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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.

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    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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    Featured Physician: Matthew Painschab, MD

    Dr. Painschab originally thought he would become a lawyer, but a physiology course in college changed his mind. The ability to explain medical phenomena and the research that goes into it attracted him to medicine. He also says the best advice he’s ever received is to approach life the way a cat does, with a consciousness largely of now.

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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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    Featured Physician: Matthew Painschab, MD

    Dr. Matthew Painschab originally thought he would become a lawyer, but a physiology course in college changed his mind. The ability to explain medical phenomena and the research that goes into it attracted him to medicine. Dr. Painschab says the best advice he’s ever received is to approach life the way a cat does, with a consciousness largely of now.

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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

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    Carey, one of three UNC researchers to receive Susan G. Komen funding

    (Excerpt republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Komen Scientific Advisory Board Member Lisa Carey, MD, will receive $400,000 to study how HER2+ tumors respond to HER2-targeted therapies. This project will integrate and analyze data from more than 1,300 women participating in six neoadjuvant, first step treatment, clinical trials of HER2- … Continued

  • CDC adopts UNC Kidney Center screening tool for chronic kidney disease

    Kidney specialists and public health officials agree, at-risk populations often go untested for chronic kidney disease (CKD) because patients with early CKD have few or no symptoms to indicate kidney damage. Diagnosis at the earliest stage offers the best patient outcomes. Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and director of the UNC Kidney Center’s … Continued

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    New k-level grant writing initiative adds to infrastructure that supports junior investigators in pursuit of research training and protected time

    Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to transfer clinical insights to research discoveries, to return a better understanding of human disease to the clinic. A new initiative led by Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, associate professor in nephrology, will help junior faculty in the … Continued

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    Think eConsults, a virtual care connection to specialists

    Access to high quality, specialty care can be challenging. Now, a new tool from the UNC Department of Medicine makes it much easier. “Any UNC physician and advanced practice provider can now use eConsults for fast specialty input on focused clinical questions,” said Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, associate professor of medicine in the division … Continued

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    Henderson, Jain appointed directors of undergraduate education in the department

    Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, has named Ashley Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary medicine, and Koyal Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, the new directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. “The best education curriculum responds to changes in medical knowledge and puts them … Continued

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    Falk presents grand rounds lecture on finding joy in academic medicine

    Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, presented the first Medicine Grand Rounds lecture of the new academic year, on Thursday, September 5. A video recording of the lecture can be found in the Grand Rounds Archives.

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    Larson explains how older adults can see the world and stay healthy

    Claire Larson, MD, assistant professor in the division of geriatric medicine, is featured in a new UNC Health Talk article for older adults who travel. She offers 11 tips and suggestions that older adults need to keep in mind to stay healthy during a big trip.

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    Key publishes practice guideline updates for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

    Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, FCRP, chief of hematology in the division of hematology and oncology, recently published practice guideline updates for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTE) for patients in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  In these updates, Key recognizes that direct oral anticoagulants have been added as options for treating VTE prophylaxis in patients with … Continued

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    Smith receives World Heart Federation Lifetime Achievement Award

    World Heart Federation Past President Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, was presented with the WHF Lifetime Achievement Award today at the opening of ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology, for his remarkable contribution to the mission of the World Heart Federation and the entire CVD community over the entirety of his illustrious … Continued

  • Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA

    Dorn appointed vice chair of care innovation

    Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been appointed to lead changes that will enhance care across the department of medicine. “Dr. Dorn is a creative physician who knows how to get things done,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine. “He … Continued

  • Andrew Greganti, MD

    Greganti Retires After Distinguished Career

    Andrew Greganti, MD, the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor, and vice chair of the department of medicine has retired following more than 40 years of distinguished service as faculty at the UNC School of Medicine. Greganti was universally loved and respected by fellow physicians, patients, internal medicine residents, and hospital staff. He is well … Continued

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    Researchers Find Combined Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Help Speed Remission

    RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Beth Jonas, MD, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients. The results of their systematic review have been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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    Diekman Lab Develops Novel Way to Rapidly ‘Age’ Cartilage Tissue, Facilitating Search for New Osteoarthritis Therapies

    Scientists need to be able to research how cells become senescent–no longer able to divide normally–with age and after joint injury; however, isolating them for further study is challenging. The Diekman Lab has developed a tissue culture system that could reproducibly generate a population of senescent cells for further observation. This work establishes a system for identifying what drugs are most likely to kill senescent cells in cartilage without damaging the surrounding healthy cells.

