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The Head and the Heart
Todd Cohen and Jonathan Schisler — a neuroscientist and a heart researcher — began working together in 2016 after meeting for coffee in Marsico Hall. By combining their expertise in protein studies, they strive to develop a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
Antiplatelet Therapy Study Named in Top 10 Advances in Genomic Medicine
A recent study conducted by investigators from the UNC Department of Medicine and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2019.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
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
Improving Cardiovascular Health of the Most Vulnerable
Heart disease and stroke are major causes of pre-mature mortality and morbidity in North Carolina, and there are significant racial and geographic disparities in cardiovascular care, morbidity and mortality. A two-year pilot project led by Rick Stouffer, MD, shows how the cardiovascular health of the most vulnerable patients can be improved with free medications.
Located in News / 2020 / January
New School of Medicine Initiative Solicits First Call for Applications for Physician Scientist Trainee Awards
With support from the strategic plan, the new Physician Scientist Training Program will support the most promising physician scientists and bolster translational research at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 16
Nelson Receives NIAMS Grant To Apply Advanced Methodologies to Osteoarthritis (OA) Phenotyping
Dr. Amanda Nelson's $365,000, 2-year grant will facilitate much-needed research strategies designed to lead to more personalized and successful management of OA.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 16
Researchers find clues to drug resistance in medulloblastoma subtype
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD, have new evidence to explain how drug resistance develops in a major subtype of medulloblastoma, the most common invasive brain tumor in children.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty
View a list of recent competitive grant awards to faculty from the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 9
A Full Breakdown of All Vaping Industry Academic Scholarships to High Schoolers
Led by Adam Goldstein, MD, UNC Family Medicine researchers published details on how electronic cigarette companies offer academic scholarships to high school-age teenagers and young adults, showing a disconnect between the industry’s desire to increase vaping among young people and the desire of health advocates to decrease such usage.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Life’s Clockwork: Scientist Shows How Molecular Engines Keep Us Ticking
Charles Carter, PhD, published seminal work on the inner workings of chemical machines inside our cells that turn energy into action, the foundation of life.
Located in News / 2020 / January