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$4.5M Grant to Boost Antimicrobial Resistance Efforts in Malawi

February 25, 2020

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and UNC Project-Malawi were awarded a $4.5 million grant by the UK’s Fleming Fund to strengthen Malawi’s One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) program.  The grant will support the national AMR coordination committee and technical working groups, supporting ownership and alignment and scaling up a One Health AMR mentoring scheme. Grant activities will … Read more

Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

February 21, 2020

Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor, division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for “Improving Primary Care Clinicians’ Communication Skills in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Dementia.” This project continues work begun with Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor, division of geriatric medicine and director, UNC Palliative … Read more

Gilbert’s Gait Speed Research Featured in Healio Rheumatology

February 21, 2020

Abigail L. Gilbert, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, discusses her research on the differences in gait speeds, in people with osteoarthritis, with Healio Rheumatology. She says that her study, published in Arthritis Care and Research, is the first “to look at important differences in gait speed … Read more

Weber Discusses Flu in Associated Press Article

February 21, 2020

David Weber, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, pediatrics and epidemiology, was interviewed in an AP article about the second wave of flu, amid concerns about the coronavirus. The article recognizes that the second surge began in late January, and that there is now another rise in the percentage of doctor’s … Read more

Carolina Care Highlight: Morgan Simonds Jones, MD

February 21, 2020

Morgan Simonds Jones, MD, assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, has been recognized in a new Carolina Care Highlight. Here’s what one patient had to say: “I appreciate Morgan’s approach of treating me as a partner, or even a manager of my treatment care. His explanations are clear. He is respectful and … Read more

Berkowitz Study Recognized in Washington Post

February 21, 2020

Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, is featured in the Washington Post article “Food for thought–And Health.” He explains the association between medically tailored meals and healthcare use, based on his study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine. Results of the study showed patients who received medically tailored … Read more

UNC Panther Creek Accepting New Patients and Referrals

February 19, 2020

The UNC Panther Creek Medical Office Building (MOB) opened on January 21 as faculty physicians from the department of medicine welcomed patients to a collaborative new care model, with specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology. Many physicians at the MOB are accepting new patients, and this includes Hannah Coletti, MD, MPH, assistant professor … Read more

Help Us Meet Organizational Goals

February 19, 2020

For Faculty Physicians – Well-Being Index The Well-Being Index (WBI) is a nine-question stress self-assessment, and became the FP Incentive for the second six months of FY20.  Please take the survey and help meet the goal of 80% participation between Jan. 1 – June 30, 2020; doing-so will result in the full incentive payment of … Read more

Cavender Selected for ACC Leadership Academy

February 18, 2020

Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been selected for the Leadership Academy of the American College of Cardiology, a two year program launched in 2014 to address various leadership specific competencies that can ensure participants are highly qualified to lead in their respective organizations. Cavender joined UNC’s … Read more

Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative Receives TBJ Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach

February 18, 2020

UNC Health Care and the Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2020 Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach on Thursday February 13. The award honors an individual or organization for the development of a program that improved access to, and the quality of, medical service in an underserved area. Jan Busby-Whitehead, … Read more

Featured Physician: Keia Sanderson, MD

February 14, 2020

Dr. Keia Sanderson wrote an essay in the first grade describing how her pediatrician, an African American female, inspired her to achieve. “Very early in my life, she along with my parents made me feel like I could do anything,” said Sanderson, an associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension. She also says her grandmother gave her the best advice about lifelong learning.

Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

February 13, 2020

After a review of the PEXIVAS trial, a large randomized clinical trial involving patients with ANCA vasculitis, Vimal K. Derebail, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Ronald J. Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, have published their interpretation of these findings for patients with severe ANCA vasculitis … Read more