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Media Briefing On COVID-19 Clinical Trials

August 20, 2020

Each week during the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health Media Relations has hosted a media briefing, and this week the team featured three UNC experts to discuss clinical trials for vaccines and treatments. From the division of infectious diseases and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, this week’s briefing included Cindy Gay, MD, … Continued

Wohl Says Off Campus Activities Likely To Blame For UNC Virus Outbreak

August 20, 2020

David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases talked to WRAL News abut the recent coronavirus outbreak that prompted the university to move classes online. “I think this was a valiant attempt at seeing whether or not we can get this to happen,” Wohl said. “To be clear though, it looked … Continued

Young, Bergamo Publish Studies On Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Elders and in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

August 18, 2020

Laura Young, MD, PhD, and Katherine Bergamo, FNP-C, are local principal investigators for two papers recently published in the Journal of American Medicine Association. Young, associate professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, published the Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Hypoglycemia in Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. In this randomized clinical trial … Continued

Barritt Appointed Director of Clinical Hepatology

August 18, 2020

Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been named the director of clinical hepatology, a position previously held by Michael W. Fried, MD. Barritt joined UNC in 2006 as a T32 clinical epidemiology fellow, where he completed fellowships in gastroenterology, transplant hepatology, and earned a master’s degree … Continued

UNC Cancels In Person Undergraduate Classes After Coronavirus Campus Outbreak

August 17, 2020

A CNBC News story reported on the cancelling of in person classes at UNC, recognizing the Covid-19 “positivity” rate jumped to 13.6% as of Sunday from 2.8% a week before. Some 135 students and staff tested positive over the last week, according to the university’s online coronavirus dashboard. Joe Eron, MD, chief of infectious diseases, recommended students “self-quarantine and wear … Continued

Becker’s Hospital Review Recognizes UNC Health’s First Head of Health Equity

August 15, 2020

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as UNC Health’s first executive director for health equity. “Dr. Cené will collaborate with leaders to first understand the barriers to care and then lead a comprehensive research and data-driven approach with the … Continued

UNC Launches In Person Despite Pandemic

August 11, 2020

The Washington Post featured UNC’s in person opening and interviewed UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz who “defended the fall launch as safe and consistent with its public mission.”  In the article Guskiewicz says was developed with guidance of experts in infectious disease and epidemiology. He added that as a father to a Chapel Hill student, … Continued