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    Chelminski discusses opioid prescribing in JAMA article

    Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was interviewed by the Journal of the American Medical Association, discussing management of pain with opioids and how limits on opioid prescribing can leave patients vulnerable.

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    Researchers featured in ADA video for international conference

    Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, were featured in an American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.

  • Keyserling co-leads “Med-South” weight loss study supported by new $3.8 million grant

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will address the challenge of … Continued

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    Ciccone receives Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award

    Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS a clinical fellow in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine, received an Early Career Award from the Thrasher Research Foundation. The two-year, $25,000 award will allow her to explore the use of a rapid point-of-care C-reactive protein assay to differentiate viral from bacterial respiratory infections among malaria-negative children at … Continued

  • Jain and Gibson receive Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Awards

    The UNC Academy of Educators (AOE) held its annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 23, an event that celebrated the accomplishments of the previous year, welcomed new members and awarded outstanding educators in the community. Koyal Jain, MD, FASN, and Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, both received a Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence award … Continued

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    Internal medicine residency announces Fisher and Bryan Awards

    The Fisher Award is annually presented to residents who are recognized by their peers for being outstanding medical teachers while the Bryan Award recognizes excellence in outpatient medicine. Dr. Deb Bynum and Dr. Karen Kimel-Scott announced the winners on June 6 at Medicine Grand Rounds. “Dr. Janet Fisher was the first woman in the department … Continued

  • Chung receives a Jefferson Pilot Award

    Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and pediatrics, has been selected to receive a Jefferson Pilot Award for her research that seeks to develop novel statistical and visualization approaches to enable precision lifestyle recommendations. This research is focused on patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and leverages prior work … Continued

  • Bowman receives James W. Woods Faculty Award

    Natalie Bowman, MD, assistant professor in the department of medicine’s division of infectious diseases, has been selected to receive the annual James W. Woods Faculty Award for 2018-2019, an award that supports promising young clinical faculty early in their academic career. With this award, Bowman is recognized for efforts to organize clinical resources with Bolivian … Continued

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    Kirkman discusses results of latest National Diabetes Education Survey

    For more than a decade, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has collected data to measure diabetes awareness, knowledge, and behavior over time. The NDEP National Diabetes Survey (NNDS), a periodic population-based probability survey of U.S. adults, provides insight on areas of interest to the diabetes community. Dr. Sue Kirkman, National Diabetes Education Program Chair, … Continued

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    Medicine launches new WordPress website

    The department of medicine is pleased to recognize that the long-awaited web migration to WordPress is now complete. As our UNC School of Medicine IT web experts helped with the transition to this new platform, we were able to use the opportunity to redesign the website for a friendlier browsing experience. We think the result is … Continued

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    Medicine welcomes new director of clinical trials

    Clinical trials determine how well new medical approaches can serve patients, testing the safety and effectiveness of new treatments and devices. As the industry trend toward patient-centered care helps patients assume a more active role in their health, clinical trials can also put patients in the center of the research process, as active participants. Ashwini … Continued

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    Alice Ma elected to serve on ACGME’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee

      Alice Ma, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and fellowship director in the division of hematology and oncology, has been elected to serve on the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee for the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). Nominated by the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association, Dr. Ma is one of … Continued

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    UNC Department of Medicine will offer multidisciplinary care at Panther Creek

    Dr. Helen Claire West is an associate professor in the division of general medicine and medical director of the UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek, set to open in Winter 2020.  Here, she explains how a new clinic care model has the potential to transform UNC’s primary care footprint in the community.  Where will the UNC Panther … Continued

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    American Thoracic Society Honors Rivera For Lifetime Achievement

    The Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNC Lineberger’s M. Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of medicine in the department’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Rivera was recognized at the society’s international conference in Dallas in May, for her outstanding scientific contributions in the field of thoracic … Continued

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    Carey Recognized As Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

    (Republished from the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Newsroom) Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the organization, which represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care … Continued

  • Welcome to New Chief Residents

    Serving as a chief resident means an extra year of training for physicians who are considering careers in academia. Often recognized as a bridge year between residency and junior faculty roles, these appointed physicians lead and mentor residents, as they learn to recognize the needs of the department and hospital. This week, the UNC Internal … Continued

  • UNC Researchers Recognize the Disproportionate Impact of Arthritis on the Military

    Researchers from the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center were featured in USA Today over the Memorial Day weekend, recognizing that 1 in 3 veterans have arthritis. Experts explained why arthritis is second, behind combat-related injuries, for health-related active duty honorable discharge. One veteran shared her inspiring story.

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    ‘Smart’ Insulin Could Reduce Dangerous Complications of Diabetes Treatment

    Researchers published a new study, supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, showing how a “smart” insulin patch could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) This new type of insulin, called i-insulin, … Continued

  • Year in review, chief resident lectures and awards

    On May 16, the outgoing chief residents presented the annual year in review, discussing projects they had worked on throughout the year. They also presented three “resident nominated and voted upon” awards. Dr. Benjamin Sines presented the fellow award to Dr. Kenton Dover, who was described as incredibly intelligent, patient, a great educator, and always … Continued

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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