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  • UNC Weight Management Team Receives UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Team Award

    The UNC Weight Management Team has been awarded a UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Team Award for their project, “Improving Obesity Treatments in Primary Care.” The project was designed to reduce the financial and geographic barriers to obesity treatments across UNC primary care clinics. The weight management team embedded three obesity trained primary care physicians in thr … Continued

  • Klara Klein, Jose Martinez Named to SOM Physician Scientist Training Program

    As part of the Forward Together Strategic Plan, the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) supports a small number of clinicians committed to translating research findings to advance the practice of medicine in addition to providing clinical care and teaching. PSTP is a pipeline to recruit, train, and retain promising individuals and provide them with … Continued

  • Dr. Rubin Recognized as Exceptional Mentor to Junior Faculty 

    Dr. Janet Rubin, a researcher renowned for her work on understanding the control of bone remodeling, also spends countless hours mentoring students, fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Rubin has helped advance the careers of dozens of postdoctoral fellows and constructed a program to help transition junior faculty into independent Principal Investigators. An exemplary mentor, Dr. Rub … Continued

  • Cassandra Donahue and Karla Fulghum Receive Research Staff Excellence Awards

    Cassandra Donahue RDN, LDN, CDCES, and Karla Fulghum, RN, IBCLC, were honored with Research Staff Excellence Awards.   Karla is a nurse consultant with the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity Clinical Research Unit (EnDO CRU) and has been heavily involved in the first inpatient research trial. She has been spending long hours at the hospital and is helping identify and over … Continued

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  • 97 Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 202 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Continued

  • 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. 

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    Welcome New Administrative Leadership

    As the calendar year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine has much to celebrate. Congrats to the following individuals who are beginning new administrative positions with the Department. Their expertise and enthusiasm will help us excel in 2023. While others are moving along in their career journey, we are thankful for their contributions and wish them the best in their f … Continued

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    Dr. Machineni Featured in NEJM Video Series on Obesity, Weight Management

    Sriram Machineni, MD, director of the UNC Medical Weight Program and assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology &Metabolism, was one of several experts featured in a New England Journal of Medicine video series on the various aspects of obesity, weight gain and loss, and supporting patients through individualized care. The New England Journal of Medicine published t … Continued

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: April Goley

    April Goley, RN, MSN, FNP-C, is an expert in glycemic management and improving outcomes in the inpatient setting. Her other interests include cystic fibrosis related diabetes, as well as exercise and its effects on blood glucose levels. April loves her job almost as much as she enjoys a big plate of spaghetti and spending time with her family, which includes their morning radio r … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Continued

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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.