January

UNC medical students hold memorial service for donated cadavers

Thursday, January 28, 2010 — On Friday, Jan. 22, first-year medical students in the UNC School of Medicine held a memorial service for the cadavers donated to their anatomy class. More than 300 people attended the service, which is a long-standing tradition at UNC.

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North Carolina’s $49 million investment in tobacco reduction programs led to substantial health improvements from 2006-2009, UNC evaluation finds

Thursday, January 28, 2010 — A comprehensive evaluation of North Carolina’s three major tobacco reduction programs from 2006-2009 concludes that they resulted in substantial reductions in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for youth, young adults and adults across the state. The program has also resulted in model policies the rest of the nation may now follow.

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UNC women’s gymnastics shares the love with Get REAL & HEEL on Valentines Day

Monday, January 25, 2010 — The University of North Carolina women’s gymnastics team will hold its annual Blue & Pink meet on February 14 at newly-renovated Carmichael Auditorium. The Tar Heels will take on the University of Maryland in a special meet that includes a cancer awareness health fair, benefiting the Get REAL & HEEL program.

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PrEP treatment prevented HIV transmission in humanized mice

Monday, January 19, 2010 — Systemic pre-exposure administration of antiretroviral drugs provides protection against intravenous and rectal transmission of HIV in mice with human immune systems, according to a new study published Jan. 21, 2010 in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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UNC Lineberger research provides new insights into deadly brain cancer

UNC Lineberger research provides new insights into deadly brain cancer

Monday, January 19, 2010 — Study from The Cancer Genome Atlas an important step towards personalized therapy.

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Five things every woman should know about heart health

Friday, January, 15 2010 — Nearly 5,000 women in the U.S. die from heart disease each year. It is the number one killer of all women. However, women who have heart attacks tend not to seek help from doctors as quickly as men do.

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This February, make creativity the heart of your fitness routine

Thursday, January 14, 2010 — Exercise is key to preventing heart disease, but many people think they don't have time for it. For American Heart Month, two UNC Health Care experts explain why exercise matters and share creative tips for working it into tight schedules.

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North Carolina Children’s Hospital pulmonologist receives award for her work in the field of end of life medicine

Thursday, January 14, 2010 — Elisabeth Potts Dellon, MD, MPH, was among four American physicians named yesterday as recipients of the first-ever Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards for exceptional work in end of life care. Dellon, a pediatric pulmonologist at North Carolina Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, received the early physician award, and its accompanying $15,000 grant, in recognition for her unique clinical skill set in caring for children and young adults with advanced chronic lung disease.

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Family House Diaries: Taking One Day at a Time Post-Bone Marrow Transplant

Family House Diaries: Taking One Day at a Time Post-Bone Marrow Transplant

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 — Nineteen-year-old Lilly Parillo of Asheville, N.C. had a cancer-curing bone marrow transplant at UNC Hospitals. Then, for medical reasons, she was required to stay in Chapel Hill for the next 100 days. SECU Family House gave her a home away from home for that three-month period.

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Alumni association honors cancer center director

Alumni association honors cancer center director

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 — The director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was honored Friday (Jan. 8) with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.

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UNC Hospitals executive Todd Peterson to retire, effective June 30

UNC Hospitals executive Todd Peterson to retire, effective June 30

Thursday, January 7, 2010 — Peterson has directed UNC Hospitals’ operations since 1989, a role in which he oversees an operating budget of nearly $1 billion, a capital budget of $100 million and a staff of 7,000 colleagues.

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Study identifies a protein complex possibly crucial for triggering embryo development

Study identifies a protein complex possibly crucial for triggering embryo development

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 — Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered a protein complex that appears to play a significant role in erasing epigenetic instructions on sperm DNA, essentially creating a blank slate for the different cell types of a new embryo to develop.

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A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection

A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection

Monday, January 4, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that a single atom – a calcium, in fact – can control how bacteria walk. The finding identifies a key step in the process by which bacteria infect their hosts, and could one day lead to new drug targets to prevent infection.

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