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  • 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

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    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

  • A Special Thanks to Medicine Faculty From Neurology

    Following is a letter of appreciation to medicine faculty, from Nina M. Browner, MD, for demonstrating “Herculean” efforts during the pandemic. Browner is the Bryson Distinguished Associate Professor of Neurology and vice-chair for education in the UNC Department of Neurology. December 3, 2020 Dear Dr. Falk, As a program director and physician of many potentially vulnerable to CO … Continued

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    Recent Papers Published By the Division of Cardiology

    Following is a list of cardiology authors and their recently published papers: Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, published “When Smartwatches Contribute to Health Anxiety in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation” in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, also published “How to stay healthy and manage stress if you have a heart rhythm … Continued

  • 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

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    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