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UNC Health Alliance, Blue Cross NC Collaborate to Ease Burden on Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina working with UNC Health Alliance to advance performance bonuses to network primary care practices across the state as part of its Blue Premier program. Bonuses will be paid several months early to help practices struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gillings, School of Medicine Researchers Team with State, Local Agencies to Study COVID-19 Cases with Mild or No Symptoms

Gillings, School of Medicine Researchers Team with State, Local Agencies to Study COVID-19 Cases with Mild or No Symptoms

This COVID-19 testing project will be led by Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, at the UNC School of Medicine, Allison Aiello, PhD, MS, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Aaron Fleischauer, PhD, MSPH, at NC Department of Health and Human Services, along with coordination by John Wallace, PhD, senior data advisor at NC Institute of Public Health.

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Damania Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Damania Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was the only member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community selected as one of 276 new members to the oldest honorary society in the United States.

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Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified

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.

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UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.

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UNC Begins Plasma Collection for Treating COVID-19 Patients

UNC Begins Plasma Collection for Treating COVID-19 Patients

The UNC Medical Center is now collecting convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help current UNC Health COVID-19 patients, under FDA guidelines. UNC School of Medicine researchers are planning a clinical trial to analyze coronavirus antibody responses in patients who receive convalescent plasma.

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Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Genetic Structural Secrets of Schizophrenia

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.

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UNC Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions

UNC Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions

John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC site in a $5.7 million diabetes research collaboration with Duke, Wake Forest, and NC A&T, funded through the National Institutes of Health.

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UNC Health Workers Called to Join National  PCORnet® Study to Fight COVID-19

UNC Health Workers Called to Join National PCORnet® Study to Fight COVID-19

The HeroesResearch.org clinical research registry is designed to answer crucial questions about the impact of novel coronavirus on health care workers’ lives, and includes a multi-site clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine led at UNC by Ross Boyce, MD, assistant professor of medicine.

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