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    UNC Research Highlighted by American Society of Hematology at Virtual Annual Meeting

    William Wood, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, and Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine, authored abstracts that were highlighted at American Society of Hematology press events. Alisa Wolberg, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, served as the scientific co-chair of the meeting. Learn more from the UNC He … Read more

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    Mackman Receives R35 NHLB Seven-Year Grant to Study Mechanisms in Thrombosis

    Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, has received an R35 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. This grant is for seven-year study with a total budget of $6 million. The grant will fund “Tissue factor-dependent coagulation in thrombosis and immune responses,” studying the mechanisms of thrombosis in cancer and viral infections, including influenza A infection and … Read more

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    Patients With Blood Cancers Especially Vulnerable To COVID-19 Infections

    Medical interviewed William Wood, MD, associate professor in the division of hematology, about an outcome report published in the American Society of Hematology’s Blood Advances.  The report describes the first 250 cases of patients with hematologic malignancy and COVID-19 that were entered into the ASH Research Collaborative COVID-19 Registry. Find the interview her … Read more

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    Strayhorn Recognized in Carolina Care Highlight

    Martha Dell Strayhorn, MPH, FNP-C, nurse practitioner in the division of hematology, was recognized in a UNC Health Carolina Care Highlight. Here’s what one of Strayhorn’s patients said about her: “Dell Strayhorn is a treasure. Always prepared, always well-informed, always positive and cheerful. Excellent with follow-up–if she promises to follow-up on something, she does. Has a r … Read more

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    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: July 1 – July 31, 2020

    Division of Geriatric Medicine Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, was awarded pilot funding from the US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) for his proposal entitled “Deprescribing Bisphosphonates in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” Division of Hematology Stephan Moll, MD, received an award from the Anticoagulation Forum for “2020 Clinical Fellowship Award in General Vascular M … Read more

  • June- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: June 1 – June 30, 2020

    Division of Cardiology Anil Gehi, MD, received a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to create a new patient education program to help patients with atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Division of Hematology Dougald Monroe, PhD, received NIH funding to help guide the development of novel treatments and new therapeutics for bleeding. Nigel Mackman, PhD, an … Read more

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    Moll Publishes Guidance For Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, has published the clinical educational article “How I Treat: Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism” in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology.  The article bridges hematology, vascular medicine, neurology, cardiology and general medicine, discussing existing knowledge about etiology and clinic … Read more

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    Monroe Receives NIH Award To Help Guide Development of New Therapeutics For Bleeding

    Dougald Monroe, PhD, professor medicine in the division of hematology and member of the UNC Blood Research Center, has received an NIH NHLBI award. The R01HL151984 grant “An integrated computational and experimental approach to understanding the hemostatic response during treatment of bleeding” was awarded four years of funding and will enable researchers to create better mathema … Read more

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    Mackman, Key Receive Emerging Challenges Grant to Combat COVID-19

    The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS have awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic. From the department of medicine, Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, John C. Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine and associate director for basic science for the UNC Blood Re … Read more

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    Key Featured in ASH Clinical News About Coagulation Dysregulation

    Nigel Key, MBChB, FRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the division of hematology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center was featured in  American Society of Hematology Clinical News discussing recommendations for hospitalized patients with COVID-19. “The published studies so far suggest that the more profound the COVID-19 infection, the more likely that … Read more

  • April- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: April 1-April 30, 2020

    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism John Buse, MD, PhD, is UNC site principal investigator for a $5.7 million diabetes research collaboration with Duke, Wake Forest, and NC A&T, funded through the National Institutes of Health. Janet Rubin, MD, received a $2.4 million grant from the NIH NIAMSD to study the role of force regulated nuclear structure in expression of osteog … Read more

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    Weiss, Vincent Eye Personalized, Adaptive Cancer Vaccine

    Ben Vincent, MD, and Jared Weiss, MD, are in the final stages of launching a clinical trial for a therapy they’re calling PANDA-VAC, which stands for “personalized and adaptive vaccine.” They say an upcoming clinical trial is their shot at curing lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas — cancers linked to smoking. Both are associate professors of medicine in the division … Read more