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    Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

    Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and resulting Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a viral pande … Continued

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    Chang Promotes Kidney Health on Radio Nemo “Highway to Health”

    Long-distance drivers may be at greater risk for kidney problems, and this includes professional truck drivers. Emily Chang, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, was recently interviewed on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Channel, promoting kidney health and wellness. “The statistics are staggering. Only 10% of people with chronic kidne … Continued

  • Coronavirus Could Upend Cancer Trends in the US

    Patients undergoing cancer treatments are weighing their risk of cancer against their risk of getting COVID-19, a recent Time article reports, and recognizes National Cancer Institute predictions of how the pandemic might affect deaths from breast and colon cancers. Lisa Carey, MD, FASCO, L. Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor for Breast Cancer Research i … Continued

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    Cohen Shares Concern For COVID-19 Surge Statewide

    While health systems leaders believe they can handle surges in COVID-19 patients more effectively than they could in April, there is still concern that hospitals may reach their limits if trends continue, reports the News and Observer. Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, acknowledged the importance … Continued

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    Walker Presented Cardiology Study Program That Improved Provider Practices For AFib

    T. Jennifer Walker, ANP-BC, nurse practitioner in the division of cardiology, presented an overview of a study on a virtual case-based educational program that improved provider knowledge on practices for AFib, during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2020’s virtual meeting. “We found that primary care provider play a significant role in the management of atrial fibrillation,” Walke … Continued

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    Sickbert-Bennett Provides Mask Guidance in WRAL Interview

    As Raleigh begins a new order that requires masks be worn in public, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, reiterated the importance of wearing a mask to curb the possibility of a second wave of infections. “The mask you choose should be comfortable, should be able to cover your nose an … Continued

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    Wohl Says the Number of COVID Hospitalizations Provides Best Indication For How NC Is Flattening the Curve

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Health’s Respiratory Diagnostic Center, told NC Health News that it could be several weeks before hospitals know the impact of the late May reopening and mass gatherings that have occurred since. Wohl believes focusing on hospitalizations rather than testing can provide a better idea … Continued

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    Boucher Explains to US News & World Report How Coronavirus First Infects the Nose

    Richard Boucher, MD, discussed a major new scientific study that shows the coronavirus first infects the nasal passages, where cells have more of a protein that the virus needs to attach itself. “If the nose is the dominant initial site from which lung infections are seeded, then the widespread use of masks to protect the nasal passages, as well as any therapeutic strategies that … Continued

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    Gehi Receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grant To Help AFib Patients Through Pandemic

    Anil Gehi, MD, Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor in the division of cardiology, received a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to create a new patient education program to help patients with atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program uses MyChart to recruit patients with AFib to participate in a survey to understand how patients are ma … Continued

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    Wohl Suggests Covering Your Face, Keeping Your Distance If Participating in Protests.

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, advises people who protest to consider distance and wear masks, in a WRAL news story. “I think what we need is multiple layers of protection…so keeping distance from each other especially when we’re shouting or singing.” Wohl said. “I think that makes a lot of sense. Also, the masks help keep the germ … Continued

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    North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19

    From clinicians to first responders, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, and food service workers, a wide range of North Carolina’s healthcare workers have enrolled in a new online research community to share the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines and to help find solutions. The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) … Continued

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    Boucher, Baric Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs 

    In a major scientific study published in the journal Cell, scientists have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – infects the nasal cavity to a great degree – replicating specific cell types – and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract, including the lungs. The findings suggest … Continued