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    Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management Compared to Standard Insulin Delivery Methods

    This nationwide clinical trial funded through the National Institutes of Health including participation from patients at the UNC Diabetes Center, led by John Buse, MD, PhD. A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of- … Continued

  • A Better Way to Evaluate Penicillin Allergies

    On September 28, 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. To commemorate this momentous discovery, every year on September 28th, we celebrate National Penicillin Allergy Day to raise awareness that carrying a penicillin allergy label may negatively affect a patient’s health when it is not accurate. Even though 10% of the U.S. population believes they have a penicillin aller … Continued

  • The Leadership and Teamwork Behind 6 and 8 Bedtower

    From managing the day-to-day operations, ensuring patients receive the highest level of care, budgeting and staffing, our nurse managers are like business owners of their unit. And it takes a team to run a successful business. Nikia Smith, BSN, RN, NE-BC, and Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, have both been nurse managers at the University of North Carolina for 12 years. Smith ove … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Amika Sood, MD

    Amika Sood, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Sood evaluates patients in the UNC Allergy clinic with a broad range of allergic disorders. If she wasn’t a physician, she may have been an interior designer, event planner or professional baker… “The possibilities are endless!” 

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz earns Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement

      Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, is one of four UNC faculty members awarded the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prizes were established in 1986 by the late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina clas … Continued

  • Drs. Booth and Loeser Receive NIH/NIAMS Grant to Study Effects of Vitamin K on Osteoarthritis

    This novel, randomized clinical trial will evaluate if vitamin K supplementation impacts pain and function in patients with knee OA who are vitamin K insufficient. There is a growing body of epidemiological, genetic and biochemical evidence that vitamin K plays a role in maintaining joint health. The study will provide initial data in support of a larger confirmatory trial to det … Continued

  • Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

    Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugars, carbohydrates, or starches from the … Continued

  • Drs. Stouffer and Cavender Co-Directing 21st Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update, Register Here

    The live in-person event is an educational opportunity for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cases will be reviewed and optimal treatment plans for various cardiovascular diseases will be provided. Drug therapies and new technologies will also be discussed. Dr. Rick Stouffer, chief of t … Continued

  • Drs. Phanstiel and Loeser Receive $2.5M NIH NIAMS Grant to ID Osteoarthritis Risk Genes

    Dr. Richard F. Loeser is the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Doug Phanstiel – who is in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology – is the principal investigator, and Dr. Loeser is a co-principal investigator for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases grant, “Id … Continued

  • October Holidays and Observances: LGBTQ History, Yom Kippur and Diwali

    Many historical and religious observances and holidays are celebrated during October. It is a time to educate ourselves about the cultures and events that are close to our friends, family and community members. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month is recognized in June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) History Month gets the spotlight in Octob … Continued