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  • Featured Physician: Amika Sood, MD

    Amika Sood, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Sood evaluates patients in the UNC Allergy clinic with a broad range of allergic disorders. If she wasn’t a physician, she may have been an interior designer, event planner or professional baker… “The possibilities are endless!” 

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz earns Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement

      Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, is one of four UNC faculty members awarded the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prizes were established in 1986 by the late Phillip Hettleman, … Continued

  • Drs. Booth and Loeser Receive NIH/NIAMS Grant to Study Effects of Vitamin K on Osteoarthritis

    This novel, randomized clinical trial will evaluate if vitamin K supplementation impacts pain and function in patients with knee OA who are vitamin K insufficient. There is a growing body of epidemiological, genetic and biochemical evidence that vitamin K plays a role in maintaining joint health. The study will provide initial data in support of … Continued

  • Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

    Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the … Continued

  • Drs. Stouffer and Cavender Co-Directing 21st Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update, Register Here

    The live in-person event is an educational opportunity for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cases will be reviewed and optimal treatment plans for various cardiovascular diseases will be provided. Drug therapies and new technologies will also be discussed. Dr. Rick Stouffer, chief of the Division … Continued

  • Drs. Phanstiel and Loeser Receive $2.5M NIH NIAMS Grant to ID Osteoarthritis Risk Genes

    Dr. Richard F. Loeser is the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Doug Phanstiel – who is in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology – is the principal investigator, and Dr. Loeser is a co-principal investigator for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and … Continued

  • October Holidays and Observances: LGBTQ History, Yom Kippur and Diwali

    Many historical and religious observances and holidays are celebrated during October. It is a time to educate ourselves about the cultures and events that are close to our friends, family and community members. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month is recognized in June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) History Month gets the spotlight … Continued

  • “The Best of the Best”: Department of Medicine Boasts a Number of Former Chief Residents

    The success of a residency program rests on the shoulders of its distinguished chief residents. Chief residents—selected from the top of the class—are role models of leadership and professionalism. They are not only in charge of carrying out administrative duties and managing clinical responsibilities as faculty physicians, but they also serve as teachers, mentors, advocates, … Continued

  • Drs. Rubin, Styner Publish “The Skeleton in a Physical World”

    Janet Rubin, MD, is the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine. Maya Styner, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.  In the article, Drs. Rubin and Styner consider how the … Continued

  • Dr. Longobardi’s Research Demonstrates Deletion of Ccr2 in Cartilaginous Tissues Reduces Impact of Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis & Pain

    Lara Longobardi, PhD, is an associate professor in the the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. The research showed early deletion of Ccr2 in aggrecan-expressing cells reduces the initiation, but not the progression, of post traumatic osteoarthritis and its associated pain. View the article published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

  • Wahl Receives $3.2 Million to Study the Neurological Consequences of HIV Infection

    Angela Wahl, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, and a member of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID), has received a $3.2 million R01 award to study the role of microglia in HIV latency and persistence in the brain. Over 38 million people … Continued

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    Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

    It’s almost time to kick off Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month celebrations. The month long observance spans from September 15 to October 15 and highlights the cultures, histories and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. One day later Mexico … Continued

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    IGHID Investigators Discuss Projects As New Academic Year Begins

    Global health research is a collaborative process, and each researcher at the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) contributes a piece to solving the puzzle of disease and morbidity. With a new academic year underway, read what some of our investigators are working on to improve the health of global populations. Their multi-disciplinary findings … Continued

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    Juliano Receives $3.4 million to Study the Increase of Relapsing Malaria Species in Africa

    Jonathan Juliano, MD, MPSH, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Associate Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, with fellow IDEEL investigators Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR, and Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, and co-PIs from the University of Florida (UF) and Centre Pasteur Cameroon, has received a $3.4 million R01 grant award to study … Continued

  • John Buse, MD, PhD-interviewed-stem-cell-treatment-Type-1

    Dr. John Buse’s 21-Year Career as Division Chief

    John B. Buse, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, Director of the Diabetes Center and Director of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Sometimes, the path in life we think we are least likely to travel is the place we are meant to end up. “Apparently, … Continued

  • August Holidays and Observances

    A variety of multicultural holidays, cultural events and awareness dates are recognized throughout the month of August. Following is a list of observances. August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples raises awareness of the needs of these population groups, including their health needs. August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise … Continued

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    Dr. Saira Sheikh and Team Receive $500K NIH U01 Innovation Award to Advance Diversity in Lupus Clinical Trials

    Saira Sheikh, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic.   The aim of this 1-year award is to advance equity in lupus clinical trials by identifying, synthesizing, and disseminating innovative approaches and best practices to advance participant diversity in … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

    Evan Morris Zeitler, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He has been interested in teaching and human physiology since he was 13 years old, when he volunteered at the Natural History Museum in Denver, Colorado.

  • Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH

    Juliano Honored With IDSA Designation

    Jonathan J. Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been named Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have … Continued

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    Scientists Create Long-acting Injectable Drug Delivery System for Tuberculosis

    In 2020, more than 1.5 million people around the world died of tuberculosis (TB), marking the first time in more than a decade that annual TB deaths had increased and demonstrating the global need for better access to treatments. To address that problem, scientists with the UNC Department of Medicine, the UNC Institute for Global … Continued

  • Faculty and Residents Honored by UNC SOM Student Government

    The UNC School of Medicine Student Government, previously known as the Whitehead Medical Society in honor of Dr. Richard H. Whitehead, held the Fall Convocation and Award Ceremony. The Department of Medicine was well represented during the award ceremony. Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, was selected by the … Continued

  • Sasha Deutsch-Link

    COVID-19 Drove Up Drinking, and Americans Are Dying Faster as a Result

    Sasha Deutsch-link, MD, clinical outcomes/epidemiology fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, wrote a Newsweek op-ed on the rise of alcohol-associated liver disease during the COVID pandemic. [Read It Here]

  • Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS

    Dr. Amanda Nelson Receives 5-Year, $3.4M NIH Grant to Investigate Intestinal Permeability in Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis

    Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. She is a co-principal investigator of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a 30-year community-based prospective cohort of OA, multiple chronic conditions, pain and disability in Black and White men and women and its new enrollment phase, the Johnston … Continued