• 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

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    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

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    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

  • Stephens Authors Perspective on Neuroimaging Patients with Delirium

    UNC Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine Dr. John Stephens has authored a new perspective in the Journal of Hospital Medicine series: Things We Do for No Reason. The series seeks to highlight practices in clinical medicine that are common but either have poor evidence to support them or actual evidence against the practice. Delirium is a common diagnosis in hospitalized patients … Continued

  • UNC Hospitalists Contribute to Education at Annual National Meeting

    Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medicine specialty and it continues to lead the way in transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care.  UNC faculty physicians from the division of hospital medicine had a strong presence at the national meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in March, held in Washington, DC, representing the UNC Department of Medic … Continued

  • Christopher A. Caulfield, MD, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the UNC Medical Center Observation Unit

    Dr. Christopher Caulfield Interviewed by Today’s Hospitalist

    Dr. Christopher A. Caulfield discusses a UNC hospitalist study that suggests hospitalists can safely aid patients by reducing the costs and adverse outcomes associated with unnecessary hospitalization.

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    Hip Fracture Study Compares Hospitalist and Non-hospitalist Services

    Hospitalist study comparing outcomes for patients with hip fracture, suggests there is a benefit to hospitalist co-management.