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Lung transplant research leaps forward

Lung transplant research leaps forward

An article in UNC's Endeavors magazine, a publication about discoveries and creativity at the university, highlights the research of Dr. Thomas Egan and his collaborators.

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Cardiothoracic surgery simulators

Cardiothoracic surgery simulators

The Center for Cardiothoracic Simulation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed two simulators which allow for a full operative experience with cardiac surgery and with lung surgery (both open and thoracoscopic) without the use of live animals.

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Dr. Bowdish receives faculty development award

Dr. Bowdish receives faculty development award

Michael E. Bowdish, M.D., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has received a $7,500 UNC Junior Faculty Development Award for research. His project, "Evaluation of Partial Task Simulation and a High-Fidelity Cardiac Surgery Simulator in the Training of Cardiac Surgery Residents," is funded from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2010.

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He hopes to help more lung patients breathe easier: News story features Dr. Egan and his transplant research

He hopes to help more lung patients breathe easier: News story features Dr. Egan and his transplant research

Thomas M. Egan, M.D., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is featured as the "Tar Heel of the Week" in a News & Observer story about Dr. Egan and his pioneering lung transplant research, which would make more donor lungs usable for transplant by treating the lungs ex-vivo (outside the body) to improve their health before transplant.

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