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Grants to fund research into improving bone marrow transplant complications, outcomes
by Mary Ruth published Sep 07, 2011 last modified Sep 13, 2011 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill, NC – Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD, was recruited to UNC in 2009 with the help of the University Cancer Research Fund. Now she is a recipient of two grants that have helped establish her own laboratory to look into the causes of chronic Graft vs. Host Disease. Sarantopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Microbiology and Immunology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Lawrence Marks, MD, appointed Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research
by Mary Ruth published Sep 13, 2011 last modified Sep 13, 2011 02:00 PM — filed under: ,
Chapel Hill, NC – Lawrence B. Marks, MD, chairman of the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology, has been appointed the Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. The professorship, established by a $500K gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas, is named in honor of Mr. Loewenbaum’s grandfather, Dr. Sidney K. Simon.
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UNC scientist to study post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery decision making
by Mary Ruth published Sep 14, 2011 last modified Sep 14, 2011 09:38 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill - Deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy is highly challenging for many patients. Clara Lee, MD, MPP, a UNC School of Medicine physician/scientist, has received a five-year grant award to examine patients’ decision-making process about reconstruction and the effects of reconstruction on quality of life and body image. The $862,700.00 career development award to the plastic and reconstructive surgeon is from the National Institutes of Health.
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Two UNC Lineberger faculty receive 2011 Hettleman Awards
by Mary Ruth published Sep 14, 2011 last modified Sep 15, 2011 08:58 AM — filed under: , ,
Two UNC Lineberger faculty, Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Karen Mohlke, PhD, associate professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, have received the 2011 Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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UNC Lineberger patient Morgan Throckmorton talks with WRAL about her diagnosis, clinical trials
by Mary Ruth published Sep 15, 2011 last modified Sep 15, 2011 10:31 AM — filed under: , , ,
UNC Lineberger patient Morgan Throckmorton was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009 when she was 24 years old. She is now part of a UNC-led trial to test a new drug, Regorafinib.
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Chemist receives NIH award to support innovative research
by Mary Ruth published Sep 16, 2011 last modified Sep 16, 2011 04:07 PM — filed under: , ,
Kevin Weeks, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received an award from the National Institutes of Health to support innovative research on creating new drugs that work by binding to RNA.
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NSF grants awarded for soft matter research
by Mary Ruth published Sep 16, 2011 last modified Sep 16, 2011 04:17 PM — filed under: , ,
Two recent grants from the National Science Foundation will support soft matter research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness
by Mary Ruth published Sep 19, 2011 last modified Sep 19, 2011 10:12 AM — filed under: ,
CHAPEL HILL – A team of over 250 researchers from more than 20 countries have discovered that common genetic variations contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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Researchers identify components that keep immune system in check
by Mary Ruth published Sep 19, 2011 last modified Sep 19, 2011 01:27 PM — filed under: , ,
CHAPEL HILL – Within the immune system, a subtle balance exists between the cells that destroy alien pathogens and those that preserve the body’s own tissues. When the balance gets out of whack, the cells that normally target viruses or bacteria can go astray, attacking innocent cells and causing autoimmune and inflammatory disease.
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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott featured speaker at Fast Break Against Cancer
by Mary Ruth published Sep 16, 2011 last modified Sep 20, 2011 09:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Seventh annual event benefits cancer research and treatment in our community
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