UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

May 8, 2017

The Department of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony on May 1, 2017. Many outstanding residents and faculty were recognized for their clinical and academic excellence, honoring the legacies of those who preceded them. Following is a list of recipients who engender the shared and treasured spirit of Medicine.

Research Highlights: General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology

April 19, 2017

  Darren DeWalt Investigates Aspirin Dosing for People with Coronary Heart Disease Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, is the site PI for Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness (ADAPTABLE). In addition to Dr. DeWalt, others in the Department of Medicine that are participating include Joe Rossi in Cardiology and Tim Carey in … Continued

Research Highlights: Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology

February 16, 2017

  Dr. Richard Loeser Conducting First Study To Examine How Diet Alters Gut Bacteria, Potentially Leading to Osteoarthritis The old adage, “you are what you eat,” is proving truer than we ever imagined. New research findings illustrate the negative impact Western diets can have upon the naturally occurring bacteria living in the “gut,” (known as … Continued

Research Highlights: Endocrinology and Metabolism

January 1, 2017

  UNC Diabetes Care members participating in the ADA’s Diabetes Dance Dare John Buse leads the diabetes clinical trials operation Dr. Buse was key to high profile work published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA that will improve care for diabetics both in achieving glucose control, and limiting cardiovascular disease. … Continued

Research Highlights: Geriatric Medicine

December 1, 2016

  Laura Hanson, MD, MPH Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH Dr. Laura Hanson’s primary research interest has been to understand and improve the quality of palliative care for frail elders, with a focus on dementia care and cancer care—work at the intersection of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Finding new ways to deliver high quality care … Continued

Dr. Patricia Rivera Highlights the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic in New Podcast

November 15, 2016

The latest Chair’s Corner episode features a conversation with Dr. Ron Falk and Dr. Patricia Rivera, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, who is the Director of the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic. This is a clinic that specializes in detecting the risk of lung cancer in patients and also in helping patients decide if lung cancer screening is needed. Dr. Rivera and Dr. Falk discuss lung cancer screening guidelines and how the clinic at UNC helps patients.