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    Gay Comments On COVID-19 Trials and Levels of Safety Oversight

    With Astrazeneca putting its vaccine trials on hold, Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and principal investigator of UNC’s COVID-19 Moderna Trial, told WRAL there are measures in place and levels of safety oversight that begin at the individual participant level and extend to a broader review of data and assessments. She ad … Continued

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    Sickbert-Bennett Suggests Ways To Be Safe At the Gym

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was featured in a Popular Science article about exercising during the pandemic. “If you must go to the gym, bring plenty of cleaning wipes with you to scrub down the equipment before and after you use it, Sickbert-Bennett said. “Also be sure to wash your hands before and after work … Continued

  • Weber Explains Testing Recommendations For COVID After Exposure

    David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, discussed COVID-19 testing guidance and recommendation with WRAL. In the interview, Weber explained that many people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should be tested for the virus even if they don’t have symptoms, because asymptomatic people or pre-symptomatic people may be infectio … Continued

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    Second Episode of ‘Confronting the HIV Epidemic’ Launched

    A new video series from Medscape includes compelling stories of people living with HIV and interviews with UNC School of Medicine’s Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Kate Muessig, PhD, and Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS, of the UNC Behavior and Technology Lab in the division of infectious diseases. Learn more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.  

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    UNC Researchers Launch Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments

    UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases researchers have begun phase 2 and phase 3 evaluations of promising treatments for COVID-19. The UNC School of Medicine joins more than 25 initial sites participating in the clinical trials through ACTIV-2, a public-private partnership sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to coordinate … Continued

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    Herce, Barzin Describe the Need For Testing Events In Lee County

    Michael Herce, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, and Amir Barzin, DO, assistant professor in the department of family medicine, were interviewed by the News & Observer while providing drive through testing in Lee County. The article reported the testing event was the fifth that UNC has held in Sanford with the county and Piedmont … Continued

  • Wohl Discusses a New COVID Vaccine and Treatment Studies on WRAL

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was interviewed by WRAL News discussing a new coronavirus vaccine and treatment studies. “We hear so much bad news about the coronavirus, but there are some glimmers of hope,” said Wohl.  “We all know we need a vaccine and we also need a treatment because not everyone is going to get vaccinated, and not … Continued

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    Bartelt Talks To CBS17 About Convalescent Plasma For COVID-19

    Luther Bartelt, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was interviewed by CBS17 for a news story about the effectiveness of using convalescent plasma for COVID-19. “To be able to answer the question fully, we need randomized control trials,” said Bartelt who is running a clinical trial at UNC looking at dose-response. He also said the hospital … Continued

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    Cohen Featured in New York Times About Nursing Home COVID Trials

    Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, was featured in a New York Times article about an unprecedented effort to stop the coronavirus in nursing homes. Although nursing home residents make up just 1.2 percent of the United States population, they account for about 40 percent of Covid-19 deaths, the art … Continued

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    Farel Presents At 2020 National Ryan White Conference On HIV Care and Treatment

    Claire Farel, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases and medical director of the UNC Infectious Disease Clinic, and co-director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core, gave a plenary talk at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment. The 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment was held virtually … Continued