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Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: November 1 – November 30, 2023

December 4, 2023

Division of Hematology Rafal Pawlinski, PhD, and Brandi Reeves, MD, were awarded a one-year $75,000 UNC School of Medicine Phase 2 Translational Team Science Award (TTSA) for their project, “evaluating the role of hypoxia inducible factors in endothelial and hematopoietic cells in myeloproliferative neoplasms.” Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism Emily Pfaff, PhD, spoke about a … Read more

Dr. Batsis Attends National Council on Aging’s Obesity Roundtable

December 4, 2023

Dr. John Batsis was recently involved in a National Council on Aging Roundtable on Obesity and Equitable Aging. Held in Washington, DC, the event involved a number of professional organizations. It’s goals were to: shift the mindset on obesity so it is addressed as a serious chronic disease discuss the Patient Bill of Rights discuss … Read more

Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout November

December 2, 2023

The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of November.  Jason Wittes, PharmD, was featured in an Instagram reel talking about his role as pharmacy director for the UNC Hemophilia Treatment Center Pharmacy. As of Nov. 8, Carolina faculty and staff have access to … Read more

Recognizing People and Celebrating Holidays in December

November 29, 2023

December 1: World AIDS Day brings awareness to HIV/AIDS and serves as an opportunity to end related stigma. December 3: Interntional Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day aimed to promote the right and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also highlights the challenges people with disabilities face. December 7-15: The Jewish holiday begins on … Read more

Shape Your Workplace Future

November 29, 2023

The Department of Medicine is asking School of Medicine and Health Care System staff (non-APP and non-faculty) to continue the conversation regarding the SHARE Survey results. A kick-off meeting will be held January 24, 2024 @ 1:00p in MacNider Room 133. Your candid feedback via the SHARE Survey has provided the Department of Medicine with … Read more

Department of Medicine Bake & Share 2023

November 29, 2023

We’re excited to extend a warm invitation to our upcoming Bake & Share event on December 18th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm in room 133 MacNider. The purpose of this event is simple yet significant—to bring our community of staff, faculty, trainees, and APPs together for a delightful moment of connection and camaraderie while enjoying some … Read more

Featured Resident: Carrie Diamond, MD

November 29, 2023

Carrie Diamond, MD, attended Princeton University. There she majored in Spanish and Portuguese and minored in neuroscience and Latin American studies, all while also playing on the varsity Field Hockey team! 

Featured Advanced Practice Provider: Danielle Camastra

November 28, 2023

Danielle Camstra, PA, MS is a physician assistant in the Oncology/Hematology Infusion Clinic. As a child she wanted to be a veterinarian and still thinks being a pet photographer would be a great gig. Next year she hopes to attend two medical conferences. 

Novel study finds aspirin-free regimen benefits patients with LVAD

November 27, 2023

The ARIES-HM3 Randomized Clinical Trial assessed the safety and efficacy of excluding aspirin from the antithrombotic regimen in patients with advanced heart failure who have undergone implantation of a fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device (LVAD). “There has been no consensus in the field about use of or dose of aspirin in the LVAD … Read more

Buse, Smith Recognized in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2023 List

November 22, 2023

John Buse, MD, PhD, and Sidney Smith Jr., MD, along with 18 UNC School of Medicine and 21 other UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have been named in Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers™. These scientific pioneers from around the world are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field … Read more

UME Faculty Spotlight: Duncan Vincent, MD

November 18, 2023

We are so excited to showcase some of our brilliant UME educators in the department of medicine and across our AHEC sites. For many of us there are certain teachers in our past who left a mark on our lives and are highly valued. For some they may be the reason you went into medicine … Read more