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As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Wohl Recognizes the Need to Return to Mask Rules

July 24, 2021

With COVID-19 cases rising, will mask mandates return to North Carolina? A CBS-17 news report says Los Angeles and several California cities have gone back to mandatory mask wearing. Lawmakers in Arkansas and Missouri are also talking about reimposing the restriction. David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, said he believes … Continued

COVID-19 Delta Variant Q & A with Drs. Cindy Gay and David Wohl

July 24, 2021

Cindy Gay, MD, and David Wohl, MD, are featured in a new video about the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccine efficacy and mRNA vaccine safety. Dr. Gay is an associate professor in the division of infectious diseases and leads vaccine clinical trials at UNC for the Moderna and Novavax vaccines.  Dr. Wohl is professor of medicine … Continued

Buse Explains Type 1.5 Diabetes

July 20, 2021

Diabetes as we know it is typically organized into two neat categories: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, antibodies from your own immune system destroy the cells which produce insulin. The disease starts suddenly and is usually diagnosed in children. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in adults as a result of … Continued

Outpatient Diuresis Clinic, VCAG Project Keeps Serving

July 19, 2021

Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Approach Provides Clinic Based Treatment Historically Accessed By ED Visit For patients with heart failure, hospitalizations can be a recurring part of life, affecting the lives of both patients and their caregivers. Driven by symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles, these are costly encounters, and historically, … Continued

Advances Propel Lung Cancer Paradigms Forward to Improved Outcomes and Quality of Life

July 18, 2021

Among a plethora of novel immunotherapeutic and targeted agents, the treatment landscapes for small cell lung cancer and non–small cell lung cancer have witnessed a rapid expansion that has led to improved survival and quality of life for patients, including a wider range of patients who harbor molecular abnormalities. In an interview with OncLive® during … Continued

Study Compares Mortality Among People Entering HIV Care with General US Population

July 13, 2021

HIV-related mortality has decreased since 1996 due to improving treatments and evolving care guidelines, but the extent to which persons entering HIV care have a higher risk for death over the following years, compared with peers in the general population, has been unclear. Joseph Eron, MD, the Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine … Continued

Guidelines for Appointment as Adjunct Faculty

July 9, 2021

Application Process The request for an adjunct faculty appointment must made through the online application portal to the Chair of the Department and include the following. Rationale and area of focus for appointment Brief statement of the rationale for the appointment Detailed explanation of the ways (research, teaching or other) in which the applicant seeks … Continued

Message From Our Vice Chair For Diversity and Inclusion

July 9, 2021

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin, New York Times, 1962 A little over a year ago, I penned a statement reflecting on how we cope following the senseless and tragic killings of Mr. George Floyd, Ms. Breona Taylor, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery. … Continued

Browne Lab Earns NIH Grant to Study Cannabis Effects on HIV Reservoir

July 9, 2021

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the NIH, is funding the Browne lab in the UNC HIV Cure Center for a study on the effects of cannabis use on the reservoir of HIV that is dormant within patients but becomes activated and spreads when antiretroviral medications are ceased. This phenomenon is called HIV … Continued