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    Gay Discusses Novavax Trials, Need For Diverse Participants

    A WTKR-News 3 story from northeastern North Carolina reports that UNC has begun enrolling participants for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine phase III trial. Cindy Gay, MD, associate professor in the division of infectious diseases, describes the need for a diverse participation for the trial, including people over the age of 65, Black and Latino communities, and people living with me … Continued

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    Carolina to Celebrate MLK Day with Lecture, Banquet

    The University will begin its commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17 with an annual banquet and awards presentation. The celebrations will conclude a week later with a lecture led by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. (University Communications, Thursday, January 14th, 2021) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Marti … Continued

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    Releasing All COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to NC With Guarantee of Second Dose Is Big Promise to Keep

    CBS17 News reports that the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday they would now ask states to stop holding back on COVID-19 vaccine doses. States were initially holding back doses to ensure that there would be enough for people come back for the recommended second dose. Federal public health officials said they hope this can help speed up the pace of vaccinat … Continued

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    Wohl Recognizes High Demand For Vaccine and Currently Limited Supply

    WTVD-11 reports UNC Health began administering COVID-19 vaccines to people 75 years of age and older under Phase 1B on Monday and that more health care providers in North Carolina are opening up vaccinations to those who qualify under Phase 1B. Already, existing appointments at UNC Health are booked, but David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases … Continued

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    Medically Tailored Meals Research Advances with Second NIH Grant

    Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, is the principal investigator of a $3.25 million award grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed to broaden clinical studies of medically tailored meal delivery, and understand how best to address food insecurity in the context of diabetes management for people with HIV.  Berkowitz leads the “food is medicine” research partnership that inc … Continued

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    Callahan Offers Perspectives On Health Disparities in Podcast

    Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, was a recent guest on the “Movement for Life” Podcast. She discussed perspectives on health disparities through an epidemiology lens and shared important findings on how a range of disparate outcomes and health disparities could be addressed. Listen to the podcast here. Callahan is the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine and associate dire … Continued

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    Vital Signs: The Passing of Dr. Jim Bryan, Memorial Set

    The UNC School of Medicine community and all who knew and appreciated Dr. Jim Bryan are welcome to attend a virtual memorial service in his honor, January 23 at 11 am. Details can be found in this post in the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom. (Friday, January 8, 2021) – It is with a heavy heart that we share with you news of the passing of Dr. Jim Bryan, a giant in … Continued

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    UNC SOM Disciplines Ranked High in Global Universities Rankings

    The UNC School of Medicine ranked in the top 30 in 13 areas in the latest “Best Global Universities” rankings, published by U.S. News & World Report, and UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked 36th overall. Four disciplines from the Department of Medicine ranked: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 8th Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 11th Infectious Diseases, 11th Oncology, 29th Learn more fr … Continued

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    FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Moderna Vaccine

    Joe Eron, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases discussed the FDA’s approval of the Moderna COVID vaccine with WGN News Nation. He talked about his role as an investigator during the trials and recognized that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are highly effective. He also emphasized the importance of getting people engaged and interested in receiving this vaccine. … Continued