June

UNC doctor develops innovative tissue regeneration approach for abdominal fistula repair

June 30, 2008 — Dr. Joseph Stavas, Vice Chair of Radiology in the UNC School of Medicine, has developed an innovative catheter-based approach for abdominal fistula repair that uses an extracellular collagen matrix material derived from pig intestines.

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Study provides clues to preventing and treating cancer spread

June 30, 2008 — Isn’t it odd that cancer cells from one organ, such as the skin, can travel and take root in a totally different organ, like the lung?

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Playing with fire - UNC doctor warns of firework danger

June 27, 2008 — Think twice before picking up that box of sparklers at the grocery store – and don’t even give the Roman candles or firecrackers a second look.

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Psychosocial issues affect HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes: UNC researcher

June 18, 2008 — Psychosocial influences such as stress, depression and trauma have been neglected in biomedical and treatment studies involving people infected with HIV, yet they are now known to have significant health impacts on such individuals and the spread of AIDS, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientist.

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UNC doctor recognized as a "Hero of Emergency Medicine"

June 17, 2008 — The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.”

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Adult stem cells aid fracture healing; UNC study lays groundwork for potential treatments

June 16, 2008 — In an approach that could become a new treatment for the 10 to 20 percent of people whose broken bones fail to heal, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that transplantation of adult stem cells can improve healing of fractures.

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Samulski wins achievement award from American Society for Gene Therapy

June 10, 2008 — R. Jude Samulski, Ph.D., director of the Gene Therapy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award given by the American Society for Gene Therapy.

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UNC cancer researcher receives American Brain Tumor Association grant

June 4, 2008 — Qian Zhang, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded an $80,000 research fellowship by the American Brain Tumor Association.

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Non-whites receive harsher sentences for inflicted traumatic brain injury of children

June 4, 2008 — Non-white defendants are nearly twice as likely to receive harsher prison sentences than white defendants in North Carolina criminal cases stemming from inflicted traumatic brain injury of young children.

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Dr. Lisa Carey inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Dr. Lisa Carey inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

June 3, 2008 — Dr. Lisa Carey, associate professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and medical director of the UNC Breast Center, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

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