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Weber Commended By Fort Bragg Lieutenant General and William Roper

May 6, 2020

David Weber, MD, MPH, medical director of hospital epidemiology (infection prevention), has been commended by Fort Bragg’s US Army Commanding Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla for his “leadership and critical partnership with Fort Bragg and Womack Army Medical Center.” Kurilla’s letter expressed gratitude for Weber’s efforts, which he said are not only vital to the health … Continued

Loeser Answers Questions About Osteoarthritis in New Podcast

May 6, 2020

Is osteoarthritis an inevitable part of aging? This is the question Richard Loeser, MD, answers in a new rheumatology podcast interview with, “Joint Action,” sharing insights from the latest research to address common misconceptions regarding osteoarthritis. “The term ‘wear and tear’ was used a lot in the past and it had a negative consequence on … Continued

Boyce Discusses Coronavirus Antibody Tests On WRAL News

May 6, 2020

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, said there are many unknowns about COVID-19, the illness associated with the virus, and antibody testing. The article reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered increased oversight of the hundreds of tests now on the market, some of … Continued

Cohen Inducted Into Order of the Golden Fleece

May 6, 2020

Myron Cohen, MD, Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology and Epidemiology and director of the UNC Institute for Global Health, joined Wesley Fowler, MD, associate dean for medical alumni affairs, as new inductees into the Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Read more here.      

Gilbert Discusses Gait Speed Study With Rheumatology Consultant

May 5, 2020

Abigail Gilbert, MD, MSCI, was recently interviewed by Rheumatology Consultant discussing pharmacologic and behavioral interventions for the management of knee osteoarthritis, as well as findings from her recent study on gait speed among adults with knee osteoarthritis. Gilbert is assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, specializing in adult and … Continued

Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

May 5, 2020

William Fischer, MD, assistant professor in division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine in the UNC Department of Medicine, and Helen Lazear, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology, were named recipients of this year’s Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for their research and clinical care related to infectious diseases, such … Continued

Wohl Addresses NC’s Partial Reopening on WRAL

May 4, 2020

David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, addresses a partial reopening in North Carolina in a WRAL interview. “This is a hard train to stop so we haven’t all been able to stay at home to stop the transmission completely, from person to person, but we’ve made great strides,” Wohl … Continued

Weber Discusses Possibilities Of Second COVID Wave

May 3, 2020

David Weber, MD, MPH, medical director of hospital epidemiology (infection prevention), talked with ABC 11 News about new concerns for a second wave. The story reports that Weber “believes it’s not a question of when we’ll have more peaks but how big they are.” Weber, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, … Continued

Gehi Addresses Risks With Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in COVID-19

May 3, 2020

QT interval prolongation, an electrical disturbance that makes the heart muscle take longer than normal to recharge between beats, is a safety concern for patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19. In MedPage Today, Anil Kishin Gehi, MD, the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor of cardiology said “blithely taking these drugs can potentially be more harmful than … Continued

Q&A With David Wohl on COVID-19 and HIV

May 2, 2020

David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, offered insight into the current pandemic based on what he witnessed during the Ebola epidemic in an interview with Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)’s Positively Aware. “Right now, what holds for people living without HIV holds for people living with HIV,” Wohl said … Continued