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Peden Named Clinical Research Alliance Chief Research Officer

November 9, 2023

David Peden, MD, MS, has been named chief research officer of the UNC School of Medicine Clinical Research Alliance. He will begin his work in the role immediately. He also serves as interim director of the CRA. Read the full story here.

MLI Well-Represented at NACFC 2023

November 8, 2023

The Marsico Lung Institute (MLI) was well-represented at this year’s North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Phoenix, AZ. MLI researchers moderated several sessions, presented a number of posters, and served as speakers in various workshops, symposiums, and other sessions, including: Carla Ribeiro, PhD: “Cystic Fibrosis Airway Inflammation Enhances the Efficacy of CFTR Modulators” Scott Donaldson, … Read more

Mikami and Asakura Receive Respiratory Research Award

November 7, 2023

  Yu Mikami, MD, PhD, and Takanori Asakura, MD, PhD, received the Respiratory Research Award at the Tokyo Respiratory Research Conference. The Research Award was a competition among 13 medical schools in Tokyo. The judges, who were directors or professors of respiratory medicine from each university, were reportedly surprised to find that Drs. Mikami and … Read more

Marsico Lung Institute Publications for October 2023

November 1, 2023

Marsico Lung Institute faculty, postdoc, student, and collaborator publications for October 2023 included papers appearing in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Nature Chemistry, and Nature Microbiology. Check out the full list below: Casadevall A, Cotter PA, Enquist L, Donohue TJ, Bertuzzi S, Nguyen NK. An account of American Academy of Microbiology reforms and pandemic operations. mBio. 2023 … Read more

Conlon Among Five Exceptional Early-Career Faculty Awarded 2023 Hettleman Prizes

October 19, 2023

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to five promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Among the awardees is MLI member Brian Conlon, PhD. Read the full story here.

Conlon Featured in UNC Research Article on Treatment-Resistant Infections

October 19, 2023

From discovery to prevention to treatment, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are working to understand and mitigate the global rise of untreatable infections. In this UNC Research article, “Treatment-resistant infections, a ‘slow-moving catastrophe,’” Brian Conlon, PhD, is one of the featured researchers. Read the story here.

Olivier Consulted for Washington Post Article on Pneumonia

October 19, 2023

Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH, was consulted for an article in the Washington Post focusing on what people should know about pneumonia. The impetus for the article was the announcement that former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton is currently suffering from the illness. The article can be read here.