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    Days of Commemoration and Celebrating Black History Month

    January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day UNC’s 2021 MLK Jr. Celebration included a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy and his ideals. Carolina began its celebrations of King’s life and legacy long before there was a federal holiday. In fact, UNC is the only university ever awarded the “Making of the King Holiday Award” by the former MLK Feder … Continued

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    Testing Asymptomatic Healthcare Personnel for COVID-19 Not Recommended

    Routine testing of asymptomatic healthcare personnel (HCP) in the absence of confirmed exposures to COVID-19 is not a recommended strategy for preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 causing the current global pandemic, according to a new review co-authored by David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and medical director of infection preven … Continued

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    Study: Antibody Treatment Can Help Prevent People From Contracting COVID

    WRAL.com reports that an antibody infusion therapy designed to help coronavirus patients recover faster may prevent people from getting the virus. The clinical trial conducted by UNC, the National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, in more than 100 nursing homes across the country, shows promising results, with the data suggesting that the antibodies can r … Continued

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    Smooth Sailing For COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients at UNC-Chapel Hill Clinic

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, talked with CBS-17 about UNC Health’s biggest vaccine clinic, held last week at the Friday Center.  The article recognizes the goal to vaccinate 10,000 people in one week, including health care workers, long-term-care staff and residents, and adults 65 years and older, and identifies who is next in line … Continued

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    Hosseinipour Receives Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

    Mina Hosseinipour, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, given annually to acknowledge the UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to outstanding teaching and mentoring. Kenya McNeal-Trice, professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics, and Eileen Burker, PhD, professor in the UNC D … Continued

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    UNC Investigators Help Prove a Monoclonal Antibody Prevents, Treats COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

    Eli Lilly today released results of a clinical trial that found bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, significantly reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 among residents and staff of long-term care facilities. The Phase 3 trial was conducted in partnership with the NIH”s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN). Myron Coh … Continued

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    Providers, Health Directors Push Back On Complaints of Slow Vaccine Rollout

    North Carolina Health News recently reported on UNC Health vaccination efforts and methods of distribution, recognizing how some local health officials say vaccine administration would have started faster if there had been more certainty and funding for their efforts. David Wohl, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, explained that while UNC Health knew fo … Continued

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    Nature Highlights UNC HIV Research in ‘Best of’ List from 2020

    In an article titled, “Viruses, microscopy and fast radio bursts: 10 remarkable discoveries from 2020,” Nature featured an important HIV latency reversal discovery led by UNC School of Medicine researchers J. Victor Garcia, PhD, director of the International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science and professor of medicine and microbiology & immunology, and David … Continued

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    A Pandemic Date Night, Carey and Her Husband Get Vaccinated Together

    WRAL TechWire recognized Lisa Carey, MD, and her husband, Matt Ewend, MD, who both received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late December 2020. “This feels huge. Getting vaccinated and taking care of cancer patients just for their cancer and not having to worry about all this other stuff,” said Carey, the L. Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor for Breast C … Continued

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    COVID-19 Vaccination While on a Blood Thinner

    Clot Connect, a clearinghouse for Information about blood clots (DVT/PE) and clotting disorders (thrombophilia) provided as a public service by the University of North Carolina Blood Research Center, published a blog by Stephan Moll, MD, featuring guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for people on blood thinners. Read more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.