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Dr. Amanda Nelson Receives 5-Year, $3.4M NIH Grant to Investigate Intestinal Permeability in Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis

August 8, 2022

Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. She is a co-principal investigator of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a 30-year community-based prospective cohort of OA, multiple chronic conditions, pain and disability in Black and White men and women and its new enrollment phase, the Johnston … Continued

Dr. Saira Sheikh Co-Authors Study for a Novel Therapeutic that Shows Promise in Cutaneous Lupus

August 3, 2022

Saira Sheikh, MD, associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, was the UNC Principal Investigator. The study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, explored treating adults with cutaneous lupus using litifilimab. The trial was conducted at UNC’s Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC), a resource through North Carolina Translational and … Continued

Giving Back to the University and State that Invested in Him

July 28, 2022

“I get this phone call asking me if I would have a moment to speak to Doctor Nigel Key, and that was the moment that changed my life pretty significantly. To this day I remember feeling the hair on the back of my neck stand up because I’m thinking, ‘surely they’re not, you’re kidding me,’” … Continued

Recognizing Barriers Black, Indigenous, People of Color Face Regarding Mental Health Treatment, Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 28, 2022

The month of July recognizes the unique challenges specific communities in our country face. We have made strides to provide equal access to mental health treatment for minorities. However, barriers still exist. Over the last decade, policy changes have given Americans with disabilities more opportunities but some issues have yet to be solved.  Black, Indigenous, … Continued

Rose Nganga, MD, PhD

July 25, 2022

Dr. Nganga is originally from Kenya and came to the United States on a scholarship. She is interested in clinical oncology and providing outstanding patient care, specifically to underserved populations. In her personal time, Rose enjoys gardening, Zumba, podcasts, and cooking.

Featured Physician: Jonathan Sorah, MD

July 25, 2022

Jonathan Sorah, MD is an assistant professor and clinician educator in the Division of Oncology. As a medical oncologist, Dr. Sorah focuses on gastrointestinal and skin cancers, delivering compassionate, thoughtful, and evidence-based care. He strives to be an advocate for his patients and considers it a great honor to walk alongside patients through their cancer journeys.

Dr. Chad Pecot Will Lead UNC RNA Discovery Center

July 22, 2022

Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead the new center dedicated to the investigation of the many roles of RNA in health and disease. The UNC RNA Discovery Center, funded through the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will cultivate … Continued

Silvia M. Kreda to Study Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

July 19, 2022

Silvia M. Kreda, PhD, in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, and Lawrence Ostrowski, PhD, with UNC School of Medicine, received an Eshelman Institute for Innovation Award. The $350,000 grant will allow Drs. Kreda and Ostrowski to study a novel therapeutic strategy to correct some of the genetic mutations that cause Primary Ciliary … Continued