• Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

    Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor, division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for “Improving Primary Care Clinicians’ Communication Skills in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Dementia.” This project continues work begun with Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor, division of geriatric medicine and director, UNC Palliative … Continued

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    Gilbert’s Gait Speed Research Featured in Healio Rheumatology

    Abigail L. Gilbert, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, discusses her research on the differences in gait speeds, in people with osteoarthritis, with Healio Rheumatology. She says that her study, published in Arthritis Care and Research, is the first “to look at important differences in gait speed … Continued

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    Weber Discusses Flu in Associated Press Article

    David Weber, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, pediatrics and epidemiology, was interviewed in an AP article about the second wave of flu, amid concerns about the coronavirus. The article recognizes that the second surge began in late January, and that there is now another rise in the percentage of doctor’s … Continued

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    Six Medicine Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

    The annual list of highly cited researchers from Thomson Reuters 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. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or .1% of the world’s researchers, across … Continued

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    Carolina Care Highlight: Morgan Simonds Jones, MD

    Morgan Simonds Jones, MD, assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, has been recognized in a new Carolina Care Highlight. Here’s what one patient had to say: “I appreciate Morgan’s approach of treating me as a partner, or even a manager of my treatment care. His explanations are clear. He is respectful and … Continued

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    Berkowitz Study Recognized in Washington Post

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, is featured in the Washington Post article “Food for thought–And Health.” He explains the association between medically tailored meals and healthcare use, based on his study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine. Results of the study showed patients who received medically tailored … Continued

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    Cavender Selected for ACC Leadership Academy

    Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been selected for the Leadership Academy of the American College of Cardiology, a two year program launched in 2014 to address various leadership specific competencies that can ensure participants are highly qualified to lead in their respective organizations. Cavender joined UNC’s … Continued

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    Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative Receives TBJ Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach

    UNC Health Care and the Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2020 Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach on Thursday February 13. The award honors an individual or organization for the development of a program that improved access to, and the quality of, medical service in an underserved area. Jan Busby-Whitehead, … Continued

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    Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

    After a review of the PEXIVAS trial, a large randomized clinical trial involving patients with ANCA vasculitis, Vimal K. Derebail, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Ronald J. Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, have published their interpretation of these findings for patients with severe ANCA vasculitis … Continued

  • Weber Answers Questions About the Coronavirus

    In a new UNC Health Talk article, David Weber, MD, MPH, answers questions about the coronavirus, encourages the flu vaccine and recognizes respiratory etiquette. Weber is professor of medicine and pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He’s also medical director of hospital … Continued

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    New Fellowship Grant Will Provide Training in Non-Interventional Vascular Medicine

    Vascular disease can manifest as thrombosis, arteriosclerosis, vasculitis, vasospasm or aneurysm formation, and care for the patient is frequently split between a variety of subspecialties. These include cardiologists, vascular surgeons, internists, neurologists, nephrologists, and hematologists, with a variety of support systems. Vascular medicine unifies every organ system, with a comprehensive approach to non-interventional, non-surgical vascular … Continued

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    Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Symposium

    Paula Miller, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, and director of the UNC Women’s Heart Program, will lead UNC’s sixth annual Women’s Heart Symposium on February 22, 2020. This free event provides hundreds of women with education and resources designed to improve outcomes in cardiovascular health. This annual event is made possible by donations to UNC Medicine.

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    The Amy Shaheen, MD, Fund for Student Research and Quality Improvement Immerses Students in the Concepts of Quality Improvement.

    A UNC School of Medicine alumnus, and patient, honors his internist Amy Shaheen, MD, by establishing a fund for student research and quality improvement. The fund supports a six-week quality improvement fellowship that exposes medical students to systems and approaches that create space for a physician to focus on patient care, and then to implement improvements in a real-world primary care setting.

  • R. Balfour Sartor, MD

    Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

    R. Balfour Sartor, MD, the Margaret W. and Lorimer W. Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the American Gastroenterological Association‘s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020, in Chicago, … Continued

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    NCI Appoints Gopal Director of Center for Global Health

    The National Cancer Institute has named Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, director of the NCI Center for Global Health.  Gopal is a physician-scientist who led the cancer program for UNC Project-Malawi, a research and care collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Malawi Ministry of Health, since 2012. Gopal holds faculty … Continued

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    Nyrop Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Kirsten Nyrop, PhD, assistant professor of hematology/oncology and UNC Lineberger member, has received a $50,000 award from the Integrated Approach to Breast Health Equity Competitive Grant Program, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Pfizer. Nyrop will lead a one-year qualitative research … Continued

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    UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center

    The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. “Nearly half of the American population over age 20 has hypertension and many do … Continued

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    UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek Opens After Months of Planning

    After months of construction and planning, UNC Health Care at Panther Creek, located at the corner of Highway 55 and McCrimmon Parkway, officially opened on January 21, 2020, placing department of medicine specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology alongside a variety of UNC Health Care entities, to better serve the growing population of … Continued

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    Ratner Will Receive National Leadership Award

    Shana Ratner, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and section chief for education and clinical practice, has been selected to receive the 2020 Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Medicine Leadership Award. The award will be presented on May 6, at the ACLGIM Annual Dinner … Continued

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    Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure

    (Republished from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care Newsroom) Approximately 38 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.1 million people in the United States. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which can suppress HIV to undetectable levels in blood, but the virus persists throughout the body in latently … Continued

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    Antiplatelet Therapy Study Named in Top 10 Advances in Genomic Medicine

    A recent study conducted by investigators from the UNC Department of Medicine and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2019, as chosen by the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genomic Medicine Working Group (learn more from the CDC Office of Genomics … Continued

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    Sparkenbaugh, Lee Receive Scholar Awards from American Society of Hematology

    Erica Sparkenbaugh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, and Robert Lee, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry and biophysics, have been selected to receive Scholar Awards from the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH). The prestigious ASH Scholar Awards provide financial support to fellows and junior faculty with … Continued

  • George Stouffer, MD

    Improving Cardiovascular Health of the Most Vulnerable

    Heart disease and stroke are major causes of pre-mature mortality and morbidity in North Carolina, and there are significant racial and geographic disparities in cardiovascular care, morbidity and mortality. A two-year pilot project led by Rick Stouffer, MD, shows how the cardiovascular health of the most vulnerable patients can be improved with free medications. Starting … Continued

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    New York Times Features Berkowitz Study in Article About Access to Food Stamps

    The Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. A new rule may take away food stamps from nearly 700,000 Americans by tightening work requirements, estimated to save almost $8 billion over five years. Seth Berkowitz, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was interviewed by the New York Times regarding the association between food insecurity and health care use.