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    Key, Mackman, Publish Research in the Journals Blood and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

    Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pathology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center published a study that identifies the intrinsic coagulation pathway as a potential target to prevent thrombotic and inflammatory complications after RBC transfusion. The article “Red blood cell microvesicles activate the contact system, leading to f … Continued

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    Moll Announces Reintroduction of Clot Connect

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology and member of the UNC Blood Research Center, announces the reintroduction of Clot Connect, a public service clearinghouse for clinically relevant information on thrombosis, thrombophilia, and anticoagulation information for patients and health care professionals. Established in 2010, the resource w … Continued

  • 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

  • Rose Receives NCI Grant to Study Entinostat Combined With Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Urothelial Cancer

    Tracy Rose, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received a National Cancer Institute K08 grant “Selective histone deacetylase inhibition with entinostat to enhance the anti-tumor immune response to immune checkpoint inhibition in urothelial cancer.” This study uses a wind … 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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    Raffs Receive IHQI Grant to Improve Teamwork and Communication

    Lauren Raff, MD, assistant professor of surgery, and Evan Raff, MD, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine have been awarded a grant by the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) to improve teamwork and communication during rapid responses. The grant provides professional development in quality improvement, as well as funds for the project. “Our … Continued

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    Weiss Presents Clinical Findings at 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

    Jared Weiss, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, presented preliminary findings at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium from a phase II trial that combined radiation therapy and immunotherapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Learn more from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive C … Continued

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    COVID-19 in Older Adults: Biese Publishes Key Points for ED Providers

    Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, associate professor of emergency medicine and associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, with co-authors, has published key information on the role of the ED in diagnosis and acute management of COVID-19 in older adults. The article, published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, includes two case scenarios to show the … 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