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    Thurston Investigators Publish Paper Describing Advanced Method for the Joint Analysis of Change in BMI & Risk of OA

    The first didactic research to apply joint modelling in rheumatology has been published by researchers at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. The results, published in Arthritis Care & Research, illustrate the methodological advantages of Joint Modelling for analyzing dynamic measures in a longitudinal study.

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    Jonas Provides Osteoarthritis Perspective for Washington Post

    Dr. Beth Jonas, chief of the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a national sports-related article in the Washington Post that raises awareness for the most common type of arthritis, a leading cause of disability in the U.S.

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    Noone Receives 2019 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

    Peadar Gerard Noone, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and medical director of the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care, has received the 2019 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by The Arthur P. Gold Foundation. Noone was honored with the award at the 2019 UNC School of … Continued

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    Abadie and Rutstein Receive Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

    Dr. Joseph (Alex) Duncan, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, presented the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award to two residents during Medicine Grand Rounds last week. The annual award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement. “Candidates submitted their research efforts and accomplishments for consideration, and each was incredible this year,” said Duncan, who also directs UNC’s … Continued

  • Buse Receives Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research

    John Buse, MD, PhD, has received the 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award given by the American Diabetes Association. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment. “I am honored to receive this award, but the credit really goes to our study … Continued

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    Featured Administrator: Hannah Little Serves the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Hannah Little is the next featured administrator in our series, recognizing those who ensure operations are managed efficiently to support faculty, staff, and trainees in their pursuit of education, research and clinical care. Division administrators like Little focus on achieving continuous improvement in the quality and the value of our work, for those we support and … Continued

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    Dr. Keisha Gibson is Featured ‘Woman of the Triangle’ on WRAL.com

    Dr. Keisha Gibson, chief of pediatric nephrology, has been featured in WRAL.com’s Women of the Triangle series, recognized for how she promotes diversity and inclusivity in medicine and life. Gibson, who is associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and director of the pediatric nephrology fellowship program, explains in the article that she is “the product … Continued

  • Researchers Find Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, and a 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals

    A new study led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, a physician and assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine, has found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending. … Continued

  • Stephens Authors Perspective on Neuroimaging Patients with Delirium

    UNC Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine Dr. John Stephens has authored a new perspective in the Journal of Hospital Medicine series: Things We Do for No Reason. The series seeks to highlight practices in clinical medicine that are common but either have poor evidence to support them or actual evidence against the practice. Delirium is … Continued

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    Groundbreaking Event is Held for Eastowne Medical Office Building

    Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health Care, welcomed the community to a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the Eastowne expansion project on Tuesday, April 16.   “The mission of UNC Health Care is to promote the health and wellbeing for the people of North Carolina and we take that very seriously,” Burks … Continued

  • UNC Hospitalists Contribute to Education at Annual National Meeting

    Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medicine specialty and it continues to lead the way in transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care.  UNC faculty physicians from the division of hospital medicine had a strong presence at the national meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in March, held in Washington, DC, representing the UNC … Continued

  • Annual Resident Research Day Celebrates the Work of Residents

    The UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program held the Annual Resident Research Day on Friday, April 12. Residents work diligently throughout the year to create projects in the categories of clinical vignettes, clinical research and quality improvement. They are scored according to clinical relevance and originality of project/scholarship, resident involvement in project/scholarship, resident presentation and knowledge … Continued

  • Fischer and Wohl Author New England Journal Perspective on Ebola Care

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) UNC’s William A. Fischer II, MD  and David A. Wohl, MD are part of an international group of authors who contributed to the New England Journal of Medicine‘s “Perspective” article: Shifting the Paradigm — Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease. The article recognizes that … Continued

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    Dementia Friendly Training at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

    Hospital-wide dementia-friendly training is well underway at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, where nearly two-thirds of all staff and providers who interact with patients have completed training. The Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health are piloting this ground-breaking program to improve care for patients with dementia.

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    UNC’s Eron Featured in HIV Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Advance Video Series

    Joseph Eron, MD, division chief of infectious diseases, was part of an expert panel focused on specific information and educational needs of health care professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment of HIV.  (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Contagion, the nation’s leading digital and print resource dedicated to providing … Continued

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    Juliano, Margolis Honored During AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

    Two faculty within the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases were honored during the joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago. Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most … Continued

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    UNC Academy of Educators Will Induct 35 New Members From the Department of Medicine

    Each spring, the Academy of Educators (AOE) invites UNC School of Medicine faculty to nominate up-and-coming faculty with a passion for teaching medical education and educational scholarship. This year, the AOE had an unprecedented number of applications – over 100 applications were received. The AOE also launched a new Mentored Member program for faculty who do not … Continued

  • Match Day 2019 Welcomes New Residents

    The UNC School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on March 5, 2019,  a nationally recognized day when medical students open sealed envelopes to learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians. The complex process matches program preferences with the preferences of the nation’s graduating medical students, and the ceremonies are coordinated to occur … Continued

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    Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

    Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) … Continued

  • Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Honors Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus

    The Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus Memorial Lecture took place on March 14, 2019, honoring Bondurant’s countless contributions to medicine and his service to the UNC School of Medicine as Dean and CEO for over 15 years. Dr. Andrew Greganti paid homage to Bondurant’s memory with a lecture called “Lifelong Learning.” “Stuart Bondurant was … Continued

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    Medicine Providers Recognized for Carolina Care Excellence

    Congratulations to 77 faculty physicians and advance care providers from the department of medicine who received the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. Every year, UNC Health Care administers the CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey to solicit feedback from patients. The … Continued

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    Leveraging Cell Mechanosensitivity From Exercise Could Lead to New Strategies for Treating Osteoporosis and Obesity

    Maya Styner, MD, and Janet Rubin, MD recently contributed to an article in Nature Reviews that considers how leveraging cell mechanosensitivity from exercise may help combat osteoporosis and obesity. The article recognizes that key regulatory signals are generated during exercise which are mechanical in nature and considers how signals arise from the activity, first perceived … Continued

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    New York Times Features Landmark Study by Young and Donahue

    A landmark study that showed the finger prick blood test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes is featured in the NY Times article “A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money.” Research by Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, … Continued

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    Donaldson Study Shows Ivacaftor Improves Mucociliary Clearance

    Scott H. Donaldson, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is first author on a new study that shows restoring the activity of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductant regulator (CFTR) using the therapeutic agent Ivacaftor can lead to significant improvements in physiologic assessments. Cystic fibrosis is caused by various mutations … Continued