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Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

January 31, 2022

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Honey Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, was awarded funding from the Clinical Investment Committee for the “Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Support Program” (CCAPPS). Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance received a $100K/one-year grant from the NextFifty Initiative. Leigh Callahan, PhD, is Director of the OAAA, and the … Read more

Featured Physician: Shakira J. Grant, MBBS

January 7, 2022

Dr. Shakira Grant was born in Barbados and says she knew around the age of 11 or 12, when her grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, that she would become an oncologist. She also says UNC felt like home when she visited, and it was the “ease of conversation, welcoming smiles, and the collegial atmosphere” that helped her know UNC was the place to be.

VCAG Calls For 2023 Project Applications

December 31, 2021

The Value-Care Action Group (VCAG) is currently accepting applications for high-value care improvement projects across the Department of Medicine. Faculty with questions should contact, or The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022. The Department of Medicine’s Value-Care Action Group develops recommendations and resources focused on high value care that helps clinicians … Read more

Weber, Wohl Answer Media Questions About Omicron, Testing, Herd Immunity and Preparations By Local Universities

December 29, 2021

Do the fully vaccinated need a COVID test if exposed or sick? David Weber, MD, MPH, and David Wohl, MD, answered this question and more during the week of December 17-23. The following clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets. Arkansas’ low vaccination rate setting up omicron surge, experts say – Dr. David Wohl (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) … Read more

Clinical Challenges: Using MRD in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Management

December 28, 2021

For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), minimal residual disease (MRD) has emerged as a highly sensitive indicator of disease burden during and at the end of treatment, and has correlated with time-to-event outcomes. Use of MRD has shown promise for guiding duration of treatment for CLL patients on time-limited therapy. “MRD measurement is not … Read more

Jones Awarded Funding For “Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Support Program”

December 28, 2021

Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, MBA, FAANP, FCCM, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded funding from the Clinical Investment Committee for the “Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Support Program” (CCAPPS), developed in collaboration with members of the Advanced Practice Provider Center‘s critical care workgroup. The CCAPPS program will standardize … Read more

UNC Nephrology Receives “Carolina Care Excellence Award”

December 28, 2021

UNC Nephrology in Burlington has received a 2021 UNC Health Carolina Care which recognizes top clinics with the highest overall Press Ganey Scores. Lucy Menefee, MSN, DNP, ANP-BC, adult nurse practitioner in the division of nephrology and hypertension, explained. “This award highlights our level of commitment to serving our patient population. This would not have … Read more

New Approaches to Hemophilia Treatment: ‘Our Cup Runneth Over’

December 27, 2021

In a session titled “Hemophilia Update: Our Cup Runneth Over,” presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), experts in the treatment of bleeding disorders discussed the optimal use of factor concentrates in people with hemophilia, new and investigational alternatives to factor concentrates, and the promise of long-time control or … Read more

High GI Spending Reveals Research, Public Health Need

December 27, 2021

MD Edge, Internal Medicine reports GI, liver, and pancreatic diseases cost the U.S. health care system about $120B per year and account for approximately 250,000 annual deaths, according to a “conservative” estimate from a recent analysis. These figures emphasize the need for more research funding in the area, along with additional clinical and public health … Read more

Medicine Introduces “Rapid Outpatient Specialty Support Program”

December 27, 2021

The Department of Medicine predominantly serves individuals with complex, chronic diseases. Although sometimes this care can happen entirely within a single clinical specialty, it often requires clinicians from different disciplines, sometimes quickly. The Department is now implementing an organized approach to rapid specialty care. Now, Department faculty, trainees, and APPs can contact a designated clinician … Read more

The National Kidney Foundation Presents the Shaul G. Massry Award to Dr. Jennifer Flythe

December 22, 2021

Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor medicine and vice chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension, is the recipient of the Shaul G. Massry Award. She will present the Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture for the National Kidney Foundation’s 2022 Spring Clinical Meetings, April 6-10, in Boston. The distinguished lecture honors Dr. Massry for … Read more