• Match Day 2019 Welcomes New Residents

    The UNC School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on March 5, 2019, a nationally recognized day when medical students open sealed envelopes to learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians. The complex process matches program preferences with the preferences of the nation’s graduating medical students, and the ceremonies are coordinated to occur on the s … Continued

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    Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

    Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC S … Continued

  • Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Honors Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus

    The Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus Memorial Lecture took place on March 14, 2019, honoring Bondurant’s countless contributions to medicine and his service to the UNC School of Medicine as Dean and CEO for over 15 years. Dr. Andrew Greganti paid homage to Bondurant’s memory with a lecture called “Lifelong Learning.” “Stuart Bondurant was a giant in academic medicine and a … Continued

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    Medicine Providers Recognized for Carolina Care Excellence

    Congratulations to 77 faculty physicians and advance care providers from the department of medicine who received the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. Every year, UNC Health Care administers the CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey to solicit feedback from patients. The surv … Continued

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    Leveraging Cell Mechanosensitivity From Exercise Could Lead to New Strategies for Treating Osteoporosis and Obesity

    Maya Styner, MD, and Janet Rubin, MD recently contributed to an article in Nature Reviews that considers how leveraging cell mechanosensitivity from exercise may help combat osteoporosis and obesity. The article recognizes that key regulatory signals are generated during exercise which are mechanical in nature and considers how signals arise from the activity, first perceived by … Continued

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    New York Times Features Landmark Study by Young and Donahue

    A landmark study that showed the finger prick blood test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes is featured in the NY Times article “A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money.” Research by Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, professor and vice-chair of research in the department of family m … Continued

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    Donaldson Study Shows Ivacaftor Improves Mucociliary Clearance

    Scott H. Donaldson, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is first author on a new study that shows restoring the activity of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductant regulator (CFTR) using the therapeutic agent Ivacaftor can lead to significant improvements in physiologic assessments. Cystic fibrosis is caused by various mutations … Continued

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    Primary Care Ranks First in Nation for Second Straight Year

    For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) “Earning the number one ranking for primary care is a tremendous recognit … Continued

  • New Schedule Model for Internal Medicine Resident Program

    A new schedule model for the Internal Medicine Residency Program will foster more resiliency, greater access to subspecialty mentorship and outpatient experiences, improve continuity within primary care clinics, and provide several layers of mentorship and support as residents move from trainee to fully licensed physician.  Resident schedules in the Department of Medicine have tr … Continued

  • Facing the Risk Empowered: Genetic Counseling and Surveillance for Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Genetic testing can provide peace of mind, empower patients to take a proactive approach to their health, and it can save lives. UNC’s High-Risk Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic serves patients and families with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer and those affected by hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. Lacey Lee came to UNC to make informed decisions about her f … Continued