DEPARTMENT NEWS

David Hemsey, MD, Named Chief of Hospital Medicine Division

The Division of Hospital Medicine is the newest division in the Department of Medicine, established in July of 2016, and was formerly a program within the Division of General Medicine. Dr. Hemsey is an Associate Professor of Medicine and has been at UNC since 2014.

Dr. Kenneth Ataga leads clinical trial for drug that dramatically reduces sickle cell pain

Results from an international, multicenter phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Ataga were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine on December 3 and were presented December 4 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego. The trial found that an investigational compound called SeIG1 dramatically reduces sickle cell pain crises.

Dr. Ria Dancel Highlights the UNC Medicine Procedure Service

What is the Medicine Procedure Service at UNC, and how does it benefit patients? In this episode of Chair's Corner, Dr. Ria Dancel highlights the procedures provided at UNC and how this helps resident training as well as patient care.