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    McCann, Hanson Worked Proactively to Support Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives ‘Community Health Partnership Award’

    Nursing homes and assisted-living centers remain particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, but thanks to Meghan McCann, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor of geriatric medicine, and community teams with a proactive approach, residents and healthcare personnel have been supported in the communities that UNC Medical Center serves. “I’ve never … Continued

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    Healthcare Worker Demonstration Brings Together UNC Medical Students, Residents and Physicians

    Medical students, residents and physicians participated in a demonstration June 6 to advocate for culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for underserved populations. UNC’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), played an integral role in planning the event. As a former SNMA member, Emily Chang, MD, associate professor in the division of nephrology, said she was … Continued

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    Cavender Talks With Forbes About COVID and Blood Clots

    Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of cardiology and interventional cardiologist, was interviewed by Forbes magazine, discussing the use of blood thinners for patients with clots related to COVID-19. “COVID patients are clearly at higher risk of thrombotic events,” said Cavender, in the article. “Blood thinners certainly play a role in clot … Continued

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    Walker Presented Cardiology Study Program That Improved Provider Practices For AFib

    T. Jennifer Walker, ANP-BC, nurse practitioner in the division of cardiology, presented an overview of a study on a virtual case-based educational program that improved provider knowledge on practices for AFib, during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2020’s virtual meeting. “We found that primary care provider play a significant role in the management of atrial … Continued

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    Palsson Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic … Continued

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    Moll Publishes Guidance For Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology, has published the clinical educational article “How I Treat: Unexplained Arterial Thromboembolism” in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology.  The article bridges hematology, vascular medicine, neurology, cardiology and general medicine, discussing existing knowledge about etiology and clinical management of unexplained arterial … Continued

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    Callahan Voted President-Elect of US Bone and Joint Initiative

    Leigh Callahan, PhD, the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, has been voted president-elect of the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI).  As associate director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and national director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, Callahan has been a vital part … Continued

  • Commemorating Pride Month: History, Education, SafeZone Training

    LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. This raid sparked a riot among bar patrons … Continued

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    Monroe Receives NIH Award To Help Guide Development of New Therapeutics For Bleeding

    Dougald Monroe, PhD, professor medicine in the division of hematology and member of the UNC Blood Research Center, has received an NIH NHLBI award. The R01HL151984 grant “An integrated computational and experimental approach to understanding the hemostatic response during treatment of bleeding” was awarded four years of funding and will enable researchers to create better … Continued

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    Tschernia, Voorhees Receive Fellowship Grants From AACR

    Two faculty physicians from the division of oncology are in the newest class of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) grant recipients. Nicholas Tschernia, MD, has received the 2020 AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowship. Timothy J. Voorhees, MD, has received the 2020 AACR-AstraZeneca Lymphoma Research Fellowship for “Pilot study of anti-PD-1 therapy following CD30 … Continued

  • Hagan Receives ATS Junior Investigator Award

    Robert Hagan, MD, PhD, instructor in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, has received a Junior Investigator Award from the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. The prestigious award recognizes Hagan’s research on innate immunity in respiratory infections and lung injury and his paper Myeloid TBK1 Signaling Contributes … Continued

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    Transitioning Diabetes Patients To Virtual Care During Pandemic Shows Positive Results

    In a journal article published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, first author Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, said transitioning to virtual care models does not limit the glycemic outcomes of inpatient diabetes care. Telehealth visits for patients with diabetes appear to show positive results, according to … Continued

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    Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, has received a $1-Million NIH Grant to study alpha-gal syndrome. Alpha-gal syndrome is an allergic condition with global reach. Global reports describe patients with delayed allergic reactions to mammalian meat and there is limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying this condition. Iweala’s research explores the role of glycolipids and unconventional T … Continued

  • Living Through COVID-19: How to Decide What’s Safe

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, offers insights on various real-life aspects of living through a pandemic as the state and country “re-open.” “I have had many friends and family members ask me, can I do this, or should … Continued

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    Adimora Comments On Risks Associated With Visiting an Indoor Bar, in New York Times

    As communities open up, the indoor bar scene is uniquely suited to transmission of Covid-19. A New York Times report looked at all of the ways that small particles can persist in the environment. Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, addressed what makes bars  risky. “People go to … Continued

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    Loeser Receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

    Richard Loeser, Jr., MD, has been named the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology. An appointment to a named professorship is one of the highest honors  bestowed on faculty, recognizing scholarly achievement and distinction. Learn more about Dr. Loeser here.  

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    Cohen Comments On Progressing Toward a Coronavirus Vaccine

    Top national infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine would be available to Americans by the beginning of 2021. In a recent News and Observer article, Duke and UNC experts discussed the process of testing a vaccine, and the many steps it takes to go from … Continued

  • Research Continues to Reopen in the Department of Medicine

    It is amazing what UNC has accomplished during the past quarter to contribute to research, specifically on SARS-CoV-2; I’d particularly point to the very fine paper from UNC in Cell with department of medicine authors Alena Markmann, Luther Bartelt, David Margolis, and Rick Boucher (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.05.042), among many others in print and press. We have every reason … Continued

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    UNC Internal Medicine Residents Celebrate Annual Awards

    Following is a list of 2020 award recipients who engender the shared and treasured spirit of the department of medicine, presented at the annual resident awards ceremony, June 22, 2020.   Chairman’s Award Given in recognition of scholarly excellence, creativity and for exceptional dedication to the mission of the department of medicine. Max Diddams, MD … Continued

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    Dellon Study Shows EoE Disease Activity Rapidly Recurs With Topical Steroids

    Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, published results of a new study on the recurrence of eosinophilic esophagitis disease (EoE) activity in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. “Because most subjects had recurrent endoscopic and histologic signs not reliably detected by symptoms, maintenance therapy should be recommended in EoE patients achieving … Continued

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    Adimora Comments On Economies Reopening, COVID Spikes

    In the Bloomberg article “We Will Live With the Coronavirus Pandemic Well Into 2021,” Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, recognizes that the ability to co-exist with the coronavirus will increasingly depend on how individuals assess risks and make decisions. “I understand there is a perception of the need … Continued

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    Cohen Co-Authors JAMA Article On Monoclonal Antibodies

    Myron Cohen, MD, associate vice chancellor for global health and medical affairs; the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-wrote an article on monoclonal antibodies with colleagues Mary Marovich, MD, and John Mascola, MD, both from the Vaccine … Continued

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    Cohen Participates in National Webinar Series Focused On Learning to Treat COVID-19

    The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are sponsoring a webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. From the UNC Department of Medicine’s Division … Continued

  • Young Shows Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

    Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was UNC’s principal investigator for a six-month clinical trial that shows the use of continuous glucose monitoring reduces serious levels of hypoglycemia compared with standard monitoring by daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips. Learn more from the UNC … Continued