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Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

The awards were selected by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by UNC-Chapel HIll’s executive vice chancellor and provost, James W. Dean, Jr. Each professor received $7,500 to be used for their individual projects in 2017.

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Vital Signs:  "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

Vital Signs: "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

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Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

This prestigious award is given to junior faculty in recognition of both past performance and future promise in research and has traditionally awarded to our most influential and distinguished faculty members in the School of Medicine.

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UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

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Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

Cell Biology and Physiology Graduate Student, Patrick Lang, won the competition and advances to the March 2017 regional competition in Annapolis, MD. Lang, whose topic was “Improving the treatment of childhood brain cancer,” received a plaque and $1,000, as well as travel expenses to the regionals.

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Damaris Lorenzo selected as Simmons Scholar

Damaris Lorenzo selected as Simmons Scholar

The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.

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Keith Burridge elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Keith Burridge elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Academy membership encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, physical and biological sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and arts. Among the Academy's Fellows are more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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Drs. Marianne Meeker and Ed Kernick receive teaching awards at the Whitehead Lecture Ceremony

Drs. Marianne Meeker and Ed Kernick receive teaching awards at the Whitehead Lecture Ceremony

Dr. Marianne Meeker received the "The Best Foundation Block Award (Endocrine Block)". Dr. Ed Kernick received "The Foundation Phase Outstanding Director Teaching Award" and "The Best Foundation Block Award (Anatomy Coil)".

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CBP Curriculum receives nine new students

CBP Curriculum receives nine new students

Students from left to right: Selena Romero (Deshmukh Lab), John Pawlak (Caron Lab), Carlos Patino Descovich (Williams Lab), Melissa Plooster (Brennwald, Gupton Lab), Amanda Smith (Ostrowski Lab), Daniel Michaud (Pylayeva-Gupta Lab), Natalie Nielsen (Caron Lab). Back Row: Rachel Battaglia (Snider Lab), Yitong Li (Burridge, Doerschuk Lab).

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Hooker Imaging Core to hold Open House

Hooker Imaging Core to hold Open House

The Hooker Imaging Core will hold an Open House on Thursday, October 6th from 2pm-5pm on the 2nd Floor Taylor Hall.

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Kathleen Mulvaney Successfully Defends Thesis

Kathleen Mulvaney Successfully Defends Thesis

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Mulvaney on successfully defending her thesis on Friday, September 2nd! Way to Go Dr. Mulvaney!!

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Gene Therapy Grant Awarded, Drs. Steve Gray & Ben Philpot

Gene Therapy Grant Awarded, Drs. Steve Gray & Ben Philpot

Gene therapy success stories are not only a hope but now becoming a reality. We won’t let Pitt Hopkins fall behind in this exciting and promising research. In August of 2016 the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation awarded its first gene therapy grant, to Dr. Steve Gray at UNC and one of our pioneer heroes and researchers Dr. Ben Philpot. Here’s to Pitt Hopkins heroes old and new… And to the promise of gene therapy!

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Dan Kechele successfully defends thesis

Dan Kechele successfully defends thesis

Dan Kechele successfully defended his thesis in a private defense on June 29th and in his public defense on August 12th. Congratulations Dr. Kechele!

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Leigh Ann Samsa successfully defends her thesis

Leigh Ann Samsa successfully defends her thesis

Leigh Ann Samsa sucessfully defended her thesis in a private defense on June 14th and a public defense on June 17th. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Samsa!!

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Dr. Debbie O'Brien Retires

Dr. Debbie O'Brien Retires

Congratulations to Dr. O'Brien on her retirement!! We THANK YOU for your many years of service with the department and happy to announce that you will remain an Adjunct Professor!

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Dr. Michael Goy Retires

Dr. Michael Goy Retires

Congratulations to Dr. Goy on his retirement. We THANK YOU for your many years of service with our department and wish you much happiness in the future!!

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Lin Xiao successfully defends thesis

Lin Xiao successfully defends thesis

Lin Xiao successfully defended her thesis in a private defense on April 4th and presented her public defense on April 22nd. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Xiao!!

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