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Medical Students Return to Clinical Setting

May 20, 2020

Following is a message from Koyal Jain, MD MPH and Ashley Henderson, MD, directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in medical education and administration of the USMLE step examinations throughout the country. The UNC School of Medicine and Department of Medicine have been working closely … Continued

Key Featured in ASH Clinical News About Coagulation Dysregulation

May 20, 2020

Nigel Key, MBChB, FRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the division of hematology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center was featured in  American Society of Hematology Clinical News discussing recommendations for hospitalized patients with COVID-19. “The published studies so far suggest that the more profound the COVID-19 infection, the more likely that … Continued

Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection

May 18, 2020

Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, co-led a global randomized, controlled and double-blinded study that shows the drug cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men. An announcement about the study was published in the UNC Health and UNC School … Continued

Wohl Encourages People to Exercise Caution In Phase 2 Opening

May 18, 2020

As businesses prepare for phase 2 in North Carolina’s reopening, David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, cautions members of the community that “just because you can go somewhere, doesn’t mean you should.”  In a new WRAL.com article, Wohl says there are several things to consider before venturing out during … Continued

UNC Academy of Educators Announces New Members From the Department of Medicine

May 18, 2020

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE) has welcomed 99 new members, and 24 are from the UNC Department of Medicine. Founded on enhancing research and scholarship toward excellence in teaching, the AOE annually seeks nominations for faculty and residents/fellows who strive for the creation and design of new curricular materials and scholarly … Continued

New Interns Start With Video Sessions

May 16, 2020

The Internal Medicine Residency Program welcomes new interns this month. Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department, and Deb Bynum, MD, program director, are holding virtual orientations and medical education sessions. Altogether, the UNC Department of Medicine matched 27 categorical, 10 preliminary, and 5 med-peds residents to the Internal Medicine Program. Two new trainees were … Continued

Austin Leads Compilation of Resources For Age-Friendly Best Practices in Pulmonary Care

May 16, 2020

C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, instructor in the division of geriatric medicine and division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, led the compilation of a tool-kit for age-friendly pulmonary and critical care best practices. The project was sponsored by the American Thoracic Society. Key points include: In older patients with a critical illness, pre-ICU functional … Continued

UNC Behavior and Technology Lab Featured in New Medscape Video Series

May 15, 2020

A new series produced by Medscape Video features the work of three members of the UNC Behavior and Technology Lab in the division of infectious diseases. ‘Confronting the HIV Epidemic’ includes compelling stories of people living with HIV and interviews, with Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Kate Muessig, PhD, assistant professor in the department of health behavior, and Lina Rosengren-Hovee, … Continued

Wilson Receives Teaching Excellence Award

May 15, 2020

Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Academy of Educators Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Award, awarded for her significant contributions to courses taught in the Foundation Phase. Selection was based on teaching contributions and student evaluations. Wilson is associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine and John W. Foust … Continued