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    Dr. Lindsey Rosman interviewed about COVID and remote monitoring of cardiac devices by Everyday Health

    To slow the spread of the coronavirus, clinics and hospitals encouraged patients to use telemedicine with live-video appointments called video visits. If you have an implantable medical device, remote monitoring allows your healthcare team to monitor your heart health and the function of your cardiac device without you having to be physically present.

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    Flythe, Pecot Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Jenny Flythe, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of oncology, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Flythe’s research is focused on improving the safety and experiences of individuals living with kidney disease by bettering clinical and patient-reported outcomes. Her … Continued

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    UNC’s Medicine Procedure Service, Implementation and Five-Year Experience Study

    Med-peds resident, Hillary Spangler, MD, and hospitalists, John Stephens, MD, Emily Sturkie, MD, and Ria Dancel, MD, published “Implementation of an academic hospital medicine procedure service: 5-year experience” in Hospital Practice. Procedural complications are a common source of adverse events in hospitals, especially where bedside procedures are often performed by trainees. Medicine procedure services (MPS) … Continued

  • Meghan McCann Appointed ‘Vice Chair for Hospital Integration’ in the Department of Medicine

    Ron Falk, MD, has appointed Meghan McCann, MSN, RN, NE-BC, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, as the vice chair for hospital integration in the UNC Department of Medicine. In this role, McCann will help the hospital and Medicine specialties effectively manage clinical operations, particularly for patient-centric clinical programs that offer comprehensive care across … Continued

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    Heart Awareness Month, Highlighting Cardiovascular Services and One Mission

    Medicine’s cardiovascular specialists care for thousands of patients every year, in clinic and in hospital, focused on one mission–exceptional heart care for the people of North Carolina while advancing the science and clinical practice of cardiovascular medicine. Following is a look at service highlights. Women’s Heart Program The UNC Women’s Heart Program provides clinic counseling … Continued

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    UNC Eastowne Going LIVE in March

    After three years of planning, the time has come. In what was once a vacant lot near the 15-501/I-40 intersection, now stands a six-story 150,000 square-foot medical building and 1,000 parking space garage. UNC Health’s Eastowne Medical Office Building represents the vision of the future of academic medicine and an opportunity to transform care in … Continued

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    Study Highlights Need For More QI Efforts to Reduce Unnecessary Blood Cultures in Routine SSTI Cases

    Physician researchers in the division of hospital medicine and the division of infectious diseases collaborated for the study “Frequency and yield of blood cultures for observation patients with skin and soft tissue infections,” published this month in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. The study was designed to measure frequency and yield of blood cultures … Continued

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    Sickbert-Bennett Discusses Mask Fit and Efficiency

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases, in the division of infectious diseases, and director of the UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, continues to share perspective and study learnings about mask filtration efficiencies. She contributed to the following news reports this month. How to avoid buying counterfeit N95 masks –  (USA Today) Nasal … Continued

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    Al-Qadi Receives CHEST Research Award

    Mazen O. Al-Qadi, assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine has received the Alfred Soffer Research Award for “Respiratory variation in right atrial pressure predicts right ventricular dysfunction in patients with precapillary pulmonary hypertension.” This award is named in honor of Dr. Alfred Soffer, Master Fellow of the College, Editor-in-Chief of the journal CHEST … Continued

  • Moon, Henderson Collaborate for LCCC Study Applying Cancer Screening Expertise to HCC Surveillance

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, fellow in the division of gasteroenterology and hepatology, and Louise Henderson, PhD, professor of radiology, were recently awarded a $150K grant from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) for a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening project. Sid Barritt, MD, MSCR, associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology and hepatology is a co-investigator. The … Continued

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    Study Shows Unmet Social Needs and Worse Mental Health After Expiration of COVID-19 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

    The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw historic increases in unemployment, which remained elevated throughout 2020.  Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) provided unemployment insurance beneficiaries an extra $600 a week, a benefit that initially expired in July 2020. A new study, led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, published today in Health Affairs, examined … Continued

