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Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides care and treatment for a wide range of respiratory diseases and critically ill patients. Our physicians conduct research related to a broad spectrum of lung diseases, interventional pulmonology, transplant medicine, and critical care medicine, and are also committed to advancing the education of pulmonary and critical care physicians and scientists.

Pulmonary & Critical Care News

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    Carolina Researchers Lead CZI Collaborative on Childhood Diseases

    Principal investigators James Hagood, MD, professor of pediatrics and Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine will lead a multinational, $3.5-million project funded through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map crucial cellular roles in human health and disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative … Continued

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    ‘There Are Only So Many Beds’: COVID-19 Surge Hits Hospitals in NC, Across US

    A WRAL.com report describes the latest spike in COVID hospitalizations as more dramatic than previous surges. “We are seeing this week a rapid increase in cases of people with moderate and severe COVID-19 disease,” said Shannon Carson, MD, chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. “This surge is a different ballgame from … Continued

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    We Usually Don’t Vote on Intubation

    Christopher Jensen, MD, a hematology-oncology fellow, with Katherine “Alex” Despotes, MD, and Benjamin DeMarco, MD, fellows in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, recently published “We Usually Don’t Vote on Intubation” in the Chest Journal. Their essay tells the story of a patient who requested the opportunity to cast her vote in the … Continued

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