• Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler receives pilot award to test feasibility of pharmacogenomics to reduce adverse events to medication

    The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact … Continued

  • Scott Commins, MD, PhD

    Commins discusses alpha-gal allergy on the “Dr. Oz” Show

    Scott Commins, MD, was recently featured on the “Dr. Oz” Show where he explained the alpha-gal allergy, which is connected to tick bites. He also answered questions about symptoms and management of the red meat allergy.

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    Patients with blood disorders don’t receive recommended vaccines and screenings

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has found that only a low percentage of hospital patients being treated for immune-mediated blood disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, receive the recommended vaccinations and infectious disease screenings. “The management … Continued

  • Dan Jonas, MD, MPH

    Jonas awarded $2.2 million grant to address unhealthy alcohol use

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) The UNC School of Medicine is one of six grantees in a new $16 million federal initiative to help primary care practices increase efforts to address patients’ unhealthy alcohol use. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announced th … Continued

  • Kelli Allen, PhD

    Allen receives pilot grant to generate evidence of precision medicine approach

    The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact … Continued

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    Evon finds mental health disturbance, substance abuse not associated with nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) A new UNC School of Medicine study, led by Donna  Evon, PhD, a clinical health psychologist and research professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in the department of medicine, finds that self-reported medication adherence was very high in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis C wh … Continued

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    Smith receives award in China

    Sidney C. Smith, MD, presented the keynote lecture at the 30th Anniversary Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, held in Beijing, China, October 10-13. During the Congress, Smith was recognized with the “Outstanding Contributions Award for Improving Care for Cardiovascular Disease” at the 5th Anniversary of the Improving Cardiovascular Care in China Quality Improvement … Continued

  • Kelli Allen, PhD

    Study shows reduction of physical therapy and lifestyle changes for knee osteoarthritis

    Kelli Allen, PhD, in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a news story related to the rise in the use of pain prescriptions for knee osteoarthritis and drop in lifestyle management.

  • Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology

    Media attention for new research from Dr. Lindsey Rosman

    Dr. Lindsey Rosman’s new publication in Stroke, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risk for Stroke in Young and Middle-aged Adults: A 13-year Cohort Study, is garnering substantial media attention. See the coverage in ABC News, Reuters, and Forbes.

  • M. Bradley Drummond, MD MHS, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD

    Smoking cessation hotline calls increase 20 percent amid vaping concerns

    Ilona Jaspers, MD, and Bradley Drummond, MD, are interviewed by WTVD-11 in response to growing health concerns about vaping. E-cigarette studies show vaping, like smoking, may promote emphysema.