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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
Ting Elected President of American Association of Immunologists
Jenny P. Ting, PhD, was selected as the 2020-2021 President of the American Association of Immunologists. Established in 1913, AAI has become the most prestigious association of immunologists in the world with nearly 8,000 scientists in 71 countries.
Located in News / 2020 / May
First-in-Kind Study Reveals Genetic Markers of Type 2 Diabetes in East Asians
An international team of researchers co-led by UNC School of Medicine’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, conducted the largest-ever genome-wide study of people from across East Asia to uncover the genetic roots of type 2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified
Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the departments of genetics and psychiatry, is a co-lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / April
UNC Researchers Featured in Podcast on Future Pandemic Readiness
This Week in Virology featured three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers talking about READDI, a $125-million initiative designed to start making drugs now for the next pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 23
Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Genetic Structural Secrets of Schizophrenia
A study co-led by Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, Patrick Sullivan, MD, and colleagues at UNC-Chapel Hill and four Swedish universities found that extremely rare variants affect the boundaries of a 3D genome structure called topologically associated domains in people with schizophrenia much more than they affect people without the condition.
Located in News / 2020 / April
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
Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Researchers find out what’s keeping cancer-killing T-cells away from pancreatic cancer tumors
Scientists led by UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, implicated B-cells, a type of immune cell, in the releasing of signals to keep T-cells from reaching pancreatic tumors to kill tumor cells.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 20
Cell Press Publishes List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Craig Cameron, Folami Ideraabdullah, and Genevieve Neal-Perry, were selected as part of a feature on CrossTalk, a subsidiary of Cell Press geared toward a general audience.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 6