October

UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

Thursday, October 30, 2008 — A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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Five ways to get more from your doctor: UNC researchers' tips for patients

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 — These days, going to the doctor may seem more like speed dating than care giving. Patients get a few minutes with the clinician, and he or she does most of the talking.

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UNC scientists to study potential predictor of dangerous condition in cancer patients

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have received a grant of almost $2 million to investigate a potential early-warning indicator of venous thromboembolism, a leading cause of disability and death in cancer patients.

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UNC School of Medicine professor edits new handbook on myasthenia gravis

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 — UNC's Dr. James F. Howard Jr. is the editor of a new book, “Myasthenia Gravis: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals."

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UNC awarded $4.8 million to test dengue fever vaccines

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — The Carolina Vaccine Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create and test possible vaccines for dengue fever.

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UNC researchers receive grants to improve Alzheimer's care

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $540,000, three-year grant for a project aimed at increasing the number of doctors in North Carolina with expertise in treating patients with Alzheimer’s dementia.

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UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma.

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Teresa Tarrant receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — Teresa Tarrant, M.D., an assistant professor of rheumatology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has received the school’s James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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'Promising' UNC medical school faculty awarded Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — Three faculty members in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have been awarded Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine.

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UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine

Monday, October 13, 2008 — Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, considered one of the nation’s highest honors for those in the fields of health and medicine.

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UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine

UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — More people suffer from pain than from heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, but many of the drugs used to relieve suffering are not completely effective or have harmful side effects.

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UNC Lineberger Cancer Center announces 2008 Fellows

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has named three graduate students as Lineberger Fellows for excellence in cancer research.

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New muscular dystrophy cooperative research center established at UNC

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant to establish a muscular dystrophy research center named in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota, who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at UNC.

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UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.

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UNC-NCSU researcher receives grant to develop molecular imaging tools

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — Paul Dayton, Ph.D., an associate professor of biomedical engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant for research aimed at developing safer, more effective tools for ultrasound molecular imaging.

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Physiologist Hackney honored by Lithuanian government

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 — Anthony C. Hackney, an exercise physiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is being honored by the Lithuanian government for his research and service.

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UNC eating disorders program director receives national research award

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 — Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eating Disorders Program, has received the 2008 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association.

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