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  • Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

    Who Is Rochelle Walensky, Biden’s Pick For CDC Director?

    Ada Adimora, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was a guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and asked about Rochelle Walensky, an infectious disease specialist chosen by president-elect Joe Biden to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Oh, my God. You know, honestly, there is no better pick for this appointment. I mean, she’s the … Continued

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    Inside the Battleground: The Frontline of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the US

    The view of the devastation of COVID-19 from the inside is far different than from the outside, CBS17 (NewsNation) reports. In a political climate consumed by masks and relief money, a look behind the intensive care curtain finds unprecedented work and camaraderie, impossible sadness and even a little bit of hope. Shannon Carson, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, … Continued

  • Obesity Rates Significantly Higher in Black Women With Breast Cancer

    Physician’s Weekly featured a recently published retrospective review by Kristen Nyrop, PhD, assistant professor of oncology, on racial disparities in the prevalence of comorbidities in general and obesity-related comorbidities in Black and White women with early stage, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. Read the article here.

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    From UNC Health Talk: the Science of mRNA Vaccines

    In our bodies right now, messenger RNA, or mRNA, is sending genetic instructions for cells to make proteins—the machines of life that make heart muscles beat, hair follicles grow, and many other biological process happen. This mRNA is a long molecule that contains instructions that a cell uses to create proteins. Knowing this, in January 2020 scientists sequenced the entire genet … Continued

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    What We Know (and Don’t Know) About the COVID-19 Vaccines

    Headlines and social media feeds have been abuzz in recent weeks with the news regarding the promising results of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine trials. Clinical trials show the first two vaccines are about 95 percent effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19. With a continued surge in cases in the United States and around … Continued

  • John R. Stephens, MD

    Hospitalist Quality Improvement Study Featured in ACP Hospitalist

    The article “Helping Hip Fracture Patients” published in ACP Hospitalist this month features a UNC retrospective study led by John R. Stephens, MD. The study found that patients admitted to the hospitalist service had shorter lengths of stays and a lower risk of 30-day readmission compared with patients admitted to orthopedics or other services. Read the article here.

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    NC Reports 2nd Day of More Than 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases Amid Record 2,191 Hospitalizations

    David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, spoke to WTVD-11 News about the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina. He said if the numbers worsen, certain figures project the nationwide number of a half-million deaths by April. “To put it in perspective…that is Charlotte or Raleigh just wiped out. Every single person in the whol … Continued

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    UNC Research Highlighted by American Society of Hematology at Virtual Annual Meeting

    William Wood, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, and Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine, authored abstracts that were highlighted at American Society of Hematology press events. Alisa Wolberg, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, served as the scientific co-chair of the meeting. Learn more from the UNC He … Continued

  • Kirsten Nyrop, PhD

    Study Illustrates How Obesity-Related Comorbidities May Contribute to 40% Mortality Gap Between Black and White Women with Early Breast Cancer

    Obesity is a known risk factor for various cancers, and its rise over the past few decades has contributed to a rise in hormone receptor positive breast cancer rates that is greater in Black women than White women. At the same time, as overall breast cancer mortality rates have declined, the decline has been less pronounced in Black women, producing a 40% mortality gap. In an ana … Continued

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Berkowitz Publishes Study on Unemployment Insurance in JAMA, Featured in NPR Report: “Losing Jobless Benefits Is Not Only Stressful, It Might Be Harmful to Health”

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, co-published a research study letter in JAMA Internal Medicine, focused on unemployment insurance, health-related social needs, health care access and mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Results showed unemployment insurance benefits may help mitigate economic disruption wro … Continued