Dr. Alice Ma Awarded Hyman L. Battle Teaching Award in Basic Sciences

September 6, 2018

Dr. Ma has been awarded the 2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. Faculty are nominated by departments and students, and the recipient is selected by students who have completed the second year. Alice D. Ma, MD, describes herself as the queen of mnemonics and analogies, explaining difficult concepts … Continued

Pfizer opens facility to advance gene therapy for hemophilia in Sanford, North Carolina

October 16, 2017

In August 2017, Pfizer committed to building a $100 million gene therapies plant in North Carolina and, in exchange, North Carolina committed to providing the drugmaker with a quarter-million dollars’ worth of help.

Pfizer will expand an 11,000-square-foot plant in Sanford, North Carolina that it acquired last year when it bought gene therapies biotech Bamboo Therapeutics in a deal valued at up to $688 million. Bamboo bought the facility last year from the University of North Carolina about the time that Pfizer made its initial investment in the company.

UNC researchers present at the 12th HHT International Scientific Conference

June 15, 2017

The HHT International Scientific Conference is held every other year. It is the premier conference on HHT, and over 250 basic and clinical researchers from around the world attend and present their work. The 12th HHT International Scientific Conference was held from June 8-11, 2017 in Dubrovnik.