Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award
Michelle Brownstein, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award, given annually to the member of the medical staff who most embodies Fuller’s lifelong commitment to patient care, teaching and community service.
Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...
In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center receives FEMA grant
This funding, which is administered under the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be used to educate lower-income North Carolinians about fire safety and train first responders in burn treatment.
Investigating the presence of sex bias in human surgical clinical r...
In a study published in JAMA Surgery, Melina Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, and colleagues found that few human surgical clinical research studies included men and women equally.
UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists aims to address potential burnout of young doctors who have substantial research and extra-professional responsibilities.
Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy
Device that drives drugs into solid tumors that are poorly vascularized opens the possibility of life-saving surgeries in cancer patients. James Byrne, PhD, a medical student and member of Joseph DeSimone’s lab, led the research by constructing the device and examining its ability to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs effectively to pancreatic cancer tumors, as well as two types of breast cancer tumors.
Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medica...
UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.
UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital t...
The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.