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Research Highlights: Nephrology and Hypertension

October 21, 2019

New Research in ANCA Vasculitis This research is a successful collaboration between basic and translational scientists, epidemiologists, geneticists, and nephropathologists. The themes of the projects mirror questions that patients frequently ask: what causes their disease, what will make their disease better or worse, and what will assure that their disease goes into remission and even … Continued

New Grants

September 10, 2019

Congratulations to our faculty who have secured new grants in the Department of Medicine, July 1 – September 1. Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and post-doctoral fellow Takahiko Toyonaga, MD, PhD, have received a fellowship research award from the … Continued

Accolades and Awards

September 10, 2019

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades and awards, July 1 – September 1. Ria Dancel, MD received the 2019 Pilot Innovation Award. Read more. Fellow Daniel Duddleston, MD received the Carolina Care Resident of the Year award and was honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 10 at Kenan Stadium. Expertscape recognized … Continued

Research Highlights: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

July 8, 2019

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and its affiliated Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, is a national leader in gastrointestinal and liver disease research. In 2018, the Division received more than $23 million in research awards, one of the largest funding bases in UNC’s School of Medicine, including both basic and clinical departments. Remarkably, … Continued

New York Times Features Landmark Study by Young and Donahue

March 14, 2019

A landmark study that showed the finger prick blood test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes is featured in the NY Times article “A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money.” Research by Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, … Continued

Donaldson Study Shows Ivacaftor Improves Mucociliary Clearance

March 13, 2019

Scott H. Donaldson, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is first author on a new study that shows restoring the activity of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductant regulator (CFTR) using the therapeutic agent Ivacaftor can lead to significant improvements in physiologic assessments. Cystic fibrosis is caused by various mutations … Continued

New Schedule Model for Internal Medicine Resident Program

February 28, 2019

A new schedule model for the Internal Medicine Residency Program will foster more resiliency, greater access to subspecialty mentorship and outpatient experiences, improve continuity within primary care clinics, and provide several layers of mentorship and support as residents move from trainee to fully licensed physician.  Resident schedules in the Department of Medicine have traditionally consisted … Continued

Facing the Risk Empowered: Genetic Counseling and Surveillance for Gastrointestinal Cancer

February 28, 2019

Genetic testing can provide peace of mind, empower patients to take a proactive approach to their health, and it can save lives. UNC’s High-Risk Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic serves patients and families with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer and those affected by hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. Lacey Lee came to UNC to make informed decisions … Continued

Research Highlights: Endocrinology and Metabolism

October 1, 2018

Examining the role of dietary fatty acids – Eric Klett, MD Dr. Eric Klett is a physician-scientist whose research interest is in the role of dietary fatty acids, specifically polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and their effects on the development of diabetes mellitus. The Klett lab, using pancreatic beta-cell and animal models, examines the role of … Continued