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Using Collaboration to Fight a Tricky Tick-Borne Disease

November 22, 2022

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 … Read more

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

October 28, 2022

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 … Read more

Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

October 21, 2022

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.

TARC Holds Fifth Annual “Research Day”

October 19, 2022

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 … Read more

A Better Way to Evaluate Penicillin Allergies

September 28, 2022

On September 28, 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. To commemorate this momentous discovery, every year on September 28th, we celebrate National Penicillin Allergy Day to raise awareness that carrying a penicillin allergy label may negatively affect a patient’s health when it is not accurate. Even though 10% of the U.S. population believes they have a … Read more

Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz earns Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement

September 22, 2022

  Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, is one of four UNC faculty members awarded the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prizes were established in 1986 by the late Phillip Hettleman, … Read more

Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

September 21, 2022

Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the … Read more

“The Best of the Best”: Department of Medicine Boasts a Number of Former Chief Residents

September 13, 2022

The success of a residency program rests on the shoulders of its distinguished chief residents. Chief residents—selected from the top of the class—are role models of leadership and professionalism. They are not only in charge of carrying out administrative duties and managing clinical responsibilities as faculty physicians, but they also serve as teachers, mentors, advocates, … Read more

Juliano Honored With IDSA Designation

August 24, 2022

Jonathan J. Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been named Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have … Read more