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    Agosto-Burgos Provides COVID-19 Education in Univision Interview

    Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology … Continued

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    Busby-Whitehead Talked With the Wall Street Journal About Older People Participating in Activities After the COVID-19 Vaccine

    A Wall Street Journal report about the first Americans to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, older people, recognizes how many are still struggling to know what activities are safe. Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, interviewed for the report, said she and colleagues continue to urge caution because most of the US population isn’t vaccinated. There are also … Continued

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    Buse Appointed Co-Chair of the CTSA Program Steering Committee

    John Buse, MD, PhD, has been appointed the Co-Chair of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee, along with Christopher P. Austin, MD, the Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. The CTSA Program Steering Committee provides direction to NCATS and the ~60 … Continued

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    Gay Responds to Myths and Suspicions About COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

    Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases and medical director of the UNC HIV Cure Center, responded to myths and suspicions about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Charlotte Post. The report acknowledges that while ‘some people have died from the vaccine,’ a close look at the … Continued

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    Long, Barnes Honored for Distinguished Service to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

    Millie Long, MD, MPH, and Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, have received the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 2021 Uniting to Care & Cure Award for dedication to the IBD community of patients and caregivers, and for advancing the mission to improve patient quality of life and find cured for IBD. Both are assistant professors in the … Continued

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    Loeser Co-Authors Comprehensive JAMA Review Article on Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment of Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis

    The article, co-authored by Richard Loeser, MD, the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy & immunology, provides a review of previous, current and evolving views regarding the disease, including treatments ranging from behavior modification, to advanced new therapies. Osteoarthritis is now understood to have a complex pathophysiology … Continued

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    Christian Agosto-Burgos Provides COVID-19 Education in Univision Interview

    Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology … Continued

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    UNC Geriatricians Help Skilled Nursing Facilities Fight COVID-19 With Collaborative Problem Solving and Mentoring

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 40% of all deaths have been residents of nursing homes. Although the vaccine roll-out is now well underway, long-term care facilities continue to be high risk environments disproportionately affected by the virus. To help administrators and nursing leadership fight the spread of COVID-19, the UNC Center for Aging and Health … Continued

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    UNC’s New Immuno-Oncology Prospective Database and Registry is Now Open for Patient Enrollment

    Rumey Ishizawar, MD, medical director of the UNC Rheumatology Clinic, founded the multi-disciplinary UNC Immuno-Oncology Group (IOG) in 2017 to optimize clinical management of cancer patients who develop immune related adverse events (irAEs). The goal of the IOG is to develop a research infrastructure to facilitate the study of mechanisms of autoimmunity versus tolerance in … Continued

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    Antiviral Proves Effective at Preventing, Treating COVID-19 In Lab

    Using a novel in vivo research model containing human lung tissue, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Victor Garcia, PhD, and Angela Wahl, PhD, demonstrated that the broad spectrum, experimental drug EIDD-2801 proved dramatically effective at preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection in human tissue in the lab. The number of new COVID-19 cases continues … Continued

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    Dellon Selected as Top Clinical Research Achievement Awardee

    The Clinical Research (CR) Forum announced the important and groundbreaking clinical research studies that will be recognized at the 2021 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards Virtual Event on March 30, 2021. Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, was recognized as a Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awardee for his study titled “Anti-Selig-8 Antibody for Eosinophilic … Continued

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    Warshaw Interviewed By Eldercare Voices: Covid Edition

    Gregg Warshaw, MD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s geriatric division and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by Eldercare Voices, a blog published by the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. In the article, Warshaw recognizes how the pandemic has affected seniors and what he’s learning now that signals the … Continued

  • UNC Health Talk: Should You Wear Two Masks?

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor in the division of infectious diseases, and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, explains new guidance about layering masks, released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more in this UNC Health Talk article.