Type 2 diabetes is a major and growing contributor to poor health outcomes globally. Clinical science has conclusively demonstrated that glycemic control reduces the risk of microvascular complications – eye, kidney and nerve disease. For cardiovascular disease, blood pressure and lipid management, smoking cessation and antiplatelet therapies are effective in reducing risk. However, great controversy … Continued
What is heart failure, and what are the newest options for treatment and care for heart failure patients? Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. Patty Chang in this podcast about heart failure. Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of North Carolina. She directs the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program as well as the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program at UNC.
Awareness, Assessment and Treatment of Burnout Medicine is facing an era of rapid and continuous change in nearly every way. The profession of medicine also is approaching an epidemic of physician burnout — a complex and systemic issue that is receiving increased attention from both within and outside the field of healthcare. Novel and systemic … Continued
Speaker: Frank Conlon, Ph.D, Professor, Biology—UNC Topic: “Proteomic Based Approaches to Cardiac Development and Disease”
Speaker: Olivia Gilbert, MD. Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellow, University of North Carolina.Topic: “Evolution of the LVAD”
Brian Jensen, MD Brian Jensen, MD Dr. Brian Jensen’s clinical and investigative efforts focus on heart failure. The Jensen lab uses animal and cell culture model systems to study the mechanisms of heart injury that lead to the clinical syndrome of heart failure. Dr. Jensen has brought clinical questions from the UNC Heart Failure … Continued
Dr. Duncan is an infectious diseases specialist and physician scientist. He runs a laboratory focused on understanding the role of the human immune system both in protecting us from infection but also in understanding how host immunity is exploited by pathogens to promote infections. His lab studies host immune response to N. gonorrhoeae and S. … Continued
Speaker: Mel Scheinman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology, University of California Topic: “ECG Signs Denoting Risk for Sudden Death”
Researchers at UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals are leading the charge in Zika research with more than 10 groups currently studying Zika – its transmission, its epidemiology and its associated neurological and birth defects, including microcephaly. Dr. David Weber is a member of UNC Hospitals’ Zika Response Working Group, keeping clinic directors informed … Continued
How close are we to a cure for HIV, and what are the messages about HIV that the community needs to hear? Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. David Margolis and Dr. Allison Mathews in this episode about HIV cure research and the efforts of the 2BeatHIV project to connect with the community. Dr. Margolis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He is the Director for the HIV Cure Center and leads the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE.) Dr. Mathews is a researcher who has appointments in both the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and the Department of Social Medicine at UNC, and leads the “2BeatHIV” project.