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    Dr. Tiffany Long: A Journey into Geriatrics

    Tiffany Long, MD is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine. As a med student, she received the 2018 Salber-Phillips Award. Currently, she is a 2021-2022 UNC Geriatric Fellow. Tiffany’s journey into geriatrics started in medical school, where she was exposed to geriatric medicine and fell in love with the patient population. Meeting Fascinating People What attracted her to geria … Continued

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    Meet Julie Golding, Residency Program Coordinator

    Julie Golding joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program as the new program coordinator in May. But she’s not new to the School of Medicine. Read about a project she developed with general medicine faculty and why she wanted to join the residency program. What brought you to the Department of Medicine? I have been at UNC for over 12 years, working in program development and o … Continued

  • Joshua-zeidner

    Zeidner Discusses Pevonedistat Which Shows Promising Partner Potential for HMAs in Higher-Risk MDS

    Joshua F. Zeidner, MD, discussed the role hypomethylating agents (HMAs) have played in the treatment of higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in a recent OncLive report. He shared data that shows promising emerging agents like pevonedistat that can be combined with HMAs to improve outcomes for certain patient subsets. “We really have not had any new agents for patients with … Continued

  • Ross Boyce, MD, MSc

    Boyce Awarded Doris Duke Funding for Malaria Study in Uganda

    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award for his research proposal entitled, “Getting malaria off the back of women and children in western Uganda,” which aims at reducing the incidence of malaria among infants and young children in rural Uganda. Boyce, an assistant professor in UNC’s Division of Infectious … Continued

  • Guidelines for Appointment as Adjunct Faculty

    Application Process The request for an adjunct faculty appointment must made through the online application portal to the Chair of the Department and include the following. Rationale and area of focus for appointment Brief statement of the rationale for the appointment Detailed explanation of the ways (research, teaching or other) in which the applicant seeks to engage the Depart … Continued

  • Accolades, Awards and Appointments Archived

    Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, November 1 – November 30, 2021. Leigh Callahan, PhD, will co-chair the Arthritis Foundation’s Pain Management Expert Panel. Shifali Arora, MD, has been appointed vice-chief of clinical operations for the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. Asher Schranz, MD, was selected … Continued

  • Grants and Funding Received in the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine conducts impactful basic, translational, and clinical research across 11 affiliated research centers, and ranks 14 in NIH funding with investigators receiving $109 million annually for research in areas as varied as cancer immunogenetics, the microbiome, HIV, diabetes therapies, and clotting disorders. This is an archive of grant awards received by facu … Continued

  • Feltner-Cindy

    Screening For Hearing Loss in Older Adults

    Cindy Feltner, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology and associate director of the RTI-UNC Evidenced-based Practice Center, led a review for the US Preventive Services Task Force to update the evidence for screening for hearing loss in adults 50 years or older.  The review was published in JAMA, along with the task force recomm … Continued

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    Engineered Safety Switch Curbs Severe Side Effects of CAR-T Immunotherapy

    Matthew Foster, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology, is the lead author of a new study published in the journal Blood about the successful use of an experimental safety switch, incorporated as part of a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, to reduce the severity of treatment side effects that sometimes occur. This advance was seen in a p … Continued

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    Days of Commemoration and Celebrating Black History Month

    January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day UNC’s 2021 MLK Jr. Celebration included a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy and his ideals. Carolina began its celebrations of King’s life and legacy long before there was a federal holiday. In fact, UNC is the only university ever awarded the “Making of the King Holiday Award” by the former MLK Feder … Continued