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Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study About IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

May 14, 2020

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, published a review in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology looking at how IgE-producing B cells in the gut expand the gut’s role in food allergy. “Before this study, … Continued

Buse Explains What People with Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19 

May 13, 2020

John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology and metabolism, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, and director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, explains how diabetes is linked to more severe cases of COVID-19 in a new UNC Health article. He also encourages patients not to skip their … Continued

Three Tips to Avoid Contracting COVID-19 from Surfaces

May 13, 2020

Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases and director of infection prevention at UNC Medical Center, shares three tips that will help people avoid contracting COVID-19 from surfaces. In a new UNC Health article, Sickbert-Bennett says the hands are the mechanism that can bring any germs from surfaces to the face (and into … Continued

Bice Talks About Life After a Ventilator

May 12, 2020

Thomas Bice, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, discusses the use of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic and their lasting effects on patients which can lead to post-intensive care syndrome. “There are two groups of patients who end up with mechanical ventilation. The majority are … Continued

Roy-Chaudhury Publishes Study On Intradialytic Hypotension and Cardiac Arrhythmias

May 10, 2020

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, recently published “Intradialytic Hypotension and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: Results From the Monitoring in Dialysis Study” in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD) have … Continued

Buse Discusses the Future of Insulin

May 10, 2020

John Buse, MD, MPH, was interviewed by Endocrine Today describing what the future of insulin may look like. The article recognizes novelty treatments to manage diabetes, including the smart insulin patch that “leverages chemistry to release insulin in parallel with fluctuations of glucose.” Buse says that if “successfully translated to human use, it could dramatically … Continued

Wood Leads National COVID Registry for Hematologic Malignancy

May 10, 2020

William Wood, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology, is leading the development of a national COVID registry for Hematologic Malignancy. “The intent of the registry is to make data publicly available for health care providers through visualizations and reports, updated regularly,” said Wood, who serves as chair of the American Society … Continued

Cohen Co-Authors Editorial in Science Magazine

May 10, 2020

Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, co-authored “Combination prevention for COVID-19,” an opinion article, with University of Washington colleague Lawrence Corey, MD, based on their decades-long research on prevention and treatment of HIV. The article was published in Science Magazine and featured in the UNC Health and … Continued

Corbie-Smith Says Minorities Are Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19

May 8, 2020

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of general medicine, and Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, assistant professor of family medicine, told ABC 11 News that “COVID-19 is putting a magnifying glass on health disparities.” Corbie-Smith, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, recognizes minorities tend to have higher risk factors for poorer outcomes … Continued