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    Pawlinski, Key Awarded $2.8 Million Grant To Study VTE in Sickle Cell Disease

    Rafal Pawlinski, PhD, the Lenvil Lee Rothrock Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor, both professors in the department of medicine’s division of hematology and members of the UNC Blood Research Center, have been awarded a $2.8 million, 4-year RO1 grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the mechanism of venous thrombo … Continued

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    Students Praise Nephrology’s Renal Block Lecture “A Day in the Life”

    Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN, assistant professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and director of undergraduate medical education in the department of medicine, is featured in a new UNC Health Foundation article discussing how students and faculty have connected during the pandemic year. She credits the students for keeping everyone afloat during a time of such great … Continued

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    Kasthuri Leads Post-Hospital Thrombosis Prevention Study For Covid Patients

    UNC is now a fully active clinical site for the ACTIV-4c Post-Hospital Thrombosis Prevention Study. This protocol is part of the larger ACTIV (Accelerating COVID-Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccine) study. This protocol focuses on preventing blood clots in patients discharged after being hospitalized with COVID-19. UNC is now enrolling participants in this adaptive, prospective … Continued

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    Batsis Team Receives NIH Startup Funding for Remote Physical Therapy Monitoring System

    John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, and a team of researchers from Dartmouth who founded SynchroHealth, have been awarded nearly $225,000 from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to develop and test “BandPass.” The remote-sensing resistance band exercise system will allow health care providers to monitor, evaluate, and guide p … Continued

  • Ashley Henderson, MD, and Koyal Jain, MD

    Updates On Medical Student Education in Internal Medicine

    Hello internal medicine colleagues, We would once again like to update you on the status of medical students that will be rotating through various internal medicine services.  As always, thank you for your amazing role in educating the doctors of tomorrow. Students are now allowed to work with patients with COVID-19. There was a new policy created by the School of Medicine which … Continued

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    Sheikh Offers Tips For People With Allergies During Pollen Season

    A Charlotte Observer report on the spring pollen haze over North Carolina recognizes that  many people suffer from itchy eyes and a runny nose when going outside.  Saira Sheikh, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology offered tips for avoiding the worst impacts of the annual event. “Pick a time of the day when the pollen counts … Continued

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    Monoclonal Antibody Injection Significantly Reduces COVID-19 Progression

    Data from a phase 3 clinical trial for REGEN-COV, a combination monoclonal antibody therapy (casirivimab with imdevimab), is part of the NIH-sponsored COVID Prevention Network, co-led by Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive data from a phase 3 trial … Continued

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    Wohl Responds to Questions About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

    A News & Observer story reports on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services decision to temporarily halt use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the urging of the federal government. David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases says the discovery of six people with serious side effects out of 7 million doses of the Johnson … Continued

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    Niznik Receives KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award

    Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of geriatric medicine, was awarded a 5-year K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for “Deprescribing Bisphosphonates in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” The study seeks to evaluate the risks and benefits of deprescribing versus continuing bisphosphonates in o … Continued

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    Sarcopenic Obesity Associated with Increased Risk of Impaired Cognitive Function in Older Adults

    The prevalence of obesity with sarcopenia is increasing in adults aged 65 years, and this geriatric syndrome places individuals at risk for synergistic complications. John A. Batsis, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine, led a study to investigate whether sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity are associated with greater long-term risk of impaired cognitive fun … Continued