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    Little Considers Benefits and Risks of Treating Sickle Cell Patients with CRISPR Gene-Editing

    A new CNN health story features Jane Little, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, discussing how CRISPR gene-editing technology could impact patients in a new study of adults with severe sickle cell disease. Little specializes in improving care for sickle cell patients and helping them manage their conditions.

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    Iweala Contributes to NPR Health Story About Sesame Allergies

    Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, offers perspective on new research that estimates the number of sesame-allergic Americans to be approximately 1.6 million. The study findings come at a time when the FDA is considering whether to add sesame to the list of top allergens required to be identified on food packaging.

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    Sheikh, Kwan receive Pfizer grant to improve awareness for pneumococcal immunizations

    Saira Sheikh, MD, and Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, have received a Pfizer grant to improve awareness of pneumococcal immunization among patients with immunocompromising conditions. This will include promoting healthcare provider and patient awareness about the importance of vaccines in patients with autoimmune, immunodeficient and allergic respiratory diseases, while educating providers to recognize clinical settings where particular vaccines are indicated or contraindicated.

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    UNC Kidney Center takes outreach program to Kinston

    The UNC Kidney Center hosted a free kidney screening at the Kinston Community Health Center on Monday, August 5. Primary interventions in outreach aim to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and promote the role of organ donation for people with end-stage kidney disease. The event was featured on Greenville, NC, news station WNCT-9.

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    Expertscape recognizes Falk and Mackman as world experts

    Ronald Falk, MD, and Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, have been recognized as top-rated experts in their fields in the 2019 ranking by Expertscape. Falk is the Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor of Medicine, chair of the department of medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center. Falk’s expertise in vasculitis ranks in the top 0.01% … Continued

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    UNC Center for Aging and Health receives $3.75 million grant to integrate geriatrics throughout NC primary care practices

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.) The UNC Center for Aging and Health has received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide geriatrics training throughout North Carolina. This comprehensive award partners the Center for Aging and Health with community-based organizations and … Continued

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    Buse interviewed for NPR health news story about reversing diabetes

    John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology and the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, was interviewed for the NPR health news story “2 Nurses in Tennessee Preach ‘Diabetes Reversal.'” Buse confirms diet is the key to managing diabetes and recognizes the difficulty in helping patients with lifestyle changes. In this article, two nurses are featured helping their community with lifestyle counseling and dietary changes that have the potential to reverse Type 2 diabetes.

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    Pou discusses thyroid nodules and evaluations for thyroid cancer in UNC Health Talk

    Karla Pou, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was recently interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article explaining how doctors evaluate thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

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    Jones discusses chronic pancreatitis and treatment with autologous islet cell transplant

    Morgan Jones, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, is interviewed for a UNC Health Talk article about chronic pancreatitis and autologous islet cell transplants. When a surgeon removes the pancreas, cells are harvested to make insulin (islet cells). These cells are then infused into the liver to produce insulin, like they once did, in the pancreas.

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    Gibson receives nephrology’s Maestro Award

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH, announced this year’s Maestro Award winner at the recent dinner for 2019 graduates, and her speech reflected the collective thoughts and praises for Dr. Keisha Gibson, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, chief of pediatric nephrology and director of the pediatric nephrology training program.

  • Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD

    Sheikh and post-doctoral fellow Toyonaga receive Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Research Award

    Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and post-doctoral fellow Takahiko Toyonaga, MD, PhD, have received a fellowship research award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Sheikh and Toyonaga are investigating novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), seeking to understand … Continued

  • Welcome to 2019 rheumatology and allergy/immunology fellows

    We are proud to extend a hearty welcome to Rheumatology Fellows, Amanda Lusa, MD; and Enid Sun, MD, MPH; and Allergy/Immunology Fellows, Olivia Francis, MD; and Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD.

  • Dr. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

    Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

    Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation.  To date, faculty physicians in the department of medicine have received 10 Pilot Innovation Awards since the Center introduced the awards in 2013. Dancel is principal … Continued

  • Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network hosts 33rd annual meeting

    Community practice and academic health care professionals joined together at the 33rd annual meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) on Saturday, May 4, in Chapel Hill. The guest speaker Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, professor of medicine and director of nephrology clinical services at Columbia University Medical Center.

