Medicine launches new WordPress website

June 6, 2019

The department of medicine is pleased to recognize that the long-awaited web migration to WordPress is now complete. As our UNC School of Medicine IT web experts helped with the transition to this new platform, we were able to use the opportunity to redesign the website for a friendlier browsing experience. We think the result is … Continued

Medicine welcomes new director of clinical trials

June 6, 2019

Clinical trials determine how well new medical approaches can serve patients, testing the safety and effectiveness of new treatments and devices. As patient-centered care helps patients assume a more active role in their health, clinical trials can also put patients in the center of the research process, as active participants. Ashwini Roy-Chaudhury, MPH, recently joined … Continued

Alice Ma elected to serve on ACGME’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee

June 5, 2019

  Alice Ma, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and fellowship director in the division of hematology and oncology, has been elected to serve on the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee for the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). Nominated by the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association, Dr. Ma is one of … Continued

UNC Department of Medicine will offer multidisciplinary care at Panther Creek

June 4, 2019

Dr. Helen Claire West is an associate professor in the division of general medicine and medical director of the UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek, set to open in Winter 2020.  Here, she explains how a new clinic care model has the potential to transform UNC’s primary care footprint in the community.  Where will the UNC Panther … Continued

American Thoracic Society Honors Rivera For Lifetime Achievement

June 3, 2019

The Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNC Lineberger’s M. Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of medicine in the department’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Rivera was recognized at the society’s international conference in Dallas in May, for her outstanding scientific contributions in the field of thoracic … Continued

Carey Recognized As Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

June 3, 2019

(Republished from the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Newsroom) Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the organization, which represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care … Continued

Welcome to New Chief Residents

May 29, 2019

Serving as a chief resident means an extra year of training for physicians who are considering careers in academia. Often recognized as a bridge year between residency and junior faculty roles, these appointed physicians lead and mentor residents, as they learn to recognize the needs of the department and hospital. This week, the UNC Internal … Continued

UNC Researchers Recognize the Disproportionate Impact of Arthritis on the Military

May 28, 2019

Researchers from the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center were featured in USA Today over the Memorial Day weekend, recognizing that 1 in 3 veterans have arthritis. Experts explained why arthritis is second, behind combat-related injuries, for health-related active duty honorable discharge. One veteran shared her inspiring story.

‘Smart’ Insulin Could Reduce Dangerous Complications of Diabetes Treatment

May 24, 2019

Researchers published a new study, supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, showing how a “smart” insulin patch could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) This new type of insulin, called i-insulin, … Continued

Year in review, chief resident lectures and awards

May 21, 2019

On May 16, the outgoing chief residents presented the annual year in review, discussing projects they had worked on throughout the year. They also presented three “resident nominated and voted upon” awards. Dr. Benjamin Sines presented the fellow award to Dr. Kenton Dover, who was described as incredibly intelligent, patient, a great educator, and always … Continued