Women’s Heart Symposium Featured in Local News

February 25, 2020

Over one hundred women gathered at the William and Ida Friday Center on Saturday, February 22, for education and a discussion about cardiovascular health. The Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Symposium provided participants with the knowledge and resources to improve their health outcomes. They also learn from physicians and other providers how heart attack symptoms can … Continued

$4.5M Grant to Boost Antimicrobial Resistance Efforts in Malawi

February 25, 2020

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and UNC Project-Malawi were awarded a $4.5 million grant by the UK’s Fleming Fund to strengthen Malawi’s One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) program.  The grant will support the national AMR coordination committee and technical working groups, supporting ownership and alignment and scaling up a One Health AMR mentoring scheme. Grant activities will … Continued

Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

February 21, 2020

Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor, division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for “Improving Primary Care Clinicians’ Communication Skills in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Dementia.” This project continues work begun with Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor, division of geriatric medicine and director, UNC Palliative … Continued

Gilbert’s Gait Speed Research Featured in Healio Rheumatology

February 21, 2020

Abigail L. Gilbert, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, discusses her research on the differences in gait speeds, in people with osteoarthritis, with Healio Rheumatology. She says that her study, published in Arthritis Care and Research, is the first “to look at important differences in gait speed … Continued

Weber Discusses Flu in Associated Press Article

February 21, 2020

David Weber, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, pediatrics and epidemiology, was interviewed in an AP article about the second wave of flu, amid concerns about the coronavirus. The article recognizes that the second surge began in late January, and that there is now another rise in the percentage of doctor’s … Continued

Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

February 21, 2020

The annual list of highly cited researchers from Thomson Reuters 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. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or .1% of the world’s researchers, across … Continued

Carolina Care Highlight: Morgan Simonds Jones, MD

February 21, 2020

Morgan Simonds Jones, MD, assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, has been recognized in a new Carolina Care Highlight. Here’s what one patient had to say: “I appreciate Morgan’s approach of treating me as a partner, or even a manager of my treatment care. His explanations are clear. He is respectful and … Continued

Berkowitz Study Recognized in Washington Post

February 21, 2020

Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, is featured in the Washington Post article “Food for thought–And Health.” He explains the association between medically tailored meals and healthcare use, based on his study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine. Results of the study showed patients who received medically tailored … Continued

UNC Panther Creek Accepting New Patients and Referrals

February 19, 2020

The UNC Panther Creek Medical Office Building (MOB) opened on January 21 as faculty physicians from the department of medicine welcomed patients to a collaborative new care model, with specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology. Many physicians at the MOB are accepting new patients, and this includes Hannah Coletti, MD, MPH, assistant professor … Continued

Help Us Meet Organizational Goals

February 19, 2020

For Faculty Physicians – Well-Being Index The Well-Being Index (WBI) is a nine-question stress self-assessment, and became the FP Incentive for the second six months of FY20.  Please take the survey and help meet the goal of 80% participation between Jan. 1 – June 30, 2020; doing-so will result in the full incentive payment of … Continued