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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Two Cardiology Clinical Trials Selected for a Top Research Site Award

      UNC Health Care has been selected for a 2022 Top Research Site Award by the Heart Failure Collaboratory (HFC) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) for outstanding performance on two clinical trials: PARAGLIDE-HF, and LY3461767 in Participants With Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. The vision of the Heart Failure Society of America is to signi … Continued

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    From Observing Patients to Artwork: Medical Humanities Program seeks to Improve Clinical Observation in Internal Medicine Residents

    Each morning, Internal Medicine residents take their seats for Morning Report, a case-based resident-led discussion in which Internal Medicine residents share patient case material, develop their diagnostic skills, and solve cases together. But, four or five times a year, instead of analyzing a patient, the residents are presented with classical music, poetry, or Renaissance era … Continued

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    Medicine Announces Value-Care Action Group Awardees for Next Academic Year

    The Department of Medicine’s Value-Care Action Group has awarded four value-care improvement projects that will start in July, 2022. Awardees are listed below with overviews of their projects. Cody Deen, MD: A Chest Pain Transitions Clinic at UNC Hillsborough. The management of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is a clinical challenge tha … Continued

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    Reflections on Life and Career: Spotlight on Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

    Following is a conversation with a faculty member who is a past-President of the American Heart Association (AHA) and who twice met with US Presidents in the Oval Office to discuss health matters. He is prominent in national and world health, and served as Chair of the World Heart and Stroke Forum and President of the World Heart Federation as well as Chair of the NHLBI Executive … Continued

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    Users Regard Apple Watch As a Medical Tool and Worry About Results

    The continued addition of health and fitness features to Apple Watch, Fitbit and other devices, has led to wearers treating them as medical tools — with some over-worrying about their readings. Lindsay A. Rosman, PhD, assistant professor in the division of cardiology, studies the effects of devices on anxiety and  was recently interviewed by AppleInsider. “As a researcher, I thin … Continued

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    Cavender Discusses Study Showing Cangrelor Reduces Ischemic Events Versus Clopidogrel Early After PCI

    Treatment with the IV P2Y12 inhibitor cangrelor reduced the number of early ischemic events after PCI, primarily MI and stent thrombosis, compared with oral clopidogrel, according to the results of the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial. “Patients undergoing PCI are at risk of activation of the clotting process, formation of intravascular thrombus and subsequent myocardial infarction,” said  … Continued

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    Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Awards Cardiology Research Team 3-Year Grant to Improve Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Care

    A UNC Division of Cardiology research team led by Anil Gehi, MD, the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor of Medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million dollar grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to improving atrial fibrillation (AF) care in the community. Building on prior work, Gehi and the team will collaborate with Duke Health and Wake Forest … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of November 5 – 11

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature Department of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday, November 5, 2021. COVID-19 treatments are not vaccine replacements. Here’s why – Dr. David Wohl (ArcaMax Publishing) Is Type 2 Diabetes Ready for CGM? – Dr. Laura Young (The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 10 gastroenterologists … Continued

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    McAllister Heart Institute Pivots to COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine’s top physicians and researchers have worked tirelessly to find answers, notably through vaccine research and therapeutic development. While these discoveries have brought us closer to a world without COVID-19, a growing volume of evidence suggests the effect of the virus on health and wellness can last m … Continued