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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. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation.  To date, 10 winning teams from the department of medicine have received Pilot Innovation Awards. Dancel is principal investigator for “Pursuing the Quadruple Aim through Pocket … Continued

Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network hosts 33rd annual meeting

Community practice and academic health care professionals joined together at the 33rd annual meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) on Saturday, May 4, in Chapel Hill. The guest speaker Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, professor of medicine and director of nephrology clinical services at Columbia University Medical Center.

Carlton Moore, MD, MS

EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Continued


Eastowne providers are invited to visit ‘mock-up’ work area, in MacNider #322

Eastowne medicine providers are invited to visit a full mock-up of the interior work spaces designed for the new six-story medical office building, opening next year. Starting this Friday, July 12 – July 26, in MacNider Room #322, a mock-up will offer a “hands on” introduction to new collaborative work spaces that will support multi-disciplinary, … Continued

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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