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    Warshaw Interviewed By Eldercare Voices: Covid Edition

    Gregg Warshaw, MD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s geriatric division and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by Eldercare Voices, a blog published by the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. In the article, Warshaw recognizes how the pandemic has affected seniors and what he’s learning now that signals the direction for care i … Continued

  • UNC Health Talk: Should You Wear Two Masks?

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor in the division of infectious diseases, and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, explains new guidance about layering masks, released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more in this UNC Health Talk article.  

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    Report from Malawi: Weathering a second wave—or tsunami—of COVID-19

    By Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH Officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Malawi on April 2, 2020. At UNC Project Malawi, we’d been working for a month to carefully review and prepare for the virus. We established COVID preventive procedures and clinical management guidelines and planning for staff and staff relatives. We enhanced our oxygen supply through concent … Continued

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    Oral Drug Could Be Used to Prevent and Treat COVID-19 Infections

    The News & Observer reports that a drug tested at UNC-Chapel Hill could be used to both prevent and treat COVID-19 infections, according to new research published in Nature by senior author J. Victor Garcia, PhD. “This is something that is giving us hope that there might be an alternative that can be available in addition to the vaccine to help with the pandemic,” Garcia, pro … Continued

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    Wohl Talks With Media About COVID, Vaccine Distribution and FDA Approval of HIV Treatment

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, continues to share perspective and guidance with North Carolina media. In February, he contributed to the following news stories about COVID-19. Demographic breakdown remains steady even as hospital numbers decline, figures show –  (CBS-17) UNC doctor debunks several myths surrounding the COVID-19 vacci … Continued

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    Register For the 45th Internal Medicine Conference, March 10-12

    UPDATE: This year, as a result of lower programming costs associated with the virtual format, organizers invite UNC faculty and UNC PN clinicians to attend at a reduced rate of $200 for the entire conference, or half of the daily or two-day rate. (Note, reduced rates may not be possible next year with a return to in-person attendance, due to the much higher costs of providing an … Continued

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    CRISPR Could Make Wheat Safe for Celiac Disease. What About Peanut Allergies?

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, was featured in a FreeThink article about biotech startup Ukko, which is looking to use CRISPR gene editing — along with computational biology, protein engineering, and immunology techniques — to design foods that are both safe and delicious for those suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. The article recognizes Ukko’s plans to extend bey … Continued

  • Knowles Comments on Durham-Based Startup and Potential New COVID-19 Treatment

    An NPR Blue Ridge Radio reports that a Durham-based life sciences company received promising test results on a new medical device that could become an in-home treatment for the coronavirus. Michael Knowles, MD, the Michael E. Hatcher Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicines, commented in a statement distributed by EmitB … Continued

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    UNC First to Earn Transcatheter Valve Certification (TAVR) in North Carolina

    The UNC Medical Center Heart Valve Clinic is the first TAVR center in North Carolina to become an American College of Cardiology (ACC) Certified TAVR Center of Excellence. TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) is a procedure to treat aortic stenosis, a type of heart valve disease, that does not require open-heart surgery. In 2019, the ACC began to offer TAVR certification … Continued

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    US News Ranks UNC-CH #8 in List of “Best Global Universities for Endocrinology and Metabolism”

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized as one of the “Best Global Universities for Endocrinology and Metabolism” by U.S. News and World Report. “We are very excited to take this opportunity to celebrate the research strengths in diabetes, nutrition, and obesity across the University,” said Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, RD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished … Continued