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Residency Discharge Competition Emphasizes Handoff Communication

Residency Discharge Competition Emphasizes Handoff Communication

Dr. Sean Gaffney discovered his inner superhero this week, after showing super handoff communication during the department of medicine's first "discharge competition."

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Mackman Is Selected For 2017 ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award

Mackman Is Selected For 2017 ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award

Nigel Mackman, PhD, John Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has been selected by the American Heart Association and the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) to receive the 2017 ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Ebola Is Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

Ebola Is Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

William A. Fischer II, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine and David A. Wohl, M.D., in the division of infectious diseases discuss how the Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection.

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Rapid Diagnostic Test Helps Distinguish between Severe and Uncomplicated Malaria in Africa

Rapid Diagnostic Test Helps Distinguish between Severe and Uncomplicated Malaria in Africa

“In many areas of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is inevitable. Children will be infected,” said Ross Boyce, M.D., MS.c., study author and a fellow in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases.

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 A Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

A Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

A team of UNC researchers will use funds from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to test two interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

The ability for HIV to hide in the body in a dormant state makes curing the 40 million people living with the virus a challenge. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown the drug Vorinostat reverses this latency, causing resting CD4 T-cells to express HIV.

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Dr. Keisha Gibson Gives Keynote Address at Annual White Coat Ceremony

Dr. Keisha Gibson Gives Keynote Address at Annual White Coat Ceremony

"Because of how society views the medical profession, physicians are leaders. Whether you knew this or not when you started your first day, you are. Leaders communicate a vision, engender trust and buy-in of those they are leading, and nurture a spirit of teamwork to enable realization of that vision." -- Dr. Keisha Gibson

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Congressman David Price Tours UNC Medical Center's Benign Hematology Clinic

Congressman David Price Tours UNC Medical Center's Benign Hematology Clinic

The congressman was then honored with the Cure HHT’s Champion Award for his work securing funding for a multi-state pilot program that will be headquartered in Chapel Hill and led by Raj Kasthuri, MD, director of UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence. Dr. Kasthuri is also an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology.

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UNC Hematology Giant Harold R. Roberts, MD, Died September 9

UNC Hematology Giant Harold R. Roberts, MD, Died September 9

Following is a message from Dr. Lisa Carey, chief of the division of hematology and oncology, and Dr. Nigel Key, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, on the passing of Dr. Harold Roberts. This will be updated as information becomes available.

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Congratulations to Medicine Physicians, Named to 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List

Congratulations to Medicine Physicians, Named to 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List

Seventy-six (76) faculty physicians in the Department of Medicine have been named to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® list. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this peer selected honor as a result of the biennial Best Doctors Poll.

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The Frontlines of Care Are Changing at UNC Medical Center

The Frontlines of Care Are Changing at UNC Medical Center

While one patient waits coughing into a mask, another could present with chest pain or arrive by ambulance after a trauma. The ER cares for people with every imaginable issue. Some are life-threatening. Some are not, but they all require immediate care. How does a medical center compassionately serve each and use resources efficiently? The answer is UNC’s 1 Memorial Observation Unit.

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UNC Nephrologists Will Contribute to New International Guidelines for Glomerular Disease Therapies and Research

UNC Nephrologists Will Contribute to New International Guidelines for Glomerular Disease Therapies and Research

UNC will be well represented at a signature nephrology event this fall. Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, chief of the division of pediatric nephrology and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, and Patrick H. Nachman, MD, FASN, Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor and deputy director of the UNC Kidney Center, have been invited to serve on the International Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference on Glomerular Diseases.

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NPR Osteoarthritis Health Story Features UNC's Dr. Richard Loeser

NPR Osteoarthritis Health Story Features UNC's Dr. Richard Loeser

Dr. Richard Loeser was recently interviewed for an NPR health story about the increase in osteoarthritis of the knee. The story "6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear" aired on NPR's Morning Edition, August 15, 2017.

