UNC Health Care

Category: Innovation

January 13, 2011

UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

Innovation, Neurology, Treatment

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Stephen Frye

September 14, 2010

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contract...

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

Awards, Cancer, Innovation, Research

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Darren A. DeWalt

April 26, 2010

UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the “Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit,” which was prepared for AHRQ by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The toolkit, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the AHRQ website, is designed to help primary care doctors and their staffs learn how to communicate more effectively with their patients.

Innovation, Studies, Technology

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October 29, 2009

No longer lost in translation: Interpreters replace pagers with iPo...

At UNC Hospitals, the Interpreter Services department has dumped both pagers and cell phones in favor of a device they find to be much more effective in meeting their needs: the Apple iPod touch.

Innovation, Technology

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UNC Chapel

April 29, 2008

UNC Hospitals helps pioneer new imaging device for liver, gallbladd...

UNC Hospitals has joined a small number of hospitals nationwide that is using a new imaging device that provides direct images from inside the ducts as well as access to obtain tissue biopsies.

Innovation, Research, Technology

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals is first in North Carolina to offer ‘blood washing’ t...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gary Simpson tried just about everything to lower his extremely high cholesterol levels, but nothing seemed to work.

Hematology, Innovation

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC scientists discover molecular pathway leading to nerve growth, ...

CHAPEL HILL -- Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered key steps involved in regulating nerve growth and regeneration that may have implications for spinal cord research.

Innovation, Neurology

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals offers innovative new treatment for Barrett’s e...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Hospitals is one of a limited number of medical centers nationwide to offer photodynamic therapy to treat Barrett's esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer.

Innovation, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Health Care expands treatment options with CyberKnife robotic r...

CHAPEL HILL - Last week UNC Health Care began treating patients with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system, a groundbreaking medical device that is designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy.

Cancer, Devices, Innovation

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Doctors at UNC Hospitals perform rare, complex surgery to save life...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Physicians at UNC Hospitals on Monday performed a rare, complex operation on an infant whose head and shoulders were delivered by Caesarean section while the rest of the baby stayed inside the mother’s womb.

Innovation, Pain, UNC Stories

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