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UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / February
UNC Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients, Earns Nomination for AHA Award
Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, was nominated for the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Young Investigators in Training for his study showing young women are having proportionally more heart attacks than young men.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes
A newly published study led by Stefan Metz, PhD, a research associate at the UNC School of Medicine, details how researchers used a nanoparticle vaccine platform to develop a tetravalent dengue virus vaccine capable of inducing balanced, type-specific neutralizing antibodies to each dengue virus serotype.
Located in News / 2018 / October
UNC Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, led a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack that occurred over a 15-year period and found consistent differences in the treatment of black and white patients.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients
Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
Review of scientific evidence on effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods for contraception underscores need for higher quality studies
The systematic review led by UNC’s Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, was published this week in Obstetrics and Gynecology. It reviewed 53 studies of the effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods and rated the studies for their quality.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective
The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis
A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.
Located in News / 2018 / June
UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference
Anna Bauer, PhD, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, were chosen by the APA to present findings from their recently published study about a new mother’s risk of postpartum psychiatric conditions when she has an immediate family member with a psychiatric disorder.
Located in News / 2018 / May