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    Key, Mackman, Publish Research in the Journals Blood and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

    Nigel Key, MD, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pathology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center published a study that identifies the intrinsic coagulation pathway as a potential target to prevent thrombotic and inflammatory complications after RBC transfusion. The article “Red blood cell microvesicles activate the contact system, leading to … Continued

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    Moll Announces Reintroduction of Clot Connect

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology and member of the UNC Blood Research Center, announces the reintroduction of Clot Connect, a public service clearinghouse for clinically relevant information on thrombosis, thrombophilia, and anticoagulation information for patients and health care professionals. Established in 2010, the resource was created for … Continued

  • UNC Receives Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers Accreditation

    The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) program has received reaccreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) for the period 2019-2022, building upon their initial accreditation as the first CCC in the state in 2015.  This continued designation recognizes the ability to deliver the highest level of inpatient and outpatient care in a multidisciplinary … Continued

  • Rose Receives NCI Grant to Study Entinostat Combined With Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Urothelial Cancer

    Tracy Rose, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received a National Cancer Institute K08 grant “Selective histone deacetylase inhibition with entinostat to enhance the anti-tumor immune response to immune checkpoint inhibition in urothelial cancer.” This study uses a window … Continued

  • Faculty from UNC Blood Research Center Publish High Impact Papers in ASH Journal, Blood

    Nigel Key, MB ChP FRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pathology and director of the UNC Blood Research Center (BRC) has published important findings on the mechanism of thrombin generation induced by stored red blood cells (sRBC). In a recent study, first author Denis Noubouossie, MD, former postdoctoral fellow in the … Continued

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    Raffs Receive IHQI Grant to Improve Teamwork and Communication

    Lauren Raff, MD, assistant professor of surgery, and Evan Raff, MD, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine have been awarded a grant by the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) to improve teamwork and communication during rapid responses. The grant provides professional development in quality improvement, as well as funds for the … Continued

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    Weiss Presents Clinical Findings at 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

    Jared Weiss, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, presented preliminary findings at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium from a phase II trial that combined radiation therapy and immunotherapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Learn more from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive … Continued

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    COVID-19 in Older Adults: Biese Publishes Key Points for ED Providers

    Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, associate professor of emergency medicine and associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, with co-authors, has published key information on the role of the ED in diagnosis and acute management of COVID-19 in older adults. The article, published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, includes two case … Continued

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    Sheikh Addresses Media Questions About Lupus Drug Shortages

    In an interview with UK-based newspaper the “Independent,”  Saira Sheikh, MD, director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic and assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, provided clarity regarding chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. The two medications have been in the news recently, following coverage related to Coronovirus. The result has been … Continued

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    Supporting Older Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis, Kistler Interviewed for CNBC News

    Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by CNBC describing the need to support seniors, who are among the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus crisis. She explained the importance of reaching seniors in new ways to help them stay healthy. Kistler also … Continued

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    Kirkman Receives ADA’s Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award

    Sue Kirkman, MD, professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, has received the American Diabetes Association’s 2020 Outstanding Physician-Clinician in Diabetes Award, recognizing her outstanding achievements in improving diabetes clinical practice.  The honor is scheduled to be presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois, in June. “This … Continued

  • Match Day, Virtually Welcoming the Class of 2020

    The UNC School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on Friday, March 20, welcoming the Class of 2020 virtually with leaders Wesley Burks, Cristy Page, Julie Byerley, and Beat Steiner. Listen to their celebratory message in this YouTube video. Altogether, the UNC Department of Medicine matched 27 categorical, 10 preliminary, and 5 med-peds residents to the … Continued

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    Key Receives Grant Award from National Hemophilia Foundation

    The National Hemophilia Foundation has awarded Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, CRCP, the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the division of hematology and oncology, and director of the UNC Blood Research Center, a $180,000 grant for the project “Evaluating the Mechanism of Emicizumab-related Thrombotic Microangiopathy.” Find a list of new grants awarded to UNC … Continued

  • Weber Comments On Surface Stability of COVID-19

    David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and medical director of UNC Hospitals’ Department of Hospital Epidemiology, comments on a new study that finds the ability of the novel coronavirus (also known as SARS-CoV-2) to stay in the air and on surfaces is highly similar to that of SARS, … Continued

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    ViiV Healthcare, UNC-Chapel Hill announce five-year, $20 million renewal of HIV cure partnership

    This unique public-private collaboration provides funding for HIV Cure Center and Qura Therapeutics, the joint venture that brings academic and pharmaceutical research scientists together for the goal of curing people with HIV. David Margolis, MD, is the director of the UNC Cure Center. “Without the Qura partnership we would not have been able to get … Continued

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    Primary Care Ranked First for Third Straight Year

    For the third year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as a part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” “Earning the number one ranking in primary care three consecutive years is a tremendous … Continued

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    IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced, Five in Medicine

    The Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) has announced projects that will be supported through IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program. Half of these scholars are members of the UNC Department of Medicine, and they include the following.   Mildred Kwan, MD PhD, with lead Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP — Reducing the Healthcare Utilization of Broad … Continued

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    Physician Resources: Weber Responds to COVID-19 Questions

    David J. Weber, MD, MPH, medical director of infection prevention at UNC Hospitals responds to common questions physicians have about COVID-19. Listen here. UNC Health is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for COVID-19 and points to the CDC website for Healthcare Professionals for answers to general questions.    

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    Weber Interviewed by NC Health News, Discusses COVID-19 Preparations

    In “What’s it Like to Get the Coronavirus,” UNC Department of Medicine’s David Weber, MD, MPH, describes worst-case scenario plans under consideration with healthcare teams at UNC Medical Center. Read the NC Health News article here. Weber is professor of medicine and pediatrics, and a professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global … Continued

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    CAR-T Immunotherapy Studied at UNC Lineberger Receives Fast-Track Designation From FDA

    Based on proof-of-concept results from clinical trials at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma has received a Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Jonathan Serody, MD, the Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in the … Continued

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    Moll Contributes to Shape Article on Women and Blood Clots

    Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, recognizes that many associate blood clots with having major surgery, smoking or being elderly or overweight. In the article “Why Active Women Are At Risk For Blood Clots,” Moll tells Shape Magazine that they can “strike anyone, even fit women.” Read the … Continued

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    Flythe Receives NIDDK Pilot Award

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has received an award for $116,625 from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), to conduct a pilot feasibility study of loop diuretics among individuals receiving hemodialysis. Flythe, who is medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis … Continued

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    Estimating the Coronavirus Death Rate, Cohen Explains the Challenge

    A WRAL.com news story says it will be a while before health officials can say with precision what the coronavirus death rate is, recognizing that the final rate could be higher or lower than the 3.4 percent the WHO reported March 3. Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and … Continued

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    Boyce Receives Emerging Challenges Grant With Jones and Scribner

    Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases–with lead investigator Corbin Jones, PhD, professor in the integrative program for biological and genome sciences and the department of biology, and Dan Schrider, PhD, assistant professor in the department of genetics–have received a 2019 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research award to use machine-learning … Continued