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  • High-Impact Hepatology: An Update on Care of the Patient with Liver Disease

    Register Here 20th Annual Hepatology Symposium A hybrid – live in-person and virtual – conference!   The practice of clinical Hepatology remains challenging for many gastroenterologists due to rapidly changing disease management paradigms and often complex, critically-ill patients. The 20th Annual High Impact Hepatology program is specifically designed to bring the latest informa … Continued

  • Dr. Mildred Kwan and Dr. Andrew Winslow Receive $100K Pfizer Grant to Address Health Disparities in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    The 2-year grant will help build capacity to address health disparities through antimicrobial stewardship telehealth and telemonitoring. The name of the grant is: “A novel patient-led penicillin allergy de-labeling program targeting underserved children through a mobile-enabled virtual platform.” Dr. Kwan is an Allergy & Immunology faculty member in the UNC Thurston Arthritis … Continued

  • Emily Duberman Leads With Compassion Providing Tools that Empower

    Social workers promote individual and community wellbeing, supporting people through some of life’s most difficult challenges. Emily Duberman, LCSW, CHES, is the Ryan White Lead Social Worker at the UNC Eastowne Infectious Diseases Clinic. She says it’s particularly gratifying to witness patients grow in independence and empowerment.

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    Dr. Weber Elected President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

    David Weber, MD, MPH, was elected as the incoming vice president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) during the group’s meeting held in conjunction with Infectious Diseases Week, an international conference, in Washington, D.C., in October. David Weber, MD, MPH, was elected as president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) during t … Continued

  • Congrats to the Department’s Carolina Care Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the following Outpatient Services for winning Excellence Awards, as part of this year’s Carolina Care Awards!

  • Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout October

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of October.  Thibaut Davy-Mendez, MSPH, PhD, contributed to the article, “Characterizing Unhealthy Alcohol Use Patterns and Their Association with Alcohol Use Reduction and Alcohol Use Disorder During Follow-Up in HIV Care.” Emily Ray, MD, MPH,  … Continued

  • Could Science Be Synonymous With Courage? The News This Week Is Timely

    As Fischer and Wohl Fight Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Selects UNC to be a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC). See press announcement. Many courageous infectious disease specialists and other clinicians have not shied away from caring for tho … Continued

  • November Holidays and Observances: Native American Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Transgender Day of Remembrance

    National Native American Heritage Month: The Land of Orange County Long before Chapel Hill was home to the University of North Carolina, Occaneechi, Sissipahaw, Shakori, Haw and Eno Native Americans roamed the land. People of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation still live in the area today. These Native Americans hunted, farmed, held ceremonies and traded on the land where t … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

    Casey Gazda, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She is a non-invasive cardiologist, who specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, including cardiac CT and structural/interventional echocardiography. She is the only person in her family to have gone to college, so she is proud to have carried herself through all the education and training requir … Continued

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    Tara Alin joins Governor’s NC Appointed Council on Sickle Cell Disease and Other Blood Disorders

    Sickle cell disease affects over 6,000 North Carolinians. Approximately 80 to 100 infants are diagnosed with the disease every year. The inherited disorder causes red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout the body, to form a sickle or crescent moon shape. These sickle-shaped cells become hard and sticky, clogging the blood vessels. As a result, the tissues in the body ar … Continued

  • Dr. Sivaraj Recieves Inpatient Carolina Care ‘House Officer of the Year’ Award

    Krishan Sivaraj, MD, MPH, has been selected as the Inpatient Carolina Care ‘House Officer of the Year’ Award. Dr. Sivaraj demonstrates exemplary care for patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. He works with his team to advance a care plan when needed and has become a role model for interns. Not only is Dr. Sivaraj skilled, he is also compassionate. “I am honored to have rec … Continued

  • TARC Holds Fifth Annual “Research Day”

    Approximately 100 leading researchers and clinicians, research staff and trainees gathered recently to discuss innovative ways to advance research in arthritis, allergy, and autoimmune diseases. Additionally, attendees who couldn’t participate in person attended remotely. Of particular interest this year was keynote speaker and John B. Winfield, MD Visiting Scholar, Ali Ellebedy, … Continued