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30 Years of HIV/AIDS Research and Treatment at UNC

30 Years of HIV/AIDS Research and Treatment at UNC

June 5, 2011

On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981. 1981 UNC Hospitals admits its first AIDS patient in 1981 (a man with hemophilia)…. Read more »

Obama Nominates UNC Alum, Francis S. Collins, to Head NIH

July 8, 2009

On Wednesday July 8, Dr. Francis S. Collins, physician and geneticist, and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, was nominated by President Barack Obama to be director of the National Institutes of Health. The nomination of Collins comes nine months after the departure of Elias A. Zerhouni, the agency’s previous director. The… Read more »

New Drug Taken Once Daily Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

June 8, 2009

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers has shown that the investigational new drug liraglutide taken once daily may be safer and more effective than currently available medications for people with type 2 diabetes. The study was published in the online edition of The Lancet on Monday, June 8,… Read more »

UNC Researcher Receives EUREKA Award from NIH

September 18, 2008

The National Institutes of Health program is aimed at funding exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science. The program will provide Strahl about $200,000 per year for four years to help test novel, often unconventional hypotheses or tackle major methodological or technical challenges. Research studies in… Read more »