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  • Dr. Lara Longobardi Receives R01 Renewal from NIH to Study the Role of CCR2 in Osteoarthritis

    Lara Longobardi, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division on Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, recently received funding through the National Institute of Health (NIH); National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) for the renewal of her R01. The project, “Role of CCR2 in osteoarthritis”, will establish the molecular events leading … Read more

  • Dr. Bill Wood Advocates Inclusive Clinical Trials at White House Forum

    William (Bill) Wood, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the UNC Division of Hematology, was invited to the White House Clinical Trials Forum in June. Representing the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Wood shared his perspectives as the Medical Director of UNC Cancer Navigation and Senior Medical Advisor to the American Society of H … Read more

  • Dr. Jason Akulian Leads First Clinical Research Site to Test Innovative Pleural Effusion Care

    In collaboration with the company Pleural Dynamics, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jason Akulian, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, are the first to use a fully implantable automatic effusion shunt with no external catheters or expensive drainage canisters to provide an innovative new option for patients who struggle with chronic fluid collection.  … Read more

  • Dr. Morrissey Receives Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

    Samantha Morrissey, MD, PhD, a UNC Med-Peds resident, has been honored with the prestigious Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award for her groundbreaking research conducted at the UNC McAllister Heart Institute under the guidance of Brian Jensen, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology.  The Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award, named in honor of the late Stuart Bondurant, MD, dean e … Read more

  • From Lab Bench to Leadership: Dr. Victoria Bautch’s Impact on UNC McAllister Heart Institute

    Victoria Bautch, PhD, has supported cardiovascular research at UNC for nearly 30 years. She served as a founding member of the McAllister Heart Institute, ultimately dedicating seven years to being co-director. On June 30 she will step down from her leadership position. “I just, I love science. I love figuring out how things work. There’s always something new to learn,” Victoria … Read more

  • Manuscript co-authored by UNC Hematology Researchers Accepted in Blood Advances

    Nirupama Ramadas, PhD, Fatima Trebak, PhD, Rafal Pawlinski, PhD, and Erin Sparkenbaugh, PhD, with the UNC Division of Hematology, are co-authors of “Biased agonism of protease-activated receptor-1 regulates thrombo-inflammation in murine sickle cell disease.” Their manuscript was accepted in Blood Advances, a journal of the American Society of Hematology. The study shows APC inhi … Read more

  • Stanley M. Lemon, MD

    Lemon Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    Stanley M. Lemon, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Lemon came to UNC’s Department o … Read more

  • February- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: February 1 – February 29, 2024

    The UNC Department of Medicine ranked 23rd in the country in total National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for federal fiscal year 2023 and 8th among peer public universities, according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Saira Sheikh, MD, Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, and Tessa Englund rece … Read more

  • Allergist Provide Insights for Managing Food Allergies and Food-Related Anaphylaxis

    A recent review article published in JAMA by Drs. Edward Iglesia, Mildred Kwan, Yamini Virkud, and Onyinye Iweala reviewed the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of IgE-mediated food allergies in the United States. IgE-mediated allergic reactions to food are caused by immunoglobulin (Ig)E allergy antibodies. Such reactions typically occur within minutes of ingestion and may ca … Read more

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    Monroe, Fager Publish “Stopping the bleed when platelets don’t stick”

    Dougald Monroe, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and the UNC Blood Research Center, co-authored an article with Ammon Fager, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University titled, “Stopping the bleed when platelets don’t stick” in Nature Cardiovascular Medicine. The commentary discusses a novel bifunctional antibody that brings factor VIIa to … Read more

  • Cindy Gay, MD, MPH

    New Trial Highlights Incremental Progress Towards a Cure for HIV-1

    Cynthia L. Gay, MD, MPH, associate professor of infectious diseases, and David Margolis, MD, the Sarah Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, published results of a clinical trial showing that vorinostat and immunotherapy may modestly shrink the latent HIV reservoir. Antiretroviral therapies (ART) … Read more

  • January- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: January 1 – January 31, 2024

    Division of Oncology Lisa Carey, MD, received a $225K grant titled, “Clinical implications of metastatic subtype, microenvironment, and organ of involvement.” Joannie Ivory, MD, was granted $240K for her project, “Participant Enrollment in a Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial of Endocrine Therapy Adherence Support.” Yara Abdou, MD, was awarded $240K to investigate molecular res … Read more