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    Little considers benefits and risks of treating sickle cell patients with CRISPR gene-editing

    A new CNN health story features Jane Little, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, discussing how CRISPR gene-editing technology could impact patients in a new study of adults with severe sickle cell disease. Little specializes in improving care for sickle cell patients and helping them manage their conditions.

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    Iweala contributes to NPR health story about sesame allergies

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, offers perspective on new research that estimates the number of sesame-allergic Americans to be approximately 1.6 million. The study findings come at a time when the FDA is considering whether to add sesame to the list of top allergens required to be identified on food packaging.

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    Sheikh, Kwan receive Pfizer grant to improve awareness for pneumococcal immunizations

    Saira Sheikh, MD, and Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, have received a Pfizer grant to improve awareness of pneumococcal immunization among patients with immunocompromising conditions. This will include promoting healthcare provider and patient awareness about the importance of vaccines in patients with autoimmune, immunodeficient and allergic respiratory diseases, while educating providers to recognize clinical settings where particular vaccines are indicated or contraindicated.

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    UNC Kidney Center takes outreach program to Kinston

    The UNC Kidney Center hosted a free kidney screening at the Kinston Community Health Center on Monday, August 5. Primary interventions in outreach aim to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and promote the role of organ donation for people with end-stage kidney disease. The event was featured on Greenville, NC, news station WNCT-9.

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    Expertscape recognizes Falk and Mackman as world experts

    Ronald Falk, MD, and Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, have been recognized as top-rated experts in their fields in the 2019 ranking by Expertscape. Falk is the Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor of Medicine, chair of the department of medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center. Falk’s expertise in vasculitis ranks in the top 0.01% … Continued

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    UNC Center for Aging and Health receives $3.75 million grant to integrate geriatrics throughout NC primary care practices

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.) The UNC Center for Aging and Health has received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide geriatrics training throughout North Carolina. This comprehensive award partners the Center for Aging and Health with community-based organizations and … Continued

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    Buse interviewed for NPR health news story about reversing diabetes

    John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology and the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, was interviewed for the NPR health news story “2 Nurses in Tennessee Preach ‘Diabetes Reversal.'” Buse confirms diet is the key to managing diabetes and recognizes the difficulty in helping patients with lifestyle changes. In this article, two nurses are featured helping their community with lifestyle counseling and dietary changes that have the potential to reverse Type 2 diabetes.

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    Pou discusses thyroid nodules and evaluations for thyroid cancer in UNC Health Talk

    Karla Pou, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was recently interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article explaining how doctors evaluate thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

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    Jones discusses chronic pancreatitis and treatment with autologous islet cell transplant

    Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, is interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article about chronic pancreatitis and autologous islet cell transplants. When a surgeon removes the pancreas, cells are harvested to make insulin (islet cells). These cells are then infused into the liver to produce insulin, like they once did, in the pancreas.

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    Gibson receives nephrology’s Maestro Award

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH, announced this year’s Maestro Award winner at the recent dinner for 2019 graduates, and her speech reflected the collective thoughts and praises for Dr. Keisha Gibson, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, chief of pediatric nephrology and director of the pediatric nephrology training program.

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    Sheikh and post-doctoral fellow Toyonaga receive Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Research Award

    Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and post-doctoral fellow Takahiko Toyonaga, MD, PhD, have received a fellowship research award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Sheikh and Toyonaga are investigating novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), seeking to understand … Continued

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    Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

    Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation.  To date, faculty physicians in the department of medicine have received 10 Pilot Innovation Awards since the Center introduced the awards in 2013. Dancel is principal … Continued

  • Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network hosts 33rd annual meeting

    Community practice and academic health care professionals joined together at the 33rd annual meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) on Saturday, May 4, in Chapel Hill. The guest speaker Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, professor of medicine and director of nephrology clinical services at Columbia University Medical Center.

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    EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

    Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Continued

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    Eastowne providers are invited to visit ‘mock-up’ work area, in MacNider #322

    Eastowne medicine providers are invited to visit a full mock-up of the interior work spaces designed for the new six-story medical office building, opening next year. Starting this Friday, July 12 – July 26, in MacNider Room #322, a mock-up will offer a “hands on” introduction to new collaborative work spaces that will support multi-disciplinary, … Continued

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    Commins appointed to national tick-borne disease working group

    Scott Commins, MD, PhD, continues to research “alpha-gal” meat allergy and create awareness for the tick-borne illness as a new CDC research study begins. Recognized as a leading national expert, Commins will now guide a US DHHS Tick-Borne Working Group Subcommittee. The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has appointed leading alpha-gal allergy … Continued

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    Falk presents chair awards for diversity in thought

    Every year, the UNC Department of Medicine presents the Chair Award to two outstanding residents. At last week’s Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Ron Falk recognized Dr. Grace Prince and Dr. Seyi Fayanju for diversity in thought. “The first award goes to a former chief resident, who was instrumental in leading us all into Fusion Fridays, … Continued

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    Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Retired professor of medicine and internationally renowned HIV researcher Charlie van der Horst passed away Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. During the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, retired UNC School of Medicine Professor Charlie … Continued

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    Chelminski discusses opioid prescribing in JAMA article

    Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was interviewed by the Journal of the American Medical Association, discussing management of pain with opioids and how limits on opioid prescribing can leave patients vulnerable.

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    Researchers featured in ADA video for international conference

    Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, were featured in an American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.

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    Keyserling co-leads “Med-South” weight loss study supported by new $3.8 million grant

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will address the challenge of … Continued

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    Ciccone receives Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award

    Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS a clinical fellow in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine, received an Early Career Award from the Thrasher Research Foundation. The two-year, $25,000 award will allow her to explore the use of a rapid point-of-care C-reactive protein assay to differentiate viral from bacterial respiratory infections among malaria-negative children at … Continued

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    Jain and Gibson receive Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Awards

    The UNC Academy of Educators (AOE) held its annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 23, an event that celebrated the accomplishments of the previous year, welcomed new members and awarded outstanding educators in the community. Koyal Jain, MD, FASN, and Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, both received a Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence award … Continued

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    Internal medicine residency announces Fisher and Bryan Awards

    The Fisher Award is annually presented to residents who are recognized by their peers for being outstanding medical teachers while the Bryan Award recognizes excellence in outpatient medicine. Dr. Deb Bynum and Dr. Karen Kimel-Scott announced the winners on June 6 at Medicine Grand Rounds. “Dr. Janet Fisher was the first woman in the department … Continued