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  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

  • Klein Publishes Review, Determining Glycaemia-Associated Targets For Diabetes Mellitus

    Klara Klein, MD, PhD, a fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, recently published “The Trials and Tribulations of Determining HbA1c Targets For Diabetes Mellitus,” in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the highest impact journal in endocrinology. Following is a summary of the review, published with John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology. Guidelines … Continued

  • Diabetes Awareness Month – Spotlighting the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Clinically, the division of endocrinology and metabolism provides outpatient care for patients with diabetes, obesity, bone disease, thyroid and parathyroid conditions, gender issues and other endocrine disorders at the UNCH Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont.  Led by Dr. Josh Evron, our thyroid and endocrine tumor service line includes a weekly thyroid biopsy clinic … Continued

  • Experts Lead Call to Action for Doctors to Heed Guidelines on Diabetes Care

    Published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a paper co-authored by seven leading diabetes experts in Europe and the United Sates, including the UNC Department of Medicine’s John Buse, MD, PhD, warns against medical inertia that prevents physicians from helping patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiorenal disease.

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    Value-Care Action Group’s eConsults Reach Milestone, Styner Explains How They Impact Patient Care

    eConsults are making access to high quality, specialty care easier, while also helping to increase care value. eConsults are a digitized version of ‘curbside consults’, launched in 2019 through the Value-Care Action Group which encourages redesigning care in ways that increase value. Since then, specialists in the UNC Department of Medicine have completed over 1,000 eConsults. Ma … Continued

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    Fracture Liaison Service Narrows Gap in Osteoporosis Treatment

    Hip fracture is a common and morbid condition, and prior studies have shown that the majority of patients with fragility fracture are not treated for underlying osteoporosis.  A pre-post study led by John R. Stephens, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, was designed to improve care for patients with acute hip fracture through the impleme … Continued

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    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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    UNC Participates in First Nationwide Network to Study Rare Forms of Diabetes

    John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill site for a collaborative NIH research effort to discover new forms of diabetes, understand their differences, and identify their causes. UNC-Chapel Hill is participating in a nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health that will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. For years, doctors an … Continued

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    Medicine’s Value-Based Action Group Introduces Specialized Inpatient Diabetes Management Services

    Hospitalized patients with diabetes are dependent on hospital staff to monitor blood glucose, administer medications and deliver meals in a coordinated manner. Inconsistency in the timing of these tasks can increase the risk for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The UNC Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) has been working with the Division of Endocrinology to im … Continued

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    Donahue, Young Receive PCORI Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact On Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Patients

    Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, professor and vice chair for research in the department of family medicine, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, are co-primary researchers of a study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on glucose monitoring in primary care patients with diabetes. The team was awarded $500,000 from the Patient- … Continued