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    We Usually Don’t Vote on Intubation

    Christopher Jensen, MD, a hematology-oncology fellow, with Katherine “Alex” Despotes, MD, and Benjamin DeMarco, MD, fellows in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, recently published “We Usually Don’t Vote on Intubation” in the Chest Journal. Their essay tells the story of a patient who requested the opportunity to cast her vote in the recent election before intu … Continued

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    Donaldson, Goralski Research Highlighted By MRM

    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM) recently highlighted research by Scott Donaldson, MD, professor of medicine, and Jennifer Goralski, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, from the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Their paper “Comparison of single breath hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI with dynamic 19F MRI in cystic fibrosis lung disease” was highlighte … Continued

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    Hospital Workers Celebrate Seeing Fewer Covid-19 Patients

    Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was featured in an NBC news story recognizing a new milestone in the fight against COVID-19 as hospitals nationwide report fewer new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. “I feel like I can allow myself to feel more, and to connect with patients, and to really find jo … Continued

  • ‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus

    NC State researchers led by Ke Cheng, PhD, created a therapeutic approach that mimics the receptor that the virus binds to and then traps the virus before it infect cells. The Department of Medicine’s Jason Lobo, MD, the Kimberly H. Tsamoutales Distinguished Term Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, is a co-author on the study. Nanodec … Continued

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    Some Hospitals See No New COVID-19 Patients, But Delta Variant Could Undo Progress

    More hospitals in the U.S. are going days without seeing any new COVID-19 patients, but despite the positive sign, concerns remain that the delta coronavirus variant could start filling up beds again. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country had more than 400 COVID-19 hospitalizations during the first week of June. That was significantly lower … Continued

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    Scientists Demonstrate Promising New Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

    Scientists led by Silvia Kreda, PhD, associate professor in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and Rudolph Juliano, PhD, Boshamer Distinguished Professor Emeritus in pharmacology, created an improved oligonucleotide therapy strategy with the potential for treating other pulmonary diseases, such as COPD and asthma. The scientists led a collaboration of … Continued

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    UNC Health Reaches Milestone of Zero COVID Patients For 36-Hour Span

    For the first time in more than a year, UNC Health reported zero patients in the COVID unit at UNC Medical Center. It was just a 36-hour span this month but it was momentous considering what the unit looked like at the start of the year. Ashley Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was interviewed in the W … Continued

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    Patel, Jain Join OAE To Provide Student Support Across the State

    The UNC Office of Academic Excellence is a group of faculty and staff who support students academically through the pre-clinical and clinical years, providing coaching, clinical skills training, and test-taking guidance. The OAE recently announced new faculty members who will join the OAE to provide student support across the state. Kunal Patel, MD, PhD, from the division of pulm … Continued

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    Combating Vaccine Hesitancy Among Gen Z As COVID Cases, Hospital Admissions Tick Up

    Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 account for a growing share of new COVID-19 cases and patients in hospitals — even as surveys show that group with a higher rate of hesitancy for the vaccine. “Young people need to understand that even if they get COVID, they can be symptomatic for quite some time — it can change their life, at least in the near term, even if it doesn’t … Continued

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    COVID-19 Reflections One Year Later

    One year has passed since Governor Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and hospitals and health systems across the state had to pivot to take care of their patients. Jason Mock, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, reflected on the past year in an ABC-11 news re … Continued