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Dr. Stanley M. Lemon Weighs in on Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

June 6, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement May 28 that at least 17 people in the U.S. had been infected with hepatitis A, likely because of the strawberries. Twelve of those people were hospitalized. Dr. Stanley M. Lemon, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, weighed in on the rarity of hepatitis … Continued

UNC Geriatrics Represented at the 2022 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

June 3, 2022

The American Geriatric Society held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, May 12-14, 2022. Composed of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health, UNC Geriatrics was fully represented at this year’s meeting. In attendance at the three-day event were Geriatrics faculty, fellows, residents, Center staff, and MSTAR students*. *The UNC-CH T-35 MSTAR program … Continued

Rutstein Appointed to HIGH IRI Training Program

June 2, 2022

Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD, a physician scientist and senior clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, has been accepted to the HIV Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH IRI) through the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in … Continued

VCAG Update: Dr. Arora Discusses Progress of New Endoscopy Procedure Tools

May 19, 2022

Since July of last year, Shifali Arora, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and the vice chief of clinical operations in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been working on a VCAG (Value Care Action Group) project to improve the efficiency of inpatient endoscopy. To date, the project has yielded several valuable tools that are … Continued

Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

May 18, 2022

Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting … Continued

Spotlight on Assistant Professor Joshua Niznik

May 16, 2022

UNC Geriatrics recognizes Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, for his recent accomplishments. Dr. Niznik was recently appointed to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) editorial board, was lead author of a COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy study, and was interviewed for an AARP article … Continued

From Observing Patients to Artwork: Medical Humanities Program seeks to Improve Clinical Observation in Internal Medicine Residents

May 4, 2022

Each morning, Internal Medicine residents take their seats for Morning Report, a case-based resident-led discussion in which Internal Medicine residents share patient case material, develop their diagnostic skills, and solve cases together. But, four or five times a year, instead of analyzing a patient, the residents are presented with classical music, poetry, or Renaissance era … Continued

ASBMR Webinar on Intelligent Exercise for Osteoporosis Patients

April 1, 2022

Physicians who treat osteoporosis are frequently asked by their patients for advice to exercise programs – how to use exercise to impact bone density, how to prevent falls and fractures, or just how to get moving again. Patients complain that doctor’s don’t address exercise, and don’t know the basics. The goal of this webinar, led … Continued

April Holidays and Observances

April 1, 2022

Spring Has Sprung Throughout many cultures and religions, the season of Spring represents growth, rebirth, and new beginnings. With the new and higher weather, our connection to nature and each other grows stronger. Holidays such as Ramadan, Passover, and Easter are approaching, which leaves us many opportunities to reflect on the past and look forward … Continued

Match Day 2022: Welcome to the Class of 2022

March 30, 2022

For medical students, “Match Day” is one of the most thrilling and unforgettable moments of their lives. As they open their envelopes, decorative boxes, and other means of message delivery, students are imbued with the knowledge of where the next steps of their medical education will be. On March 18th, the University of North Carolina … Continued

Hannah Little Named Associate Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

March 28, 2022

Hannah Little, MHA, who currently serves as Associate Chief for Administration for the Division of Infectious Diseases Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, has been named the Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. [Read more]