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  • A new collaborative project aims to use oral history to better understand how NC residents think about their health. (CREDIT SOUTHERN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM / CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH)

    Can Stories Save Lives? Dr. Ross Simpson Aims To Find Out

    WUNC’s Frank Stasio talked with Dr. Ross Simpson, cardiologist and professor of medicine, and Rachel Seidman, director of the Southern Oral History Program and adjunct assistant professor of history and women’s and gender studies at UNC-Chapel Hill about their collaborative project ‘Sudden.’

  • Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCI, Edmund Allen Liles, MD, and Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH

    Medicine Physicians Join Academy of Educators

    Five faculty members from the department of medicine have been selected to the UNC School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators.

  • Rick Hobbs, MD, John Vavalle, MD, Rita Bigham, and Michael Yeung, MD

    A Heart for Young People, and their Hearts

    A major gift from Rita Bigham will enable UNC interventional cardiologists to perform more life-saving heart procedures in Nicaragua.

  • Claudia Rojas, CELAH Program Manager

    Culturally Competent Healthcare for the Latino Community

    The UNC Center for Latino Health recognizes its 10 year anniversary, announces a new cardiology clinic, and celebrates Claudia Rojas, the center manager who has been named “Community Service Person of the Year.”

  • Li Wang, PhD

    Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

    Li Wang, PhD, research associate in the Qian Lab and a member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the prestigious Career Development Award from the AHA. The award is given to highly promising young scientists in their early years to explore innovative questions in the field of cardiovascular research.

  • L-R: Tina Colucci MSN, ANP-C, Carol Allen RN, Lisa Janson LPN, Emily Britton RN, Connie Fecik MPM, FNP-BS, NP, Kristen Goldston, Taylor Herndon MHA, Jessica Bachinski RN, Elsa Dena, Charlene Whayne RN, Thelsa Weickert MD, Sonalie Patel, Sarah Waters ANP.

    UNC’s Outpatient Diuresis Clinic, A New Approach to Managing Heart Failure

    The newest project from the department of medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) is better serving patients with early heart failure while also reducing visits to the ED and subsequent hospitalizations.

  • Dr. Paula Miller and Barbara Reid-Mills

    4th Annual Outreach Symposium for Women Puts Spotlight on Heart Health

    February was American Heart Month, the perfect time to advocate for the cardiovascular health of women. Led by Dr. Paula Miller, clinical associate professor in the division of cardiology in UNC’s department of medicine, the 4th annual Women’s Heart Symposium drew nearly 100 women for a day of free education, food and health tips, enabling women of all ages and backgrounds to lea … Read more

  • Research Highlights: Cardiology

    Anil Gehi, MD, Streamlining Triage for AFib Patients to Increase Care Coordination and Prevent Hospitalizations Dr. Anil Gehi’s research focus is on innovative approaches to atrial fibrillation (AFib), from detailed understanding of patient symptomatology, techniques of ablation, processes of care in AFib management, and outcomes research through complex analyses of big data. In … Read more

  • Fluorescent protein-labeled zebrafish ventricle from Liu Lab

    Liu Lab Receives $2 Million Grant for Heart Research

    Jiandong Liu, PhD, assistant professor of pathology, member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, and director of the Zebrafish Aquaculture Core facility, has received a $2-million research grant from the NIH for his project “Molecular regulation of ventricular chamber maturation.”

  • Dr. George (Rick) Stouffer

    Rick Stouffer Is Appointed Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor

    George (Rick) Stouffer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, has been awarded the Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the department of medicine. The professorship honors Dr. Ernest Craige who was the first chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UNC School of Medicine and served from 1952 – 1978. As an enduring tribute, … Read more

  • These cardiomyocytes (green with blue nuclei) had been fibroblasts before Frank Conlon's UNC lab reprogrammed them.

    Scientists Map Molecular Mechanisms Crucial for New Approach to Heart Disease Therapy

    Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.

  • Dr. Victoria Bautch, Co-director of UNC McAllister Heart Institute

    Bautch Receives Outstanding Investigator Award

    Victoria Bautch, PhD, was recently awarded $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. The award will enable the Bautch Lab to study the molecular and cellular control of angiogenesis, a naturally occurring process responsible for the formation and growth of blood vessels.