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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

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    Flythe Appointed to KDIGO’s 2020 Executive Committee

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Services, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), beginning January 1, 2020. More than 120 physician scientists worldwide were considered for five slots on the 2020 executive c … Continued

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    Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

    Six UNC Department of Medicine faculty members were named in the 2019 Thomas Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers. The annual list recognizes the most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers than rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. The following medicine faculty are listed: Jo … Continued

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    Barnes Presentation Designated a Presidential Poster at ACG Annual Meeting

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, also won an Outstanding Presenter Award for this research. A research poster presented by Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was designated a Presidential Poster at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annu … Continued

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    Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

    Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medic … Continued