June 18, 2008 — Psychosocial influences such as stress, depression and trauma have been neglected in biomedical and treatment studies involving people infected with HIV, yet they are now known to have significant health impacts on such individuals and the spread of AIDS, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientist.
June 17, 2008 — The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.”
June 16, 2008 — In an approach that could become a new treatment for the 10 to 20 percent of people whose broken bones fail to heal, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that transplantation of adult stem cells can improve healing of fractures.
June 10, 2008 — R. Jude Samulski, Ph.D., director of the Gene Therapy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award given by the American Society for Gene Therapy.
June 4, 2008 — Qian Zhang, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded an $80,000 research fellowship by the American Brain Tumor Association.
June 4, 2008 — Non-white defendants are nearly twice as likely to receive harsher prison sentences than white defendants in North Carolina criminal cases stemming from inflicted traumatic brain injury of young children.
June 3, 2008 — Dr. Lisa Carey, associate professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and medical director of the UNC Breast Center, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
May 31, 2008 — Just because scientific advances now allow individuals to learn their genetic make-up doesn’t mean they should rush into genetic testing in hopes of making revolutionary improvements to their health, cautions a geneticist and practicing physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
May 29, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $61 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that will help speed up how scientific discoveries directly benefit patients in communities across North Carolina.
May 21, 2008 — The UNC School of Medicine has been awarded a $19.9 million five-year federal grant for a national clinical trial to determine if brain bypass surgery can prevent stroke.
May 20, 2008 — Dr. Mauricio G. Cohen, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the UNC Healthy Heart Latino Initiative, has been appointed associate editor of a newly launched Spanish-language Web site called Cardiosource en Español.
May 20, 2008 — The UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, based in the School of Law, has awarded seed funding for projects proposed by UNC faculty members Maureen Berner of the School of Government, and Alice Ammerman, director of Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
May 20, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi as the recipient of the 8th annual Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize.
May 20, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has established a new institute to advance research, training and treatment efforts aimed at aiding children and adults with developmental disabilities.
May 19, 2008 — Interim results from a nationwide clinical trial led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher suggest that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for dysplasia in people with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can lead to deadly gastrointestinal cancer.
May 17, 2008 — Dr. Robert S. Sandler, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in UNC’s School of Medicine, begins a one-year term on May 19 as president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute.
May 9, 2008 — Dr. Myron S. Cohen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the O. Max Gardner Award today (Friday, May 9) from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina. Recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, Cohen was honored for his international leadership in advancing HIV research, treatment, and prevention in countries around the globe.
May 6, 2008 — Dr. Charles B. Cairns has been appointed professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He replaces Dr. Judith Tintinalli, who is stepping down after 17 years as chair.
May 5, 2008 — Who: Dr. Richard Weisler, adjunct professor of psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
May 2, 2008 — As the presidential election nears, and the democratic primary hits full speed, health care – it’s growing costs and looming problems – weighs on the minds of voters. Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D., associate professor of Social Medicine in UNC’s School of Medicine and associate professor of health policy and administration in the School of Public Health, breaks down the candidates’ health care plans and explains how health care effects our economy.