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    McCann, Hanson Worked Proactively to Support Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives ‘Community Health Partnership Award’

    Nursing homes and assisted-living centers remain particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, but thanks to Meghan McCann, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor of geriatric medicine, and community teams with a proactive approach, residents and healthcare personnel have been supported in the communities that UNC Medical Center serves. … Continued

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    Healthcare Worker Demonstration Brings Together UNC Medical Students, Residents and Physicians

    Medical students, residents and physicians participated in a demonstration June 6 to advocate for culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for underserved populations. UNC’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), played an integral role in planning the event. As a former SNMA member, Emily Chang, MD, associate professor in the division of nephrology, said she … Continued

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    Cavender Talks With Forbes About COVID and Blood Clots

    Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of cardiology and interventional cardiologist, was interviewed by Forbes magazine, discussing the use of blood thinners for patients with clots related to COVID-19. “COVID patients are clearly at higher risk of thrombotic events,” said Cavender, in the article. “Blood thinners certainly play a role in clot prevention. … 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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    Palsson Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves. The findings of … 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

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    Callahan Voted President-Elect of US Bone and Joint Initiative

    Leigh Callahan, PhD, the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, has been voted president-elect of the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI).  As associate director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and national director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, Callahan has been a vital part of USBJI f … Continued

  • Commemorating Pride Month: History, Education, SafeZone Training

    LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. This raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents marked by police roughly hauling employees and patrons … Continued

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    Monroe Receives NIH Award To Help Guide Development of New Therapeutics For Bleeding

    Dougald Monroe, PhD, professor medicine in the division of hematology and member of the UNC Blood Research Center, has received an NIH NHLBI award. The R01HL151984 grant “An integrated computational and experimental approach to understanding the hemostatic response during treatment of bleeding” was awarded four years of funding and will enable researchers to create better mathema … Continued

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    Tschernia, Voorhees Receive Fellowship Grants From AACR

    Two faculty physicians from the division of oncology are in the newest class of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) grant recipients. Nicholas Tschernia, MD, has received the 2020 AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowship. Timothy J. Voorhees, MD, has received the 2020 AACR-AstraZeneca Lymphoma Research Fellowship for “Pilot study of anti- … Continued