DEPARTMENT NEWS

Study Led by Dr. Myron Cohen Proves that HIV Treatment will Prevent Infection 

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission, a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count. The groundbreaking final results of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Peadar Noone, MD, Introduces the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care in New Podcast

The UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care recently opened in Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC. In this new Chair's Corner podcast, Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. Peadar Noone, who is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Medical Director for this new center. Dr. Noone answers some questions patients commonly ask about bronchiectasis and mycobacterial lung infections.

Karen Mohlke, PhD and Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected Karen Mohlke, PhD, professor of genetics, and Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, professor of medicine and member of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, as Smithies Investigators, an annual award to honor senior faculty members who have made significant research contributions and achieved international recognition for their work.