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  • From Lab Bench to Leadership: Dr. Victoria Bautch’s Impact on UNC McAllister Heart Institute

    Victoria Bautch, PhD, has supported cardiovascular research at UNC for nearly 30 years. She served as a founding member of the McAllister Heart Institute, ultimately dedicating seven years to being co-director. On June 30 she will step down from her leadership position. “I just, I love science. I love figuring out how things work. There’s … Read more

  • Stanley M. Lemon, MDLemon Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    Stanley M. Lemon, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist … Read more

  • February- Grants and FundingDepartment of Medicine Grants & Funding: February 1 – February 29, 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

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

    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

  • dougald-monroeMonroe, Fager Publish “Stopping the bleed when platelets don’t stick”

    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

  • Cindy Gay, MD, MPHNew Trial Highlights Incremental Progress Towards a Cure for HIV-1

    Cynthia L. Gay, MD, MPH, associate professor of infectious diseases, and David Margolis, MD, the Sarah Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, published results of a clinical trial showing that vorinostat and immunotherapy may modestly shrink the latent HIV reservoir. Antiretroviral therapies (ART) stop HIV … Read more

  • January- Grants and FundingDepartment of Medicine Grants & Funding: January 1 – January 31, 2024

    Division of Oncology Lisa Carey, MD, received a $225K grant titled, “Clinical implications of metastatic subtype, microenvironment, and organ of involvement.” Joannie Ivory, MD, was granted $240K for her project, “Participant Enrollment in a Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial of Endocrine Therapy Adherence Support.” Yara Abdou, MD, was awarded $240K to investigate molecular residual disease by ctDNA … Read more

  • klara-klein-endocrinology-fellowMetformin Use Shows No Increase in Gastrointestinal Adverse Events During GLP-1RA Initiation

    A recent study analyzing data from four pivotal clinical trials—LEADER, STEP 2, SUSTAIN 6, and PIONEER 6—evaluated the impact of concomitant metformin use on gastrointestinal adverse events during the initiation and titration of glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA). Klara Klein, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the UNC Division of Endocrinology led the … Read more

  • First comprehensive medical guideline on management of pouchitis released

    Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, co-first author, is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and John Haydek, MD, MSCS, author, is an advanced inflammatory bowel diseases fellow. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released the first comprehensive evidence-based guideline on the management of pouchitis, the most common complication people with ulcerative colitis … Read more

  • UNC Researchers Reveal Prevalence of Persistent Symptoms in Patients with Microscopic Colitis

    A new study led by Walker Redd, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, examines how multiple factors contribute to the miscommunication and understanding of the digestive disease, microscopic colitis. It’s a hidden cause of diarrhea and the development of the disease is poorly understood. Multiple factors work against the diagnosis of microscopic colitis, an … Read more

  • Removing the Penicillin Allergic Label: Researchers Introduce PADME

    Doctors at the UNC School of Medicine, including Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, and Cincinnati Children’s collaborate to develop an innovative, patient-initiated online platform designed to remove the penicillin allergy label from misdiagnosed pediatric patients. Here’s the scene. Your child appears to be sick. You take their temperature. Fever is over 100. Their throat hurts. You … Read more

  • GIE Medical Announces First Patient Enrolled in PATENT-E Benign Esophageal Stricture Treatment Study

    The large, multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the ProTractX3™ TTS drug coated balloon for the treatment of benign esophageal strictures. News provided by GIE Medical via PRNewswire. MINNEAPOLIS – GIE Medical, a clinical stage company developing solutions for patients suffering from benign stricture(s) of the esophagus or bowel, announced … Read more