• Jensen discusses adverse events with ibrutinib

    Brian Jensen, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, offers perspective in Medscape Medical News, recognizing the occurrences of ibrutinib-induced hypertension in the cardio-oncology clinic. Jensen reports the most common reason for the referral of patients taking ibrutinib is atrial fibrillation.

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    Moll discusses athlete-blood clot connection in UNC Health Talk

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, specializes in coagulation and classical hematology, with a focus on thrombosis and anticoagulation. Moll was recently interviewed by UNC Health Talk about the athlete-blood clot connection where he explained how blood clots develop and how the condition affects athletes.

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    Kshirsagar emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in JAMA Surgery

    Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in the editorial Transplant First, Dialysis Last, with Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, and David Gerber, MD, from the division of abdominal transplant surgery. Published in JAMA Surgery, the editorial recognizes transplants as cost-effective with the greatest survival advantage, exte … Continued

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    UNC IGHID receives NCHTEC grant to provide training in HIV prevention and treatment

    The UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) has been awarded a 5-year contract to house the North Carolina HIV Training & Education Center (NCHTEC) through 2024. NCHTEC is a federally-funded program with a mission to support the training and technical assistance needs of North Carolinians engaged in the prevention and treatment of HIV. The team, wh … Continued

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    UNC IGHID receives $3 million grant to study Lassa fever in Liberia

    The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (UNC IGHID) has been awarded a three-year grant (US$ 3M) to launch a large epidemiological study of Lassa fever in Liberia by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).  The study is part of a five West African nation project to better understand the incidence and risks for this viral hemorrhagic fever e … Continued

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    Goralski receives clinical research scholars grant through Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Jennifer Goralski, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, is one of three national recipients of the Clinical Research Scholars Program through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and the Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) announce th … Continued

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    UNC’s board pass rate for residents exceeds national average

    The UNC Department of Medicine is pleased to acknowledge that the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program has been recognized for achieving a 100% board pass rate, and a 99% five-year board pass rate, higher than the national average of 88-91%. Passing ABIM boards demonstrate that physicians have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essentia … Continued

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    ‘Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day’ recognizes expansion of special training program

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Governor Cooper proclaimed Sept. 26, 2019, as ‘Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day’ in North Carolina. UNC Health Care marked this occasion by celebrating the expansion of its special training program aimed at providing better care for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The first phase of the Dem … Continued

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    New study shows exercising while restricting calories could be bad for bone health

    Maya Styner, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, discussed with WRAL TechWire her recently published study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, especially by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction.

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    Featured Physician: Matthew Painschab, MD

    Dr. Painschab originally thought he would become a lawyer, but a physiology course in college changed his mind. The ability to explain medical phenomena and the research that goes into it attracted him to medicine. He also says the best advice he’s ever received is to approach life the way a cat does, with a consciousness largely of now.