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

Research Highlights: Geriatric Medicine

August 1, 2018

Handing Off the Older Patients: Improved Documentation of Geriatrics Assessment in Transitions of Care – Maureen C. Dale, MD Older adults, particularly frail elders, are at an increased risk for poor health outcomes and avoidable re-hospitalization during transitions of care. Nearly one of five older adults are re-hospitalized within 30 days of hospital discharge, and … Continued

Research Highlights: Hospital Medicine

June 1, 2018

Complex Care Committee Develops Individualized Care Plans – Beth Ann Brubaker, MD   Individualized care plans (ICPs) have been created for patients who are high utilizers of inpatient resources. In some cases this high utilization has been due to fractioned/inefficient medical care and in other cases due to social/addiction issues. Most of these patients have … Continued

Research Highlights: Cardiology

April 1, 2018

Anil Gehi, MD, Streamlining Triage for AFib Patients to Increase Care Coordination and Prevent Hospitalizations Dr. Anil Gehi’s research focus is on innovative approaches to atrial fibrillation (AFib), from detailed understanding of patient symptomatology, techniques of ablation, processes of care in AFib management, and outcomes research through complex analyses of big data. In 2017, Dr. … Continued

March is Kidney Awareness Month

March 19, 2018

March is Kidney Awareness Month–the time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history of kidney disease, among others. Kidney disease can also be caused by glomerular diseases, autoimmune disease, or can be a genetic disease. Kidney disease usually has no early symptoms. Therefore, it’s important to be tested. While there is often no cure, it can be treated, and many cases of kidney disease are preventable.

Research Highlights: Infectious Diseases

February 1, 2018

Mina Hosseinipour Women compromised 59 percent of adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014 according to the World Health Organization. Creating HIV prevention efforts that target women is critical to stopping new infections. Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, is scientific director of UNC Project-Malawi in Lilongwe, Malawi, and a professor of medicine at UNC. … Continued

Featured Physician: Maureen C. Dale, MD

December 16, 2017

Maureen C. Dale, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the division of geriatric medicine. Her specialty areas include outpatient primary geriatric care, geriatric syndromes including frailty and cognitive impairment, care of hospitalized older adults and graduate medical education in geriatrics.

Research Highlights: Nephrology & Hypertension

August 7, 2017

The major areas of research are organized thematically around the following topics; each tab when clicked will reveal more details on each related project. ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Glomerular Diseases Diabetic Kidney Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Kidney Disease Kidney Development and Function Novel Imaging Techniques in Nephrology ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic … Continued

Research Highlights: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

May 23, 2017

Nicholas Shaheen investigates early detection and treatment of esophageal cancer Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His group is currently involved in more than 50 research studies. Dr. Shaheen’s research focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of precancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus. He … Continued