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Brian Jensen, MD, Delivers 2017 Whitehead Lecture

Brian Jensen, MD, Delivers 2017 Whitehead Lecture

The 2017 Whitehead Lecture took place on Wednesday, August 9. This year's lecture was delivered by Brian C. Jensen, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, and awards were presented after the lecture to faculty and students.

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Learning How Two Gut Pathogens Worsen Malnutrition In Children

Learning How Two Gut Pathogens Worsen Malnutrition In Children

Dr. Luther Bartelt is a faculty physician in the division of infectious diseases, researching two gut pathogens commonly found in malnourished children that impair growth. Dr. Bartelt developed a laboratory mouse model of co-infection during malnutrition, and the results of his work have been published in PLOS Pathogens.

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UNC-Project Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

UNC-Project Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country. UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt recently visited UNC-Project Malawi, as did Vital Signs Editor Jamie Williams who published the following report.

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UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

UNC researchers led by Nancie Archin, PhD, and David Margolis, MD, have shown that interval dosing of the drug Vorinostat reverses HIV latency and is well-tolerated in people living with HIV. However, while Vorinostat makes latent HIV easier to detect, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure.

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Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, Discusses Collaborations In Medicine On WCHL Radio

Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, Discusses Collaborations In Medicine On WCHL Radio

YOUR HEALTH® featured Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, a professor of general medicine and director of UNC’s physician assistant program, on WCHL 97.9.

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Department of Medicine Faculty Physicians Recognized For Carolina Care Excellence

Department of Medicine Faculty Physicians Recognized For Carolina Care Excellence

Congratulations to department of medicine providers who received the 2017 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence.

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NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This five-year grant (2017-2022) supports mentored training at 16 affiliated sites in low- and middle-income countries. All are affiliated with at least one of the UJMT consortium’s four U.S. institutions: UNC-Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University.

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Joseph Eron, MD, Is the New Vice Chair of the NIH HIV Research Network

Joseph Eron, MD, Is the New Vice Chair of the NIH HIV Research Network

UNC Professor of Medicine Joseph Eron, MD, from the division of infectious diseases, has been named Vice Chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). The ACTG is the largest network of research sites in the world dedicated to finding a cure for HIV, as well as opportunistic infections that exploit a weakened immune system caused by HIV.

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Screening Adults for Depression in Primary Care

Screening Adults for Depression in Primary Care

Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, has published "Screening Adults for Depression in Primary Care" in the July issue of Medical Clinics of North America.

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Learning How Blood Vessels Control Their Destiny

Learning How Blood Vessels Control Their Destiny

Recent work in the lab of Victoria Bautch, PhD, co-director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, sheds light on how trafficking proteins produced by endothelial cells blunt signaling proteins that control vessel growth and patterning, processes that affect disease.

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Dr. Scott Commins Discussed Meat Allergy With WUNC's Frank Stasio

Dr. Scott Commins Discussed Meat Allergy With WUNC's Frank Stasio

Dr. Scott P. Commins was a guest on WUNC's The State of Things on July 11, 2017. In his interview with Frank Stasio, Dr. Commins talked about piecing together the meat allergy puzzle.

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Finding Patients At Risk For Kidney Disease and Getting Ahead of Treatment

Finding Patients At Risk For Kidney Disease and Getting Ahead of Treatment

Gerald Hladik, MD, chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension, has been featured in a Hospitals and Health Networks article explaining the need for early detection of kidney disease.

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UNC Project Malawi Is Featured On ABC-11 News

UNC Project Malawi Is Featured On ABC-11 News

UNC Project Malawi is a partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health focused on research, care and training in the capital city of Lilongwe. The project was featured on ABC-11 News.

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Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

The 2017 Raven Rock Ramble raised over $30,000 last month to assist kidney patients with emergency needs, while also promoting awareness of organ donation. The annual event celebrates the joy of cycling after one man’s kidney transplant. It also gives back to a continuum of care at the UNC Kidney Center.

