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    Dr. Weber Invited to Speak at White Coat Ceremony

    Dr. David Weber, professor of medicine in infectious diseases, spoke at the School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony celebrating the Class of 2026, on May 21. “It’s been 50 years since I was in your position, at the University of California at San Diego,” said Weber, who is also UNC Medical Center’s Associate Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Director for the Department of Infe … Read more

  • Why Specialize in Infectious Diseases? The Desire to Practice Has Always Been Infectious, But Perhaps More So Now

    It’s a rare day when an infectious disease story is not in the news–particularly since COVID-19 turned the world upside down and showed the vulnerability of the human condition to emerging pathogens. The field of infectious diseases is dynamic, often characterized by innovation and heroism. Christopher Sellers, MD, MPH (UNC ID Fellowship: 2012-2014) is Program Director for the In … Read more

  • Featured Staff Member: Kathy James

    Kathy James has been with the Division of Infectious Diseases for nearly 28 years and is known for her reliability and willingness to help. She says her colleagues feel like her extended family. Before life in North Carolina, Kathy used to be a singer, and cancan dancer in a western variety show in Pittsburgh, which is her hometown. 

  • “Grateful Patient” Gift Honors Dr. Joe Eron

    Rapid advancements in science and technology may be changing healthcare delivery, but the heart of medicine continues to be the relationship between doctor and patient. When David Howell, PhD (’78), a medical writer for peer-reviewed journals in San Francisco, moved back to North Carolina in late 2020, he needed to find an infectious disease specialist to follow his chronic disea … Read more

  • Infection Prevention Expert Answers Questions About the End of the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Status

    The Well asked Dr. David J. Weber about the end of the COVID-19 federal emergency status, the state of the disease and his recommendations for preventing the virus.

  • 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

  • Dennis Research Group Releases New White Paper On Molecular HIV Epidemiology

    The project was led by Ann M. Dennis, MD, MS, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.  The Dennis Research Group in the School of Medicine has released a new white paper titled, “Revitalizing Community Engagement in the Public Health Use of Molecular HIV Epidemiology.” The paper is a product of the UNC Ethics of HIV Molecular Surveillance Projec … Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Study Shows Standardizing National Treatment Guidelines Could Prevent Health Disparities in Care

    Dissertations build on multiple disciplinary perspectives with new contributions to global health knowledge and practice. Lauren Zalla’s project, guided by infectious disease professors Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, and Joe Eron, MD, is a good example. Bringing clinical expertise to Zalla’s dissertation committee, they helped her design a study that explored racial disparities in the pre … Read more

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    Dr. Weber Joins Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

    David J. Weber, MD, MPH, has been appointed to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). As a member, Dr. Weber will provide advice and guidance to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 14 non-federal employee voting members contribute their expertise on topics related … Read more