is an expert on genetic mapping of susceptibility loci for complex traits and the positional cloning of genes responsible for neurodegenerative disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Norman Sharpless, MD
Norman Sharpless, MD is Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Professor of Medicine and Genetics in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. He is an expert on melanoma and cancer genetics.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Three Teams Received Emerging Challenges Grants to Combat COVID-19
The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
November 14 is Genetic Counselor Awareness Day
Join UNC's 20 genetic counselors in celebrating the third annual Genetic Counselor Awareness Day.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
New genomic research on cardiovascular health in rural North Carolina
Two genomic-based studies from Heart Healthy Lenoir were published in the last month. Heart Healthy Lenoir was a multidisciplinary research project that aimed to reduce cardiovascular disease in Lenoir County, North Carolina by developing new approaches to care, from prevention to treatment. The lead investigator of the Heart Healthy Lenoir genomics study is Jonathan Schisler, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and McAllister Heart Institute.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 10
UNC/Duke Team Publish on Using CRISPR Technique on Adult Mammals
A team of investigators supported in part by a $50,000 CTSA-supported UNC /Duke Collaborative Pilot Program has published results of their research into using CRISPR to treat an adult mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using a virus to deliver the gene-editing system. This marks the first time that the CRISPR technique has successfully treated a genetic disease inside a fully developed living mammal with a strategy that has the potential to be translated to human therapy.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 7
UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated
Four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences, as part of a UNC NeuroSpark event.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
Derek Chiang Selected a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Derek Chiang, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a 2010 Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Chiang is one of 118 recipients of the prestigious award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Feb. 25, 2010
Study shows that a combination of common genetic variations can lead to schizophrenia
A multi-national group of investigators, including a scientist at UNC-Chapel Hill, has discovered that nearly a third of the genetic basis of schizophrenia may be attributed to the cumulative actions of thousands of common genetic variants. The effects of each of these genetic changes, innocuous on its own, add up to a significant risk for developing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 2, 2009