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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

  • ASBMR Webinar on Intelligent Exercise for Osteoporosis Patients

    Physicians who treat osteoporosis are frequently asked by their patients for advice to exercise programs – how to use exercise to impact bone density, how to prevent falls and fractures, or just how to get moving again. Patients complain that doctor’s don’t address exercise, and don’t know the basics. The goal of this webinar, led by Dr. Janet Rubin, the Sarah Graham Kenan Distin … Continued

  • UNC Department of Medicine Announces New Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    Ron Falk, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, announced today that Janice Jin Hwang, MD, MHS, has been named Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism effective September 1, 2022. Hwang will join UNC from the Yale School of Medicine where she has served as an assistant professor of endocrinology for the past five years while researching the use of novel neuroimag … Continued

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    Hemoglobin Glycation Index, Calculated From a Single Fasting Glucose Value, as a Prediction Tool for Severe Hypoglycemia and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in DEVOTE

    Klara R. Klein, MD, PhD, fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism and trainee in the UNC Physician Scientist Training Program, and John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology and metabolism, are authors of a new study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. Hemoglobin glycation index is the difference between observed and predicted glycated … Continued

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    Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction with Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes

    Ischemic heart disease is rarely reported in people with cystic fibrosis despite multiple potential risk factors. In a paper published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Jennifer Goralski, MD, Sirisha Thambuluru, MD, Katherine (Alex) Despotes, MD, and Deepa Kirk, MD, report on two cases of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), both in young women with cystic fibrosis and cy … Continued

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    “Inpatient Transition to Virtual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic” One of Top 10 Downloaded Papers

    What started as a VCAG project continued with a transition to virtual care during COVID. Now, “Inpatient Transition to Virtual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic” is one of the top 10 downloaded papers for 2020 and 2021. The UNC Inpatient Diabetes Co-Management Service started as a VCAG project in 2019, to improve glycemic control for hospitalized patients. It continued with a transit … Continued

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    A New Stem Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise in 1 Patient

    Type 1 diabetes management is a lifelong job that can’t be eliminated by lifestyle changes or any currently available drugs or medical devices. Because there’s no cure and no simple way to treat this chronic disease, it’s easy to understand why people might get excited about an experimental stem cell therapy that appears to reverse the condition — even if it has worked for only a … Continued

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    InsideTraCS with Emily Pfaff, PhD

    Emily Pfaff, PhD, MS, assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, is co-director of Informatics and Data Science at NC TraCS. She has a PhD in Health Informatics and a master’s in Information Science, both from UNC. Her primary expertise and research interests are in “computable phenotyping” and clinical data modeling in support of translational research. … Continued