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  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Nephrology Journal Club

      Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to touch many aspects of human life and Evan Zeitler, MD, isn’t sitting on the side lines of this technological advancement. Dr. Zeitler is using artificial intelligence generated images to bring attention to his nephrology journal club. “You just sort of turn off your logical brain for a little bit and just say, ‘what can I hint a … Continued

  • 97 Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 202 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Continued

  • Drs. Orzechowski, Derebail Featured in Healio Vasculitis Video Perspectives Series

    Nicole Orzechowski, DO, and Vimal Derebail, MD, were featured as vasculitis experts by Healio in a new video series of medical perspectives.

  • Keia Sanderson, MD

    Dr. Sanderson Awarded NIH K23 Grant to Better Predict Childhood Kidney Disease

    Preterm birth is common and increases one’s risk for kidney disease. Keia Sanderson, MD, MSCR, has received an NIH K23 award, supported by the NIDDK, to identify maternal and neonatal risk factors to help predict childhood kidney disease earlier. This is a 3-year career development award. Dr. Sanderson, MD, will utilize a machine learning approach to help identify additional risk … Continued

  • Faculty Receive Recognition from IM Residents

    Providing excellent medical education is one of the Department’s core missions. It is through the guidance of our dedicated faulty we are able to prepare residents for diverse career paths. The following individuals received high marks on resident evaluations. Division of Hospital Medicine   Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology Division of Geriatric Medicine   … Continued

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Rachel Collins

    Rachel Collins, a nurse practitioner, cares for patients in our dialysis centers and enjoys creating strong patient-provider relationships. An amazing mom of three, Rachel also likes to garden, draw, exercise and eat pizza with all the fixings! If she didn’t have a career in medicine she would have liked to purse interior or landscape design.

  • Dr. Mottl Receives Grant to Enroll Patients in Kidney Precision Medicine Project

    Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, received a grant from the NIDDK to enroll adults with Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Acute Kidney Injury in a longitudinal study that includes a research kidney biopsy. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) are devastating diagnoses affecting millions of Americans. Both ca … Continued

  • Ravi Mallavarapu

    Featured Physician: Ravi K. Mallavarapu

    Ravi K. Mallavarapu, MD, a nephrologist interested in living donor kidney transplantation, was inspired to become a doctor by his grandfather. If he didn’t purse a career in medicine, Dr. Mallavarapu may have become a naturalist who is involved in the conservation of trees and wildlife. The abundant nature in North Carolina and UNC’s mission were two of the reasons he now finds h … Continued

  • Assimson, Flythe, Weber Receive 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Foundation

    Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD, Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, and David Weber, MD received the 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation for their JAMA Cardiology manuscript titled “Analysis of respiratory fluoroquinolones and the risk of sudden cardiac death among patients receiving hemodialysis.” This award recogniz … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

    Evan Morris Zeitler, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He has been interested in teaching and human physiology since he was 13 years old, when he volunteered at the Natural History Museum in Denver, Colorado.

  • Faculty and Residents Honored by UNC SOM Student Government

    The UNC School of Medicine Student Government, previously known as the Whitehead Medical Society in honor of Dr. Richard H. Whitehead, held the Fall Convocation and Award Ceremony. The Department of Medicine was well represented during the award ceremony. Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, was selected by the senior class for the L … Continued