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  • UNC Eastowne and Parkline Updates

    Construction for UNC Eastowne’s Administrative Call Center and Patient Access Center at The Parkline, the former Blue Cross Blue Shield building on 15-501, is on schedule for completion. Phased moves are expected to begin mid-November and run through mid-December for the initial phase of occupancy. The UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building (MOB) is currently tracking towards a Jan … Continued

  • UNC Geriatrics: Carolina Care Excellence Award

    Geriatric Medicine News: Fall 2020

    Publications, promotions, awards, research, presentations, and more – enjoy this recent roundup of Division of Geriatric Medicine Faculty News, including a video on UNC Geriatrics’ most recent Carolina Care Excellence Award!

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    Herce, Barzin Describe the Need For Testing Events In Lee County

    Michael Herce, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, and Amir Barzin, DO, assistant professor in the department of family medicine, were interviewed by the News & Observer while providing drive through testing in Lee County. The article reported the testing event was the fifth that UNC has held in Sanford with the county and Piedmont … Continued

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    Carson Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article, the $1.9 Million Covid Patient

    A Wall Street Journal article considered how lengthy hospital stays impact the need for expansions, which require more doctors and nurses and more technology to monitor patients and protect staff. This also puts a significant strain on the budgets of public and private health insurers and households “Critical care is one of the most costly services a hospital provides,” said Shan … Continued

  • David Wohl, MD

    Wohl Tells CBS17 Young People Are Not Taking Safety Precautions

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, told CBS17 News that transmission of the COVID-19 virus has increased as businesses reopen and young people are not taking the right safety precautions. “We’re letting down our guard,” Wohl said in the interview. “It’s a lot of young people congregating indoors, not outside but indoors, without masks an … Continued

  • Olafur Palsson, PsyD

    Palsson Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves. The findings of … Continued

  • David Weber, MD, MPH

    Weber Tells NBC, US Is Still Experiencing the First Wave of COVID-19

    A recent NBC news story recognized that the coronavirus seemed to slow down for several weeks in May, but is on the rise, prompting fears that a second wave has hit the US. NBC News reached out to experts who study patterns of disease, including David Weber, MD, MPH, from the division of infectious diseases, who said a second wave of the coronavirus would suggest that the first w … Continued

  • UNC Department of Medicine Commemorates Juneteenth

    The UNC Department of Medicine community is encouraged to learn and reflect on the significance of Juneteenth (June 19), and consider how we can work together to make our community more inclusive and equitable. Following is a historical overview from Dr. Keisha Gibson, our vice chair for diversity and inclusion. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated c … Continued

  • Message From Linda Raftery

    COVID-19 To-Date Thank you for the amazing work you have been doing over the last six weeks.  We could not be more proud of what you have done to take care of our patients, our learners, and each other.  You have each stepped up to help in countless ways. Here is an abbreviated list of some of the specific achievements: Relocated internal medicine schedulers from the trailers to … Continued

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    CNN Consults Sheikh On the Use of Hydroxychloroquine for Patients with COVID-19

    Experts say there isn’t sufficient evidence currently to show hydroxychloroquine—used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis—will benefit people affected by the coronavirus. Saira Sheikh, MD, director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic and director of the clinical trials program at UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, told CNN that “hydroxychloroquine may also cause side … Continued