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UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia
Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the treatment is a well-educated health care team delivering compassionate care.
Located in News / 2019 / May
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 teams with Verily Life Sciences to study trauma recovery
The Verily Study Watch will help researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and across the country collect first-in-kind data to better understand and diagnose adverse brain outcomes after trauma.
Located in News / 2017 / August
UNC to Host First Conference Aimed at Fathers of Children with Autism
UNC Autism Fathers Conference on Sept. 14 to focus on challenges fathers face.
Located in News / 2019 / September
UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants
Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC/NC State spinout company raises $5.8M for ‘smart’ insulin devices
A Research Triangle Park startup founded by Zhen Gu, PhD, a biomedical engineer with joint faculty appointments at UNC and NC State University received a $5.8 million cash infusion to continue translation efforts of ‘smart’ insulin devices.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad
In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells – and related to Alzheimer’s disease – can be stopped or reversed.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Using ‘sticky’ nanoparticles, researchers develop new strategy to boost body’s cancer defenses
In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using “sticky” nanoparticles.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Wake Forest Baptist, UNC Health Care Sign Binding Definitive Agreement Regarding Ownership of High Point Regional Health
Over the coming months, leadership from both Wake Forest Baptist and High Point Regional Health will be working together to take the necessary steps toward full integration.
Located in News / 2018 / March