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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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New k-level grant writing initiative adds to infrastructure that supports junior investigators in pursuit of research training and protected time

Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to transfer clinical insights to research discoveries, to return a better understanding of human disease to the clinic. A new initiative led by Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, associate professor in nephrology, will help junior faculty in the … Continued

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Think eConsults, a virtual care connection to specialists

Access to high quality, specialty care can be challenging. Now, a new tool from the UNC Department of Medicine makes it much easier. “Any UNC physician and advanced practice provider can now use eConsults for fast specialty input on focused clinical questions,” said Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, associate professor of medicine in the division … Continued


Henderson, Jain appointed directors of undergraduate education in the department

Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, has named Ashley Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary medicine, and Koyal Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, the new directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. “The best education curriculum responds to changes in medical knowledge and puts them … Continued


Falk presents grand rounds lecture on finding joy in academic medicine

Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, presented the first Medicine Grand Rounds lecture of the new academic year, on Thursday, September 5. A video recording of the lecture can be found in the Grand Rounds Archives.

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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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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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