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Dr. Buse Honored with 2024 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award

March 6, 2024

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has announced the recipients of the 2024 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards, recognizing individuals who have significantly advanced diabetes care, education and research. Among the esteemed awardees is John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the UNC Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. … Read more

Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: February 1 – February 29, 2024

March 4, 2024

The UNC Department of Medicine ranked 23rd in the country in total National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for federal fiscal year 2023 and 8th among peer public universities, according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Saira Sheikh, MD, Vimal Derebail, MD, … Read more

Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout February

March 2, 2024

The clickable links below navigate directly to outside media articles which featured Department of Medicine faculty throughout the month of February.  David Weber, MD, MPH, spoke about the rise in measles around the world. John Batsis, MD, was featured in The Atlantic about the use of Ozempic in older adults. Brain Bramson, MD, was quoted … Read more

DOM Teammate Council Formed: Shaping Your Workplace Future

February 29, 2024

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the formation of the DOM Teammate Council, which consists of three subcommittees dedicated to improving the working life of staff through recognition, collaboration and selected initiatives. The council will work to address the key areas identified through the SHARE Survey, focusing on enhancing professional development, sense of … Read more

Hospitalists Recognized by Society of Hospital Medicine NC Triangle Chapter

February 28, 2024

The Society of Hospital Medicine NC Triangle Chapter held its annual networking and awards night on February 16, 2024. Awardees demonstrate excellence in research, clinical leadership service and more. Hospitalists for the UNC Division of Hospital Medicine were honored with awards, including: Dana Mabry, NP, Excellence in Clinical Leadership for Advanced Practice Provider Award Carlton … Read more

Featured Fellow: Alicia Muratore

February 28, 2024

Alicia Muratore, MD, MBA, is a fellow in the UNC Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. She is interested in general gastroenterology, a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases, medical education and quality improvement. Dr. Muratore is also training for her 12th marathon overall and 6th and final of the World Marathon Majors. Learn more about how her passion for the sport and medicine.

Women’s History Month, Easter and more in the month of March

February 22, 2024

National Women’s History Month Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Some of the trailblazing women from the Department include: Dr. Janet Fisher: the first female Professor of Medicine Dr. Ada Adimora: the first African American Professor of Medicine Dr. Keisha … Read more

Jensen Receives $1.4M to Study How MEK and Drugs that Inhibit MEK Affect Mitochondria in Heart Muscle and Breast Cancer Cells

February 22, 2024

Brian Jensen, MD, PI, received a R01, $1.4M direct, grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The researches will investigate how MEK (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase) and drugs that inhibit MEK affect mitochondria within two types of cells: cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) and triple-negative breast cancer cells. This study aims to understand … Read more

UME Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Allen, MD

February 22, 2024

I first became interested in education during my residency training at UNC and was fortunate enough to be able to serve as a chief resident, which helped me develop in the role as a student and resident educator.  When I started as a hospitalist at UNC Rex in 2013 there were no medical student or resident rotations available within our group of Internal Medicine hospitalists…

Allergist Provide Insights for Managing Food Allergies and Food-Related Anaphylaxis

February 21, 2024

A recent review article published in JAMA by Drs. Edward Iglesia, Mildred Kwan, Yamini Virkud, and Onyinye Iweala reviewed the prevalence, diagnosis, and management of IgE-mediated food allergies in the United States. IgE-mediated allergic reactions to food are caused by immunoglobulin (Ig)E allergy antibodies. Such reactions typically occur within minutes of ingestion and may cause … Read more

Monroe, Fager Publish “Stopping the bleed when platelets don’t stick”

February 20, 2024

Dougald Monroe, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and the UNC Blood Research Center, co-authored an article with Ammon Fager, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University titled, “Stopping the bleed when platelets don’t stick” in Nature Cardiovascular Medicine. The commentary discusses a novel bifunctional antibody that brings factor VIIa … Read more

Featured Advanced Practice Provider: William Churchwell

February 19, 2024

William Churchwell, PA-C, MHS, helps hospitalized patients with hematologic malignancies navigate their cancer journey. Originally from Kansas City, he has lived in North Carolina for over 20 years. Bill believes laughter is the best medicine and bbq is the best food.  What is your role in the Department and what patients do you serve? I … Read more