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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. Evan Dellon

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Anti-Siglec-8 Antibody Trial Shows Promise for Treating Eosinophilic Gastritis and Duodenitis

Eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis are inflammatory diseases characterized by high levels of eosinophils and mast cells (immune system cells) in the stomach and duodenum. These disorders are often under diagnosed and symptoms include chronic abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, bloating, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. The current standard of care includes corticosteroids, dietary elimination, …

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Internal Medicine Residency Program Holds Noon Conference Series EMBRACE: “Ending Medical Bias and Racism by Advocating for Change and Equity”

Attitudes and behaviors of medical providers have been identified as one of the many factors that can contribute to health disparities. Implicit bias describes thoughts and feelings that people unknowingly hold and express automatically, without conscious awareness. Project EMBRACE, the acronym for “Ending Medical Bias and Racism by Advocating for Change and Equity” was a …

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Keia Sanderson, MD

Dr. Keia Sanderson wrote an essay in the first grade describing how her pediatrician, an African American female, inspired her to achieve. “Very early in my life, she along with my parents made me feel like I could do anything,” said Sanderson, an associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension. She also says her grandmother gave her the best advice about lifelong learning.

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Featured Resident

Dr. Michael Cunningham grew up in Raleigh, and studied biology at the College of Charleston. He was a research technician in the immunology department at Duke before attending medical school at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham enjoys the outdoors with his dog Misha and cooking with his wife.

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