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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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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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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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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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Drs. Egan, Feins and Mill listed in Best Doctors database

Dr. Thomas M. Egan, Richard H. Feins and Michael R. Mill of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery are among more than 200 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine physicians who are included in the latest The Best Doctors in America® database.

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Gifts of new lungs, great friends: Transplant patient of Dr. Haithcock's talks about her experience.

Gifts of new lungs, great friends: Transplant patient of Dr. Haithcock's talks about her experience.

Kena Sawyers, 46, of Eden, N.C., received a double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals on Sept. 20, after living 15 years with lungs scarred by pneumonia secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that she contracted when pregnant with her daughter, Kayla. Dr. Benjamin Haithcock of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was her transplant surgeon.

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UNC Hospitals receives national recognition from American College of Surgeons

UNC Hospitals receives national recognition from American College of Surgeons

This recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for excellent performance in five areas of care of surgical patients.

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