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Message From Linda Raftery

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 To-Date Thank you for the amazing work you have been doing over the last six weeks.  We could not be more proud of what you have done to take care of our patients, our learners, and each other.  You have each stepped up to help in countless ways. Here is an abbreviated list of … Continued

Adimora Addresses Concern For the Effects of COVID-19 Among People Living With HIV

April 26, 2020

Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of infectious diseases, expressed concern in an interview with Healio Infectious Disease News, about the lack of studies regarding the specific impact of effect of COVID-19 in people living with HIV (PLWH). “People with well-controlled HIV have an excellent prognosis from … Continued

Schranz Receives Grant from NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse

April 25, 2020

Asher Schranz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, has received a grant from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the project “Drug-use associated infective endocarditis: Post-hospitalization outcomes and patient treatment preferences.” Schranz’s research is broadly focused on the intersection of infectious diseases and substance use disorders. … Continued

Novel Primary Care Model Promotes Lifelong Comprehensive Care for People Living with HIV

April 25, 2020

Shana Ratner, MD, associate professor in the division of general medicine, and section chief for education and clinical practice, announces a novel collaboration with the division of infectious diseases that includes a multidisciplinary primary care clinic to serve people living with HIV. The new model lays the groundwork for multidisciplinary care in advance of the … Continued

Basch Co-authors Cancer Treatment Guidance in JAMA

April 24, 2020

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc., chief of the division of oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has detailed cancer treatment guidance to balance cancer patients’ treatment and infection risk in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In JAMA, Basch and co-authors describe a framework for physicians making cancer care decisions amid the pandemic. … Continued

New Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology

April 24, 2020

Kidney disease is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to the global burden of disease, and surveys show there is a high level of perceived inadequacy in the pediatric nephrology workforce. Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatric nephrology, has been working to create new opportunities for education and training in resource limited parts … Continued

Gibson Study Showcased at National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Spring Meeting

April 24, 2020

The National Kidney Foundation showcased a global study led by Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, chief of pediatric nephrology, designed to understand the experimental immunosuppressant drug Voclosporin as a treatment for patients with lupus kidney disease. The study “AURORA Phase 3 Trial Demonstrates Voclosporin Statistical Superiority Over Standard of Care in Lupus Nephritis (LN)” was selected as a … Continued

Bice Recognized As Everyday Hero Caring For COVID-19 Patients

April 24, 2020

Thomas Bice, MD, MSc, takes care of some of the sickest coronavirus patients at UNC Medical Center. He was recently named an everyday hero by Spectrum News. “This is the most severe pandemic certainly in my career,” said Bice, while expressing his optimism for current measures to slow the peak of the virus. He also … Continued