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Ralph Baric receives SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Ralph Baric, PhD, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, explains why he is volunteering to receive the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine manufactured by Moderna, Inc.

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¿Por qué participar en un ensayo clínico?

Preguntas y respuestas con Michael Herce, MD, MPH, MSc Profesor adjunto de medicina, División de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Escuela de Medicina de UNC.

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Dr. Craig Cameron Joins COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Evidence shows that racial and ethnic minority groups are being disproportionately affected by the virus, so Craig Cameron, PhD, chair of UNC’s Microbiology and Immunology Department, talks about participating in our vaccine trials.

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African Americans and COVID research: A conversation

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS, of UNC’s Division of Infectious Diseases talks with Noshima Darden-Tabb, community engagement manager, about impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and why particpation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in our clinical trials is so important.

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UNC Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Led by Cindy Gay, MD, clinical researchers in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases are leaning on years of experience and expertise to partake in a large phase 3 clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, is one of the trial’s first participants.

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Chapel Hill resident explains why she joined a trial

Chapel Hill resident Gracie Howell talks about losing her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming an essential worker in a grocery story, and why she decided to join a vaccine trial.

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A doctor’s perspective on joining COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, a pediatric nephrologist at UNC, says personal and professional interest in the virus and health disparities compelled her to join a clinical trial in the fall of 2020.

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La participante explica por qué participa en el ensayo clínico de vacuna COVID-19

Escuchemos más sobre cómo funciona el proceso del ensayo clínico, y por qué la residente de Cary, Janeth Pearl, decidió participar.

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Pastor Nichols: Why I’m Part of a COVID-19 Study

Pastor Wil Nichols of Victorious Praise Fellowship Church in Durham, NC, explains why he’s participating in the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.

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  • Man receiving injection in clinic

    ‘Someone who looks like you’

    Ernest Grant, RN, PhD, FAAN, president of American Nurses Association and an African American, shares why he is participating in COVID-19 vaccine trial   Spending a few hours at a University of North Carolina Health clinic, giving his health history and receiving an injection, might not be Ernest Grant’s favorite way to spend a Monday … Read more

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    Convalescent plasma clinical trial ramps up

    On the heels of FDA authorization of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19, UNC researchers are conducting a clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of plasma that includes a higher amount of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. The new Coronavirus-inactivating Plasma (CoVIP) research clinical trial is designed to determine the safety and efficacy … Read more

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    Wohl launches clinical trial, one of 25 sites nationally testing COVID-19 treatments

      UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases researchers have begun phase 2 and phase 3 evaluations of promising treatments for COVID-19. The UNC School of Medicine joins more than 25 initial sites participating in the clinical trials through ACTIV-2, a public-private partnership sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases … Read more

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    ID faculty organize, conduct COVID-19 testing in hard-hit Lee County, NC

      It’s hot (especially wearing full PPE), it’s tedious, and it’s critical. A volunteer team of UNC infectious diseases faculty members along with UNC hospitalists has been conducting drive-up testing for COVID-19 in Sanford, NC, about 35 miles south of Chapel Hill, twice a month since June, seeing roughly 1,000 local residents so far this … Read more

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    Gay leading phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

    In February 2020, as bits of data about the SARS-CoV-2 virus started to emerge, Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, and UNC infectious diseases colleagues began meeting to formulate a local response to the virus. They’ve met weekly ever since, resorting to Zoom calls once the university sent employees home in March. They’ve shared data, compared notes … Read more