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  • Hagan Receives ATS Junior Investigator Award

    Robert Hagan, MD, PhD, instructor in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, has received a Junior Investigator Award from the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. The prestigious award recognizes Hagan’s research on innate immunity in respiratory infections and lung injury and his paper Myeloid TBK1 Signaling Contr … Continued

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    Transitioning Diabetes Patients To Virtual Care During Pandemic Shows Positive Results

    In a journal article published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, first author Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, said transitioning to virtual care models does not limit the glycemic outcomes of inpatient diabetes care. Telehealth visits for patients with diabetes appear to show positive results, according t … Continued

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    Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, has received a $1-Million NIH Grant to study alpha-gal syndrome. Alpha-gal syndrome is an allergic condition with global reach. Global reports describe patients with delayed allergic reactions to mammalian meat and there is limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying this condition. Iweala’s research explores the role of glycolipids and unconventio … Continued

  • Living Through COVID-19: How to Decide What’s Safe

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, offers insights on various real-life aspects of living through a pandemic as the state and country “re-open.” “I have had many friends and family members ask me, can I do this, or should I do this?” said Sickbert-Bennett. … Continued

  • Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

    Adimora Comments On Risks Associated With Visiting an Indoor Bar, in New York Times

    As communities open up, the indoor bar scene is uniquely suited to transmission of Covid-19. A New York Times report looked at all of the ways that small particles can persist in the environment. Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, addressed what makes bars  risky. “People go to bars so they can drink and socialize with other people … Continued

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    Loeser Receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

    Richard Loeser, Jr., MD, has been named the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology. An appointment to a named professorship is one of the highest honors  bestowed on faculty, recognizing scholarly achievement and distinction. Learn more about Dr. Loeser here.  

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    Cohen Comments On Progressing Toward a Coronavirus Vaccine

    Top national infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine would be available to Americans by the beginning of 2021. In a recent News and Observer article, Duke and UNC experts discussed the process of testing a vaccine, and the many steps it takes to go from the lab to a patient. “No vaccine is perfect,” said Myron Co … Continued

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    Research Continues to Reopen in the Department of Medicine

    It is amazing what UNC has accomplished during the past quarter to contribute to research, specifically on SARS-CoV-2; I’d particularly point to the very fine paper from UNC in Cell with department of medicine authors Alena Markmann, Luther Bartelt, David Margolis, and Rick Boucher (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.05.042), among many others in print and press. We have every reason to be … Continued

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    UNC Internal Medicine Residents Celebrate Annual Awards

    Following is a list of 2020 award recipients who engender the shared and treasured spirit of the department of medicine, presented at the annual resident awards ceremony, June 22, 2020.   Chairman’s Award Given in recognition of scholarly excellence, creativity and for exceptional dedication to the mission of the department of medicine. Max Diddams, MD   Ney Berkowitz A … Continued

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    Dellon Study Shows EoE Disease Activity Rapidly Recurs With Topical Steroids

    Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, published results of a new study on the recurrence of eosinophilic esophagitis disease (EoE) activity in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. “Because most subjects had recurrent endoscopic and histologic signs not reliably detected by symptoms, maintenance therapy should be recom … Continued