• David Hemsey, MD

    David Hemsey, MD, Named Chief of Hospital Medicine Division

    The Division of Hospital Medicine is the newest division in the Department of Medicine, established in July of 2016, and was formerly a program within the Division of General Medicine.

  • Ria Dancel, MD

    Dr. Ria Dancel Describes Benefits of UNC Medicine Procedure Service in Chair’s Corner Podcast

    The latest Chair’s Corner episode features a conversation with Dr. Ron Falk and Dr. Ria Dancel, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Dancel highlights the procedures that the UNC Medicine Procedure provides and how the service helps resident training as well as patient care.

  • Laura Hanson, MD, MPH

    Research Highlights: Geriatric Medicine

      Laura Hanson, MD, MPH Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH Dr. Laura Hanson’s primary research interest has been to understand and improve the quality of palliative care for frail elders, with a focus on dementia care and cancer care—work at the intersection of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Finding new ways to deliver high quality care with ethically appropriate decision-making … Continued

  • Kenneth Ataga, MBBS, principal investigator of the SUSTAIN trial and director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

    Dr. Kenneth Ataga leads clinical trial for drug that dramatically reduces sickle cell pain

    Results from an international, multicenter phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Ataga were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine on December 3 and were presented December 4 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego. The trial found that an investigational compound called SeIG1 dramatically reduces sickle cell pain crises.

  • UNC Diabetes & UNC Dance Team; Dr. John Buse and Sara Bordeaux at the front

    UNC Diabetes Center & UNC Dance Team Dance Together to Raise Awareness for Diabetes

    The American Diabetes Association has challenged people around the world to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes with the Diabetes Dance Dare. Our diabetes physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff joined forces with the UNC Dance Team to take the challenge.

  • Patricia Rivera, MD

    Dr. Patricia Rivera Highlights the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic in New Podcast

    The latest Chair’s Corner episode features a conversation with Dr. Ron Falk and Dr. Patricia Rivera, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, who is the Director of the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic. This is a clinic that specializes in detecting the risk of lung cancer in patients and also in helping patients decide if lung cance … Continued

  • Ron Falk, MD; Debra Bynum, MD; Evan Shelby, MD

    Preparing for the Residency Interview Process

    Our Chair Dr. Ron Falk interviews Residency Program Director Dr. Deb Bynum and former Chief Resident Dr. Evan Shelby in this conversation about residency interviews.

  • Ronald Falk, MD / Photo by Rochelle Moser

    ‘It began with an observation’

    Ronald Falk, MD, has earned National Institutes of Health honors for seminal work as a physician-scientist. He will deliver the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Astute Clinician Lecture on Nov. 2 at the NIH. Falk also received the Edward N. Gibbs Lecture & Award in Nephrology, a lifetime achievement award.

  • Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP

    Research Highlights: Hospital Medicine

    Dr. Ria Dancel is dually appointed in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the Medicine Procedure Service, led by proceduralist attendings working with resident physicians to perform diagnostic and therapeutic bedside procedures. This service was created in 2014 in order to provide efficient and safe procedures and to standardize res … Continued

  • Photo of Celeste and Daniel Lee, PhD by Rochelle Moser

    Celeste Lee Shares Her Message on the Power of Patient Engagement in New Chair’s Corner Episode

    Dr. Falk interviews Celeste Lee in this special episode on patient engagement. Celeste is described by Dr. Falk as an “astonishing leader and ferocious advocate for patient engagement,” and discusses the process of getting patients to become advocates for their health. She is also joined by her husband Daniel Lee, PhD on a discussion about being a caregiver and including patient … Continued