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  • Callahan and Nelson Receive T32 Award for Training Program at UNC

    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) recently awarded Drs. Leigh Callahan and Amanda Nelson funding for their T32 grant, “The Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Training Program at the University of North Carolina.” The overall goal of this T32 is to provide state-of-the-art resources and a rich environment … 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

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    How Exercise Can Improve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

    Can exercise help decrease osteoarthritis pain? One would think moving your joints more frequently would increase pain related to a joint disease but in fact physical activity can lessen the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Leigh Callahan, PhD, the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, and Associate Director of t … Read more

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    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: February 1 – February 29, 2024

    The UNC Department of Medicine ranked 23rd in the country in total National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for federal fiscal year 2023 and 8th among peer public universities, according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Saira Sheikh, MD, Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, and Tessa Englund rece … Read more

  • Allergist Provide Insights for Managing Food Allergies and Food-Related Anaphylaxis

    A recent review article published in JAMA by Drs. Edward Iglesia, Mildred Kwan, Yamini Virkud, and Onyinye Iweala reviewed the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of IgE-mediated food allergies in the United States. IgE-mediated allergic reactions to food are caused by immunoglobulin (Ig)E allergy antibodies. Such reactions typically occur within minutes of ingestion and may ca … Read more

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    University of North Carolina Designated as Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation. This accolade positions UNC among the two centers in the state to receive such an esteemed recognition. The acknowledgment highlights UNC’s proficiency in providing care for individuals affected by scleroderma, an autoimmune … Read more

  • Does a Red Meat Allergy Cause Knee Pain?

    A collaboration between researchers at the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center’s Core Center for Clinical Research, investigated the relationship between a red meat allergy, caused from a tick bite known as alpha-gal syndrome, and knee pain. The paper, titled “Tick-borne disease infections and chronic musculoskeletal … Read more

  • Nelson, Bryant, Chan attend AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

    Amanda Nelson, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Amy Bryant, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Katherine Chan, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Urology received grants to participate in the 2023 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar in A … Read more

  • Removing the Penicillin Allergic Label: Researchers Introduce PADME

    Doctors at the UNC School of Medicine, including Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, and Cincinnati Children’s collaborate to develop an innovative, patient-initiated online platform designed to remove the penicillin allergy label from misdiagnosed pediatric patients. Here’s the scene. Your child appears to be sick. You take their temperature. Fever is over 100. Their throat hurts. You immedi … Read more

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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

  • November- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: November 1 – November 30, 2023

    Division of Hematology Rafal Pawlinski, PhD, and Brandi Reeves, MD, were awarded a one-year $75,000 UNC School of Medicine Phase 2 Translational Team Science Award (TTSA) for their project, “evaluating the role of hypoxia inducible factors in endothelial and hematopoietic cells in myeloproliferative neoplasms.” Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism Emily Pfaff, PhD, spoke ab … Read more

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    Nelson Expresses Concern for Use of Methotrexate in Hand OA Following Clinical Trial

    “Many individuals with hand OA have multiple medical comorbidities and polypharmacy, which are important when considering additional treatments, particularly those with modest benefit and potential adverse effects over the long term,” she said.