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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.

DOM Digest February 2023

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.

DOM Digest January 2023

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.

DOM Digest December 2022

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.

DOM Digest November 2022

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.

DOM Digest October 2022 

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.’

DOM Digest September 2022

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.

DOM Digest August 2022

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.