UNC Health Talk

Category: Technology


January 5, 2015

Student innovators earn national attention

A team of four recent UNC graduates has invented a device aimed at ensuring accuracy in drug dosage. Since graduation, they have been working to generate interest for their device and recently placed as finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in November at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Research, Technology

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September 3, 2014

An Informatics Renaissance

Health informatics at UNC has a long tradition. Now with advanced training and research opportunities available to students, three physicians board-certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics calling UNC home, and exciting new research coming out of the university, UNC informatics is undergoing a renaissance.

Health, 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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Peter Gilligan

May 20, 2014

UNC study finds massive cost savings in high-tech pathogen-identifi...

The new technology is more efficient than, cheaper than, and as accurate as conventional lab tests used to identify bacterial and fungal infections in patient samples.

Devices, Innovation, Studies, Technology

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Dr. Mark Farber

June 19, 2012

UNC is first in U.S. to use new device to treat complex abdominal a...

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care’s Aortic Disease Management team became the first in the U.S. to successfully treat a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft.

Cardiology, Heart Health, Innovation, Technology, Treatment, Vascular Health

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Wenbin Lin

September 20, 2011

UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cance...

A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer.

Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Technology, Treatment

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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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