Author Archives: ecroe
Twenty UNC School of Medicine and 21 other UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have been named in Clarivate’s 2020 list of Highly Cited Researchers™, scientific pioneers from around the world whose names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. … Read more
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was consulted for an article in The Intercept that investigates toxic waste resulting from the burning of plastics for recycling at a facility in Zebulon, NC. The article, “Garbage In, Toxics Out,” can be read here.