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  • Nigel Key, MD

    Rare Clotting Disorder May Cloud the World’s Hopes For AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

    An article published in Science recognizes new concerns about the safety of the AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, as an explanation gains ground for the unusual strokes and clotting disorders recorded in at least 30 recipients. Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the division of hematology commented on the need to alert doctors as multiple researchers be … Continued

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    Should You Be Concerned About Blood Clots, Bleeding and the AZ-Vaccine?

    While millions of people in dozens of countries have received the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with few reports of ill effects, and its prior testing in tens of thousands of people found it to be safe, the vaccine is being investigated. A New York Times article explains the decision to pause the vaccine in European countries, with concerns about blood clots and abnormal bleeding in … Continued

  • Ellsworth Receives ASH Research Restart Award

    Patrick Ellsworth, MD, assistant professor in the division of hematology in the UNC Department of Medicine, received a new ASH Research Restart Award to help ensure research continuity and workforce stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced that 19 talented early-career investigators will receive critical funding to support their … Continued

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    COVID-19 Vaccination While on a Blood Thinner

    Clot Connect, a clearinghouse for Information about blood clots (DVT/PE) and clotting disorders (thrombophilia) provided as a public service by the University of North Carolina Blood Research Center, published a blog by Stephan Moll, MD, featuring guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for people on blood thinners. Read more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.

  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

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    UNC Research Highlighted by American Society of Hematology at Virtual Annual Meeting

    William Wood, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, and Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine, authored abstracts that were highlighted at American Society of Hematology press events. Alisa Wolberg, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, served as the scientific co-chair of the meeting. Learn more from the UNC He … Continued

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    Mackman Receives R35 NHLB Seven-Year Grant to Study Mechanisms in Thrombosis

    Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, has received an R35 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. This grant is for seven-year study with a total budget of $6 million. The grant will fund “Tissue factor-dependent coagulation in thrombosis and immune responses,” studying the mechanisms of thrombosis in cancer and viral infections, including influenza A infection and … Continued

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    Patients With Blood Cancers Especially Vulnerable To COVID-19 Infections

    Medical interviewed William Wood, MD, associate professor in the division of hematology, about an outcome report published in the American Society of Hematology’s Blood Advances.  The report describes the first 250 cases of patients with hematologic malignancy and COVID-19 that were entered into the ASH Research Collaborative COVID-19 Registry. Find the interview her … Continued

  • M. Dell Strayhorn, MPH, FNP-C

    Strayhorn Recognized in Carolina Care Highlight

    Martha Dell Strayhorn, MPH, FNP-C, nurse practitioner in the division of hematology, was recognized in a UNC Health Carolina Care Highlight. Here’s what one of Strayhorn’s patients said about her: “Dell Strayhorn is a treasure. Always prepared, always well-informed, always positive and cheerful. Excellent with follow-up–if she promises to follow-up on something, she does. Has a r … Continued

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    Moll Publishes Guidance For Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, has published the clinical educational article “How I Treat: Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism” in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology.  The article bridges hematology, vascular medicine, neurology, cardiology and general medicine, discussing existing knowledge about etiology and clinic … Continued