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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In February’s edition of DOM Digest one of our cardiologists explains how a remote cardiac monitor device is being used to improve patient’s quality of life. Meet five physicians who share their approach to care, academic interests and outside of work hobbies. One doctor even talks about how he met Michael Jordan. Additionally, Jaime Foster, senior executive assistant in Medicine Administration, tells us how her role has transformed over the last 13 years.
We congratulate Dr. Amy Mottl for receiving a five-year U01 grant from the NIDDK, the UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program earned Comprehensive Care Center reaccreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and leaders of the Department’s medical education programs created short video lectures to help others become better teachers. You’ll find video profiles of faculty and news about future events in this DOM Digest edition.
There was plenty of good news to share as we wrapped up the calendar year! Meet the fellows who will be joining the Department in July and welcome our new associate chiefs of administration. Find information on a unique UNC COVID-19 study. Many of our providers were featured in media articles. This edition of DOM Digest also includes photos of folks celebrating the holidays together.
Learn about two of our investigators who are collaborating to fight a tricky tick-borne disease, Alpha-Gal Syndrome. Get to know more about Kelly Stepanek, a hospitalist nurse practitioner, and Alex Kass, operations manager for the Eastowne Clinical Research Unit. This addition also features a story about Dr. Todd Baron saving a puppy by performing a procedure never believed to be used on a dog before.
Tara Alin has been appointed to the Governor’s North Carolina Appointed Council on Sickle Cell Disease and Other Blood Disorders. Additional congrats are in order for Dr. Boyce, Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine recipient, Dr. Armistead, the new director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, and Dr. Sivaraj, Inpatient Carolina Care ‘House Officer of the Year.’