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    Faculty Who Received Grants in July

    Congratulations to faculty who have secured new grants in the UNC Department of Medicine, July 1 – July 27, 2020. Division of Hematology Stephan Moll, MD, received an award from the Anticoagulation Forum for “2020 Clinical Fellowship Award in General Vascular Medicine Focusing on VTE, PAD, and Anticoagulation.” Rafal Pawlinski, MD, received an award from the American Society of H … Continued

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    Rivera Receives $1.5 Million Grant For Lung Cancer Screening Study

    M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received a four year, $1.5 million NIH R01 grant to study “Comorbidity and Functional Status in a Population Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening” with Louise Henderson, PhD, in the department of radiology. The investigators will evaluate the extent to which patient comorb … Continued

  • Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH

    Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

    Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires. Wildfires genera … Continued

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    Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

    Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and resulting Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a viral pande … Continued

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    NIH Awards Cohen, FHI $9.2 Million for Development of COVID Prevention Studies

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded Myron Cohen, MD, and Family Health International $9.2 million to support research through the new COVID Prevention Network (CoVPN). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health formed the COVID Prevention Network (CoVPN) to better coordinate the national research response to the global … Continued

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    Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program

    As part of the Forward Together Strategic Plan, the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) supports a small number of clinicians committed to translating research findings to advance the practice of medicine in addition to providing clinical care and teaching. PSTP is a pipeline to recruit, train, and retain promising individuals and provide them with … Continued

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    Brenner Says Guidance Is Needed To Allocate Resources For Virtual Or Mailed Outreach Care Delivery

    Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH, was interviewed for an article recognizing that new research shows mailing colorectal cancer screening kits to Medicaid enrollees is a cost-effective way to boost screening rates. Brenner acknowledges that the findings are especially timely considering the recent need for alternatives to face-to-face visits with physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. ” … Continued

  • Sickbert-Bennett Offers Suggestions For Sending Children Back to School Safely

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, offered tips on WRAL News for parents as they make plans to send kids back to school. Sickbert-Bennet suggested that parents should start looking for the best mask now, and that kids should practice wearing it at home. “T … Continued

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    Mock Appointed Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine

    Clare Mock, MD, CPPS, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine has been named Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. For the past three years and while serving as medical director at the UNC Hillsborough Hospital, Mock has been actively involved with the UNC Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC), and through that, she’s been part of a group … Continued

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    Medical Student Update

    As medical students have now returned to all the clinical rotations, thank you everyone for welcoming them back. You have all done such a wonderful job accommodating and educating them. Students are now participating in overnight admissions and the feedback from them has been extremely positive. Our hope at the DOM education task force is to continue offering overnight/evening sh … Continued