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Experts Lead Call to Action for Doctors to Heed Guidelines on Diabetes Care

November 4, 2020

Published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a paper co-authored by seven leading diabetes experts in Europe and the United Sates, including the UNC Department of Medicine’s John Buse, MD, PhD, warns against medical inertia that prevents physicians from helping patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiorenal disease.

Value-Care Action Group’s eConsults Reach Milestone, Styner Explains How They Impact Patient Care

October 29, 2020

eConsults are making access to high quality, specialty care easier, while also helping to increase care value. eConsults are a digitized version of ‘curbside consults’, launched in 2019 through the Value-Care Action Group which encourages redesigning care in ways that increase value. Since then, specialists in the UNC Department of Medicine have completed over 1,000 … Continued

Fracture Liaison Service Narrows Gap in Osteoporosis Treatment

October 28, 2020

Hip fracture is a common and morbid condition, and prior studies have shown that the majority of patients with fragility fracture are not treated for underlying osteoporosis.  A pre-post study led by John R. Stephens, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, was designed to improve care for patients with … Continued

Moore Appointed Associate Director of UNC IHQI

October 13, 2020

Carlton Moore, MD, MS, has been appointed associate director of UNC’s Institute for Health and Quality Improvement (IHQI), and is professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine and associate chief for research and quality improvement. Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, has also been appointed associate director. She is associate professor of anesthesiology and chief of … Continued

UNC Participates in First Nationwide Network to Study Rare Forms of Diabetes

October 7, 2020

John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill site for a collaborative NIH research effort to discover new forms of diabetes, understand their differences, and identify their causes. UNC-Chapel Hill is participating in a nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health that will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms … Continued

McEntee, Henderson Introduce New COVID-19 Elective For Internal Medicine Residents

August 31, 2020

By the middle of March, 2020, COVID-19 had upended the traditional training experience in the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be quickly converted to an online format and clinical rotations were suspended as decisions were quickly made to ensure residents had meaningful and robust curricular activities during … Continued

Medicine’s “Value-Care Action Group” Introduces Specialized Inpatient Diabetes Management Services

August 31, 2020

Hospitalized patients with diabetes are dependent on hospital staff to monitor blood glucose, administer medications and deliver meals in a coordinated manner. Inconsistency in the timing of these tasks can increase the risk for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The UNC Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) has been working with the Division of Endocrinology … Continued

Young, Bergamo Publish Studies On Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Elders and in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

August 18, 2020

Laura Young, MD, PhD, and Katherine Bergamo, FNP-C, are local principal investigators for two papers recently published in the Journal of American Medicine Association. Young, associate professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, published the Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Hypoglycemia in Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. In this randomized clinical trial … Continued

Machineni Says Eating Meals Earlier in the Day Could Impact Weight Loss

July 31, 2020

Sriram Machineni, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism was interviewed for a Pop Sugar article about weight loss and timing of meals. “A recent study may have confirmed just that when it showed that people who ate closer to the time when their bodies released melatonin — “at the … Continued

Mock Appointed Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine

July 26, 2020

Clare Mock, MD, CPPS, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine has been named Director of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. For the past three years and while serving as medical director at the UNC Hillsborough Hospital, Mock has been actively involved with the UNC Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC), and through … Continued

Transitioning Diabetes Patients To Virtual Care During Pandemic Shows Positive Results

June 26, 2020

In a journal article published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, first author Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, said transitioning to virtual care models does not limit the glycemic outcomes of inpatient diabetes care. Telehealth visits for patients with diabetes appear to show positive results, according to … Continued