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    Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

    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 requir … Read more

  • Drs. Stouffer and Cavender Co-Directing 21st Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update, Register Here

    The live in-person event is an educational opportunity for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cases will be reviewed and optimal treatment plans for various cardiovascular diseases will be provided. Drug therapies and new technologies will also be discussed. Dr. Rick Stouffer, chief of t … Read more

  • May- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: May 1 – May 31, 2022

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, has been awarded a $315,295 grant from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) for his project titled, “An allergen-specific immune signature-directed diet vs sham diet for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis: A pilot-feasibility study” Division of Pulmonary and Critical Ca … Read more

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Read more

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    Two Cardiology Clinical Trials Selected for a Top Research Site Award

      UNC Health Care has been selected for a 2022 Top Research Site Award by the Heart Failure Collaboratory (HFC) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) for outstanding performance on two clinical trials: PARAGLIDE-HF, and LY3461767 in Participants With Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. The vision of the Heart Failure Society of America is to signi … Read more

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    From Observing Patients to Artwork: Medical Humanities Program seeks to Improve Clinical Observation in Internal Medicine Residents

    Each morning, Internal Medicine residents take their seats for Morning Report, a case-based resident-led discussion in which Internal Medicine residents share patient case material, develop their diagnostic skills, and solve cases together. But, four or five times a year, instead of analyzing a patient, the residents are presented with classical music, poetry, or Renaissance era … Read more

  • March- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: March 1 – March 31, 2022

    Division of Oncology Yara Abdou, MD, received a METAvivor research grant for “Investigating Survivin as a novel target for immunotherapy in Black women with breast cancer.” Jared Weiss, MD, and Barbara Savoldo, MD, received a $1.8M DoD grant to study GD2 CART for lung lancer. Emily Ray, MD, received a 2-year $150,000 Career Development Award from the Lung Cancer Initiative for a … Read more

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    Medicine Announces Value-Care Action Group Awardees for Next Academic Year

    The Department of Medicine’s Value-Care Action Group has awarded four value-care improvement projects that will start in July, 2022. Awardees are listed below with overviews of their projects. Cody Deen, MD: A Chest Pain Transitions Clinic at UNC Hillsborough. The management of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is a clinical challenge tha … Read more

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    Reflections on Life and Career: Spotlight on Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

    Following is a conversation with a faculty member who is a past-President of the American Heart Association (AHA) and who twice met with US Presidents in the Oval Office to discuss health matters. He is prominent in national and world health, and served as Chair of the World Heart and Stroke Forum and President of the World Heart Federation as well as Chair of the NHLBI Executive … Read more

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    Users Regard Apple Watch As a Medical Tool and Worry About Results

    The continued addition of health and fitness features to Apple Watch, Fitbit and other devices, has led to wearers treating them as medical tools — with some over-worrying about their readings. Lindsay A. Rosman, PhD, assistant professor in the division of cardiology, studies the effects of devices on anxiety and  was recently interviewed by AppleInsider. “As a researcher, I thin … Read more

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    Cavender Discusses Study Showing Cangrelor Reduces Ischemic Events Versus Clopidogrel Early After PCI

    Treatment with the IV P2Y12 inhibitor cangrelor reduced the number of early ischemic events after PCI, primarily MI and stent thrombosis, compared with oral clopidogrel, according to the results of the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial. “Patients undergoing PCI are at risk of activation of the clotting process, formation of intravascular thrombus and subsequent myocardial infarction,” said  … Read more

  • November- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: November 1 – November 30, 2021

    Division of Cardiology Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded Anil Gehi, MD, a three-year grant to improve atrial fibrillation (AF) care. Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Seth Berkowitz, MD, received an R01 NIH grant to advance health equity in Type 2 diabetes. Division of Infectious Diseases David Rosen, MD, PhD, is principal investigator of a study th … Read more