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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

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    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

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    Three Faculty in Infectious Diseases Elected IDSA Fellows

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, has elected Joe Eron, MD, Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH; and Christopher Hurt, MD, to its latest cohort of Fellows of IDSA. As the highest honor in the field of infectious diseases, IDSA fellowships recognize those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significan … Continued

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    Restaurants Turn to Tents and Heaters to Keep Diners Outdoors in Winter. Is it Safe?

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, told the News & Observer that outdoor dining tents could be safe if well-vented and distance kept between tables. She pointed to dining with people one doesn’t live with as a concerning spreader of the virus. “Proximity likely matters; that’s the rationale for having reduced capacity in restaurants,” said Sickbert-Bennett, associate professor … Continued

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    Local Health Care Workers Split On Getting COVID Vaccine

    Although health care workers are slated to be first to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the employees at local hospitals are split when it comes to enthusiasm for getting vaccinated. WRAL interviewed David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, who will be one of the first to have access to get the vaccine. He said he’ll happily oblige. “There … Continued

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    Klein Publishes Review, Determining Glycaemia-Associated Targets For Diabetes Mellitus

    Klara Klein, MD, PhD, a fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, recently published “The Trials and Tribulations of Determining HbA1c Targets For Diabetes Mellitus,” in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the highest impact journal in endocrinology. Following is a summary of the review, published with John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology. Guidelines … Continued

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    Mackman Receives R35 NHLB Seven-Year Grant to Study Mechanisms in Thrombosis

    Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, has received an R35 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. This grant is for seven-year study with a total budget of $6 million. The grant will fund “Tissue factor-dependent coagulation in thrombosis and immune responses,” studying the mechanisms of thrombosis in cancer and viral infections, including influenza A infection and … Continued

  • Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

    HIVMA Names Adimora 2020 Clinical Educator of the Year

    The HIV Medicine Association, or HIVMA, honored UNC infectious diseases professor Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, with its 2020 Clinical Educator Award. The award, presented during the annual IDWeek conference, recognizes Adimora’s “extraordinary contributions to advancing clinical education, with a focus on disseminating her research on the drivers of HIV-related racial disparities.” Read … Continued