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  • Celebrating the Holidays in December

    Celebrations in December look different for various religions and cultures. However, the holidays often have the goal of bringing people together to enjoy traditions and food. While celebrating with loved ones, also keep in mind the people who are struck by grief and sadness this year.  Kwanzaa Heri za Kwanzaa (Happy Kwanzaa). From December 26 to … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Adam Moskowitz

    If Adam Moskowitz, MD, was not a cardiologist his back up plan was to become a rockstar. As a native of North Carolina he strongly aligns with UNC’s mission to serve the people of the state. When not at work, you can find Dr. Moskowitz at the beach with his two kids and wife. 

  • A puppy is spending Thanksgiving with his family thanks to Dr. Baron, NC State Veterinary Resident

    A North Carolina family is enjoying Thanksgiving with their furry friend thanks to the helping hand of Todd Baron, MD, professor of medicine and director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy, a determined NC State veterinary resdient and other professionals. When the puppy, Winston, was diagnosed with a extremely rare disease, almost never seen in dogs, Dr. … Continued

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    Using Collaboration to Fight a Tricky Tick-Borne Disease

    Alpha-Gal Syndrome, or AGS, is a recently identified tick-borne disease that triggers an allergy to red meat and other products made from mammals, including cheese, gelatin, and medications like heparin. Since its discovery in 2009, cases in the United States alone have risen from 24 to >40,000 people, owing to the geographic spread of the … Continued

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Kelly Stepanek

    Kelly Stepanek, ACNP-BC, specializes in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and enjoys mentoring and teaching APP students. She has dedicated 15 years to the Division of Hospital Medicine and has helped shape the APP role. Kelly is a baseball/soccer mom and loves cheese! 

  • The Complex Challenges of COVID-19 Prevention Among Jails in the South

    Since the start of the pandemic, people in jail have faced an inequitably high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Overcrowding and lack of hygiene supplies have left jail populations particularly vulnerable to outbreaks, while frequent population turnover has made it difficult to prevent and track the spread of new variants. In addition, racial incarceration disparities and … Continued

  • Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout November

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of November.  Sascha Tuchman, MD, MHS, spoke at a CancerNetwork program about new recent research in multiple myeloma.  Scott Commins, MD, PhD, accessed a study on, how long allergy patients will take sublingual iImmunotherapy. Scott Randell, PhD, … Continued

  • High-Impact Hepatology: An Update on Care of the Patient with Liver Disease

    Register Here 20th Annual Hepatology Symposium A hybrid – live in-person and virtual – conference!   The practice of clinical Hepatology remains challenging for many gastroenterologists due to rapidly changing disease management paradigms and often complex, critically-ill patients. The 20th Annual High Impact Hepatology program is specifically designed to bring the latest information from national … Continued

  • Dr. Mildred Kwan and Dr. Andrew Winslow Receive $100K Pfizer Grant to Address Health Disparities in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    The 2-year grant will help build capacity to address health disparities through antimicrobial stewardship telehealth and telemonitoring. The name of the grant is: “A novel patient-led penicillin allergy de-labeling program targeting underserved children through a mobile-enabled virtual platform.” Dr. Kwan is an Allergy & Immunology faculty member in the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and … Continued

  • Emily Duberman Leads With Compassion Providing Tools that Empower

    Social workers promote individual and community wellbeing, supporting people through some of life’s most difficult challenges. Emily Duberman, LCSW, CHES, is the Ryan White Lead Social Worker at the UNC Eastowne Infectious Diseases Clinic. She says it’s particularly gratifying to witness patients grow in independence and empowerment.

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    Dr. Weber Elected President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

    David Weber, MD, MPH, was elected as the incoming vice president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) during the group’s meeting held in conjunction with Infectious Diseases Week, an international conference, in Washington, D.C., in October. David Weber, MD, MPH, was elected as president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America … Continued

  • Congrats to the Department’s Carolina Care Award Recipients

    Congratulations to the following Outpatient Services for winning Excellence Awards, as part of this year’s Carolina Care Awards!

  • Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout October

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of October.  Thibaut Davy-Mendez, MSPH, PhD, contributed to the article, “Characterizing Unhealthy Alcohol Use Patterns and Their Association with Alcohol Use Reduction and Alcohol Use Disorder During Follow-Up in HIV Care.” Emily Ray, MD, MPH, published an … Continued

  • Could Science Be Synonymous With Courage? The News This Week Is Timely

    As Fischer and Wohl Fight Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Selects UNC to be a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC). See press announcement. Many courageous infectious disease specialists and other clinicians have not shied away from caring for those in … Continued

  • November Holidays and Observances: Native American Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Transgender Day of Remembrance

    National Native American Heritage Month: The Land of Orange County Long before Chapel Hill was home to the University of North Carolina, Occaneechi, Sissipahaw, Shakori, Haw and Eno Native Americans roamed the land. People of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation still live in the area today. These Native Americans hunted, farmed, held ceremonies … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

    Casey Gazda, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She is a non-invasive cardiologist, who specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, including cardiac CT and structural/interventional echocardiography. She is the only person in her family to have gone to college, so she is proud to have carried herself through all the education and training required to finally become an academic cardiologist. Becoming a mother to her beautiful son is the best thing that she’s ever done.

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    Tara Alin joins Governor’s NC Appointed Council on Sickle Cell Disease and Other Blood Disorders

    Sickle cell disease affects over 6,000 North Carolinians. Approximately 80 to 100 infants are diagnosed with the disease every year. The inherited disorder causes red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout the body, to form a sickle or crescent moon shape. These sickle-shaped cells become hard and sticky, clogging the blood vessels. As a result, … Continued

  • Dr. Sivaraj Recieves Inpatient Carolina Care ‘House Officer of the Year’ Award

    Krishan Sivaraj, MD, MPH, has been selected as the Inpatient Carolina Care ‘House Officer of the Year’ Award. Dr. Sivaraj demonstrates exemplary care for patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. He works with his team to advance a care plan when needed and has become a role model for interns. Not only is Dr. … Continued

  • TARC Holds Fifth Annual “Research Day”

    Approximately 100 leading researchers and clinicians, research staff and trainees gathered recently to discuss innovative ways to advance research in arthritis, allergy, and autoimmune diseases. Additionally, attendees who couldn’t participate in person attended remotely. Of particular interest this year was keynote speaker and John B. Winfield, MD Visiting Scholar, Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and … Continued

  • Dr. Moon Awarded Two Liver Cancer Research Grants

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of UNC’s Lineberger, recently received two grants to advance his training in liver cancer research. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases presented Moon with a Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award, a two-year $200,000 grant, … Continued

  • Paul Armistead, MD, PhD

    Paul Armistead Becomes New Director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

    Paul Michael Armistead MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and the associate chief of basic and translational research in the Division of Hematology is the new Director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. Dr. Armistead came to North Carolina from Britain in 1985. He enrolled as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel … Continued

  • Ross Boyce, MD, MSc

    Dr. Boyce Receives Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine

    Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Epidemiology, has been selected as one of the recipients of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine. This award is given to exceptional UNC School of Medicine (SOM) junior faculty. “I am honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Boyce. “I … Continued

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    Dr. David Lynch Receives Clin-STAR Pilot Grant

    Dr. David Lynch, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, was recently selected for a Clin-STAR Pilot Grant. According to Clin-STAR, the goal of this funding is to “stimulate new collaborations focused on the development of clinical aging research projects.” By encouraging junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and institutions to come together, these Pilot … Continued

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    Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management Compared to Standard Insulin Delivery Methods

    This nationwide clinical trial funded through the National Institutes of Health including participation from patients at the UNC Diabetes Center, led by John Buse, MD, PhD. A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of-care … Continued