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  • John R. Stephens, MD

    Hospitalist Quality Improvement Study Featured in ACP Hospitalist

    The article “Helping Hip Fracture Patients” published in ACP Hospitalist this month features a UNC retrospective study led by John R. Stephens, MD. The study found that patients admitted to the hospitalist service had shorter lengths of stays and a lower risk of 30-day readmission compared with patients admitted to orthopedics or other services. Read the article here.

  • Rimma Osipov

    Featured Physician: Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD

    Dr. Osipov says the most rewarding part of her work is the time she spends with patients. She also says new understandings about obesity and diabetes are exciting. “We are moving beyond seeing these conditions as individual moral failings and realizing that they are imbedded in every aspect of life, from the molecular to the cellular to the systemic and the social,” she said.

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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

  • Moore Appointed Associate Director of UNC IHQI

    Carlton Moore, MD, MS, has been appointed associate director of UNC’s Institute for Health and Quality Improvement (IHQI), and is professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine and associate chief for research and quality improvement. Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, has also been appointed associate director. She is associate professor of anesthesiology and chief of cardiothor … Continued

  • McEntee, Henderson Introduce New COVID-19 Elective For Internal Medicine Residents

    By the middle of March, 2020, COVID-19 had upended the traditional training experience in the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be quickly converted to an online format and clinical rotations were suspended as decisions were quickly made to ensure residents had meaningful and robust curricular activities during the cl … Continued

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    Mock Appointed Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine

    Clare Mock, MD, CPPS, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine has been named Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. For the past three years and while serving as medical director at the UNC Hillsborough Hospital, Mock has been actively involved with the UNC Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC), and through that, she’s been part of a group … Continued

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    Raffs Receive IHQI Grant to Improve Teamwork and Communication

    Lauren Raff, MD, assistant professor of surgery, and Evan Raff, MD, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine have been awarded a grant by the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) to improve teamwork and communication during rapid responses. The grant provides professional development in quality improvement, as well as funds for the project. “Our … Continued

  • Clare Mock, MD

    IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced, Five in Medicine

    The Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) has announced projects that will be supported through IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program. Half of these scholars are members of the UNC Department of Medicine, and they include the following.   Mildred Kwan, MD PhD, with lead Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP — Reducing the Healthcare Utilization of Broad Spectrum Ant … Continued

  • Dr. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

    Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

    Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation.  To date, faculty physicians in the department of medicine have received 10 Pilot Innovation Awards since the Center introduced the awards in 2013. Dancel is principal investigator for “Pur … Continued

  • Carlton Moore, MD, MS

    EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

    Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Continued