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    Agosto-Burgos Provides COVID-19 Education in Univision Interview

    Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology an … Continued

  • Meghan McCann Appointed ‘Vice Chair for Hospital Integration’ in the Department of Medicine

    Ron Falk, MD, has appointed Meghan McCann, MSN, RN, NE-BC, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, as the vice chair for hospital integration in the UNC Department of Medicine. In this role, McCann will help the hospital and Medicine specialties effectively manage clinical operations, particularly for patient-centric clinical programs that offer comprehensive care acro … Continued

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    Long, Barnes Honored for Distinguished Service to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

    Millie Long, MD, MPH, and Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, have received the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 2021 Uniting to Care & Cure Award for dedication to the IBD community of patients and caregivers, and for advancing the mission to improve patient quality of life and find cured for IBD. Both are assistant professors in the division of gasteroenterology and hepatology. Long … Continued

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    Heart Awareness Month, Highlighting Cardiovascular Services and One Mission

    Medicine’s cardiology specialists care for thousands of patients every year, in clinic and in hospital, focused on one mission–exceptional heart care for the people of North Carolina while advancing the science and clinical practice of cardiovascular medicine. Following is a look at service highlights. Women’s Heart Program The UNC Women’s Heart Program provides clinic counselin … Continued

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    UNC Eastowne Going LIVE in March

    After four years of planning, the time has come. In what was once a vacant lot near the 15-501/I-40 intersection, now stands a six-story 150,000 square-foot medical building and 1,000 parking space garage. UNC Health’s Eastowne Medical Office Building represents the vision of the future of academic medicine and an opportunity to transform care in ways that best serve patients and … Continued

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    Sickbert-Bennett Discusses Mask Fit and Efficiency

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases, in the division of infectious diseases, and director of the UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, continues to share perspective and study learnings about mask filtration efficiencies. She contributed to the following news reports this month. How to avoid buying counterfeit N95 masks –  (USA Today) Na … Continued

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    Al-Qadi Receives CHEST Research Award

    Mazen O. Al-Qadi, assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine has received the Alfred Soffer Research Award for “Respiratory variation in right atrial pressure predicts right ventricular dysfunction in patients with precapillary pulmonary hypertension.” This award is named in honor of Dr. Alfred Soffer, Master Fellow of the College, Editor-in-Chief of the journal … Continued

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    Study Shows Unmet Social Needs and Worse Mental Health After Expiration of COVID-19 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

    The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw historic increases in unemployment, which remained elevated throughout 2020.  Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) provided unemployment insurance beneficiaries an extra $600 a week, a benefit that initially expired in July 2020. A new study, led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, published today in Health Affairs, examined n … Continued

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    Busby-Whitehead Talked With the Wall Street Journal About Older People Participating in Activities After the COVID-19 Vaccine

    A Wall Street Journal report about the first Americans to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, older people, recognizes how many are still struggling to know what activities are safe. Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, interviewed for the report, said she and colleagues continue to urge caution because most of the US population isn’t vaccinated. There are also new, more transmissible vari … Continued

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    Buse Appointed Co-Chair of the CTSA Program Steering Committee

    John Buse, MD, PhD, has been appointed the Co-Chair of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee, along with Christopher P. Austin, MD, the Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. The CTSA Program Steering Committee provides direction to NCATS and the ~60 CTSA-funded i … Continued