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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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    Medical Student Update

    As medical students have now returned to all the clinical rotations, thank you everyone for welcoming them back. You have all done such a wonderful job accommodating and educating them. Students are now participating in overnight admissions and the feedback from them has been extremely positive. Our hope at the DOM education task force is to continue offering overnight/evening sh … Continued

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    Cené Named UNC Health System Executive Director For Health Equity

    UNC Health has promoted Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA, into a new role as the organization’s first System Executive Director for Health Equity. Dr. Cené serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. In addition, she serves as Director of the Program on Health Disparities at the Cecil G. She … Continued

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    Boucher Comments On the Quest For a COVID-19 Cure

    Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine, in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and director of the Marsico Lung Institute, explained to Gulf Today why he believes some repurposed drugs currently under consideration to treat COVID-19 patients could work. “The lung only fails in so many different ways, and it doesn’t matter … Continued

  • COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big

    Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH and Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, from the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, are authors of a new perspective on health inequities, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine with Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH, from the division of general medicine at Boston Medical … Continued

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    Private Schools Look To New Air Filtration Systems to Limit Virus Spread in Classrooms

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, told WRAL News that a special air filtration system might help reduce the risk for spreading coronavirus but the science isn’t really clear. “One concern I do have is that, if we do put in a really nice, fancy-dancy filtration system, will we then think, well, we could not wear masks?” Wohl told WRAL Ne … Continued

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    Boucher Discusses Coronavirus Treatments With News & Observer

    While there is hope that a “sophisticated new drug treatment to prevent people from getting severely ill from COVID-19” will be available in the fall, experts says treatments most likely to be available with be repurposed therapeutic drugs meant to treat late-stage symptoms. Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and … Continued

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    Chang Promotes Kidney Health on Radio Nemo “Highway to Health”

    Long-distance drivers may be at greater risk for kidney problems, and this includes professional truck drivers. Emily Chang, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, was recently interviewed on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Channel, promoting kidney health and wellness. “The statistics are staggering. Only 10% of people with chronic kidne … Continued

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    Boyce Leads UNC Research Team Studying Antimalarial Drug to Prevent COVID-19

    A UNC research team led by Ross Boyce, MD, is conducting a randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing novel coronavirus infections in U.S. healthcare workers. The study is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which hosts an established network of 850,000 clinicians and hundreds of health care systems. UNC is o … Continued

  • Shaheen Named Co-PI of NC TraCS

    Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, the Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named co-PI of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute. Shaheen’s appointment took effect July 1. He will take over leadership from Tim Carey, MD, MPH, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine and S … Continued