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  • Save the Date: UNC Sickle Cell Fundraiser Set for September 15

    The UNC Sickle Cell Program proudly hosted its first fundraiser, the ‘Full Court Press for Sickle Cell’ basketball tournament, in 2023. With over 250 attendees and 90 players competing for the championship, the event successfully raised $10,000. This year, the fundraiser is returning with even more excitement! Mark your calendars for September 15th and join the UNC Comprehensive … Read more

  • Klipstein, Gill, Jain and Aleman Provide Words of Wisdom to Medical Students at Pearls Day

    As this year’s medical students look towards graduation, faculty members continue to inspire and set them up for success. During Pearls Day, students gathered to listen to educators speak on topics or issues they may face. Being selected as a Pearls Day speaker is an honor as they are nominated by the students. Four of the eight presentations were given by UNC Department of Medic … Read more

  • Christine Hill Receives School of Medicine Staff Development Grant

    Christine Hill, MHA, CRA, business officer for the UNC Blood Research Center received a $3,300 School of Medicine Staff Development Grant. The grant covers professional education and training and can be used for credit and non-credit courses, conferences, certificate programs or similar instructional opportunities. In total, 133 grants were issued for the 2024 program. The awarde … Read more

  • UNC Nephrologists Ensure Black Patients Received Equitable Access to Kidney Transplants

    April is Minority Health Month, a month to raise awareness about the need to reduce health disparities and improve the health of minority communities. The UNC Health Center for Transplant Care team and UNC Health nephrologists recently increased equitable access for the Black community by addressing and fixing a disparity among kidney transplant patients. The UNC Health Center fo … Read more

  • Cardiologists Performs First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement in North Carolina

    John P. Vavalle, MD, MHS, FACC, and Matthew A. Cavender, MD, MPH, FACC, interventional cardiologists and their collaborative team in the Structural Heart Disease Program at UNC, have performed their first transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement in the clinical setting, a revolutionary treatment for patients living with a common type of heart valve disease. For the first time in … Read more

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    95 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers Awarded 2024 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, 205 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Read more

  • Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout March

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, published “Biochemical Safety of SBRT to Multiple Intrahepatic Lesions for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.” Sasha Deutsch-Link, MD, was featured in a New York Times article about alcohol-related liver disease. The Lancet published a tribute for Adaora “Ada” Alise Adimora.  Andrea Coviello, MD, discussed what happens if you top taking weight-loss drugs in this UNC … Read more

  • DOM Teammate Council Welcome Lunch

    We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the DOM Teammate Council on April 1st and sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm to foster a more collaborative and fulfilling work environment. Teammate Council chairs, teammates and advisors, please join us on Tuesday, April 9 from 11am-1:15pm for a shared meal, where we will have the chance to get to know each other better and d … Read more

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    Featured Resident: Emma Healy, MD

    Emma Healy, MD, is from New Hampshire and attended Columbia University for medical school. She has interest in  narrative and humanism in medicine activities. Dr. Healy has hiked Nüümü Poyo (the JMT) and the northern half of the Appalachian Trail.

  • Vavalle, Mazzella Announced as Cardiovascular Training Program Directors

    John Vavalle, MD, MHS, will assume the role of Director of the UNC Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, while Anthony Mazzella, MD, joins as Associate Program Director. Dr. Vavalle’s commitment to mentorship, coupled with Dr. Mazzella’s passion for education, brings a formidable combination of leadership qualities to the program. Dr. Vavalle is widely recognized as an exper … Read more

  • Match Day 2024: Welcome Class of 2024

    Years of hard work and dreams were folded into envelopes, decorative boxes and other means of message delivery. On March 15th, medical students discovered where their career journey would take them for residency. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Internal Medicine Residency Program paired 28 categorical residents, two Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) re … Read more

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    Batsis: Weight Loss Drugs are Only One Part of a Comprehensive Plan

    Dr. John Batsis recently spoke with Verywell about his concerns regarding the prescribing of weight loss drugs. Batsis believes that some people want quick fixes from providers who are willing to prescribe weight management medications. However, he said that weight loss medications are only one part of a comprehensive plan. “Obesity is a chronic disease,” said John Batsis, MD. “W … Read more