  • Carlton Moore, MD, MS

    EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

    Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Continued

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    Eastowne providers are invited to visit ‘mock-up’ work area, in MacNider #322

    Eastowne medicine providers are invited to visit a full mock-up of the interior work spaces designed for the new six-story medical office building, opening next year. Starting this Friday, July 12 – July 26, in MacNider Room #322, a mock-up will offer a “hands on” introduction to new collaborative work spaces that will support multi-disciplinary, … Continued

  • Dr. Scott Commins

    Commins appointed to national tick-borne disease working group

    Scott Commins, MD, PhD, continues to research “alpha-gal” meat allergy and create awareness for the tick-borne illness as a new CDC research study begins. Recognized as a leading national expert, Commins will now guide a US DHHS Tick-Borne Working Group Subcommittee. The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has appointed leading alpha-gal allergy … Continued

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    Research Highlights: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and its affiliated Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, is a national leader in gastrointestinal and liver disease research. In 2018, the Division received more than $23 million in research awards, one of the largest funding bases in UNC’s School of Medicine, including both basic and clinical departments. Remarkably, … Continued

  • Sameer Arora, MD

    UNC Division of Cardiology research impacts patient care nationwide

    A new coverage decision on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  CMMS uses data and the current literature to formulate decisions. Three UNC Cardiology papers (lead author Dr. Sameer Arora) were cited in this national coverage decision for TAVR, demonstrating the impact UNC’s Division of Cardiology … Continued

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    Falk presents chair awards for diversity in thought

    Every year, the UNC Department of Medicine presents the Chair Award to two outstanding residents. At last week’s Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Ron Falk recognized Dr. Grace Prince and Dr. Seyi Fayanju for diversity in thought. “The first award goes to a former chief resident, who was instrumental in leading us all into Fusion Fridays, … Continued

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    Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Retired professor of medicine and internationally renowned HIV researcher Charlie van der Horst passed away Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. During the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, retired UNC School of Medicine Professor Charlie … Continued

  • Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH

    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.

  • Dr. Thomas Keyserling

    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

  • Dr. Koyal Jain and Dr. Keisha Gibson

    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 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 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 Roy-Chaudhury, MPH, recently joined … 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

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    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

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    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

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    Featured Administrator: Hannah Little Serves the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Hannah Little is the next featured administrator in our series, recognizing those who ensure operations are managed efficiently to support faculty, staff, and trainees in their pursuit of education, research and clinical care. Division administrators like Little focus on achieving continuous improvement in the quality and the value of our work, for those we support and … Continued

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    Research Highlights: General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

    Seth A. Berkowitz investigates ways to address food insecurity in vulnerable patients. Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, is investigating programs that address food insecurity, for patients with limited or uncertain access to nutritious food because of cost, to consider how they might improve health and healthcare utilization. In one project, Berkowitz is working with Community … Continued

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    Dr. Keisha Gibson is Featured ‘Woman of the Triangle’ on WRAL.com

    Dr. Keisha Gibson, chief of pediatric nephrology, has been featured in WRAL.com’s Women of the Triangle series, recognized for how she promotes diversity and inclusivity in medicine and life. Gibson, who is associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and director of the pediatric nephrology fellowship program, explains in the article that she is “the product … Continued

  • Researchers Find Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, and a 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals

    A new study led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, a physician and assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine, has found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending. … Continued

  • Stephens Authors Perspective on Neuroimaging Patients with Delirium

    UNC Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine Dr. John Stephens has authored a new perspective in the Journal of Hospital Medicine series: Things We Do for No Reason. The series seeks to highlight practices in clinical medicine that are common but either have poor evidence to support them or actual evidence against the practice. Delirium is … Continued

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    TARC Scientists Apply “Machine Learning” to Define Knee Osteoarthritis Progression Phenotypes that may be More Responsive to Interventions

    These novel methods enable researchers to utilize larger amounts of data than is possible using traditional statistical analysis.

