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  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Ann Collins

    Ann Collins, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Division of Infectious Diseases. It is her goal to learn more about HIV and contribute to the research that improves the lives of those living with HIV. Outside of work, Anne is a mom and lover of all things outdoors. 

  • Dr. Mottl Receives Grant to Enroll Patients in Kidney Precision Medicine Project

    Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, received a grant from the NIDDK to enroll adults with Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Acute Kidney Injury in a longitudinal study that includes a research kidney biopsy. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) are devastating diagnoses affecting millions of Americans. Both ca … Continued

  • A Circuitous Career Journey in Infectious Diseases

    Brian Bramson was finishing his internal medicine residency at UNC in 2004. He planned to join the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, but as the time approached, he realized he was conflicted. He really liked clinical infectious diseases and decided do a fellowship. He had also been a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, and he liked East Africa.

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    Featured Physician: Dr. Danicela Younce

    Danicela Younce, MD, provides excellent care to hospitalized patients and is involved in medical student and resident education. Dr. Younce immigrated from Cuba to reside in Florida until attending college at UNC. Although she has always wanted to be a physician, being a celebrity travel chef would have been cool too! 

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    Dr. Whelan Implements a Health Equity-Focused Quality Improvement Project

    Karina Zaveri Whelan, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine, is creating a curriculum to enable medical students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine to implement a health equity-focused improvement project. She gave an update on the project in the video below.  “My goal through this project is not just to change patient outcome … Continued

  • Featured Staff Member: Christine Hill

    Christine Hill, MHA, CRA, is a member of the UNC Blood Research Center in the Division of Hematology. She is also a super mom who raised her three kids while completing her master’s degree and working full-time. This year Christine is checking off an item on her bucket list! 

  • Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout January

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of November.  Brian C. Jensen, MD, spoke about caring for patients with cardiotoxicity, a type of heart damage caused by chemotherapy. Amanda Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS, was interviewed by Medscape regarding steroid injections and osteoarthritis. … Continued

  • UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program Earns Comprehensive Care Center Reaccreditation

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), once rapidly fatal, can now be managed with medication. The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program is equipped with experts who are providing that life changing care through diagnosis, treatment and research. It was the first Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Accredited Comprehensive Care Center in North Carolina and is still one of only … Continued

  • Getting to the Heart of Chemotherapeutic Cardiotoxicity

    Brian C. Jensen, associate professor of medicine and pharmacology in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology, speaks about his research on kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity. On any given Tuesday, you will find Brian C. Jensen, MD, cardiologist and physician-scientist, tending to patients in his cardio-oncology clinic. His schedule is packed to the brim with cancer patie … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Ravi K. Mallavarapu

    Ravi K. Mallavarapu, MD, a nephrologist interested in living donor kidney transplantation, was inspired to become a doctor by his grandfather. If he didn’t purse a career in medicine, Dr. Mallavarapu may have become a naturalist who is involved in the conservation of trees and wildlife. The abundant nature in North Carolina and UNC’s mission were two of the reasons he now finds h … Continued

  • January Holidays and Observances: Honoring Leaders and Traditions

    January 1: President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 declaring slaves within the rebellious states free. However, this did not end slavery in the United States. Read more about how this document transformed our nation. January 4: Louis Braille, the inventor of braille was born over 200 years ago in 1809. Braille is a system of dots representing letter … Continued

  • Assimson, Flythe, Weber Receive 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Foundation

    Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD, Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, and David Weber, MD received the 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation for their JAMA Cardiology manuscript titled “Analysis of respiratory fluoroquinolones and the risk of sudden cardiac death among patients receiving hemodialysis.” This award recogniz … Continued