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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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Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

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New York Times Features Berkowitz Study in Article About Access to Food Stamps

The Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. A new rule may take away food stamps from nearly 700,000 Americans by tightening work requirements, estimated to save almost $8 billion over five years. Seth Berkowitz, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was interviewed by the New York Times regarding the association between food insecurity and health care use.

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Featured Physician

Matthew Painschab, MD

Dr. Matthew Painschab originally thought he would become a lawyer, but a physiology course in college changed his mind. The ability to explain medical phenomena and the research that goes into it attracted him to medicine. Dr. Painschab says the best advice he’s ever received is to approach life the way a cat does, with a consciousness largely of now.

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Featured Resident


Dr. Michael Croglio grew up in Syracuse, New York. He attended Georgetown University and Stony Brook University for medical school, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Croglio is a basketball fan interested in gastroenterology.

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