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  • Vavalle, Mazzella Announced as Cardiovascular Training Program Directors

    John Vavalle, MD, MHS, will assume the role of Director of the UNC Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, while Anthony Mazzella, MD, joins as Associate Program Director. Dr. Vavalle’s commitment to mentorship, coupled with Dr. Mazzella’s passion for education, brings a formidable combination of leadership qualities to the program. Dr. Vavalle is widely recognized as an exper … Read more

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    2024 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2023 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 29. More than 7,000 applicants matched to advanced training positions. After a successful Match, the following fellows will join Department subspecialties in July 2024. Division of … Read more

  • GI Fellows Win Golden Scope ASGE Competition

    A team of UNC GI fellows entered a quiz bowl-type contest sponsored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The competition tested their knowledge and featured some endoscopy technical skills. The impressive team, pictured below, of Drs. Gabrielle Ritaccio, Ryan Balko, and Alicia Muratore, beat 66 teams from all over the world to share the $5,000 prize!

  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Well Represented at American Thoracic Society

    The American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference was well attended by our pulmonary and critical care faculty and fellows. The event, held in Washington, DC, gathers world-renowned and early career experts to present the latest information on clinical, basic and translational science in the field. Throughout the six-day, international conference, UNC pulmonary and critical care fel … Read more

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    Faculty, Trainees Recognized for Academy of Educators Accomplishments

    Founded as a part of UNC School of Medicine’s strategic plan, the Academy of Educators (AOE) has been enhancing research and scholarship towards excellence in teaching since 2006. The Mission of the Academy is also to promote and fund curricular innovation, evidence-based curricular change and a scholarly approach to the education mission and provide a forum for education leaders … Read more

  • Spotlighting the UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program: New Director, New Fellows and More

    Christopher Sellers Appointed ID Fellowship Director Joe Eron, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, has announced that Christopher Sellers, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Wake County Human Services HIV and STI Clinics, will take over as Fellowship Program Director starting in July. “Chris trained … Read more

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Read more

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    IGHID Investigators Discuss Projects As New Academic Year Begins

    Global health research is a collaborative process, and each researcher at the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) contributes a piece to solving the puzzle of disease and morbidity. With a new academic year underway, read what some of our investigators are working on to improve the health of global populations. Their multi-disciplinary findings will be u … Read more

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    Scientists Create Long-acting Injectable Drug Delivery System for Tuberculosis

    Led by Martina Kovarova, PhD, Miriam Braunstein, PhD, and J. Victor Garcia, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers showed in vivo efficacy of a long-acting injectable formulation of the anti-TB drug rifabutin. Read more.

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    Sustained Efficacy of Long-Acting Cabotegravir for PrEP Among Cisgender Women – Findings from HPTN 084 Study

    Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) presented updated results from the HPTN 084 long-acting cabotegravir (CAB) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal. New findings show reductions in HIV incidence were sustained in the 12 months following trial unblinding (November 5, 2020, through November 5, 2021). Read more.

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    Addressing Racism’s Role in the US HIV Epidemic: Qualitative Findings from Three “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Prevention Projects

    Researchers from the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Center for Health Equity Research reviewed qualitative data from three “Ending the HIV Epidemic” (EHE) projects, published in the July issue of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS). In the article, Kate Muessig, PhD, associate professor in t … Read more

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    Victoria Shelus Studies Antimalarial Drug Use and Practice at Drug Shops in Uganda

    Victoria Shelus studies antimalarial drug use and practice at drug shops in Uganda, building on the work of Dr. Ross Boyce. In the remote villages of Bugoye sub-county at the foot of Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains a rolling landscape stretches across lush river valleys and steep hillsides. It’s the kind of terrain that might make for a beautiful and strenuous weekend hike for visito … Read more