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DOM Digest March 2024

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Eugene Bozymski, a revered figure in the medical community. The Department introduces its Teammate Council designed to improve the working life of staff. Dr. Evan Dellon details the progress made in eosinophilic esophagitis treatments, one of our fellows gears up to run the Tokyo Marathon, three residents took home 1st place in the NC Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, and more.

DOM Digest February 2024

The Department cares for over 130,000 patients a year and performs around 27,000 procedures. Explore all the areas our teams provide expert care in this month’s newsletter. Additionally, our gastroenterologists explain how intestinal ultrasound has the potential to change how patients with IBD manage their treatment and UNC was designated as a Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center. Four members of medicine  also share their work responsibilities, passion for their job and interesting facts about themselves.

DOM Digest January 2024

With heavy hearts we remember Dr. Ada Adimora, a brilliant and compassionate physician scientist, who left an indelible mark on our department and the broader medical community. View fellows who matched to department subspecialties. We share how Dr. Vavalle is mentoring and inspiring NC School of Science and Mathematics students. Get information about the next Tar Heel Boot Camp, Grand Rounds and upcoming photo sessions.

DOM Digest November 2023

Dr. Keisha Gibson speaks about her role as the Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee as well as her personal connection to the University. A novel study, co-authored by Dr. Mirnela Byku, revealed LVAD patients benefit from an aspirin-free regimen, cutting major bleeding events by 34%. Six faculty were featured in video profiles and internal medicine residents participate in an Instagram reel while celebrating fellowship match.

DOM Digest October 2023

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program received the status of an Accredited Comprehensive Care Center. Our Sickle Cell Program raised awareness and $10K during their first annual basketball competition. A new underserved pathway for medicine-pediatric residents was announced. Read about over a dozen faculty who were honored with awards and a clinic dedicated to patients with alcohol-related liver disease.

DOM Digest September 2023

Thanks to a generous patient, a room in Roper Hall was named in honor of Ellen Parker Wilkes, a nurse practitioner. UNC joined an important osteoporosis clinical trial and two researchers are leading a community resource referral program to address kidney health disparities. Dr. Ross Boyce was awarded a $4.4 million, five-year (R01) grant. Dr. Debra Bynum was involved in a study that examined associations between impostor syndrome and holding leadership positions in medicine.

DOM Digest August 2023

We recognize Dr. Scott Commins as the newly established William J. Yount, MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Dr. Chang’s dog gets featured on a beer can. Four new faculty members are welcomed and four doctors are featured in video profiles. It was a big month for grant announcements and various awards were collected. Learn more about and register for educational events coming up in the near future.

DOM Digest July 2023 

Meet the talented trainees who joined us this summer. Dr. Drummond receives the Solovy Award for his COPD research. Five docs and an APP joine the Department. Watch a short faculty development video and multiple faculty speak about their roles, passions and hobbies. Many providers are featured in outside media articles this month.

DOM Digest June 2023

Meet our featured staff member of the month who has been with the Department for 28 years, Kathy James. Say hello to seven new faces and watch new video profiles from six of our providers. Many Department of Medicine faculty and trainees were recognized for their exceptional teaching and dedication to the AOE. Drs. Martinez and Klein were also selected for the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program and the UNC Hypertension Clinic received Comprehensive Hypertension Center Accreditation by the American Hearth Association.

DOM Digest May 2023

In this issue of DOM Digest Dr. Janet Rubin is recognized for her dedication to mentoring junior faculty. Learn how a nephrologist is using artificial intelligence to promote his journal club. Our internal medicine residency program celebrates the interns transitioning to upper level residents and welcomes the new chiefs! Explore the dozens of articles featuring the Department’s experts and the local cultural events happening in June.

DOM Digest April 2023

Dr. Cristin Colford is introduced as the new Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Deepa Kirk is appointed Associate Vice Chair for Outpatient Services. Nearly 100 physicians and advanced practice professionals receive the 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence. For the first time at the University of North Carolina, cardiologists were able to implant a percutaneous transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement device. Learn about all this in April’s edition of DOM Digest.

DOM Digest March 2023

Faculty receive recognition from internal medicine residents, a gastroenterologist discusses the allergic reaction to red meat known as alpha-gal syndrome and we announce the residents who matched to our Internal Medicine Residency Program, all in this edition of DOM digest. Additional throughout March, ten individuals received awards, including Dr. Loeser who received a $2 million NIH grant, and over 20 were featured in outside media publications.