Flythe Appointed to KDIGO’s 2020 Executive Committee

November 27, 2019

Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Services, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), beginning January 1, 2020. More than 120 physician scientists worldwide were considered for five slots on the 2020 … Continued

Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

November 26, 2019

Six UNC Department of Medicine faculty members were named in the 2019 Thomas Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers. The annual list recognizes the most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers than rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. … Continued

Barnes Presentation Designated a Presidential Poster at ACG Annual Meeting

November 26, 2019

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, also won an Outstanding Presenter Award for this research. A research poster presented by Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was designated a Presidential Poster at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) … Continued

Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

November 17, 2019

Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair … Continued

Week of wellness promotes provider health

November 14, 2019

Wellness champion Amy Weil, MD, invites colleagues to submit questions and share perspectives on institutional well-being, to inspire actionable insights. Wellness Expo Week kicks off this Monday, November 18, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development and the UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Committee. Amy Weil, MD, professor of general medicine and … Continued

Falk contributes to US News & World Report’s patient guide to autoimmune disease

November 8, 2019

“All autoimmune diseases have what are called relapsing and remitting tendencies,” says Ron Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, in a new patient’s guide. “You may have long periods where you feel relatively well followed by severe disease flare-ups or exacerbations.”

Rosman study shows risk of stroke increases in younger adults with PTSD

November 6, 2019

Lindsey Rosman, PhD, in the division of cardiology, explains research that demonstrates a strong association between PTSD and premature TIA and stroke. While the study involved only veterans, Rosman recognizes in this Forbes article that PTSD is a “serious public health problem,” affecting close to 8 million adults in the U.S.

Busby-Whitehead, Dale discuss dementia-friendly training in Modern Health Care

November 6, 2019

Dementia patients “often forget where they are and that they are not in their home,” says Maureen Dale, MD, in Modern Health Care. “When clinicians are coming in and out of their room to do their job, it can be alarming.” Busby-Whitehead also emphasizes that staff members feel more confident speaking with patients and reorienting them, after this training.

New York Times opinion article highlights Berkowitz study

November 6, 2019

A study by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, showing medical tailored meals are associated with fewer hospital and skilled nursing admissions, is recognized in this New York Times article.