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Linda Raftery is Named Vice Chair for Department of Medicine Administration

Linda Raftery is Named Vice Chair for Department of Medicine Administration

Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine has announced that Linda Raftery has been appointed Vice Chair for Administration

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UNC’s Department of Medicine Introduces New Telemetry Protocol

UNC’s Department of Medicine Introduces New Telemetry Protocol

Medicine’s telemetry protocol has been replaced by a new model aimed at improving the value of patient care achieved per unit of cost. This is the first project to be approved and implemented by the Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group.

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UNC Allergist Scott Commins, MD, PhD, Tells USA Today About Alpha-Gal and a Rare Meat Allergy Caused By the Lone Star Tick

UNC Allergist Scott Commins, MD, PhD, Tells USA Today About Alpha-Gal and a Rare Meat Allergy Caused By the Lone Star Tick

Allergist Scott Commins, MD, PhD, in medicine's division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, has been featured in USA Today explaining a rare meat allergy from tick bites.

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The Department of Medicine Announces Leadership Transitions,  Beth L. Jonas, MD, Has Been Appointed Interim Chief for the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

The Department of Medicine Announces Leadership Transitions, Beth L. Jonas, MD, Has Been Appointed Interim Chief for the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of UNC’s Department of Medicine has announced that Beth L. Jonas, MD, will lead the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Leadership transitions for the Thurston Arthritis Research Center have also been announced, made by Wesley Burks, MD, Executive Dean for UNC’s School of Medicine

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Is the Finger-Stick Blood Test Necessary for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

Is the Finger-Stick Blood Test Necessary for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

New type 2 diabetes research from UNC department of family medicine researcher Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and UNC department of medicine researcher Laura Young, MD, PhD, could change the way non-insulin users manage the disease.

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New Leadership Will Guide the Future of McAllister Heart Institute

New Leadership Will Guide the Future of McAllister Heart Institute

Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, has announced new leadership that will build on the successes of the McAllister Heart Institute (MHI).

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NOTES from Japan

NOTES from Japan

After a sabbatical in Japan, Ian Grimm, MD, has introduced new forms of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) to UNC Medical Center.

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Another Reason to Exercise: Burning Bone Fat – a Key to Better Bone Health

Another Reason to Exercise: Burning Bone Fat – a Key to Better Bone Health

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, a physician and assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was the study's lead author.

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Beyond Condoms: New Approaches to HIV Prevention

Beyond Condoms: New Approaches to HIV Prevention

The UNC Division of Infectious Diseases has launched three simultaneous studies to help prevent HIV within the most susceptible populations.

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Thurston Researchers Present New Scientific Findings at the 2017 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress

Thurston Researchers Present New Scientific Findings at the 2017 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress

When the leading osteoarthritis (OA) thought leaders from across the globe recently gathered in Las Vegas, NV, experts from the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center were there to share insights gleaned from important new research. While speaking in venues ranging from plenary sessions to poster presentations, Thurston scientists shared finding on topics ranging from how knee shape affects OA, to studies of the genetic influences on the development of OA.

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Rheumatologist Beth Jonas, MD, Answered Listener Questions About Arthritis on NPR's "The People's Pharmacy"

Rheumatologist Beth Jonas, MD, Answered Listener Questions About Arthritis on NPR's "The People's Pharmacy"

The topic of arthritis is more complicated than it might seem, with over 100 forms of this sometimes debilitating disease affecting people of all ages. To help shed light on the subject, leading rheumatologist Beth Jonas, MD, recently joined Joe and Terry Graedon to answer listener's questions on The People's Pharmacy.

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Lifetime Risk Of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis in Hands is Approximately 40% According to Study

Lifetime Risk Of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis in Hands is Approximately 40% According to Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand is a common condition that causes serious limitations in the daily activities of millions of Americans. The scientific community has statistics on the lifetime risk of developing symptomatic OA of the knee and hip. Now, thanks to the work of leading researchers, it is has data illuminating the risk of symptomatic hand OA.

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Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.

