Department News

Erica Bjornstad Studies Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Malawi

Erica Bjornstad Studies Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Malawi

New diagnostic tests could offer a quicker diagnosis for impaired kidney function, for not only people in Africa, but in other places with limited resources, as well as disaster events like hurricanes and earthquakes that affect people around the world.

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Weber and Colleagues Earn Award for Publication Excellence

Weber and Colleagues Earn Award for Publication Excellence

In 2017, Dr. David Weber and colleagues published a study in the American Journal of Infection Control about the effectiveness of ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide for cleaning hospital rooms. As the most read study, it recently earned an award of publication excellence.

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Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS has been elected to serve board of directors for the HIV Medicine Association.

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Dr. Alice Ma, Awarded Hyman L. Battle Teaching Award in Basic Sciences.

Dr. Alice Ma, Awarded Hyman L. Battle Teaching Award in Basic Sciences.

Dr. Ma has been awarded the 2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. Faculty are nominated by departments and students, and the recipient is selected by students who have completed the second year. 

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Medicine Physicians Join Academy of Educators

Medicine Physicians Join Academy of Educators

Five faculty members from the department of medicine have been selected to the UNC School of Medicine's Academy of Educators.

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New Counseling Process for Administering Naltrexone in Hospitalized Patients

New Counseling Process for Administering Naltrexone in Hospitalized Patients

UNC hospitalists publish a study that describes the effectiveness of counseling hospitalized patients with alcohol withdrawal, using naltrexone.

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A Heart for Young People, and their Hearts

A Heart for Young People, and their Hearts

A major gift from Rita Bigham will enable UNC interventional cardiologists to perform more life-saving heart procedures in Nicaragua.

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Dr. Darren DeWalt Appointed to NCIOM Membership

Dr. Darren DeWalt Appointed to NCIOM Membership

Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, has been selected by the board of directors of the NC Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to the prestigious honor of membership.

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Culturally Competent Healthcare for the Latino Community

Culturally Competent Healthcare for the Latino Community

The UNC Center for Latino Health recognizes its 10 year anniversary, announces a new cardiology clinic, and celebrates Claudia Rojas, the center manager who has been named "Community Service Person of the Year."

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Ron Falk, MD, Participates in Time-Honored Tradition of Case Method Teaching at Massachusetts General Hospital

Ron Falk, MD, Participates in Time-Honored Tradition of Case Method Teaching at Massachusetts General Hospital

Department of medicine chair, Dr. Ron Falk recently participated in the case record series at Massachusetts General Hospital. His case record is published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New York Times Features Medicine Geriatrician, Dr. Maureen Dale

New York Times Features Medicine Geriatrician, Dr. Maureen Dale

Dr. Maureen Dale, assistant clinical professor in the division of geriatric medicine, is featured in a New York Times article that suggests the elderly are particularly vulnerable to repeat hospitalizations.

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Dr. Cedric Bright in the News, Discussing UNC's Medical Education Program for Minorities

Dr. Cedric Bright in the News, Discussing UNC's Medical Education Program for Minorities

Dr. Bright, from the division of general medicine, was featured in the news this week, discussing the UNC Medical Education Development (MED) Program which gives students who may not have had the opportunity to pursue education in medical fields, an experience that helps them be competitive.

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New York Times Magazine Features Alpha Gal Experts from Medicine

New York Times Magazine Features Alpha Gal Experts from Medicine

Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, from the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology discuss the tick-borne meat allergy in a new article. Commins says increased awareness is critical to helping patients, broadening research and discovering treatments.

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Saira Sheikh, MD, Will Focus On Increasing Minority Participation in Lupus Trials, Supported By a Grant From the DHHS Office of Minority Health

Saira Sheikh, MD, Will Focus On Increasing Minority Participation in Lupus Trials, Supported By a Grant From the DHHS Office of Minority Health

Saira Sheikh, MD, director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, and director of the clinical trials program at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, will participate in a new research study with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Minority Health.

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Dr. Jonathan Juliano is named Yang Family Biomedical Scholar

Dr. Jonathan Juliano is named Yang Family Biomedical Scholar

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu.

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