Noelle Romero is the program coordinator for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars and UNC-PROPS. In August 2016, she successfully defended her thesis within the Curriculum in Genetics & Molecular Biology. Her research focuses on how to prevent problems that arise from damaged DNA, such as cancer, through studying Fancm, a protein that helps repair it.
In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists examine death certificates, medical records, and emergency medical services data to determine which populations are at risk of sudden death, and why.
From the UNC School of Medicine to the College of Arts & Sciences, students and professors are abuzz at the HHIVE — Carolina’s new lab for health and humanities research.
Kristin Tully is a research associate at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on maternity care, patient-provider communication, breastfeeding experiences, and parent-infant nighttime interactions. Most recently, she received an Improving Human Health Award from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute to design and develop infant side-car bassinets for U.S. postnatal units.
A new program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for UNC physician scientists who have extreme caregiving needs at home.
UNC began treating blood disorders in 1947 — setting the stage for major breakthroughs in hemophilia and HIV
UNC clinical researchers begin the largest-ever genetic study of autism to elucidate the complex genetics of the condition.
UNC School of Medicine rheumatologist Amanda Nelson utilizes her artistic abilities in cutting-edge imaging research to better understand osteoarthritis
How a dinner conversation inspired David Courson to refocus his research on drug-resistant infections
Navigating the ethical issues and medical uncertainty of genomic sequencing