April

UNC School of Medicine gives Distinguished Service and Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards

Friday, April 30, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine recently announced the 2010 recipients of its Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Medical Alumni Award.

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Columbia scientist wins 10th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Friday, April 30, 2010 — The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience.

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On call in Vietnam

Thursday, April 29, 2010 — For the last 13 years Brent Senior, M.D., an ENT Surgeon at UNC Hospitals, has been participating in medical missions to Vietnam. This video captures sights and sounds from his most recent trip.

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Jean and Woody Durham Honored with Service Award from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – Jean and Woody Durham of Chapel Hill received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Durhams were honored during the spring meeting of the Lineberger Board of Visitors.

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UNC event to address HIV patient care

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold its 15th annual statewide update on the care and treatment of HIV infected patients on Monday (May 3).

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UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers

UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers

Monday, April 26, 2010 — The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the "Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit," which was prepared for AHRQ by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The toolkit, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the AHRQ website, is designed to help primary care doctors and their staffs learn how to communicate more effectively with their patients.

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Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early

Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early

Monday, April 26, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.

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Researchers find genetic variants linked to smoking behaviors

Researchers find genetic variants linked to smoking behaviors

Sunday, April 25, 2010 — In a paper published in the journal Nature Genetics, a UNC team reported that three genetic regions were associated with the number of cigarettes smoked per day, one region was associated with smoking initiation and one variant was associated with smoking cessation.

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Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

Air-pollution expert explains how to take care of your lungs during ozone season

Thursday, April 22, 2010 — April's warm, sunny days mark the beginning of ozone season. UNC Health Care expert David Peden, MD, the director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology at the UNC School of Medicine, explains what his research shows about ozone pollution and how you can protect yourself.

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Spring fever blossoms in warm weather – but is it a real ailment?

Thursday, April 22, 2010 — Two University of North Carolina medical professionals explain the “spring fever” phenomenon and how seasons affect our mood.

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  Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 — 24-year-old Cedric Faison of Battleboro, N.C., intended to spend this spring semester finishing his undergraduate music education degree at East Carolina University. Instead, he’s spent most of the term at UNC Hospitals being treated for a brain tumor.

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For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear implants

For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear implants

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 — UNC was one of six medical centers to take part in this study, which is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants.

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UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 — The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery.

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School of Medicine recognized as one of nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

School of Medicine recognized as one of nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, April 15, 2010 — The school ranked 2nd in primary care and 20th in research among medical schools in the United States. For the first time, UNC ranked in the top 10 for Women's Health. UNC ranked highly again in Family Medicine, Rural Medicine, and AIDS.

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UNC Lineberger Beach Ball Sells Out New Venue

Thursday, April 15, 2010 — “White Party” draws 600 guests to Chapel Hill Country Club

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Oliver honored for service with Massey Award

Oliver honored for service with Massey Award

Thursday, April 15, 2010 — Patricia Oliver, assistant dean for finance in the UNC School of Medicine, has been honored by UNC-Chapel Hill with a 2010 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions Carolina bestows to faculty and staff.

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High Costs, Lack of Insurance Contribute to Low Rate of Colorectal Cancer Screenings in U.S.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 — High out-of-pocket costs, lack of health insurance and limited access to care contribute to a relatively low rate of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, according to a new systematic review by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.

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UNC study offers first clinical evidence of anti-cancer drug triggering viral infection

Monday, April 12, 2010 — A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated cancer.

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Key protein aids in DNA repair

Sunday, April 11, 2010 — Findings have potential for cancer, other age-related diseases.

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UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 — McLean, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is one of only 11 nationwide selected this year to receive an award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

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UNC’s Bill Roper named to board of Partnership for a Healthier America

UNC’s Bill Roper named to board of Partnership for a Healthier America

Thursday, April 1, 2010 — Partnership for a Healthier America also named former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Newark Mayor Cory Booker as honorary co-chairs of the organization and Dr. James R. Gavin III as chair of the board.

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