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    Arora Appointed Vice Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Shifali Arora, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology was recently named vice-chief of clinical operations for the division. “We are fortunate Dr. Arora is willing to serve in this important role,” said Nick Shaheen, MD, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. “She ran our quality improvement program for the past s … Continued

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    Rutstein awarded NC TraCS pilot grant for characterizing long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy

    Third year ID fellow Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD (co-I Farel, Go, Napravnik) was awarded a $50K pilot grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). NC TraCS supports and funds translational research to improve the health of North Carolina communities. The institute’s Translational Research Matched Pilot Program encourages novel clinical and t … Continued

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    Berkowitz Receives R01 Grant to Help Advance Health Equity in Type 2 Diabetes Care

    A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related social needs improves health outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes. The team includes investigat … Continued

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    Phase 3 Data Show Monoclonal Antibodies Provide long-term Protection Against COVID-19

    A single dose of REGEN-COV, a combination monoclonal antibody therapy, reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 81.6% several months after a single dose. UNC School of Medicine’s Myron Cohen, MD, leads monoclonal antibody research efforts as part of the NIH-sponsored COVID Prevention Network. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced additional positive results from a phase 3 clinial tria … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of November 5 – 11

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature Department of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday, November 5, 2021. COVID-19 treatments are not vaccine replacements. Here’s why – Dr. David Wohl (ArcaMax Publishing) Is Type 2 Diabetes Ready for CGM? – Dr. Laura Young (The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 10 gastroenterologists … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of October 29 – November 4

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature UNC Department of Medicine faculty, starting Friday, November 4, 2021. What every parent should know about Halloween safety | Four 2 Five – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett ( Food Allergy Families Seek Out Hard-to-Find Immunotherapy – Dr. Edwin Kim (WebMD) Pandemic-related drinking causing spike in … Continued

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    “Medical Center Rock Stars” Travel to UNC Rockingham to Lead an Educational Workshop on COVID ICU Care

    Lydia Chang, MD, associate professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and Heath Patel, MD, a third-year fellow, traveled to UNC Rockingham on Saturday, Nov 11, with a team of critical care providers, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists. The team met with the UNCR Emergency Department and ICU/Medical team to provide education on tools to use when caring for cri … Continued

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    Lowry Receives Carolina Care ‘Words and Ways That Work’ Award

    Joanne Lowry, BSN, RN, MS-BC, received the Inpatient ‘Carolina Care Words and Ways that Work’ Award at a virtual awards ceremony Tuesday, October 26. “This was a real surprise. It was also extremely nice. It’s wonderful to be recognized for the work you do, especially when your work is so supported by your home base,” said Lowry. “I am truly fortunate and blessed to be in this de … Continued

  • Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, FASN-KDIGO-Guidelines

    New KDIGO Guidelines Are Now Available

    KDIGO guidelines translate scientific advances into useful and practical clinical practice recommendations and observations. And the new 2021 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Glomerular Diseases are now available online. Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, and Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, both served on KDIGO committees that produced the guidelines, which are also featured in the … Continued

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    Lowe, Hanson Published JAMA Editorial About Treating the Death Rattle

    Jared Lowe, MD, and Laura Hanson, MD, have co-authored an editorial about a new research study in JAMA titled Preventing Death Rattle with Prophylactic Subcutaneous Scopolamine Butylbromide. Noisy breathing is among the signs that accompany impending death, and one that evokes controversy in end-of-life care. This is the sound of respirations caused by secretions and muscle relax … Continued