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A Colorectal Screening Strategy Significantly Increases Testing In Groups With Low Rates

A Colorectal Screening Strategy Significantly Increases Testing In Groups With Low Rates

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

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Researchers Find New HIV Target for Cure Research

Researchers Find New HIV Target for Cure Research

Researchers in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases have learned the HIV virus persists in macrophages, large white blood cells found in tissues throughout the body. The discovery has significant implications for HIV cure research.

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UNC and Duke Receive a $3M Federal Grant to Develop Better Diagnostic Tests for Zika

UNC and Duke Receive a $3M Federal Grant to Develop Better Diagnostic Tests for Zika

Researchers at UNC are working across departmental lines to answer questions about the Zika Virus. The Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Disease, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases in collaboration with Duke University, have received a federal grant of $3M to develop a better diagnostic test for Zika.

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Former Department of Medicine Chair David Ontjes, MD, died on May 7

Former Department of Medicine Chair David Ontjes, MD, died on May 7

We are saddened to announce that Dr. David A. Ontjes, Department of Medicine Chair from 1981 to 1989, died on May 7, 2017. Dr. Ontjes specialized in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1964.

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UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony on May 1, 2017. Many outstanding residents and faculty were recognized for their clinical and academic excellence, honoring the legacies of those who preceded them. Following is a list of recipients who engender the shared and treasured spirit of Medicine.

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 Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Joins Editorial Board of the American Society of Nephrology for Continuing Medical Education

Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Joins Editorial Board of the American Society of Nephrology for Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, an Associate Professor of Medicine in UNC’s Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Education Program.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Three internal medicine residents have been inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Research Day Celebrates the Work of Internal Medicine Residents

Research Day Celebrates the Work of Internal Medicine Residents

The Department of Medicine's Annual Research Day was held on April 18, 2017. Research Day is an opportunity for residents to present research projects to colleagues within the UNC community, celebrating accomplishments and fostering new collaborations.

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New Class of Medication Holds Promise for the Intimate Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

New Class of Medication Holds Promise for the Intimate Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Dr. Matthew Cavender, Improving Outcomes Through Cardiovascular Research: “We wanted to determine what therapies are cardiovascular specific that can improve outcomes with patients with diabetes. On the flip side, we considered drugs primarily geared toward treating diabetes that could be effective in patients with coronary disease.”

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Dr. Amy Shaheen Shines in Patient Care and Teaching, Recognized for Educational Research That Combines Both

Dr. Amy Shaheen Shines in Patient Care and Teaching, Recognized for Educational Research That Combines Both

Dr. Amy Shaheen, Medicine Professor for the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, has received the Charles H. Griffith, III MD, Educational Research Award.

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Keisha Gibson, MD, Has Been Appointed Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

Keisha Gibson, MD, Has Been Appointed Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

Gerald Hladik, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has announced the appointment of Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

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Orchestrating Arrivals for Patient-Centered Care

Orchestrating Arrivals for Patient-Centered Care

UNC Department of Medicine Innovates Admissions Hub, Medical Admitting Officers Set Pace for Inpatient Care.

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UNC’s Department of Medicine Hosts Annual NC Chapter Meeting for American College of Physicians

UNC’s Department of Medicine Hosts Annual NC Chapter Meeting for American College of Physicians

Every year the NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Meeting brings residents, researchers and physician educators together to share internal medicine advances and connect with colleagues. This year it was UNC’s turn to showcase exceptional faculty and excellence in medical education.

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Scientists Closer to Finding Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Scientists Closer to Finding Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

David R. Clemmons, MD, is a Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine in the Department's Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and UNC's Diabetes Care Center. UNC Health Care's Newsroom has published an article about his research, featured in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Decision Aids about Goals of Care for Advanced Dementia Can Lead to Better Palliative Care

Decision Aids about Goals of Care for Advanced Dementia Can Lead to Better Palliative Care

Families and caregivers often face difficult decisions about medical treatments when it comes to taking care of patients with dementia, and making those decisions can be overwhelming.

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Gerald Hladik, MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Gerald Hladik, MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Ronald Falk, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine has announced that Gerald Hladik, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

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