July

A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

Thursday, July 29, 2010 — 17-month old Jessiah Jackson was rushed to UNC Hospitals with a metal rod stuck in his brain. UNC neurosurgeon Dr. Anand V. Germanwala removed the rod and helped to save the little boy's life. Jessiah is being called a 'Miracle Baby' and has earned national attention along with Dr. Germanwala.

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New directors appointed at five North Carolina AHEC campuses

Thursday, July 29, 2010 — The campus directors will work with AHEC clerkship directors based at the UNC School of Medicine and with UNC’s Office of Medical Education and other UNC faculty to sustain and improve medical student education at each of the sites.

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Marschall Runge named director of NC TraCS Institute

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 — As principal investigator for UNC's CTSA grant from the NIH, Runge has the financial, human resource and strategic oversight responsibilities for one of the largest CTSAs in the country.

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UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 — The partnership will advance the clinical and educational goals of the pediatric heart program.

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  UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 — Russell Harris, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at UNC and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, wrote the editorial in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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  UNC study questions use of paid medical expert witnesses in malpractice cases

UNC study questions use of paid medical expert witnesses in malpractice cases

Friday, July 23, 2010 — The study suggests that the use of experts who are blinded to both the medical outcome and the litigation may be a more objective way of determining whether or not the standard of care has been met.

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UNC expert: Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina

UNC expert: Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina

Thursday, July 22, 2010 — Suburban development has created an ideal habitat for ticks, says Marcia Herman-Giddens, an adjunct professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Family House Diaries: Getting life back after a liver transplant

Family House Diaries: Getting life back after a liver transplant

Thursday, July 22, 2010 — Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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UNC receives $3.1 million to study alternative strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research alternative ways to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

Sunday, July 18, 2010 — UNC researchers reveal how a protein called Tet1 helps stem cells keep their “stemness” in a paper published in Nature.

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TEACCH program to move to AHEC

Friday, July 16, 2010 — Search for permanent director ongoing.

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Chapel Hill and Carrboro contribute to pink explosion

Thursday, July 15, 2010 — Annual fundraiser can not be contained—turns towns pink.

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Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News Media Group's 2010-11 Best Hospitals

Thursday, July 15, 2010 — UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been included in multiple specialties.

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UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis

UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 — Ronald J. Falk, MD, professor of medicine and director of the UNC Kidney Center, and Charles Jennette, MD, professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, are international experts in vasculitis and co-authors of the editorial.

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UNC Lineberger scientists identify molecular predictor of prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 — Their study is the first to demonstrate that molecular differences in metastatic pancreatic cancer can be identified at earlier stages and that these differences are predictive of future disease behavior.

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Simple tools help parents understand a child’s risk of obesity, make positive changes

Simple tools help parents understand a child’s risk of obesity, make positive changes

Monday, July 12, 2010 — According to a study performed in the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, researchers confirmed previous reports that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child’s weight problem. But this time, by arming pediatricians with a “toolkit,” an easily used chart and a series of questions and suggestions, the researchers addressed several problems.

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  Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Thursday, July 8, 2010 — Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.

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Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 — Kerry Colby, a native of Wilmington, N.C. and Jordan Kemere, who grew up in Richardson, Texas, are among 74 students from 26 medical schools and two veterinary schools were chosen as fellows from a pool of 274 — the largest number of applicants in the history of the program.

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  UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer

UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 — A recent study by UNC researchers, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, provides evidence for a theory demonstrating that expression of one of a group of genes found only in humans and non-human primates can promote androgen receptor activity in concert with other proteins called coregulators.

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