UNC Health Talk

Category: Innovation

March 1, 2017

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

The early-stage cellular immunotherapy trials are for patients with either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who lack other treatment options or are at high risk of their disease returning.

Immunology, Innovation

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November 4, 2016

UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic bra...

The longitudinal patient-centered AURORA study – the largest study of its kind – will trace the development of posttraumatic stress, minor traumatic brain injury symptoms, chronic pain, and depression, to create new diagnostic tools and treatment interventions.

Awards, Innovation, Neurology, Research

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Illustration of a piece of bread fighting with a piece of salmon.

April 25, 2016

UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dieta...

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.

Innovation, Nutrition

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Illustration of RNS Device courtesy of NeuroPace

April 15, 2015

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure...

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

Innovation, Neurology, Technology, Treatment

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April 2, 2015

A dress rehearsal for surgery

UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.

Innovation, Orthopedic Surgery, Treatment

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The surgery was performed by Dr. Harold Pillsbury

March 25, 2015

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved...

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

Hearing, Innovation, Technology

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Erin Fraher

July 30, 2014

Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insi...

New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels

Innovation, Technology

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March 11, 2014

New Technique Uses ATP as Trigger for Targeted Anti-Cancer Drug Del...

Researchers from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering developed nanoparticles that could deliver cancer therapies in a safer and more effective way.

Cancer, Innovation, Treatment

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An artistic interpretation of synthetic blood particles.

February 27, 2014

UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

The effects of this new low-molecular-weight synthetic heparin can be quickly reversed unlike the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin currently in use.

Hematology, Innovation, Research

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The chemical probe UNC1215 will be used to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain protein

March 1, 2013

New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant b...

The probe, named UNC1215, will provide researchers with a powerful tool to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain proteins in biology and disease.

Cancer, Devices, Innovation, Neurology

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Gita Madan Fleischman

January 16, 2013

UNC School of Medicine receives $1 million gift from The North Caro...

Million dollar gift establishes a multidisciplinary surgical skills lab.

Innovation

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Patrick F. Sullivan

July 2, 2012

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underly...

New research led by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, a psychiatric geneticist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, points to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders among individuals whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Genetics, Innovation, Mental Health, Research

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