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    Dr. Erin Finn Receives Junior Faculty Award from Academy of Educators

    The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE) has established a number of teaching awards to recognize the importance of excellence in medical teaching, increase the prestige of great educators, and make teaching a more viable part of a faculty member’s academic career path.

  • Drs. Finn, Stephens, Dancel Publish “The State of Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Fellowships in the United States and Canada”

    In this article, Erin Finn, MD, John Stephens, MD, and Ria Dancel, MD, in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Eric Zwemer, MD, in the Department of Pediatrics explore the state of internal medicine point-of-care ultrasound fellowships in the US and Canada.

  • Division of Hospital Medicine Well Represented at The 2023 Society of Hospital Medicine Converge

    The 2023 Society of Hospital Medicine Converge took place in Austin, Texas and featured many of the Division of Hospital Medicine’s talented and dedicated faculty members. In total seventeen vignettes, nine research posters and four talks were presented by our hospital medicine providers.

  • 97 Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 202 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Read more

  • Faculty Receive Recognition from IM Residents

    Providing excellent medical education is one of the Department’s core missions. It is through the guidance of our dedicated faulty we are able to prepare residents for diverse career paths. The following individuals received high marks on resident evaluations. Division of Hospital Medicine   Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology Division of Geriatric Medicine   … Read more

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    Featured Physician: Dr. Danicela Younce

    Danicela Younce, MD, provides excellent care to hospitalized patients and is involved in medical student and resident education. Dr. Younce immigrated from Cuba to reside in Florida until attending college at UNC. Although she has always wanted to be a physician, being a celebrity travel chef would have been cool too! What brought you to UNC Medical Center? I have a long history … Read more

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Kelly Stepanek

    Kelly Stepanek, ACNP-BC, specializes in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and enjoys mentoring and teaching APP students. She has dedicated 15 years to the Division of Hospital Medicine and has helped shape the APP role. Kelly is a baseball/soccer mom and loves cheese! 

  • Faculty and Residents Honored by UNC SOM Student Government

    The UNC School of Medicine Student Government, previously known as the Whitehead Medical Society in honor of Dr. Richard H. Whitehead, held the Fall Convocation and Award Ceremony. The Department of Medicine was well represented during the award ceremony. Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, was selected by the senior class for the L … Read more

  • June- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: June 1 – June 30, 2022

    Division of Infectious Diseases Becky White, MD, MPH, was awarded $200,000 by the Looking Forward funding program to better understand testing and vaccination rates within a large jail in Wake County, N.C., as well as when the survey respondents return to their home communities. Tessa Andermann, MD, MPH, received a $30,000 pilot award from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology … Read more

  • Dr. Raquel Reyes Steps in as HISC Course Director, “Clerkship Director”

    It takes a dedicated, empathetic and effective educator to take on the role of Hospital, Interventional and Surgical Care (HISC) course director, previously known as the Internal Medicine Clerkship. Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA, associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, will be stepping into this position at the end of June. The HISC course allows medical students to app … 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

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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