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Featured Staff Member: Kristi Kirkland

May 30, 2023

Kristi Kirkland, CPhT, is a North Carolina native who enjoys interacting with patients and collecting data for the UNC Hemophilia Treatment Center. She has gained valuable experience navigating the research world. Additionally, Kristi is a proud mom of three and recently became a Mema to her first grandson!

Celebrate Juneteenth, LGBTQ Pride, Caribbean-American Heritage Month

May 29, 2023

Juneteenth Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to inform and ensure the last group of enslaved Black people were finally freed. This was 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was signed into law. Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021. … Continued

Featured Advance Practice Provider: Laura

May 27, 2023

Laura Blanchard, MPAP, PA-C, was the first inpatient APP hired within the hematology division and has helped grow the program into a 10 person team. She is an advocate for the APP profession both at UNC and nationally. Laura is also a mom and a music lover who almost became a trumpeter. Her favorite food is the chick pea salad from Kardia!

Featured Resident: Patrick Duggan

May 26, 2023

Patrick Duggan, MD, joined the UNC IM Residency Program from the Mayo Clinic where he work with a student run, free clinic. There he served primarily patients who were undocumented in western Minnesota. Dr. Duggan is interested in pursuing a career in general medicine. Outside of medicine, he enjoys cooking and baking, basketball, lacrosse, and the Buffalo Bills.

Dr. Rubin Recognized as Exceptional Mentor to Junior Faculty 

May 26, 2023

Dr. Janet Rubin, a researcher renowned for her work on understanding the control of bone remodeling, also spends countless hours mentoring students, fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Rubin has helped advance the careers of dozens of postdoctoral fellows and constructed a program to help transition junior faculty into independent Principal Investigators. An exemplary mentor, Dr. … Continued

Dennis Research Group Releases New White Paper On Molecular HIV Epidemiology

May 25, 2023

The project was led by Ann M. Dennis, MD, MS, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.  The Dennis Research Group in the School of Medicine has released a new white paper titled, “Revitalizing Community Engagement in the Public Health Use of Molecular HIV Epidemiology.” The paper is a product of … Continued

Dr. Rose-Jones Selected to Represent Cardiology on the Association of Specialty Professors Council

May 24, 2023

Lisa Rose-Jones, MD, has been selected by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) to represent cardiology on the Association of Specialty Professor Council (ASP). ASP is an organization focused on providing training and educational opportunities for internal medicine division chiefs and fellowship program directors. Their goals are to benefit and aid the education, research, and … Continued

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Nephrology Journal Club

May 23, 2023

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to touch many aspects of human life and Evan Zeitler, MD, isn’t sitting on the side lines of this technological advancement. Dr. Zeitler is using artificial intelligence generated images to bring attention to his nephrology journal club. “You just sort of turn off your logical brain for a little … Continued

Featured Physician: Christopher Jensen

May 23, 2023

Christopher Jensen, MD, MSCR, is a hematologist with interests in lymphoma and geriatric oncology. Originally from Rocky Mount, Dr. Jensen is looking forward to serving the people of the state. If he was not a physician he would have pursued a career as a historian, focusing on ancient history! 

JARS 2023: Transitioning from Intern to Upper Level Resident

May 22, 2023

The JARS Conference signifies the completion of our resident’s first year of training and celebrates their transition to upper level residents. The day provided an opportunity for our internal medicine residents to participate in educational breakout sessions as well as look back on accomplishments from their intern year. With a session on how to best … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Receives $70 Million NIH Grant to Build upon a Robust Translational Science Environment

May 18, 2023

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and John Buse, MD, PhD, Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, are Co-Principal Investigators and Co-Directors of NC TraCS. NC TraCS has secured a seven-year, $70 million Clinical and Translational Science … Continued

Dr. Moll Coauthors Thrombophilia Testing Guidelines

May 17, 2023

UNC Hematology faculty and Blood Research Center member Dr. Stephan Moll is coauthor on the new American Society of Hematology guideline on thrombophilia testing in patients with venous thromboembolism. These evidence-based guidelines intend to support clinical decision-making as to which patients and family members to test for inherited thrombophilias and which individuals not to test. … Continued