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‘Smart’ Insulin Could Reduce Dangerous Complications of Diabetes Treatment

Researchers published a new study, supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, showing how a “smart” insulin patch could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) This new type of insulin, called i-insulin, … Continued


Thurston Investigators Publish Paper Describing Advanced Method for the Joint Analysis of Change in BMI & Risk of OA

The first didactic research to apply joint modelling in rheumatology has been published by researchers at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. The results, published in Arthritis Care & Research, illustrate the methodological advantages of Joint Modelling for analyzing dynamic measures in a longitudinal study.


Jonas Provides Osteoarthritis Perspective for Washington Post

Dr. Beth Jonas, chief of the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a national sports-related article in the Washington Post that raises awareness for the most common type of arthritis, a leading cause of disability in the U.S.


Noone Receives 2019 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Peadar Gerard Noone, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and medical director of the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care, has received the 2019 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by The Arthur P. Gold Foundation. Noone was honored with the award at the 2019 UNC School of … Continued

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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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