School of Medicine

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

October 14, 2019

Doctor Sameer Arora, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in… Read more »

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UNC School of Medicine and Colleagues in South Africa Discover Surprise Finding About HIV and Better Therapies

October 9, 2019

Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom in the UNC School of Medicine and colleagues in South Africa discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can suppress HIV to the point where the virus is nearly undetectable,… Read more »

Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

July 10, 2019

Christina Cruz, who developed a program to enable teachers in rural areas to recognize and respond therapeutically to children with mental illness, was elected as the recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Junior Investigator Award and a Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award for her work. As a 2018 Global Health Scholar through… Read more »