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    Tilly Contributes to Palliative Medicine Seminar in Austria

    Alyssa Tilly, MD, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and director of palliative care for the UNC Project Malawi Cancer Program, was recently invited to contribute to a palliative medicine course in Austria. Practitioner participants represented 17 countries. She discussed her experience in a recent interview. How were you chosen for … Continued

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    Corbie-Smith Co-Authors Opinion Article on Data Inclusivity

    Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine, and Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, has co-authored an opinion piece for STAT with Warren Kibbe of the Duke Cancer Institute, calling for engaging communities “around how and why data affect them.” Read more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medi … Continued

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    Berkowitz Receives R01 Grant to Help Advance Health Equity in Type 2 Diabetes Care

    A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related social needs improves health outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes. The team includes investigat … Continued

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    Crystal Wiley Cené Appointed UCSD’s Chief Administrative Officer for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    After 13 years as a faculty member in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, will be leave UNC to serve as Chief Administrative Officer for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Health Equity at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Health System. She will also have a faculty appoint … Continued

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    Hematology/Oncology Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Equity Council Four members of the Department of Medicine are working to bring diversity, equity and inclusion principles into critical areas of UNC Lineberger. “This is a group of 14 faculty, graduate students, and staff–and we’re in the process of identifying patients and community members–coming together to develop a system that mea … Continued

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    Adding SNAP Benefits for Older Adults in Medicare, Medicaid Can Reduce Hospital Visits, Healthcare Costs

    A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine led by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid is associated with fewer hospital visits and lower healthcare costs. But millions of Americans do not take advantage of the program. Fo … Continued

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    Health Equity Speaker Series Features Dr. Crystal Cené and Angela R. Bryant

    Crystal Cené, MD, MPH, UNC Health System Executive Director for Health Equity and associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, will lead a health equity speaker series with Angela R. Bryant, JD. The virtual seminar “Can we really advance Health Equity? Five key strategies to consider” is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021, f … Continued

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    Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Join Forces for New Clinical Study to Improve Food Security, Chronic Health Conditions

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has dedicated $3.2 million for a new, large clinical study to address food insecurity among its at-risk members who also have hypertension. The study will measure how to best help people who are food insecure achieve better health through nutrition. UNC-Chapel Hill researchers are leading the study, in conjunction with … Continued

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    Giselle Corbie-Smith Receives Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

    Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine, has received the 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award. Corbie-Smith is nationally known for her scholarly work on the inclusion of disparity populations in research and has over a decade of experience in using community engagement to conduct innovative, translatio … Continued

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    Loehr, Cavanaugh Lead VCAG Project to Enhance Care For Patients Who Have Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

    Heart failure is a common cause of hospitalization and re-hospitalization, particularly in individuals over the age of 65. And approximately half the people who are hospitalized with heart failure (HF) have reduced ejection fraction (HRrEF). A normal ejection fraction is more than 55%, while heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is 40% or less, which means the amount of bl … Continued