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  • UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientists Training Program Gives Awards to Cultivate the Careers of Upcoming Physician-Scientists

    Medicine, like any other scientific field, cannot progress forward without the hard work of new, cutting-edge researchers. In the Department of Medicine, three physician scientist trainees are working to improve the lives of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and food allergies. In light of their promising, hard work, all three have received support from the UN … Continued

  • Dr. Kawan Swain is Guest Speaker at Former High School, Bertie County’s Graduation Ceremony

    “As you climb this ladder in life always reach back to lift someone else up,” was a part of Kawan Swain’s, MD, message to Bertie High School’s graduating class. “I also talked about fear. Especially for me, and just like them, coming from a rural town there is a fear of success, there is a fear of failure, a fear of disappointing someone, but you cannot let that fear eclipse your … Continued

  • Dr. Raquel Reyes Steps in as HISC Course Director, “Clerkship Director”

    It takes a dedicated, empathetic and effective educator to take on the role of Hospital, Interventional and Surgical Care (HISC) course director, previously known as the Internal Medicine Clerkship. Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA, associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, will be stepping into this position at the end of June. The HISC course allows medical students to app … Continued

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    Dr. Christopher Klipstein Turns the Page as Clerkship Director

    Christopher Klipstein, MD, has won over 25 teaching awards, been a role model for thousands of medical students and has transformed the Hospital, Interventional and Surgical Care (HISC) course, also known as the Medicine Clerkship. As he turns the page on his 20-year run as clerkship director, he feels lucky to have landed what he sees as, “the perfect job.” This course plays a p … Continued

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    Novavax Q&A Video With Dr. Cindy Gay

    An independent expert advisory committee recommended 21-0 that the FDA grant emergency use authorization for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, made by Novavax. We sit down with Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine to discuss the Novavax data, its effectiveness, and how it’s different from the other three … Continued

  • Study Reveals Vaccination Response to Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the Veterans Healthcare Administration

    Outbreaks of hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection involving the liver, have been on the rise since 2016. What initially began as outbreaks in a handful of states has since led to ongoing or recent hepatitis A outbreaks in 33 states across the country. Patients under the care of the Veterans Health Administration have been one of the hardest-hit groups. This is because … Continued

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    Weber Publishes Fiftieth Paper about Coronaviruses and COVID-19

    COVID-19, a communicable disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a relatively new pandemic in the public’s eye, but it is only one of the many infectious diseases that epidemiologists like David J. Weber, MD, MPH, are continually facing. “I was at UNC for the onset of the HIV pandemic, 2001 anthrax biothreat, 2003 smallpox vaccine ca … Continued

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    Tessa Andermann Receives Pilot Award from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Research

    Tessa Andermann, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases, has received a pilot award from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGBD) for the study “Investigating the role of secondary bile acid derivatives in Th17-mediated disease: A pilot study of multiple myeloma and treatment response.” Dr. Andermann presented the proposed study duri … Continued

  • William E. Whitehead Discusses the Connection Between the Brain and the Digestive System

    If you’ve ever felt your insides twist in knots before a big speech, you know the stomach listens carefully to the brain. In fact, the entire digestive system is closely tuned to a person’s emotions and state of mind, says William E. Whitehead, PhD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and director of the Center for Functional GI and Motility … Continued

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    Spencer Dorn Explains Four Ways to Improve Specialty Health Care in the U.S.

    Spencer D. Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and vice chair for care innovation in the Department of Medicine, wrote this article in Harvard Business Review. Summary: The current structure of specialty care in the United States makes it less accessible, increases costs, tarnishes patients’ experiences, reduces effective … Continued