Self-Service Kiosks Serve Patients at UNC Internal Medicine Clinic

December 18, 2019

The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic introduced two self-service kiosks last month, tied to the UNC Health Care electronic medical records system. Using a touchscreen, patients can now check in for appointments, update personal information, make payments and perform other routine tasks that speed up the check in process. Check out will continue to be completed … Continued

Medicine Holds First Fellows Meeting

December 16, 2019

The department of medicine held the first gathering of fellows across 10 divisions on December 3, 2019, over lunch. “We want to hear from all of you,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine. “And to the best of my knowledge; there has never been a gathering of all the clinical fellows … Continued

Weiss Appointed Principal Investigator for Advancing PDS Biotech Combination Studies in Head, Neck and HPV-related Advanced Cancer

December 10, 2019

Jared Weiss, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, and researcher with UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, will lead an advancing Phase 2 study that evaluates the efficacy and safety of PDS Biotech’s Versamune®-based immunotherapy, PDS0101–in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)–in the first-line treatment of patients with recurrent or … Continued

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.”