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    Featured Staff Member: Jaime Foster

    Jaime Foster plays a large role in making sure the Department of Medicine runs smoothly and after 13 years she is still met with new tasks to take on every day. Jaime is also a traveler at heart and often likes to adventure without a specific destination planned. Soon she hopes to explore internationally.

  • UNC Cardiologists Use CardioMEMS to Improve the Lives of Patients Living with Heart Failure

    A FDA approved cardiac monitoring device may be able to drastically improve the life of a patient living with heart failure. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) system, a paperclip sized device, collects a patient’s pulmonary artery pressure (the flow of deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs which reflects fluid levels) remotely and sends this real-time data to their provi … Continued

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month, March Holidays

    Trailblazing Women of the Department More than 17,000 women are enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today, making up more than half of the student body. But that wasn’t always the case. It wasn’t until 1877 that women began first enrolling at Carolina for summer sessions. It was another two decades later before Sallie Walker Stockard became the first woman … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Kunal Jakharia

    Pulmonologist Kunal Jakharia, MD, has always been passionate about a career in medicine. He grew up in India where his father is a family physician. Dr. Jakharia enjoys gardening, traveling and trying new cuisine, and cooking. He also speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.

  • Jensen Lab Receives NHLBI Funding Renewal

    The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute renewed the Jensen Lab’s R01 funding for 5-years at $2.48 million for its project, “Metabolic mechanisms of cardioprotection through alpha-1A adrenergic receptor activation.” The grant will support ongoing investigation of the adaptive effects of alpha-1A adrenergic receptors on mitochondrial function in the heart. The proposed work al … Continued

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Cassi Frank

    Cassi Frank, MMSc, PA-C, works with the benign hematology group at UNC Eastowne as a physician assistant. She is also a graduate student and mother who enjoys reading, playing the piano and all things chocolate! 

  • Drs. Rubin, Styner Featured in the “Recognition of Women Leaders in Science” issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine

    Drs. Janet Rubin and Maya Styner were among the women scientists recognized in a thematic issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine for their paper, “The Skeleton in a Physical World.” Both women were acknowledged as leaders dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge of their field and inspiring the next generation of female scientists. 

  • Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills Interviewed at ASH 2022

    Watch an interview with Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills on Barriers to Participation in Hematology Trials at the 2022 ASH conference.

  • Dr. Okuda Awarded $2.83M from NHLBI to Study Mucociliary Clearance System in the Lung

    Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $2.83M, five year, grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for his project, “Mucociliary innate defense mechanism in the human distal airway.” “Airway mucociliary clearance is a regionally coordinated critical innate defense system for maintenance of lung health, with failure of this system being a common feature … Continued

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    Dr. Weber Joins Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

    David J. Weber, MD, MPH, has been appointed to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). As a member, Dr. Weber will provide advice and guidance to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 14 non-federal employee voting members contribute their expertise on topics related … Continued

  • Dr. Baron Receives Rudolf Schindler Award from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE, has been honored with the Rudolf Schindler Award, the most prestigious award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). “The Schindler award is the most prestigious award from the ASGE, and I have been fortunate enough to have worked directly with – and been mentored by – past Schindler Award recipients. I am very proud and honored … Continued

  • Wellness in the Workplace

    It’s the beginning of 2023. Many people are taking longer walks, watching what goes on their plate or quitting unwanted habits to improve their mental and physical health. The UNC Department of Medicine is creating strategies to help employees bring that same focus to their wellbeing at work. “When I think of wellness, it’s not just the absence of depression, anxiety or severe ps … Continued