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    Kirkman Chairs National Diabetes Education Program

    Marian Sue Kirkman, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center’s Clinical Trials Unit, has been appointed chair of the National Diabetes Education Program. Kirkman’s term as chair began on January 1, 2018.

  • UNC’s #1 Primary Care Ranking Includes General Medicine, Geriatrics and Family Medicine

    In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care–a distinction that includes general medicine and geriatrics in the department of medicine, as well as the department of family medicine.

  • March is Kidney Awareness Month

    March is Kidney Awareness Month–the time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history of kidney disease, among others. Kidney disease can also be caused by glomerular diseases, autoimmune disease, or can be a genetic disea … Continued

  • Calcium supplements may increase the risk of bowel lesions

    Possible risks must be weighed against the benefits of supplements, a study led by Seth Crockett, MD, MPH, finds.

  • Janet Rubin, MD, Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, and David Margolis, MD

    UNC School of Medicine Announces Three New Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors

    Three exemplary physician-scientists at the UNC School of Medicine – David Margolis, MD, Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, and Janet Rubin, MD – have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors.

  • Dr. George (Rick) Stouffer

    Rick Stouffer Is Appointed Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor

    George (Rick) Stouffer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, has been awarded the Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the department of medicine. The professorship honors Dr. Ernest Craige who was the first chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UNC School of Medicine and served from 1952 – 1978. As an enduring tribute, … Continued

  • Evan Zeitler, MD, Lianne Cagnazzi, MD, and Michael Massaro, MD.

    Medicine Residents Win at NC Chapter of the ACP Meeting

    Medicine residents win the medical jeopardy competition for the third year in a row, while a resident-led quality improvement project and poster takes best overall.

  • Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH, and Terence Oliver collaborated.

    UNC Kidney Center Video Strives to Increase Research Readiness

    A recent dialysis research study shows many aspects of research can be improved to encourage broader patient participation and better align research and clinical processes in clinics. A product of the study is a new video tool that features actual participants in animation.

  • Dr. Dorey Glenn with Dr. Dinesh Pradhan

    Pursuing Kidney Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan

    Dr. Dorey Glenn Takes Pediatric Nephrology Education to Thimphu, partially funded by a Global Partnership Award from UNC Global.

  • Robin Akins connects patients with clinicians at the UNC ID Clinic.

    Bridge Counselors Engage Patients in Care

    Robin Akins remembers receiving a phone call from a patient living with HIV she had been trying to reach for months. Dealing with the sudden loss of a family member had prevented the patient from keeping appointments at the UNC Infectious Diseases (ID) Clinic. Akins works as the clinic’s bridge counselor, ensuring people living with HIV remain in care.