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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.

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    Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management Compared to Standard Insulin Delivery Methods

    This nationwide clinical trial funded through the National Institutes of Health including participation from patients at the UNC Diabetes Center, led by John Buse, MD, PhD. A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of- … Continued

  • Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

    Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugars, carbohydrates, or starches from the … Continued

  • Drs. Rubin, Styner Publish “The Skeleton in a Physical World”

    Janet Rubin, MD, is the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine. Maya Styner, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.  In the article, Drs. Rubin and Styner consider how the cells responsible for remodeling skel … Continued

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    Dr. John Buse’s 21-Year Career as Division Chief

    John B. Buse, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, Director of the Diabetes Center and Director of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Sometimes, the path in life we think we are least likely to travel is the place we are meant to end up. “Apparently, what I was told is that my first career choice was a g … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Emily Pfaff, PhD, Leads Study Using Machine Learning Models to Help Identify Long COVID Patients

    A study published in The Lancet Digital Health led by Emily R. Pfaff, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, shows how the National COVID Cohort Collaborative used XGBoost machine learning (ML) models to better define long COVID and identify potential long-COVID patients with a high degree of accuracy. Clinical scientists used ML models to explo … Continued

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    Dr. Young Awarded NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

    Dr. Laura Young, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, has received a grant from the National Institute of Health to increase uptake of diabetes self-management education. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 37.3 million people live with diabetes. The challenges, costs, and complications of living with diabetes can be minimized with prop … Continued