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  • Providers at Colon Cancer Hotspot Seek to Shrink the Screening Gap With At-Home Tests

    An NC Health News report says a health center in Hertford County that is screening patients who can’t afford routine colonoscopies with mail-in kits could make a big difference in Hertford County, which is part of a swath of North Carolina and Virginia Counties with some of the highest rates of colorectal cancer deaths in the country. Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, professor of general me … Continued

  • Cancer Patients Report Real Time Symptoms in New Study

    Ethan Basch, MD, lead researcher and chief of oncology, and Arlene Chung, MD, assistant professor in general medicine, conducted a survey to find out whether outpatient cancer patients who reported their symptoms in real-time to their medical team would benefit from the near-immediate contact. Learn more.

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    Data-driven Intervention Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Across North Carolina

    Sam Cykert, MD, professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, led a data-driven intervention to prevent an estimated 6,000 heart attacks, strokes, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease at 219 North Carolina clinics. The results, published in Health Services Research, show that practices were able to reduce the percent of patients at a high 10-year … Continued

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    Catherine Wilson Receives Inaugural “Dulce Garcia Award for Outstanding Medical Interpreter”

    Catherine Wilson, a medical interpreter at the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Center, received the inaugural “Dulce Garcia Award for Outstanding Medical Interpreter” on October 15. Selected by faculty and staff, the award was created to recognize an outstanding interpreter and role model from the UNC Medical Center who demonstrates the exemplary professional … Continued

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    Nutrition Insights Features Berkowitz Research and Expanded Study

    Principal Investigator Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, with research partners Community Servings and Massachusetts General Hospital, was featured in Nutrition Insights for a study that focuses on using medically tailored meal delivery as an effective health care intervention for diabetes. The five-year research project grant (R01), a $2.9 million NIH grant, will support a randomized cli … Continued

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    Duke Clinical Research Institute, UNC Center for Health Equity Research, and Partners Receive $80 million NIH Grant to Expand COVID-19 Testing

    The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the coordinating and data collection center for a four-year program that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populati … Continued

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Berkowitz Research Team Awarded Nearly $3 Million To Study Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Program

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine, is principal investigator for a five-year “R01” grant to support a randomized clinical trial involving 200 individuals with Type 2 diabetes and food insecurity. In partnership with Community Servings and Massachusetts General Hospital, the $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health wi … Continued

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    Boynton Talks to WRAL About Effectiveness of COVID-19 Messaging

    Marcella Boynton, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, talked with WRAL about a multi-institution projects that she participated in to test the effectiveness of different messages encouraging coronavirus safety measures such as wearing a mask or social distancing. They found that when President Trump’s name was associa … Continued

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    Boynton Study Highlights Effectiveness of Messages from Public Health Organizations

    A new national study led by Marcella Boynton, MD, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and a member of the NCTraCS Education Team, used an experimental design to examine the effect of message source on reactions to coronavirus prevention messages. The study concluded that messages referencing a public health organization had a more po … Continued

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    Researchers Argue Health Care Systems Should Use ‘Food as Medicine’ Interventions

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, co-authored a British Medical Journal analysis suggesting nutritional interventions delivered through health providers are associated with improved health outcomes. The analysis argues for increased implementation of “food is medicine” interventions in the health care syste … Continued