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  • UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientists Training Program Gives Awards to Cultivate the Careers of Upcoming Physician-Scientists

    Medicine, like any other scientific field, cannot progress forward without the hard work of new, cutting-edge researchers. In the Department of Medicine, three physician scientist trainees are working to improve the lives of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and food allergies. In light of their promising, hard work, all three have received support from the UN … Continued

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    Dr. Stephan Moll Working with NASA to Study Blood Flow, Clot Formation in Zero Gravity

    Are astronauts more likely to develop blood clots during space missions due to zero gravity? That’s the question NASA is trying to answer with help from UNC School of Medicine’s Stephan Moll, MD, professor in the Division of Hematology within the UNC Department of Medicine. A new publication in Vascular Medicine shows the results of an occupational surveillance program spurred by … Continued

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    Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE, hopes to encourage others to find their purpose

    As an assistant professor in the Divisions of Hematology and Geriatric Medicine, and a board-certified Geriatric-Hematologist, Dr. Shakira J. Grant, MBBS, is no stranger to success, but she has had to overcome many challenges along the way. Now, selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort, she hopes this … Continued

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    DVT Awareness Month: Spotlighting Hematology Trial That Serves COVID Patients, BRC’s Thrombosis Related Research

    March is Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative that seeks to aid understanding of a commonly occurring and potentially life-threatening medical condition among the general population. DVT is commonly referred to as a blood clot (thrombus) that forms in one or more veins located deep inside the body. Did you know, almost one in four people don’t kn … Continued

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    Key awarded a 5-year, $2.2 million T32 grant from NHLBI

    Nigel Key, MB, ChB, FRCP has been awarded a 5-year, $2.2 million T32 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Now closely aligned with the benign hematology research areas of focus in the Blood Research Center (hemostasis, thrombosis and sickle cell disease), the program will continue to recruit MD and PhD trainees for careers in clinical and basic scienc … Continued

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    B Cell Function in the Tumor Microenvironment, a Review in Advance, Annual Review of Immunology

    Jeremy Meier, MD, fellow in the division of hematology, Benjamin G. Vincent, MD, assistant professor in hematology, and Jonathan S. Serody, MD, chief of the division of hematology, are authors of the review “B Cell Function in the Tumor Microenvironment,” soon to be published in the Annual Review of Immunology. First author is Stephanie M. Downs-Canner, MD, assistant professor in … Continued

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    Clinical Challenges: Using MRD in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Management

    For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), minimal residual disease (MRD) has emerged as a highly sensitive indicator of disease burden during and at the end of treatment, and has correlated with time-to-event outcomes. Use of MRD has shown promise for guiding duration of treatment for CLL patients on time-limited therapy. “MRD measurement is not necessarily standard o … Continued

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    New Approaches to Hemophilia Treatment: ‘Our Cup Runneth Over’

    In a session titled “Hemophilia Update: Our Cup Runneth Over,” presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), experts in the treatment of bleeding disorders discussed the optimal use of factor concentrates in people with hemophilia, new and investigational alternatives to factor concentrates, and the promise of long-time control or even cure wit … Continued

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    Hematology/Oncology Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Equity Council Four members of the Department of Medicine are working to bring diversity, equity and inclusion principles into critical areas of UNC Lineberger. “This is a group of 14 faculty, graduate students, and staff–and we’re in the process of identifying patients and community members–coming together to develop a system that mea … Continued

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    Unusual Accident, Blood Clot Diagnosis Leads Leasburg Woman to UNC’s DVT Clinic

    A Leasburg woman is grateful to be back on her feet after months of surgeries and rehabilitation.  While on a cross-country vacation, an unusual accident left her with a huge gash in her leg and swelling that wouldn’t go down. UNC’s hematology specialists determined blood clots were behind the swelling. In a recent CBS-17 news report, Cassi Frank, MMSc, PA-C, with UNC’s Deep Vein … Continued