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    Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

    Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medic … Continued

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    Week of wellness promotes provider health

    Wellness champion Amy Weil, MD, invites colleagues to submit questions and share perspectives on institutional well-being, to inspire actionable insights. Wellness Expo Week kicks off this Monday, November 18, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development and the UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Committee. Amy Weil, MD, professor of general medicine and … Continued

  • Ronald Falk, MD

    Falk contributes to US News & World Report’s patient guide to autoimmune disease

    “All autoimmune diseases have what are called relapsing and remitting tendencies,” says Ron Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, in a new patient’s guide. “You may have long periods where you feel relatively well followed by severe disease flare-ups or exacerbations.”

  • Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD

    “Know Your Girls” campaign draws attention to racial differences related to breast cancer

    A new campaign aims to reduce the black women mortality rate from breast cancer by 25 percent over five years, in 10 US communities. Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, in the division of hematology and oncology was interviewed for this WRAL news story, recognizing black women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

  • Lindsey Rosman, PhD

    Rosman study shows risk of stroke increases in younger adults with PTSD

    Lindsey Rosman, PhD, in the division of cardiology, explains research that demonstrates a strong association between PTSD and premature TIA and stroke. While the study involved only veterans, Rosman recognizes in this Forbes article that PTSD is a “serious public health problem,” affecting close to 8 million adults in the U.S.

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    Busby-Whitehead, Dale discuss dementia-friendly training in Modern Health Care

    Dementia patients “often forget where they are and that they are not in their home,” says Maureen Dale, MD, in Modern Health Care. “When clinicians are coming in and out of their room to do their job, it can be alarming.” Busby-Whitehead also emphasizes that staff members feel more confident speaking with patients and reorienting them, after this training.

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    New York Times opinion article highlights Berkowitz study

    A study by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, showing medical tailored meals are associated with fewer hospital and skilled nursing admissions, is recognized in this New York Times article.

  • Barbara Lee LeVarge, MD

    LeVarge recognized in “Carolina Care Highlight”

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Barbara Lee LeVarge from the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care. Here’s what one of Dr. LeVarge’s patients had to say: “Dr. LeVarge is extremely knowledgeable not only in the disease but how each person may react … Continued

  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dellon explains novel medicine for rare gastrointestinal disorders during AGA Annual Meeting

    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, explained how AK002 could be the answer to treating rare gastrointestinal disorders, during an interview with MD Magazine.

  • Adam Brock, MD

    Memorial service for Adam Brock on November 16

    Updated: A memorial service for Adam Brock is planned for 4 pm, Saturday, November 16 at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The service will be followed by a light meal in the fellowship hall. The UNC Department of Medicine mourns the loss of one of our own. Dr. Adam Brock, a fellow in the division of cardiology, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019.  Dr. … Continued