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Peden Consulted for Article on Air Quality Warnings & Safety

June 8, 2023

David Peden, MD, was consulted for a Raleigh News & Observer article on precautions that can be taken during air quality warnings. The article, “With air quality warnings in NC, what should I do or not do to stay safe? Experts answer,” can be found here.

Pickles et al Study Shows Key Role for Human T Cells in the Control of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection

June 1, 2023

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine’s International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have demonstrated the important role of human T cells in controlling RSV infection in the absence of an antibody response. Led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD,  Angela Wahl, … Read more

Goralski Consulted for Several Articles on Trikafta Age Limit Expansion

May 5, 2023

Jennifer Goralski, MD, has been consulted for several news articles reporting the FDA’s expansion of age limits for Trikafta to treat younger children with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Goralski was a lead principal investigator in the clinical trial on which the FDA based its decision. The articles can be found at the links below: MedPage Today: FDA … Read more

Conlon Among Spotlighted AMR Collaborators

May 5, 2023

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) has a new hub of collaborative work focused on combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Leveraging the Institute’s pan-university framework, the program brings together expertise in basic science, pharmacology, epidemiology, clinical research, and environmental studies from schools and departments all across UNC. Among the collaborators is Brian Conlon, … Read more

Tilley & Schworer Win 2023 Innovation Pilot Award

April 21, 2023

Stephen Tilley, MD, and Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD, won a 2023 Innovation Pilot Award for their project, “Use of Digital Inhaler Technology to Improve Outcomes in Asthma: A Feasibility Project and Clinical Study.” Read more about this year’s award here, and read a description of Tilley & Schworer’s project here.

Freeman Paper Shows Omicron Relies More on Sugars for Infection

April 19, 2023

A new study led by Ronit Freeman, PhD, shows that the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant relies on sugars to increase its infectivity. A UNC College of Arts & Sciences article about the paper, “Evolving candy crush: New paper shows omicron relies more on sugars for infection,” can be read here. The paper itself, “SARS-CoV-2 evolved variants … Read more

Goralski Study on Triple Therapy for Children with CF Profiled in Healio

April 6, 2023

The website Healio has profiled a study led by Jennifer Goralski, MD, on triple therapy in young children with cystic fibrosis. The study, published in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is titled “Phase 3 Open-Label Clinical Trial of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor in Children Aged 2 Through 5 Years with Cystic Fibrosis and at Least … Read more

Lee Profiled in UNC’s Endeavors

March 23, 2023

Rhianna Lee, a graduate student in Scott Randell’s lab who recently defended her PhD thesis in UNC’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, has been profiled in Endeavor, UNC’s publication devoted to UNC research stories. The profile details how, upon watching her brother grow up and struggle with cystic fibrosis, Lee has dedicated her life … Read more