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    Silvia M. Kreda to Study Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

    Silvia M. Kreda, PhD, in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, and Lawrence Ostrowski, PhD, with UNC School of Medicine, received an Eshelman Institute for Innovation Award. The $350,000 grant will allow Drs. Kreda and Ostrowski to study a novel therapeutic strategy to correct some of the genetic mutations that cause Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). PCD, … Continued

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    Dr. Sellers Named as a Science of Medicine Course Director

    Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc has been named as a new course director for the Science of Medicine course, a required course in the Individualization Phase at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Sellers and Sheryl Jordan, MD, RCC, will teach students the science behind medical advances, exploring the steps of basic research, translational research, and clinical research. The course also … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

  • Dr. Kenichi Okuda Receives New Horizons Grant from Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute

    Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute (CFRI) for his project, “Pathways Maintaining Basal Mucin and CFTR-mediated Fluid Secretion in the Human Distal Airway.” As the principal investigator, Dr. Okuda will receive $140,000 over … 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]

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    LAM Foundation Names UNC ILD Center the First Rare Lung Disease Clinic in NC or Virginia.

    Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare and progressive lung disease that primarily affects women and has no known cure. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Interstitial Lung Disease Center (UNC ILD Center) is pleased to announce that UNC has been chosen to be the first LAM and Rare Lung Disease Clinic in North Carolina or Virginia. There are 35 LAM and Rare Lung Disea … Continued

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    Nose-Only COVID Masks Are Emerging in South Korea

    Richard Boucher, MD, was interviewed for a Newsweek report about a new kind of face mask emerging in South Korea that spurs questions as to how useful it actually is to fight the spread of COVID-19. The mask, which has been seen on Twitter, covers just the nose and was created as a tool to make eating and drinking in public safer. Some masks are sold as just the nose piece, desig … Continued

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    Medicine Announces Value-Care Action Group Awardees for Next Academic Year

    The Department of Medicine’s Value-Care Action Group has awarded four value-care improvement projects that will start in July, 2022. Awardees are listed below with overviews of their projects. Cody Deen, MD: A Chest Pain Transitions Clinic at UNC Hillsborough. The management of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is a clinical challenge tha … Continued

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    Maguire Appointed Director of the Critical Care Selective in Undergraduate Medical Education

    Jennifer Maguire, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, has been appointed Director of the Critical Care Selective, a required course for every medical student in their final year of undergraduate medical education. Sofia Aliaga, MD, who previously held the appointment, is the newly named Director of Simulation, Expe … Continued

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    Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction with Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes

    Ischemic heart disease is rarely reported in people with cystic fibrosis despite multiple potential risk factors. In a paper published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Jennifer Goralski, MD, Sirisha Thambuluru, MD, Katherine (Alex) Despotes, MD, and Deepa Kirk, MD, report on two cases of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), both in young women with cystic fibrosis and cy … Continued