• UNC Receives Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers Accreditation

    The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) program has received reaccreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) for the period 2019-2022, building upon their initial accreditation as the first CCC in the state in 2015.  This continued designation recognizes the ability to deliver the highest level of inpatient and outpatient care in a mul … Continued

  • Faculty from UNC Blood Research Center Publish High Impact Papers in ASH Journal, Blood

    Nigel Key, MB ChP FRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pathology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center (BRC) has published important findings on the mechanism of thrombin generation induced by stored red blood cells (sRBC). In a recent study, first author Denis Noubouossie, MD, former postdoctoral fellow in the BRC, demonstrated that microve … Continued

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    Sheikh Addresses Media Questions About Lupus Drug Shortages

    In an interview with UK-based newspaper the “Independent,”  Saira Sheikh, MD, director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic and assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, provided clarity regarding chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. The two medications have been in the news recently, following coverage related to Coronovirus. The res … Continued

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    Supporting Older Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis, Kistler Interviewed for CNBC News

    Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by CNBC describing the need to support seniors, who are among the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus crisis. She explained the importance of reaching seniors in new ways to help them stay healthy. Kistler also shared how she is pairing … Continued

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    Kirkman Receives ADA’s Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award

    Sue Kirkman, MD, professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, has received the American Diabetes Association’s 2020 Outstanding Physician-Clinician in Diabetes Award, recognizing her outstanding achievements in improving diabetes clinical practice.  The honor is scheduled to be presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions in … Continued

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    Key Receives Grant Award from National Hemophilia Foundation

    The National Hemophilia Foundation has awarded Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, CRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the division of hematology and oncology, and director of the UNC Blood Research Center, a $180,000 grant for the project “Evaluating the Mechanism of Emicizumab-related Thrombotic Microangiopathy.” Find a list of new grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine … Continued

  • Weber Comments On Surface Stability of COVID-19

    David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and medical director of UNC Hospitals’ Department of Hospital Epidemiology, comments on a new study that finds the ability of the novel coronavirus (also known as SARS-CoV-2) to stay in the air and on surfaces is highly similar to that of SARS, which is also caused by a coronavirus.  Weber says the … Continued

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    Primary Care Ranked First for Third Straight Year

    For the third year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as a part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” “Earning the number one ranking in primary care three consecutive years is a tremendous acknowledgement of our leadership in primary care education … Continued

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    Moll Contributes to Shape Article on Women and Blood Clots

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, recognizes that many associate blood clots with having major surgery, smoking or being elderly or overweight. In the article “Why Active Women Are At Risk For Blood Clots,” Moll tells Shape Magazine that they can “strike anyone, even fit women.” Read the article here.  

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    Flythe Receives NIDDK Pilot Award

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has received an award for $116,625 from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), to conduct a pilot feasibility study of loop diuretics among individuals receiving hemodialysis. Flythe, who is medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Ser … Continued