• By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    CAROLINA CONEXIONES AWARDED 2020 IMPACT AWARD BY THE SOCIETY OF VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE LEADERS

    Congratulations to Dr. Kori Flower, Professor of Pediatrics, and the Carolina Conexiones team, including Linda Bowles, Director of...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    DUKE CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNC CENTER FOR HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH, AND PARTNERS RECEIVE $80-MILLION NIH GRANT TO EXPAND COVID-19 TESTING

    This nationwide program aims to build innovative and sustainable solutions to expand test access and uptake in underserved and vulnerable...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCHERS AWARDED $5 MILLION FOR COVID-19 TESTING

    Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, will lead this two-year National Institutes of Health project for COVID-19 testing and prevention...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC PARTICIPATES IN FIRST NATIONWIDE NETWORK TO STUDY RARE FORMS OF DIABETES

    John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill site for a collaborative NIH research effort to discover new forms of diabetes, understand...

    Diabetes
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC HEALTH, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DETERMINE ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 SPREAD

    Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine collaborated with UNC Health and found that 0.8 percent of patients who came to a UNC Health...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    NEW VULNERABILITY FOUND IN LUNG SQUAMOUS CANCER MAY ACILITATE DRUG TARGETING AT CELLULAR LEVEL

    New research by scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues shows the potential for targeting a specific...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    ‘MADE IN NC' INITIATIVE UNITES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR TO DELIVER VITAL COVID-19 PPE TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS STATEWIDE

    A new collaboration will produce nearly 2 million N95 respirators per year to address the urgent need for affordable access to essential...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC HOSPITALS' “MAGNET” STATUS RENEWED FOR THIRD TIME

    ANCC status goes to fewer than 9% of hospitals in the United States.

    Hospital
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    LACK OF KEY NEUROPEPTIDE INDUCES NEUROINFLAMMATION TO IMPAIR NEURAL STEM CELLS AND LIMIT NEW NEURON PRODUCTION

    Published in Neuron, research from the UNC School of Medicine lab of Juan Song, PhD, determined the cell-signaling role of a neuropeptide...

    Brain
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    BLACK WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER EXPERIENCE DELAYED, LONGER TREATMENT THAN WHITES, STUDY FINDS

    One in seven black women with breast cancer had delays in starting treatment, and black women also had extended duration of treatment,...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    A SCIENTIFIC FIRST: HOW PSYCHEDELICS BIND TO KEY BRAIN CELL RECEPTOR

    This work, published in Cell and led by the UNC-Chapel Hill lab of Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, sets the stage for the discovery of new...

    Brain, Drugs
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    RAMSDEN, GUPTA AWARDED 5-YEAR, $8.8 MILLION GRANT TO STUDY AN ENZYME THAT HAS IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER

    The National Cancer Institute has awarded a team led by UNC Lineberger's Dale Ramsden, PhD, professor in the UNC School of Medicine...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC MEDICAL CENTER AND UNC REX RECOGNIZED AS LGBTQ HEALTHCARE EQUALITY LEADERS

    Hospitals named to 2020 list for equitable treatment of patients, visitors and employees

    Hospital
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    RESEARCHERS REVEAL SAFEGUARDING OF A KEY DNA SENSOR IN THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM

    Led by Qi Zhang and Robert McGinty, UNC-Chapel Hill scientists used cryo-electron microscopy technology to produce the first-ever high-resolution...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    CHATHAM HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEW MATERNITY CENTER, BEGIN DELIVERING BABIES

    Goals are to improve health care and outcomes, enable new mothers to stay closer to home

    Hospital, Baby
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    PATIENTS WITH A LIVER TRANSPLANT AREN'T AT GREATER RISK OF DEATH FROM COVID-19

    UNC's Erica Brenner, MD, A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, and Andrew M. Moon, MD, are co-authors of the study with colleagues at Oxford University.

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC RESEARCHERS PUBLISH STRIKING IMAGES OF SARS-COV-2 INFECTED CELLS

    The UNC School of Medicine lab of Camille Ehre, PhD, generated high-powered microscopic images showing startlingly high SARS-CoV-2...

    Power
  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    UNC RAMPS UP CONVALESCENT PLASMA CLINICAL TRIAL TO FIGHT COVID-19

    On the heels of FDA authorization of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at UNC are conducting a clinical...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TRANSITION UNIT OPENED SEPT. 1

    The 36-bed EDTU, which was previously used for clinic space, was renovated during the past two years to help handle the increasing...

  • By UNC Healthcare   -   Aug 5, 2021

    SCIENTISTS SHOW HOW BRAIN FLEXIBILITY EMERGES IN INFANTS

    Cognitive flexibility, which refers to the brain's ability to switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different...

    Brain