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    Flythe Appointed to KDIGO’s 2020 Executive Committee

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Services, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), beginning January 1, 2020. More than 120 physician scientists worldwide were considered for five slots on the 2020 … Continued

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    Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

    Six UNC Department of Medicine faculty members were named in the 2019 Thomas Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers. The annual list recognizes the most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers than rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. … Continued

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    Barnes Presentation Designated a Presidential Poster at ACG Annual Meeting

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, also won an Outstanding Presenter Award for this research. A research poster presented by Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was designated a Presidential Poster at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) … Continued

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    Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

    Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair … Continued

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    Week of wellness promotes provider health

    Wellness champion Amy Weil, MD, invites colleagues to submit questions and share perspectives on institutional well-being, to inspire actionable insights. Wellness Expo Week kicks off this Monday, November 18, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development and the UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Committee. Amy Weil, MD, professor of general medicine and … Continued

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    Falk contributes to US News & World Report’s patient guide to autoimmune disease

    “All autoimmune diseases have what are called relapsing and remitting tendencies,” says Ron Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, in a new patient’s guide. “You may have long periods where you feel relatively well followed by severe disease flare-ups or exacerbations.”

  • Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD

    “Know Your Girls” campaign draws attention to racial differences related to breast cancer

    A new campaign aims to reduce the black women mortality rate from breast cancer by 25 percent over five years, in 10 US communities. Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, in the division of hematology and oncology was interviewed for this WRAL news story, recognizing black women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

  • Lindsey Rosman, PhD

    Rosman study shows risk of stroke increases in younger adults with PTSD

    Lindsey Rosman, PhD, in the division of cardiology, explains research that demonstrates a strong association between PTSD and premature TIA and stroke. While the study involved only veterans, Rosman recognizes in this Forbes article that PTSD is a “serious public health problem,” affecting close to 8 million adults in the U.S.

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    Busby-Whitehead, Dale discuss dementia-friendly training in Modern Health Care

    Dementia patients “often forget where they are and that they are not in their home,” says Maureen Dale, MD, in Modern Health Care. “When clinicians are coming in and out of their room to do their job, it can be alarming.” Busby-Whitehead also emphasizes that staff members feel more confident speaking with patients and reorienting them, after this training.

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    New York Times opinion article highlights Berkowitz study

    A study by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, showing medical tailored meals are associated with fewer hospital and skilled nursing admissions, is recognized in this New York Times article.

  • Barbara Lee LeVarge, MD

    LeVarge recognized in “Carolina Care Highlight”

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Barbara Lee LeVarge from the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care. Here’s what one of Dr. LeVarge’s patients had to say: “Dr. LeVarge is extremely knowledgeable not only in the disease … Continued

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    Dellon explains novel medicine for rare gastrointestinal disorders during AGA Annual Meeting

    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, explained how AK002 could be the answer to treating rare gastrointestinal disorders, during an interview with MD Magazine.

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    Memorial service for Adam Brock on November 16

    Updated: A memorial service for Adam Brock is planned for 4 pm, Saturday, November 16 at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The service will be followed by a light meal in the fellowship hall. The UNC Department of Medicine mourns the loss of one of our own. Dr. Adam … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler receives pilot award to test feasibility of pharmacogenomics to reduce adverse events to medication

    The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact and are … Continued

  • Scott Commins, MD, PhD

    Commins discusses alpha-gal allergy on the “Dr. Oz” Show

    Scott Commins, MD, was recently featured on the “Dr. Oz” Show where he explained the alpha-gal allergy, which is connected to tick bites. He also answered questions about symptoms and management of the red meat allergy.

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    Patients with blood disorders don’t receive recommended vaccines and screenings

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has found that only a low percentage of hospital patients being treated for immune-mediated blood disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, receive the recommended vaccinations and infectious disease screenings. “The management of patients with … Continued

  • Dan Jonas, MD, MPH

    Jonas awarded $2.2 million grant to address unhealthy alcohol use

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) The UNC School of Medicine is one of six grantees in a new $16 million federal initiative to help primary care practices increase efforts to address patients’ unhealthy alcohol use. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Agency for Healthcare … Continued

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    Allen receives pilot grant to generate evidence of precision medicine approach

    The UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded three pilot grants. The pilot grants have direct clinical or human translational impact and are … Continued

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    Evon finds mental health disturbance, substance abuse not associated with nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) A new UNC School of Medicine study, led by Donna  Evon, PhD, a clinical health psychologist and research professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in the department of medicine, finds that self-reported medication adherence was very high in a group of patients with … Continued

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    Smith receives award in China

    Sidney C. Smith, MD, presented the keynote lecture at the 30th Anniversary Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, held in Beijing, China, October 10-13. During the Congress, Smith was recognized with the “Outstanding Contributions Award for Improving Care for Cardiovascular Disease” at the 5th Anniversary of the Improving Cardiovascular Care in China Quality Improvement Program.

  • Kelli Allen, PhD

    Study shows reduction of physical therapy and lifestyle changes for knee osteoarthritis

    Kelli Allen, PhD, in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a news story related to the rise in the use of pain prescriptions for knee osteoarthritis and drop in lifestyle management.

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    Smoking cessation hotline calls increase 20 percent amid vaping concerns

    Ilona Jaspers, MD, and Bradley Drummond, MD, are interviewed by WTVD-11 in response to growing health concerns about vaping. E-cigarette studies show vaping, like smoking, may promote emphysema.

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    Rivera received 2019 Educator Award

    M. Patricia Rivera, MD, received a 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. The honor was presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Each year, CHEST honors physicians and others who are making significant or meritorious contributions to chest medicine. All honorees are recognized for advancing work in specific areas … Continued

  • Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

    Adimora elected to the National Academy of Medicine

    Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine and professor of epidemiology with the UNC Gillings School of Public Health has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who … Continued