• Internal Medicine Providers Serve Patients at RDC Care and Treat

    The UNC Health Respiratory Diagnostic Center (RDC) opened last month with a drive through Quick Treat and Care and Treat unit to monitor and screen patients with respiratory symptoms that may be associated with coronavirus. Led by David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, the RDC is enabling clinics to continue to safely serve patients at the U … Continued

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    Medical Students Return to Clinical Setting

    Following is a message from Koyal Jain, MD MPH and Ashley Henderson, MD, directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in medical education and administration of the USMLE step examinations throughout the country. The UNC School of Medicine and Department of Medicine have been working closely with the m … Continued

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    Corbie-Smith Says Minorities Are Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19

    Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of general medicine, and Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, assistant professor of family medicine, told ABC 11 News that “COVID-19 is putting a magnifying glass on health disparities.” Corbie-Smith, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, recognizes minorities tend to have higher risk factors for poorer outcomes … Continued

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    Novel Primary Care Model Promotes Lifelong Comprehensive Care for People Living with HIV

    Shana Ratner, MD, associate professor in the division of general medicine, and section chief for education and clinical practice, announces a novel collaboration with the division of infectious diseases that includes a multidisciplinary primary care clinic to serve people living with HIV. The new model lays the groundwork for multidisciplinary care in advance of the move to Easto … Continued

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    Cené Interviewed By NBC On COVID-19, Black Americans Are Disproportionately Affected

    Crystal Cené, MD, MPH, recognizes documented research on vast racial disparities in health in an NBC News interview, but says there is “little evidence of pandemic response plans focusing resources on black Americans.” In the article, she introduces a list of needed actions that include “a mass expansion of testing and deploying students in a number of disciplines — sociology, so … Continued

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    Berkowitz Proposes Innovative Methodological Approach to Studies that Address Health-Related Social Needs

    Studies have shown health-related social needs–which include food insecurity, housing instability, and lack of transportation–are associated with poor health outcomes, more health care use, and higher health care spending.  Integrating human services that address health-related social needs into health care may address these issues, but we need better methods to study such prog … Continued

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    Primary Care Ranked First for Third Straight Year

    For the third year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as a part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” “Earning the number one ranking in primary care three consecutive years is a tremendous acknowledgement of our leadership in primary care education … Continued

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    Berkowitz Study Recognized in Washington Post

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, is featured in the Washington Post article “Food for thought–And Health.” He explains the association between medically tailored meals and healthcare use, based on his study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine. Results of the study showed patients who received medically tailored … Continued

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    The Amy Shaheen, MD, Fund for Student Research and Quality Improvement Immerses Students in the Concepts of Quality Improvement.

    A UNC School of Medicine alumnus, and patient, honors his internist Amy Shaheen, MD, by establishing a fund for student research and quality improvement. The fund supports a six-week quality improvement fellowship that exposes medical students to systems and approaches that create space for a physician to focus on patient care, and then to implement improvements in a real-world p … Continued

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    UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek Opens After Months of Planning

    After months of construction and planning, UNC Health Care at Panther Creek, located at the corner of Highway 55 and McCrimmon Parkway, officially opened on January 21, 2020, placing department of medicine specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology alongside a variety of UNC Health Care entities, to better serve the growing population of western Wa … Continued