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    Novavax Q&A Video With Dr. Cindy Gay

    An independent expert advisory committee recommended 21-0 that the FDA grant emergency use authorization for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, made by Novavax. We sit down with Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine to discuss the Novavax data, its effectiveness, and how it’s different from the other three … Continued

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    Weber Publishes Fiftieth Paper about Coronaviruses and COVID-19

    COVID-19, a communicable disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a relatively new pandemic in the public’s eye, but it is only one of the many infectious diseases that epidemiologists like David J. Weber, MD, MPH, are continually facing. “I was at UNC for the onset of the HIV pandemic, 2001 anthrax biothreat, 2003 smallpox vaccine ca … Continued

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    Tessa Andermann Receives Pilot Award from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Research

    Tessa Andermann, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases, has received a pilot award from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGBD) for the study “Investigating the role of secondary bile acid derivatives in Th17-mediated disease: A pilot study of multiple myeloma and treatment response.” Dr. Andermann presented the proposed study duri … Continued

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    Dr. Stanley M. Lemon Weighs in on Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

    The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement May 28 that at least 17 people in the U.S. had been infected with hepatitis A, likely because of the strawberries. Twelve of those people were hospitalized. Dr. Stanley M. Lemon, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, weighed in on the rarity of hepatitis outbreaks with The Wall Street Journal. “It’ … Continued

  • Drs. Floris-Moore, Eron lead Joint ID/CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship Program

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected 11 infectious diseases (ID) programs for the first Joint ID/CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship. With funding from the CDC, IDSA launched this joint pilot program for ID physicians who are interested in the CDC’s EIS. The four-year pil … Continued

  • Rutstein Appointed to HIGH IRI Training Program

    Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD, a physician scientist and senior clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, has been accepted to the HIV Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH IRI) through the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Loui … Continued

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    STD Awareness in April: Infectious Disease Experts Are Working to Advance the Development of Vaccines for Sexually Transmitted Infections

    During April, STD Awareness provides an opportunity to talk about STIs and encourage individuals to be proactive about their sexual health and promotes regular STI/HIV screening and testing. Although research in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has evolved rapidly on multiple fronts, a critical remaining challenge is the development of safe and effective vaccines for diseas … Continued

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    Wohl discusses risks associated with dropping mask mandate on public transit

    UNC-Chapel Hill infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wohl talked about the risks involved with dropping the mask mandate on public transit, in response to a federal judge’s decision. “When people are eating and drinking, I don’t even drink. I wait,” he said. “I’ll wait till everyone’s done. And then I will take off my mask for a very short period of time to do that. I don’t wa … Continued

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    García Receives ISAR’s 2022 Diversity Speaker Award

    J. Victor García-Martinez, PhD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science was keynote lecturer at the 35th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) last month. During the conference he was presented the second 2022 Diversity … Continued

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    Hannah Little Named Associate Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Hannah Little, MHA, who currently serves as Associate Chief for Administration for the Division of Infectious Diseases Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, has been named the Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. [Read more]