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  • Full Court Press for Sickle Cell: A Slam Dunk for Awareness and Fundraising

    The UNC Division of Hematology hosted its first annual “Full Court Press for Sickle Cell” at the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center on September 23rd. Not only did the event raise awareness for the disease it brought in an impressive $10,000 to support the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program. Throughout the day, 250 individuals participated in a wide variety of activities, includ … Read more

  • Five NC Institutions Collaborating to Advance Kidney, Urology, Hematology (KUH) Research

    Ronald Falk, MD, Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor of Medicine at UNC, Anthony Atala, MD, Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest University and Thomas Ortel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Duke University, will lead an effort to cultivate a highly skilled cohort of people and resources to advance research in kidney, urology, and hematology. Collaboration in medicine is comm … Read more

  • August- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: August 1 – August 31, 2023

    Division of Hematology Brandi Reeves, MD, received a 5-year, NHLBI K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award for the research project, “Evaluating the Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor in Myeloproliferative-Associated Thrombosis.” Daniel Richardson, MD, received a $150K grant for developing a patient-reported measure to identify treatment priorities of patients with advanc … Read more

  • Featured Staff Member: Elizabeth Gorsuch

    Elizabeth Gorsuch, MA, is a project coordinator in the Division of Hematology. She knows it takes a lot of time and attention to detail to effectively execute plans. Elizabeth has held various roles at UNC and enjoys interacting with the great people at our institution. Originally from Alaska, she is an adventurous traveler who is hoping see Egypt soon. 

  • Paul Armistead, MD, PhD

    Dr. Armistead Awarded Eshelman Institute 2023 Therapeutics Grants

    The Eshelman Institute works with Carolina faculty who are collaborating with scientists and health care providers both inside and outside UNC-Chapel Hill, including academia, industry and foundations.

  • July- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: July 1 – July 31, 2023

    Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology HIV/Hep C Certificate Program, lead by Louis King, MD, received a Health Resources and Services Administration grant from the National HIV Pathway Consortium to support certification efforts. Division of Hematology Paul Armistead, MD, PhD, and his research group received two grants. A 2-year, $260K Eshelman Institute for In … Read more

  • Cassi Frank Publishes Guide for Thrombosis Patients, First Spanish Translation in Vascular Medicine

    Cassi Frank, physician assistant in the Division of Hematology, published educational materials for patients with newly diagnosed venous thromboembolism in Vascular Medicine. The article was also published in Spanish, a first in the history of the journal, to reach an unmet need in the Spanish-speaking community. These educational materials are freely available to an internationa … Read more

  • Department Welcomes Two New Associate Chiefs of Administration

    The Department is honored to welcome two vibrant leaders to the administrative team, Taylor Herndon and Brandon Grant.   Brandon Grant, MPH, joins the Division of Hematology as the new Associate Chief of Administration. Previously serving as the Strategic Support Manager in the Office of the CEO at Penn Medicine, he comes to us with a strong background in healthcare administratio … Read more

  • Dr. Shakira Grant Receives Healio Innovators NextGen Disruptor Award

    At this month’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Healio honored nine Disruptive Innovators who are changing the face of hematology/oncology. At this second annual award ceremony, Dr. Shakira Grant received the 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor award. This award goes to an up-and-coming physician who is disrupting the status quo in the field, whe … Read more

  • Featured Advance Practice Provider: Laura Blanchard

    Laura Blanchard, MPAP, PA-C, was the first inpatient APP hired within the hematology division and has helped grow the program into a 10 person team. She is an advocate for the APP profession both at UNC and nationally. Laura is also a mom and a music lover who almost became a trumpeter. Her favorite food is the chick pea salad from Kardia!

  • Featured Physician: Christopher Jensen

    Christopher Jensen, MD, MSCR, is a hematologist with interests in lymphoma and geriatric oncology. Originally from Rocky Mount, Dr. Jensen is looking forward to serving the people of the state. If he was not a physician he would have pursued a career as a historian, focusing on ancient history! 

  • April- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: April 1 – April 30, 2023

    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Keia Sanderson, MD, MSCR, has received an NIH K23 award, supported by the NIDDK, to identify maternal and neonatal risk factors to help predict childhood kidney disease earlier. Division of Geriatric Medicine John A. Batsis, MD, was awarded a five-year, $3.5-million R01 grant by the National Institute on Aging to investigate weight loss str … Read more