April

Harvard scientist wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Harvard scientist wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D. as the recipient of the 9th annual Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize.

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UNC study: Blacks just as likely as whites to have hip osteoarthritis

Monday, April 27, 2009 — For years many doctors believed that blacks were much less likely than whites to suffer the pain of osteoarthritis in the hip. But a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers shows that’s probably not true.

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UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has again ranked among the best medical schools in the nation.

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UNC Lineberger program leader to chair national bone marrow group advisory committee

Thursday, April 23, 2009 — Thomas Shea, M.D., has been voted chair-elect of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). He will serve one year as chair-elect before starting a two-year term as chair in 2010. The committee establishes policy for, and provides scientific direction to, the center.

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UNC Lineberger scientists awarded grant to apply nanotechnology to prostate cancer therapy

Thursday, April 23, 2009 — A team of scientists from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has received one of 10 creativity awards from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for advanced prostate cancer research. The one-year awards are designed to support innovative ideas that have the potential to achieve breakthroughs for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

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UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon.

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UNC professor named top 10 innovator in emergency medical services

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 — Greg D. Mears, M.D., an associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s emergency medicine department, has been named one of the top 10 innovators in emergency medical services for 2008 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

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UNC School of Medicine honors Gwyther with Distinguished Faculty Award

UNC School of Medicine honors Gwyther with Distinguished Faculty Award

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 — Robert E. Gwyther, M.D., M.B.A., professor of family medicine in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been awarded the school’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Spring allergy survival guide: When do you need to see the doctor?

Spring allergy survival guide: When do you need to see the doctor?

Monday, April 13, 2009 — UNC's Dr. Maya Jerath offers tips for surviving the spring allergy season.

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Breastfeeding has twice the benefit of bottle feeding, UNC research shows

Breastfeeding has twice the benefit of bottle feeding, UNC research shows

Friday, April 10, 2009 — There’s plenty of research showing how babies benefit from breastfeeding. But there’s mounting evidence that nursing benefits mothers, too, says Dr. Alison Stuebe.

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Lineberger researchers identify compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

Lineberger researchers identify compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

Thursday, April 9, 2009 — A research team led by Yue Xiong, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and biophysics and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has identified a compound that could be modified to treat one of the most deadly types of cancer.

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