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    Antiplatelet Therapy Study Named in Top 10 Advances in Genomic Medicine

    A recent study conducted by investigators from the UNC Department of Medicine and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2019, as chosen by the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genomic Medicine Working Group (learn more from the CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Health blog). This study evaluated … Continued

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    Sparkenbaugh, Lee Receive Scholar Awards from American Society of Hematology

    Erica Sparkenbaugh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, and Robert Lee, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry and biophysics, have been selected to receive Scholar Awards from the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH). The prestigious ASH Scholar Awards provide financial support to fellows and junior faculty with … Continued

  • George Stouffer, MD

    Improving Cardiovascular Health of the Most Vulnerable

    Heart disease and stroke are major causes of pre-mature mortality and morbidity in North Carolina, and there are significant racial and geographic disparities in cardiovascular care, morbidity and mortality. A two-year pilot project led by Rick Stouffer, MD, shows how the cardiovascular health of the most vulnerable patients can be improved with free medications. Starting in 2016 … Continued

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    New York Times Features Berkowitz Study in Article About Access to Food Stamps

    The Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. A new rule may take away food stamps from nearly 700,000 Americans by tightening work requirements, estimated to save almost $8 billion over five years. Seth Berkowitz, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical ep … Continued

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    The Ultimate Telemedicine: Stephan Moll Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Blood clot expert Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, consulted NASA on how to treat a U.S. astronaut’s deep vein thrombosis during a mission on the International Space Station. Moll co-wrote a case study on the successful treatment that has been published in … Continued

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    New Inter-Disciplinary Course with NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine

    Peadar G. Noone, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and Kurt Gilliland, PhD, associate professor in the department of cell biology and physiology, have introduced a new course that will allow medical students to do a two-week elective course in animal medicine during their medical school curriculum.  With the collaboration … Continued

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    Carey Elected to American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Board of Directors

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology has elected UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, to its Board of Directors. She will begin her four-year term during ASCO’s annual meeting in June 2020. Carey is the Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicin … Continued

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    Self-Service Kiosks Serve Patients at UNC Internal Medicine Clinic

    The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic introduced two self-service kiosks last month, tied to the UNC Health Care electronic medical records system. Using a touchscreen, patients can now check in for appointments, update personal information, make payments and perform other routine tasks that speed up the check in process. Check out will continue to be completed by staff. “Feedback fro … Continued

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    Medicine Holds First Fellows Meeting

    The department of medicine held the first gathering of fellows across 10 divisions on December 3, 2019, over lunch. “We want to hear from all of you,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine. “And to the best of my knowledge; there has never been a gathering of all the clinical fellows in the department at one moment in time.” “So please stand up, state your name, … Continued

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    Weiss Appointed Principal Investigator for Advancing PDS Biotech Combination Studies in Head, Neck and HPV-related Advanced Cancer

    Jared Weiss, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, and researcher with UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, will lead an advancing Phase 2 study that evaluates the efficacy and safety of PDS Biotech’s Versamune®-based immunotherapy, PDS0101–in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)–in the first-line treatment of … Continued