Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — As the executive associate dean for clinical affairs (EADCA), Lindsey will report to the School of Medicine’s new executive dean, Marschall Runge, MD, PhD. As EADCA, Lindsey represents the dean as necessary on matters relating to the clinical activities of the faculty of the School of Medicine.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — Leadership Appointments in the UNC School of Medicine.
Monday, June 28, 2010 — After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.
Sunday, June 27, 2010 — In a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, UNC's Klaus M. Hahn, PhD, describes a new technique called engineered allosteric regulation, which provides a new tool for scientists who study the interactions of proteins within living cells.
Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The four-year study will assess the performance and cost-effectiveness of a new, 4th generation test to diagnose acute HIV infection (AHI).
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 — Discovery has potential for cancer patients and disaster victims.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 — The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that in the first four years of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, 33 college campuses in North Carolina adopted tobacco-free policies, which prevent tobacco use to the maximum extent allowed by law.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 — A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.
Lisa Carey and Ned Sharpless named associate directors for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Monday, June 21, 2010 — UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed two new associate directors to lead and develop strategic priorities as the center expands clinical programs in the new N.C. Cancer Hospital and research initiatives among its 300 faculty members.
Monday, June 21, 2010 — UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 — Yanping Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded the third annual Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his work.
UNC study: Maternal, infant antiretrovirals both effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 — These findings are important because each year about 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with HIV through breastfeeding, and in the developing world infant formula is both prohibitively expensive and associated with increased infant deaths.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — A new study led by UNC researchers that looks at newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and follows them from diagnosis forward is one of the first to give reasons why patients don’t go on to get lung surgery and why surgery happens less often in blacks.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.
Monday, June 14, 2010 — Strategic partnership to advance nanotechnology-based diagnosis and treatment.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 — The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 — North Carolina's beach-goers generally enjoy clean water, but the ocean can become polluted after a heavy rainfall. Rachel Noble, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill water-quality expert, gives the straight poop on staying healthy at the beach.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 — Group received ASCO 2010 Clinical Trial Participation Award.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 — A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 — Sherri Jutz of New Bern, N.C., is living with myasthenia gravis, a condition that robs her of the energy she needs to do even the simplest tasks and to enjoy leisure pastimes. But she isn't angry about this, Jutz says, and is grateful for what she has. This is her story.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill today opened the doors of a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked N.C. Children’s Hospital as ninth in the nation among those caring for children with respiratory disorders and 23rd for diabetes and endocrinology.