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    Groundbreaking for Eastowne Medical Office Building

    Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health Care, welcomed the community to a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the Eastowne expansion project on Tuesday, April 16. “The mission of UNC Health Care is to promote the health and wellbeing for the people of North Carolina and we take that very seriously,” Burks said. … Continued

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    Dr. Abigail Gilbert Interviewed Regarding Study Showing 1 Hour of Weekly Activity Can Reduce Disability by 85%

    For people with Osteoarthritis (OA), even 10 minutes of walking per day can significantly reduce their chances of becoming disabled.

  • UNC Hospitalists Contribute to Education at Annual National Meeting

    Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medicine specialty and it continues to lead the way in transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care.  UNC faculty physicians from the division of hospital medicine had a strong presence at the national meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in March, held in Washington, DC, representing the UNC … Continued

  • Annual Resident Research Day Celebrates the Work of Residents

    The UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program held the Annual Resident Research Day on Friday, April 12. Residents work diligently throughout the year to create projects in the categories of clinical vignettes, clinical research and quality improvement. They are scored according to clinical relevance and originality of project/scholarship, resident involvement in project/scholarship, resident presentation and knowledge … Continued

  • Fischer and Wohl Author New England Journal Perspective on Ebola Care

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) UNC’s William A. Fischer II, MD  and David A. Wohl, MD are part of an international group of authors who contributed to the New England Journal of Medicine‘s “Perspective” article: Shifting the Paradigm — Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease. The article recognizes that … Continued

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    Dementia Friendly Training at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

    Hospital-wide dementia-friendly training is well underway at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, where nearly two-thirds of all staff and providers who interact with patients have completed training. The Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health are piloting this ground-breaking program to improve care for patients with dementia.

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    UNC’s Eron Featured in HIV Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Advance Video Series

    Joseph Eron, MD, division chief of infectious diseases, was part of an expert panel focused on specific information and educational needs of health care professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment of HIV.  (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Contagion, the nation’s leading digital and print resource dedicated to providing … Continued

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    Juliano, Margolis Honored During AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

    Two faculty within the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases were honored during the joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago. Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most … Continued

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    UNC Academy of Educators Will Induct 35 New Members From the Department of Medicine

    Each spring, the Academy of Educators (AOE) invites UNC School of Medicine faculty to nominate up-and-coming faculty with a passion for teaching medical education and educational scholarship. This year, the AOE had an unprecedented number of applications – over 100 applications were received. The AOE also launched a new Mentored Member program for faculty who do not … Continued

  • Match Day 2019 Welcomes New Residents

    The UNC School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on March 5, 2019, a nationally recognized day when medical students open sealed envelopes to learn where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians. The complex process matches program preferences with the preferences of the nation’s graduating medical students, and the ceremonies are coordinated to occur … Continued

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    Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

    Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6. (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) … Continued

  • Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Honors Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus

    The Stuart O. Bondurant, MD, Dean Emeritus Memorial Lecture took place on March 14, 2019, honoring Bondurant’s countless contributions to medicine and his service to the UNC School of Medicine as Dean and CEO for over 15 years. Dr. Andrew Greganti paid homage to Bondurant’s memory with a lecture called “Lifelong Learning.” “Stuart Bondurant was … Continued

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    Medicine Providers Recognized for Carolina Care Excellence

    Congratulations to 77 faculty physicians and advance care providers from the department of medicine who received the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. Every year, UNC Health Care administers the CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey to solicit feedback from patients. The … Continued

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    Leveraging Cell Mechanosensitivity From Exercise Could Lead to New Strategies for Treating Osteoporosis and Obesity

    Maya Styner, MD, and Janet Rubin, MD recently contributed to an article in Nature Reviews that considers how leveraging cell mechanosensitivity from exercise may help combat osteoporosis and obesity. The article recognizes that key regulatory signals are generated during exercise which are mechanical in nature and considers how signals arise from the activity, first perceived … Continued

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    New York Times Features Landmark Study by Young and Donahue

    A landmark study that showed the finger prick blood test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes is featured in the NY Times article “A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money.” Research by Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in endocrinology, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, … Continued

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    Donaldson Study Shows Ivacaftor Improves Mucociliary Clearance

    Scott H. Donaldson, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is first author on a new study that shows restoring the activity of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductant regulator (CFTR) using the therapeutic agent Ivacaftor can lead to significant improvements in physiologic assessments. Cystic fibrosis is caused by various mutations … Continued

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    Primary Care Ranks First in Nation for Second Straight Year

    For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) “Earning the number one … Continued