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The purpose of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is to align research and education with outstanding patient care, and to transform clinical medicine into patient-centered care, delivered with the highest standards of quality, compassion and cost-consciousness, and based on an infrastructure that nimbly adjusts to an ever-changing landscape.

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Dr. Grace Prince and Dr. Seyi Fayanju

Falk presents chair awards for diversity in thought

Every year, the UNC Department of Medicine presents the Chair Award to two outstanding residents. At last week’s Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Ron Falk recognized Dr. Grace Prince and Dr. Seyi Fayanju for diversity in thought. “The first award goes to a former chief resident, who was instrumental in leading us all into Fusion Fridays, … Continued


Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Retired professor of medicine and internationally renowned HIV researcher Charlie van der Horst passed away Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. During the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, retired UNC School of Medicine Professor Charlie … Continued

Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH

Chelminski discusses opioid prescribing in JAMA article

Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was interviewed by the Journal of the American Medical Association, discussing management of pain with opioids and how limits on opioid prescribing can leave patients vulnerable.

Dr. Laura Anne Young

Researchers featured in ADA video for international conference

Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, were featured in an American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.

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Featured Physicians

Featured Physician


Dr. Onyinye Iweala says she loves being able to validate the symptoms that her patients are experiencing, especially when she sees their faces light up with understanding as she explains the basic biology behind them. In her free time, she also enjoys singing and exercising, particularly her insanity workouts with Shaun T.

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Featured Resident


Dr. Dillon Cockrell is from Eastern North Carolina and plans to pursue a specialty in hematology and oncology. In his free time, he enjoys sports, the outdoors and spending time with his Goldendoodle, Merritt.

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Chair’s Corner Podcast

Chair’s Corner Podcast