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  • Paul Armistead, MD, PhD

    Paul Armistead Becomes New Director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

    Paul Michael Armistead MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and the associate chief of basic and translational research in the Division of Hematology is the new Director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. Dr. Armistead came to North Carolina from Britain in 1985. He enrolled as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill in 1991 receiving the prestigious … Continued

  • Ross Boyce, MD, MSc

    Dr. Boyce Receives Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine

    Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Epidemiology, has been selected as one of the recipients of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine. This award is given to exceptional UNC School of Medicine (SOM) junior faculty. “I am honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Boyce. “I know there are many talented and … Continued

  • David Lynch, MD

    Dr. David Lynch Receives Clin-STAR Pilot Grant

    Dr. David Lynch, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, was recently selected for a Clin-STAR Pilot Grant. According to Clin-STAR, the goal of this funding is to “stimulate new collaborations focused on the development of clinical aging research projects.” By encouraging junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and institutions to come together, these … Continued

  • john-buse

    Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management Compared to Standard Insulin Delivery Methods

    This nationwide clinical trial funded through the National Institutes of Health including participation from patients at the UNC Diabetes Center, led by John Buse, MD, PhD. A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of- … Continued

  • A Better Way to Evaluate Penicillin Allergies

    On September 28, 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. To commemorate this momentous discovery, every year on September 28th, we celebrate National Penicillin Allergy Day to raise awareness that carrying a penicillin allergy label may negatively affect a patient’s health when it is not accurate. Even though 10% of the U.S. population believes they have a penicillin aller … Continued

  • The Leadership and Teamwork Behind 6 and 8 Bedtower

    From managing the day-to-day operations, ensuring patients receive the highest level of care, budgeting and staffing, our nurse managers are like business owners of their unit. And it takes a team to run a successful business. Nikia Smith, BSN, RN, NE-BC, and Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, have both been nurse managers at the University of North Carolina for 12 years. Smith ove … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Amika Sood, MD

    Amika Sood, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Sood evaluates patients in the UNC Allergy clinic with a broad range of allergic disorders. If she wasn’t a physician, she may have been an interior designer, event planner or professional baker… “The possibilities are endless!” 

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz earns Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement

      Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, is one of four UNC faculty members awarded the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prizes were established in 1986 by the late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina clas … Continued

  • Drs. Booth and Loeser Receive NIH/NIAMS Grant to Study Effects of Vitamin K on Osteoarthritis

    This novel, randomized clinical trial will evaluate if vitamin K supplementation impacts pain and function in patients with knee OA who are vitamin K insufficient. There is a growing body of epidemiological, genetic and biochemical evidence that vitamin K plays a role in maintaining joint health. The study will provide initial data in support of a larger confirmatory trial to det … Continued

  • Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

    Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugars, carbohydrates, or starches from the … Continued