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  • Research Highlights: Hematology & Oncology

    Breast Cancer Research: From Base Pairs to Populations The UNC Breast Cancer Research Program, co-led by Division member Carey Anders, MD, and renowned scientist Chuck Perou PhD, has enjoyed exceptional growth with a broad range of studies starting with population-based studies into etiology and breast cancer behavior, molecular biology and genetics, biologically-driven clinical … Continued

  • George "Rick" Stouffer III, MD

    Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

    A study co-authored by Rick Stouffer, III, MD, the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology at UNC, highlights potential of personalized medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease.

  • Research Highlights: Nephrology & Hypertension

    The major areas of research are organized thematically around the following topics; each tab when clicked will reveal more details on each related project. ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Glomerular Diseases Diabetic Kidney Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Kidney Disease Kidney Development and Function Novel Imaging Techniques in Nephrology ANCA Vasc … Continued

  • Research Highlights: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Nicholas Shaheen investigates early detection and treatment of esophageal cancer Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His group is currently involved in more than 50 research studies. Dr. Shaheen’s research focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of precancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus. He is … Continued

  • Research Highlights: General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology

      Darren DeWalt Investigates Aspirin Dosing for People with Coronary Heart Disease Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, is the site PI for Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness (ADAPTABLE). In addition to Dr. DeWalt, others in the Department of Medicine that are participating include Joe Rossi in Cardiology and Tim Carey in General Medicin … Continued

  • Alterations in the composition of gut bacteria can have a significant impact on a person’s health.

    Research Highlights: Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology

      Dr. Richard Loeser Conducting First Study To Examine How Diet Alters Gut Bacteria, Potentially Leading to Osteoarthritis The old adage, “you are what you eat,” is proving truer than we ever imagined. New research findings illustrate the negative impact Western diets can have upon the naturally occurring bacteria living in the “gut,” (known as the microbiota). Foods that ar … Continued

  • UNC Diabetes Care members participating in the ADA's Diabetes Dance Dare

    Research Highlights: Endocrinology and Metabolism

      UNC Diabetes Care members participating in the ADA’s Diabetes Dance Dare John Buse leads the diabetes clinical trials operation Dr. Buse was key to high profile work published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA that will improve care for diabetics both in achieving glucose control, and limiting cardiovascular disease. They continue to enroll diabetic … Continued

  • Laura Hanson, MD, MPH

    Research Highlights: Geriatric Medicine

      Laura Hanson, MD, MPH Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH Dr. Laura Hanson’s primary research interest has been to understand and improve the quality of palliative care for frail elders, with a focus on dementia care and cancer care—work at the intersection of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Finding new ways to deliver high quality care with ethically appropriate decision-making … Continued

  • Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP

    Research Highlights: Hospital Medicine

    Dr. Ria Dancel is dually appointed in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the Medicine Procedure Service, led by proceduralist attendings working with resident physicians to perform diagnostic and therapeutic bedside procedures. This service was created in 2014 in order to provide efficient and safe procedures and to standardize res … Continued

  • Brian Jensen, MD

    Research Highlights: Cardiology

      Brian Jensen, MD Brian Jensen, MD Dr. Brian Jensen’s clinical and investigative efforts focus on heart failure. The Jensen lab uses animal and cell culture model systems to study the mechanisms of heart injury that lead to the clinical syndrome of heart failure. Dr. Jensen has brought clinical questions from the UNC Heart Failure clinic to the lab. First, Dr. Jensen’s lab … Continued

  • David Wohl, MD

    Research Highlights: Infectious Diseases

      David Wohl, MD David Alain Wohl, MD That there are only a handful of Ebola-ologists in the world is something that Dr. Wohl, the Site Leader of the UNC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Chapel Hill, realized when the massive Ebola outbreak started to peak in 2014. Ebola raged across West Africa and cases were popping up in Europe and the US. Dr. Wohl led a coordinated effort in … Continued

  • Ethan Basch, MD

    Dr. Ethan Basch Highlights the Impact of Patient-Reported Outcomes on Patient Care in Podcast

    What are the challenges that patients face in communicating with their physicians, and how do questionnaires work to help? Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. Ethan Basch in this podcast about patient-reported outcomes research. Dr. Basch is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UNC, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public H … Continued