• Adaora A. Adimora, M.D., M.P.H

    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

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    Medicine introduces new multi-disciplinary blood research center

    The UNC Department of Medicine announces the formation of the new UNC Blood Research Center (UNC BRC), administratively housed within the division of hematology and oncology. With faculty participation from medicine, pediatrics, pathology and biochemistry, the Center will promote basic and clinical research in non-malignant blood disorders, building on ground-breaking discoveries that laid the foundation … Continued

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    Geriatric medicine celebrates three-year anniversary in Hillsborough

    The opening of UNC Hospital’s Hillsborough Campus in 2015 provided a unique opportunity for medicine services to expand. Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, envisioned a service that could be accessible and comfortable to the geriatric population, combining specialized geriatric care with all of the amenities at UNC Hospital’s new Hillsborough Campus. … Continued

  • Monica Reynolds, MD

    New clinic serves reproductive women with kidney disease

    A new UNC Health Care clinic opened this month led by Monica Reynolds, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, and Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal-medicine, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. “We are very excited to announce the opening of our multidisciplinary combined maternal-fetal medicine and … Continued

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    Eastowne Updates

    Eastowne clinics participated in a “table top” exercise last month to outline provider and clinical care partner staffing models. A small group within the Eastowne project team has also been created to initiate the relocation planning process for all six floors of the building.  The relocation plan will determine the sequence of relocation and activation … Continued

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    UNC Panther Creek MOB on schedule

    The UNC Panther Creek Medical Office Building (MOB) is on schedule to open for patient care on 1/21/20. Faculty physicians from the department of medicine will be welcoming patients in a new collaborative care model, made up of specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology. Claire West, MD, associate professor in the division of … Continued

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    Drummond featured in news story about vaping illness and symptoms similar to flu

    Vaping associated lung injury continues to rise with symptoms nearly identical to influenza.  Brad Drummond, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, says physicians are at the forefront of the epidemic as flu season begins. He explains that doctors know how to treat the flu, but specialists are just … Continued

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    Giselle Corbie-Smith receives Edward Graham Kidder Award

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.) The Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation, and the university by a faculty member. This year, the award was presented to Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, as part of the University Day ceremony on October 12 … Continued

  • Jensen discusses adverse events with ibrutinib

    Brian Jensen, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, offers perspective in Medscape Medical News, recognizing the occurrences of ibrutinib-induced hypertension in the cardio-oncology clinic. Jensen reports the most common reason for the referral of patients taking ibrutinib is atrial fibrillation.

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    Moll discusses athlete-blood clot connection in UNC Health Talk

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, specializes in coagulation and classical hematology, with a focus on thrombosis and anticoagulation. Moll was recently interviewed by UNC Health Talk about the athlete-blood clot connection where he explained how blood clots develop and how the condition affects athletes.

  • Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH

    Kshirsagar emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in JAMA Surgery

    Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in the editorial Transplant First, Dialysis Last, with Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, and David Gerber, MD, from the division of abdominal transplant surgery. Published in JAMA Surgery, the editorial recognizes transplants as cost-effective with the greatest survival advantage, extending life by … Continued

  • Patricia Rivera, MD

    Rivera to receive 2019 Educator Award

    M. Patricia Rivera, MD, will receive a 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. The honor will be presented at the upcoming 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 … Continued

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    UNC IGHID receives NCHTEC grant to provide training in HIV prevention and treatment

    The UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) has been awarded a 5-year contract to house the North Carolina HIV Training & Education Center (NCHTEC) through 2024. NCHTEC is a federally-funded program with a mission to support the training and technical assistance needs of North Carolinians engaged in the prevention and treatment of HIV. The … Continued

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    UNC IGHID receives $3 million grant to study Lassa fever in Liberia

    The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (UNC IGHID) has been awarded a three-year grant (US$ 3M) to launch a large epidemiological study of Lassa fever in Liberia by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).  The study is part of a five West African nation project to better understand the incidence and … Continued

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    Goralski receives clinical research scholars grant through Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Jennifer Goralski, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, is one of three national recipients of the Clinical Research Scholars Program through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and the Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) announce the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical … Continued

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    UNC’s board pass rate for residents exceeds national average

    The UNC Department of Medicine is pleased to acknowledge that the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program has been recognized for achieving a 100% board pass rate, and a 99% five-year board pass rate, higher than the national average of 88-91%. Passing ABIM boards demonstrate that physicians have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, … Continued

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    ‘Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day’ recognizes expansion of special training program

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Governor Cooper proclaimed Sept. 26, 2019, as ‘Dementia Friendly Hospitals Day’ in North Carolina. UNC Health Care marked this occasion by celebrating the expansion of its special training program aimed at providing better care for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The first … Continued

  • Maya Styner, MD

    New study shows exercising while restricting calories could be bad for bone health

    Maya Styner, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, discussed with WRAL TechWire her recently published study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, especially by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction.

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    TARC receives $3.4 million NIH grant to study rheumatic diseases

    The Thurston Arthritis Research Foundation (TARC) has received a five-year, $3.4 million NIH grant to implement high-quality, innovative studies of rheumatic diseases, led by Leigh Callahan, PhD, associate director of TARC. As principal investigator, Callahan will lead a team of scientists who are advancing understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis.

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    Dale explains the importance of dementia-friendly training on WCHL Radio

    Maureen Dale, MD, was interviewed by WCHL radio, discussing UNC’s Dementia Friendly Hospitals Initiative and the first year of dementia-friendly training at the Hillsborough campus.

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    Loeser, Callahan participate in first annual osteoarthritis fellowship in training meeting

    Richard Loeser, MD, and Leigh Callahan, PhD, led discussions at the recent “OA FIT Bootcamp” meeting for fellows. The event was the first annual Osteoarthritis FIT (Fellows In Training) meeting, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, giving young investigators and clinician scholars an opportunity to engage in interactive lectures, patient panel discussions and breakout sessions.

  • Eltaraboulsi advocates for patient access to care and solutions to workforce shortage

    Rami Eltaraboulsi, MD, a fellow in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, recently joined rheumatology leaders on Capitol Hill to advocate for patient access to care and solutions to workforce shortage while participating in the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) annual “Advocates for Arthritis” meeting, focused on patient needs and policy issues that affects patients and their providers.

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    Jonas featured in “Curbsiders” podcast discussing lupus

    Beth Jonas, MD, was recently interviewed in a “Curbsiders” podcast discussing lupus. The podcast series focuses heavily on best practices in diagnosing patients with this often difficult-to-diagnose disease, as well as the basic of treatment for patients.

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    Hanson plays key role in NIA’s IMPACT Collaboratory

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) UNC will play a key role in the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) newly announced IMPACT Collaboratory, a national research incubator to improve care and quality of life for people living with dementia. Laura Hanson, MD, will lead the collaboratory’s Patient and Caregiver … Continued