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    UNC Health in the News: Experts Discuss the Omicron Variant 

    UNC Health and School of Medicine experts from the division of infectious diseases were featured in media outlets nationwide discussing the recently identified omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. UNC expert says much to understand about omicron variant, featuring Dr. Myron Cohen (ABC 11)  When is omicron COVID variant coming to North Carolina?, featuring Dr. David Wohl (N& … Continued

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    Newsworthy From the Department of Medicine, Week of November 29 – December 2

    UNC researchers working to learn more about omicron variant as 1st case is identified in US – Drs. Melissa Miller and David Wohl (CBS 17) Worried about omicron? COVID’s delta strain remains a bigger threat, UNC doctors say – Drs. Melissa Miller and David Wohl (Charlotte Observer) COVID-19 Mask Recommendations Open New Chapter in Cover Story – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (Noozhawk) … Continued

  • Welcome to our 2022-2023 ID fellows!

    We are excited to announce that we have matched 4 physicians to the ID Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year! Drs. Briana Castillo, Alex Commanday, John Franzone, and Stephanie Sweitzer will be joining UNC in July. Interests: HIV, HCV, LGBTQIA+ health, and substance use Residency: University of Illinois Chicago Interests: Domestic HIV implementation research Residency: Emory … Continued

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    Garcia Named Diversity Speaker Award Recipient

    Victor Garcia, PhD, was named the 2022 recipient of the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity Speaker Award. UNC School of Medicine’s Craig Cameron, PhD, received the society’s inaugural award for 2021. Last year, the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) created the Diversity Speaker Award to recognize an outstanding scientist of any group historic … Continued

  • Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD

    Rutstein awarded NC TraCS pilot grant for characterizing long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy

    Third year ID fellow Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD (co-I Farel, Go, Napravnik) was awarded a $50K pilot grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). NC TraCS supports and funds translational research to improve the health of North Carolina communities. The institute’s Translational Research Matched Pilot Program encourages novel clinical and t … Continued

  • Myron Cohen, MD-ID-faculty-in-covid-news-dec-24-30

    Phase 3 Data Show Monoclonal Antibodies Provide long-term Protection Against COVID-19

    A single dose of REGEN-COV, a combination monoclonal antibody therapy, reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 81.6% several months after a single dose. UNC School of Medicine’s Myron Cohen, MD, leads monoclonal antibody research efforts as part of the NIH-sponsored COVID Prevention Network. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced additional positive results from a phase 3 clinial tria … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of November 5 – 11

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature Department of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday, November 5, 2021. COVID-19 treatments are not vaccine replacements. Here’s why – Dr. David Wohl (ArcaMax Publishing) Is Type 2 Diabetes Ready for CGM? – Dr. Laura Young (The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 10 gastroenterologists … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of October 29 – November 4

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature UNC Department of Medicine faculty, starting Friday, November 4, 2021. What every parent should know about Halloween safety | Four 2 Five – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (MSN.com) Food Allergy Families Seek Out Hard-to-Find Immunotherapy – Dr. Edwin Kim (WebMD) Pandemic-related drinking causing spike in … Continued

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    Carolina Research Leads to Effective Experimental Pill to Treat COVID-19

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research set the stage to seek emergency authorization of the first oral antiviral drug to treat COVID-19, a pill developed by the pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. William Fischer, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine led pivotal clinical trials on the drug molnupiravir. Scientists at the University of North Ca … Continued

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    6 Bedtower Earns Gold Beacon of Excellence

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded 6 Bedtower (6BT) a gold-level “Beacon Award for Excellence” at UNC Medical Center. The Beacon application unfolds a story of a nursing unit’s continuous pursuit of excellence and often tells a story of resilience. Patient Services Manager Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, says the three-year recognition represents … Continued