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    Drummond featured in news story about vaping illness and symptoms similar to flu

    Vaping associated lung injury continues to rise with symptoms nearly identical to influenza.  Brad Drummond, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, says physicians are at the forefront of the epidemic as flu season begins. He explains that doctors know how to treat the flu, but specialists are just learning how to treat people w … Continued

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    Goralski receives clinical research scholars grant through Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Jennifer Goralski, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, is one of three national recipients of the Clinical Research Scholars Program through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and the Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) announce th … Continued

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    UNC’s board pass rate for residents exceeds national average

    The UNC Department of Medicine is pleased to acknowledge that the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program has been recognized for achieving a 100% board pass rate, and a 99% five-year board pass rate, higher than the national average of 88-91%. Passing ABIM boards demonstrate that physicians have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essentia … Continued

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    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

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    New k-level grant writing initiative adds to infrastructure that supports junior investigators in pursuit of research training and protected time

    Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to transfer clinical insights to research discoveries, to return a better understanding of human disease to the clinic. A new initiative led by Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, associate professor in nephrology, will help junior faculty in the depart … Continued

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    Think eConsults, a virtual care connection to specialists

    Access to high quality, specialty care can be challenging. Now, a new tool from the UNC Department of Medicine makes it much easier. “Any UNC physician and advanced practice provider can now use eConsults for fast specialty input on focused clinical questions,” said Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, rec … Continued

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    Henderson, Jain appointed directors of undergraduate education in the department

    Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, has named Ashley Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary medicine, and Koyal Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, the new directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. “The best education curriculum responds to changes in medical knowledge and puts them in practice,” F … Continued

  • New Grants

    Congratulations to our faculty who have secured new grants in the Department of Medicine, July 1 – September 1. Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and post-doctoral fellow Takahiko Toyonaga, MD, PhD, have received a fellowship research award from the Crohn’s … Continued