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NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care
UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Donald Rosenstein, MD, will use the grant to connect cancer patients with potential financial support resources in Carteret, Dare, Jackson, Lenoir, and Nash counties.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Kash Receives Jacob P. Waletzky Award
Thomas Kash, PhD, was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience for his "creative research on the neural basis of addiction-related behaviors and its illumination of potential paths forward for understanding and treating the pathological behaviors associated with addiction."
Located in News / 2019 / October
Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age
Lindsey Rosman, PhD, assistant professor in the division of cardiology, is lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2019 / October
New grant will ‘re-engineer postnatal care’ to improve maternal and infant outcomes
The goal of the project is to identify and define priority unmet needs on postnatal units that contribute to poor maternal and infant outcomes and to create innovative recommendations to facilitate improved safety and wellness.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 17
UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.
Located in News / 2019 / October
New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India
Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in India.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies
Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom, PhD, and colleagues in South Africa, discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment.
Located in News / 2019 / October
NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases
Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Clinical Trial Makes Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Available in Primary Care Setting
Seema Garg, MD, PhD, is leading a study that uses telemedicine and new imaging technology to offer a convenient retinal screening method for patients with diabetes at risk for vision loss. Tom Miller, MD, is integrating the innovative technology into UNC’s clinical setting.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos
The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.
Located in News / 2019 / October