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Is There a Connection Between Pesticides and Autism?

June 29, 2018

Much of the concern about agricultural pesticides has centered on runoff, when chemicals are washed into our waterways.  But what about the pesticides that stay on the plants? What happens when humans ingest them? Mark Zylka, PhD, and his research … Read more

Three SOM Faculty Named TBJ Health Care Heroes

March 15, 2018

At the annual Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes awards dinner, three UNC School of Medicine faculty were honored, as well as four other UNC Health Care employees. Heath care and business leaders gathered last week at Prestonwood Country Club … Read more

Three UNC Autism Research Studies Earn End of Year Honors

February 2, 2018

Autism Speaks, Spectrum, and the NIH singled out innovative work from Joseph Piven’s research team as top studies advancing the field of autism research in 2017.   CHAPEL HILL, NC – Three UNC School of Medicine autism research studies led … Read more

UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

November 30, 2017

Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named two UNC School … Read more

Early Brain Imaging in Infants May Help Predict Autism

October 13, 2017

Tracy Hampton, PhD Article Information JAMA. 2017;318(13):1211-1212. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13706   Infants at high familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not typically exhibit symptoms in their first year of life, but new research indicates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may reveal signs of … Read more

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

September 1, 2017

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism. The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine research grants … Read more