Department News

Eron Appointed Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Eron Appointed Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Ronald Falk, MD, chairman of the UNC Department of Medicine, has announced that Joseph Eron, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Myron Cohen, MD Steps Down as Division Chief

Myron Cohen, MD Steps Down as Division Chief

After 30 years as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, will step down from his post. He will continue in his many other roles as professor, researcher and physician, directing the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.

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Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve health.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Senior Residents Match to Fellowships for 2019

December Match Day marks a new celebration for the path ahead. Last week, the UNC Department of Medicine matched residents to fellowships, filling a variety of positions in its subspecialty training programs.

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UNC Story Slam Celebrates the Personal Side

UNC Story Slam Celebrates the Personal Side

Inspired by the Annals of Medicine’s popular series of essays called “On Being a Doctor,” the UNC School of Medicine held the first UNC Story Slam, giving physicians an opportunity to share insightful stories with a live audience about the personal experience of practicing medicine.

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Shaheen Receives Craver Professor Award

Shaheen Receives Craver Professor Award

Amy Shaheen, MD, MSC, professor of clinical medicine, has been honored with the Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. The Craver Medical Student Teaching Award was established by UNC School of Medicine graduate Joseph M. Craver, MD, to honor outstanding teachers in internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery who inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching.

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Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The opioid epidemic is reshaping the epidemiology of heart valve infection, according to a new study led by Asher Shranz, MD, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.

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A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.

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UNC Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients, Earns Nomination for AHA Award

UNC Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients, Earns Nomination for AHA Award

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, was nominated for the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Young Investigators in Training for his study showing young women are having proportionally more heart attacks than young men.

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Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Rethinking the Strip: $1.3 Million Will Put Discovery into Practice

Rethinking the Strip: $1.3 Million Will Put Discovery into Practice

A landmark UNC study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Laura Young, MD, PhD from the division of endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH from family medicine have been awarded $1.3 million to implement their findings across the country.

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Wall Street Journal Features Gastroenterology's Dr. Anne Peery

Wall Street Journal Features Gastroenterology's Dr. Anne Peery

A new Wall Street Journal article tells how gastroenterologists are rethinking the cause and the treatment of diverticular disease.

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Researchers awarded $5.5M to improve colorectal cancer screening in North Carolina

Researchers awarded $5.5M to improve colorectal cancer screening in North Carolina

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were awarded $5.5 million to increase colorectal cancer screening, follow-up and care referrals in community health centers in North Carolina.

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