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    Burks Receives Lung Cancer Idea Development Award from the US Department of Defense

    Allen Cole Burks, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, has received a US Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) Idea Development Award (IDA) for the development and optimization of a miniaturized high intensity focused ultrasound ablation catheter. The Idea Development Award promotes new ideas tha … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Kenton Dover, MD

    Dr. Kenton Dover comes from Bear Grass, North Carolina, and was a Protestant minister prior to studying medicine. His desire to help people, especially in the most challenging of life’s circumstances, ultimately led him to pursue a career as a physician in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. In addition to clinical work, he’s interested in quality improvement, palliati … Continued

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    Ribiero Publishes “Impact of Airway Inflammation on the Efficacy of CFTR Modulators” in the Journal Cells

    Carla Ribiero, PhD, professor of medicine in the division pulmonary and critical care medicine, expands the understanding of how airway inflammation improves CFTR rescue and may benefit cystic fibrosis patients, in a new review published in Cells. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein is responsible for regulating the proper flow of chloride and s … Continued

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    Jones Awarded Funding For “Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Support Program”

    Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded funding from the Clinical Investment Committee for the “Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Support Program” (CCAPPS), developed in collaboration with members of the Advanced Practice Provider Center’s critical care workgroup. The CCAP … Continued

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    “Medical Center Rock Stars” Travel to UNC Rockingham to Lead an Educational Workshop on COVID ICU Care

    Lydia Chang, MD, associate professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and Heath Patel, MD, a third-year fellow, traveled to UNC Rockingham on Saturday, Nov 11, with a team of critical care providers, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists. The team met with the UNCR Emergency Department and ICU/Medical team to provide education on tools to use when caring for cri … Continued

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    Foretelling Early Lung Disease Progression in Cystic Fibrosis: The Combined Benefits of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Newborn Screening

    An editorial by Jennifer L. Goralski, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was featured in the October 15 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, titled “Foretelling Early Lung Disease Progression in Cystic Fibrosis: The Combined Benefits of Magnetic Resonance Imaging … Continued

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    Drummond Leads VCAG Project to Reduce COPD Readmissions

    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience long-term progressive damage to their lungs which worsens airflow and typically leaves a person short of breath. Patients with COPD frequently experience acute worsening in their breathing, called an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). AECOPDs are a known predictor of COPD disease progression, overall mortality … 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

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    Carolina Researchers Lead CZI Collaborative on Childhood Diseases

    Principal investigators James Hagood, MD, professor of pediatrics and Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine will lead a multinational, $3.5-million project funded through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map crucial cellular roles in human health and disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Ini … Continued

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    ‘There Are Only So Many Beds’: COVID-19 Surge Hits Hospitals in NC, Across US

    A WRAL.com report describes the latest spike in COVID hospitalizations as more dramatic than previous surges. “We are seeing this week a rapid increase in cases of people with moderate and severe COVID-19 disease,” said Shannon Carson, MD, chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. “This surge is a different ballgame from the previous ones.” Carson also said U … Continued