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Teresa Tarrant receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — Teresa Tarrant, M.D., an assistant professor of rheumatology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has received the school’s James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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'Promising' UNC medical school faculty awarded Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — Three faculty members in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have been awarded Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine.

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UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine

Monday, October 13, 2008 — Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, considered one of the nation’s highest honors for those in the fields of health and medicine.

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UNC Lineberger Cancer Center announces 2008 Fellows

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has named three graduate students as Lineberger Fellows for excellence in cancer research.

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UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.

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UNC-NCSU researcher receives grant to develop molecular imaging tools

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — Paul Dayton, Ph.D., an associate professor of biomedical engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant for research aimed at developing safer, more effective tools for ultrasound molecular imaging.

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UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine

UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 — More people suffer from pain than from heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, but many of the drugs used to relieve suffering are not completely effective or have harmful side effects.

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New muscular dystrophy cooperative research center established at UNC

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant to establish a muscular dystrophy research center named in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota, who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at UNC.

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Physiologist Hackney honored by Lithuanian government

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 — Anthony C. Hackney, an exercise physiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is being honored by the Lithuanian government for his research and service.

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UNC eating disorders program director receives national research award

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 — Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eating Disorders Program, has received the 2008 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association.

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New UNC gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials funded

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 — The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a two-year, $125,000 grant to support clinical trials in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

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UNC researchers to take part in multi-center, $8.9 million study of childhood hearing loss

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers will play a key role in a five-year, $8.9 million study aimed at understanding the impact hearing loss can have on children’s ability to communicate, succeed in school, and have good social and psychological development.

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UNC radiation oncologist receives national honor

September 23, 2008 — Joel E. Tepper, M.D., professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is being honored by the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) as one of two recipients of the organization’s Gold Medal Award.

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UNC scientists turn human skin cells into insulin-producing cells

September 17, 2008 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes.

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UNC study: no need to repeat colonoscopy until 5 years after first screening

September 17, 2008 — Among people who have had an initial colonoscopy that found no polyps, a possible sign of cancer, the risk of developing colorectal cancer within five years is extremely low, a new study has found.

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UNC researcher receives EUREKA award from NIH

UNC researcher receives EUREKA award from NIH

September 16, 2008 — Brian D. Strahl, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is one of 38 scientists nationally to receive the first grants in a new federal program called EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration).

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UNC, WPIC to conduct Internet-based study of cognitive behavioral therapy for bulimia

UNC, WPIC to conduct Internet-based study of cognitive behavioral therapy for bulimia

September 15, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a novel clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral therapy, delivered through a Web site and augmented with therapist-moderated, weekly online chat sessions, to face-to-face group therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

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First generation antipsychotic drugs as effective as newer ones in some children

September 15, 2008 — Nearly every child who receives an antipsychotic medicine is first prescribed one of the second-generation, or “atypical” drugs, such as olanzapine and risperidone. However, there has never been evidence that these drugs are more effective than the older, first-generation medications.

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Investment in imaging to accelerate UNC researchers' understanding of disease

Investment in imaging to accelerate UNC researchers' understanding of disease

September 11, 2008 — Cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke – biomedical researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be able to make strides in understanding and treating all of these diseases and more because of a $260 million investment to enhance the University’s imaging capabilities.

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UNC spin-off company receives $2 million grant to market cancer treatment technology

September 5, 2008 — A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spin-off company has been awarded a $2 million grant to commercialize a new technology to improve radiation treatment of prostate cancer.

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