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Valdar receives $1.4 million grant to leverage collaborative cross
William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, has received a 5-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (part of the National Institutes of Health), to develop statistical methods and software to support the design and analysis of experiments that use the Collaborative Cross, a “library” of genetic diversity that scientists believe can help fast-track important discoveries about genetics and disease into new discoveries, tests, and treatments that impact human health.
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UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine
Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
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Patient-reported outcomes essential to comparative effectiveness research
Patient perspective key to adequate evaluation of cancer treatment
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NCI Grant to Supplement Comparative Effectiveness Research Study of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology in the UNC School of Medicine and Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1,124,226 grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This grant supplements a parent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to monitor the recovery, mental well-being and quality of life of prostate cancer patients during the two years following treatment. Both researchers are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Close to 150 faculty and postdoctoral fellows gathered at the Kenan Center for the 37th annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day
This year’s speaker was Dr. Brooke McCartney, associate professor in the department of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her postdoc training in the lab of Dr. Mark Peifer.
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New Genome Sciences Building provides new home for cancer genomics research
Located at the center of campus, the new Genome Sciences Building will help researchers unlock the underlying mechanisms of cancer, in addition to providing space for other groundbreaking research.
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Gopal receives Fogarty International Center Award from NIH
Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, has received a five-year International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
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Top articles about lay health advisors authored by UNC faculty
There are Top 20 lists for music, books and for articles written about lay health advisors, as reported by the BioMedLib “Who is Publishing in My Domain?” journal.
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Amos discusses breast cancer in the black community on Black Issues Forum
Keith Amos, MD, FACS, was interviewed by UNC-TV’s Black Issues Forum on community education about breast cancer in the African American community on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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Parise and Leisner research into protein CIB1 profiled in Raleigh News and Observer
The Raleigh News and Observer interviewed Leslie Parise, PhD, professor and chair of the department of biochemistry, and Tina Leisner, PhD, a UNC research associate in biochemistry, about their research into the linkage between breast cancer and the protein CIB1.
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