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  • Stanley M. Lemon, MD

    Lemon Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    Stanley M. Lemon, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Lemon came to UNC’s Department o … Read more

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    Accolades, Awards and Appointments Archive

    Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, April 1 – April 30, 2024. John Buse, MD, PhD, was chosen, along with former UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp,  to select the Mani L. Bhaumik Breakthrough of the Year awardees. Christine Hill, MHA, business officer for the UNC Blood Research Center, received a $3,300 School of Medicine … Read more

  • From Sea to Shining IV: OPAT Program Improves Outcomes, Decreases Hospital Readmissions

    As health care shifts from reimbursement based on numbers of patients seen or procedures performed, to reimbursement based on quality of care, the infectious diseases specialty is challenged to accurately reflect the complex, expert care that ID physicians provide. One way could be outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, or OPAT, which monitors patients who are discharged fr … Read more

  • ID Continuous Quality Improvement Project Calls For STD and Mammography Screening

    The Division of Infectious Diseases has introduced a new Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) project designed to increase STD and mammography screening in HIV positive cis-female patients. As rates of STDs continue to rise in the U.S., with CDC data showing increases year after year, patients with HIV historically have lower rates of screening mammography, not only because of th … Read more

  • Cindy Gay, MD, MPH

    New Trial Highlights Incremental Progress Towards a Cure for HIV-1

    Cynthia L. Gay, MD, MPH, associate professor of infectious diseases, and David Margolis, MD, the Sarah Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, published results of a clinical trial showing that vorinostat and immunotherapy may modestly shrink the latent HIV reservoir. Antiretroviral therapies (ART) … Read more

  • JN.1 COVID variant spreading in NC, highest infection rate in 18 months

    North Carolina is experience the highest peak of COVID-19 infectious it has seen in 18 months. According to CDC data, around 16% of emergency department visits in the state are due to a respiratory virus. David Weber, MD, MPH, spoke with The News & Observer about the surge in respiratory illnesses, the new coronavirus strain and ways to protect yourself against infection in t … Read more

  • Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

    In Memory of Dr. Ada Adimora – A Trailblazing Physician Scientist and Mentor

    It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our esteemed colleague, Ada Adimora, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine and professor of epidemiology. Dr. Adimora, a brilliant and compassionate physician scientist, left an indelible mark on our department and the broader medical community. A true pioneer, Dr. Adimora made history as the first African Amer … Read more

  • Parr elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Jonathan Parr, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and researcher with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a nonprofit medical honor society that seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientist … Read more

  • Rosen featured in NC Health News regarding health care staffing in NC jails

    On any given day, about 20,000 people are incarcerated inside North Carolina’s county jails. These individuals are more likely than the general population to have substance use disorders, mental health problems, chronic diseases and infectious diseases, according to years of research. A new survey conducted by , MD, PhD, MSPH, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Dis … Read more

  • Featured Staff Member: Lara Valerio

    Lara A Valerio, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian in the Division of Infectious Diseases. It’s on her bucket list to write a book on all the nutrition tips and tricks she has learned over the course of being a dietitian. Lara is an avid traveler and has visited 13 countries so far. 

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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

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    Can you get HIV from someone on PrEP? Rosengren-Hovee answers common question

    Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS, was interviewed for a story that answers a common question about HIV and PrEP. “Can You Get HIV From Someone on PrEP?” was published in The Body. Rosengren said the odds for transmitting or acquiring an HIV infection are unlikely. “When we start people on PrEP, we get an HIV test,” she says. Part of the guidelines that clinicians follow when pre … Read more