• Saira Sheikh, MD

    Sheikh Addresses Media Questions About Lupus Drug Shortages

    In an interview with UK-based newspaper the “Independent,”  Saira Sheikh, MD, director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic and assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, provided clarity regarding chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. The two medications have been in the news recently, following coverage related to Coronovirus. The res … Continued

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    IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced, Five in Medicine

    The Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) has announced projects that will be supported through IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program. Half of these scholars are members of the UNC Department of Medicine, and they include the following.   Mildred Kwan, MD PhD, with lead Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP — Reducing the Healthcare Utilization of Broad Spectrum Ant … Continued

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    Iweala Interviewed For Food Allergy Podcast

    The “Finding Genius” health & medicine podcast provides insights into what scientists know about food allergies, as well as what aspects of the condition continue to remain a mystery. Onyinye Iweala, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was recently interviewed.

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    Sheikh and Key, with Biotech Company EpiCypher, Receive NIH Research Grant Award

    Saira Sheikh, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Nigel Key, MB ChB, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor and section chief of hematology, have received an NIH Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant, with local biotech company EpiCypher®, to develop novel biomarkers of autoimmune diseases.

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    Gilbert’s Gait Speed Research Featured in Healio Rheumatology

    Abigail L. Gilbert, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, discusses her research on the differences in gait speeds, in people with osteoarthritis, with Healio Rheumatology. She says that her study, published in Arthritis Care and Research, is the first “to look at important differences in gait speed among adults with rh … Continued

  • Scott Commins, MD, PhD

    Commins discusses alpha-gal allergy on the “Dr. Oz” Show

    Scott Commins, MD, was recently featured on the “Dr. Oz” Show where he explained the alpha-gal allergy, which is connected to tick bites. He also answered questions about symptoms and management of the red meat allergy.

  • Kelli Allen, PhD

    Allen receives pilot grant to generate evidence of precision medicine approach

    The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact … Continued

  • Kelli Allen, PhD

    Study shows reduction of physical therapy and lifestyle changes for knee osteoarthritis

    Kelli Allen, PhD, in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a news story related to the rise in the use of pain prescriptions for knee osteoarthritis and drop in lifestyle management.

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    TARC receives $3.4 million NIH grant to study rheumatic diseases

    The Thurston Arthritis Research Foundation (TARC) has received a five-year, $3.4 million NIH grant to implement high-quality, innovative studies of rheumatic diseases, led by Leigh Callahan, PhD, associate director of TARC. As principal investigator, Callahan will lead a team of scientists who are advancing understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis.

  • Richard Loeser, MD and Leigh Callahan, PhD

    Loeser, Callahan participate in first annual osteoarthritis fellowship in training meeting

    Richard Loeser, MD, and Leigh Callahan, PhD, led discussions at the recent “OA FIT Bootcamp” meeting for fellows. The event was the first annual Osteoarthritis FIT (Fellows In Training) meeting, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, giving young investigators and clinician scholars an opportunity to engage in interactive lectures … Continued