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    2021 Raven Rock Ramble Benefits the UNC Kidney Center

    The Raven Rock Ramble is a 100-mile bicycle ride around Raven Rock State Park that explores the counties of Wake, Harnett, Lee and Chatham. The annual event promotes organ donation awareness and the proceeds go to the UNC Kidney Center, for direct patient services. This year’s event took place on August 22, raising approximately $30,000. It first began in 2002, and since then has … Continued

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    Scarlett Named Director for Underrepresented Trainee Access and Success

    The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has named Yolanda Scarlett, MD, as the new Director for Underrepresented Trainee Access and Success. Scarlett is a proud alumnus of the UNC School of Medicine, as well as a graduate of the UNC Department of Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship. She is a North Carolina native and spent h … Continued

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    Health Equity Speaker Series Features Dr. Crystal Cené and Angela R. Bryant

    Crystal Cené, MD, MPH, UNC Health System Executive Director for Health Equity and associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, will lead a health equity speaker series with Angela R. Bryant, JD. The virtual seminar “Can we really advance Health Equity? Five key strategies to consider” is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021, f … Continued

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    Immunotherapy After High-Dose Chemotherapy Leads to Favorable Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    A clinical trial conducted at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center found that high-dose cytarabine followed by subsequent immunotherapy treatment with pembrolizumab benefited patients with resistant or relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a highly aggressive cancer. The findings were published in Blood Cancer Dis … Continued

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    Weber Study of UV Disinfection Technologies Referenced in Market Research News

    A study by David Weber, MD, MPH, which offers key insights on UV disinfection technologies, was referenced in a press release that recognizes the global UV disinfection equipment market is expected to reach $6.73 billion by 2025.  Weber’s study considered the specifics of manual cleaning, disinfection, and polychromatic actions. Weber is professor of medicine in the division of i … Continued

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    COVID Vaccine Updates Feature David Wohl

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was featured in a number of COVID-19 articles the week of September 10-15. NC Reacts to COVID Vaccine Order – News & Observer (September 11, 2021) As political, medical and business leaders in North Carolina show mixed reactions to President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 mandate, David Wohl, MD, told the … Continued

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    Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Join Forces for New Clinical Study to Improve Food Security, Chronic Health Conditions

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has dedicated $3.2 million for a new, large clinical study to address food insecurity among its at-risk members who also have hypertension. The study will measure how to best help people who are food insecure achieve better health through nutrition. UNC-Chapel Hill researchers are leading the study, in conjunction with … Continued

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    Durham School Board Will Collect Vaccination Data Before Deciding Whether to Mandate Vaccines for its Employees

    Indyweek covered a recent Durham public school board meeting designed to weigh the pros and cons of requiring mandatory COVID vaccine shots for teachers and staff. The board members opted to develop a plan of action based on data that will indicate what percentage of school employees have already received the vaccine. David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of … Continued

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    Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Aimed to Expand Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

    Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order expanding access to monoclonal antibody treatments that have the potential to prevent people from dying of COVID-19. The emergency-use treatment is used on high-risk COVID-19 patients who experience symptoms within 10 days of testing positive. This treatment is reported to be similar to what was used on former President Donald Trump w … Continued

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    Giselle Corbie-Smith Receives Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

    Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine, has received the 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award. Corbie-Smith is nationally known for her scholarly work on the inclusion of disparity populations in research and has over a decade of experience in using community engagement to conduct innovative, translatio … Continued