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Dr. Honey Jones Appointed APP Supervisor for Medicine Intensive Care Unit

April 27, 2023

We are honored to announce Dr. Honey Mone’t Jones has been appointed the Advanced Practice Professional Supervisor for the the Medicine Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Jones, is a board-certified ACNP in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She serves as an advanced practice professional (APP) intensivist and clinical lead for the APPs in … Continued

Dr. Austin Receives Two-Year, $500K Grant from National Institute of Aging

March 8, 2023

C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, was awarded a two-year, $500K, grant from the National Institute of Aging for his project, “Development and Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy of a Telemedicine-Based Delirium Assessment Tool.” The overarching objective of this project is to develop and establish the diagnostic accuracy of a telemedicine- based delirium assessment tool, the TELE-CAM. … Continued

Dr. Okuda Awarded $2.83M from NHLBI to Study Mucociliary Clearance System in the Lung

February 3, 2023

Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $2.83M, five year, grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for his project, “Mucociliary innate defense mechanism in the human distal airway.” “Airway mucociliary clearance is a regionally coordinated critical innate defense system for maintenance of lung health, with failure of this system being … Continued

UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program Earns Comprehensive Care Center Reaccreditation

January 11, 2023

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), once rapidly fatal, can now be managed with medication. The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program is equipped with experts who are providing that life changing care through diagnosis, treatment and research. It was the first Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Accredited Comprehensive Care Center in North Carolina and is still one of only … Continued

Featured Staff Member: Paula Glover

December 28, 2022

Paula Glover, MPS, has been working with the Department in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine for over three years. Recently, she has become involved in the ONE UNC Clinical Research Initiative. Paula is looking forward to one day visiting Japan and has a furry friend named Bunny… you may be able to guess what animal he is. 

Welcome New Administrative Leadership

December 27, 2022

As the calendar year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine has much to celebrate. Congrats to the following individuals who are beginning new administrative positions with the Department. Their expertise and enthusiasm will help us excel in 2023. While others are moving along in their career journey, we are thankful for their contributions … Continued

2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

December 16, 2022

The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More than 7,000 applicants matched … Continued

UNC Interstitial Lung Disease Center Joins Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network

December 7, 2022

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced on Dec. 7 the expansion of its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of seven additional sites, including The University of North Carolina (UNC) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Center. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a group of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis … Continued

Could Science Be Synonymous With Courage? The News This Week Is Timely

October 28, 2022

As Fischer and Wohl Fight Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Selects UNC to be a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC). See press announcement. Many courageous infectious disease specialists and other clinicians have not shied away from caring for those in … Continued

Silvia M. Kreda to Study Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

July 19, 2022

Silvia M. Kreda, PhD, in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, and Lawrence Ostrowski, PhD, with UNC School of Medicine, received an Eshelman Institute for Innovation Award. The $350,000 grant will allow Drs. Kreda and Ostrowski to study a novel therapeutic strategy to correct some of the genetic mutations that cause Primary Ciliary … Continued

Dr. Sellers Named as a Science of Medicine Course Director

May 25, 2022

Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc has been named as a new course director for the Science of Medicine course, a required course in the Individualization Phase at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Sellers and Sheryl Jordan, MD, RCC, will teach students the science behind medical advances, exploring the steps of basic research, translational research, and clinical … Continued

Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

May 18, 2022

Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting … Continued