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  • Celebrating the Holidays in December

    Celebrations in December look different for various religions and cultures. However, the holidays often have the goal of bringing people together to enjoy traditions and food. While celebrating with loved ones, also keep in mind the people who are struck by grief and sadness this year.  Kwanzaa Heri za Kwanzaa (Happy Kwanzaa). From December 26 to January 1, Kwanzaa joins African … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Adam Moskowitz

    If Adam Moskowitz, MD, was not a cardiologist his back up plan was to become a rockstar. As a native of North Carolina he strongly aligns with UNC’s mission to serve the people of the state. When not at work, you can find Dr. Moskowitz at the beach with his two kids and wife. 

  • A puppy is spending Thanksgiving with his family thanks to Dr. Baron, NC State Veterinary Resident

    A North Carolina family is enjoying Thanksgiving with their furry friend thanks to the helping hand of Todd Baron, MD, professor of medicine and director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy, a determined NC State veterinary resdient and other professionals. When the puppy, Winston, was diagnosed with a extremely rare disease, almost never seen in dogs, Dr. Baron stepped in to perfo … Continued

  • Lone star tick research

    Using Collaboration to Fight a Tricky Tick-Borne Disease

    Alpha-Gal Syndrome, or AGS, is a recently identified tick-borne disease that triggers an allergy to red meat and other products made from mammals, including cheese, gelatin, and medications like heparin. Since its discovery in 2009, cases in the United States alone have risen from 24 to >40,000 people, owing to the geographic spread of the tick populations and the fact that th … Continued

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Kelly Stepanek

    Kelly Stepanek, ACNP-BC, specializes in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and enjoys mentoring and teaching APP students. She has dedicated 15 years to the Division of Hospital Medicine and has helped shape the APP role. Kelly is a baseball/soccer mom and loves cheese! 

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    Featured Staff Member: Alex Kass

    Alex Kass, MSN, MBA, RN, CDCES, is a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. His personal experience with type 1 diabetes led him to purse a career where he can help others with the disease. Alex is also a space enthusiast and enjoys playing adult kickball.

  • The Complex Challenges of COVID-19 Prevention Among Jails in the South

    Since the start of the pandemic, people in jail have faced an inequitably high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Overcrowding and lack of hygiene supplies have left jail populations particularly vulnerable to outbreaks, while frequent population turnover has made it difficult to prevent and track the spread of new variants. In addition, racial incarceration disparities and frequent C … Continued

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

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of November.  Sascha Tuchman, MD, MHS, spoke at a CancerNetwork program about new recent research in multiple myeloma.  Scott Commins, MD, PhD, accessed a study on, how long allergy patients will take sublingual iImmunotherapy. Scott Randell, Ph … Continued

  • 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