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.’
Uniquely, a large number of former chief residents are now serving as stellar physicians in the Department of Medicine. In this addition of DOM Digest you’ll also meet the outstanding nurse managers behind 6 and 8 Bedtower, be introduced to six new faculty members and have the opportunity to watch videos featuring our doctors.
Medicine Grand Rounds are back! We honor Dr. John Buse’s 21-year career as division chief, congratulate Department faculty and residents who received awards during the UNC School of Medicine Student Government 2022 Fall Convocation and Ceremony and highlight four new grant recipients.