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  • Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout October

    The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of October.  Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, was featured in a New York Times article that depicts a patient’s experience with EoE. Faculty and fellows in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine attended the NC Thoracic Society … Read more

  • Researchers create a community resource referral program to address kidney health disparities

    Drs. Gaurav Dave, associate professor of medicine, and Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine, received a grant from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to address structural racism to reduce kidney health disparities in rural North Carolina. North Carolina has the second largest rural population in the co … 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

  • Dr. Chang and Kimchi Raise Thousands for Local Animal Rescue

    What does NoDa Brewing Company and Dr. Emily Chang have in common? They both love Kimchi, the dog. Dr. Chang adopted Kimchi from a rescue organization, saving her before she was placed in a high kill shelter. She is Dr. Chang’s first pup and the two were a bonded pair almost instantly. Over the last nine years Kimchi has appeared on a fanny pack, t-shirts, a tattoo, chemo caps, w … Read more

  • Featured Staff: Mary Mac Collie

    Mary Mac Collie, is a North Carolina native who spends her time interacting with research participants at the UNC Kidney Center. She often explores trails throughout the state and enjoys listening to podcast. Some day she hopes to see the Northern Lights. 

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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

  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Nephrology Journal Club

      Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to touch many aspects of human life and Evan Zeitler, MD, isn’t sitting on the side lines of this technological advancement. Dr. Zeitler is using artificial intelligence generated images to bring attention to his nephrology journal club. “You just sort of turn off your logical brain for a little bit and just say, ‘what can I hint a … 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

  • Drs. Orzechowski, Derebail Featured in Healio Vasculitis Video Perspectives Series

    Nicole Orzechowski, DO, and Vimal Derebail, MD, were featured as vasculitis experts by Healio in a new video series of medical perspectives.

  • Keia Sanderson, MD

    Dr. Sanderson Awarded NIH K23 Grant to Better Predict Childhood Kidney Disease

    Preterm birth is common and increases one’s risk for kidney disease. 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. This is a 3-year career development award. Dr. Sanderson, MD, will utilize a machine learning approach to help identify additional risk … 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