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Study Led by Dr. Myron Cohen Proves that HIV Treatment will Prevent Infection

July 18, 2016

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission, a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count. The groundbreaking final results of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Peadar Noone, MD Introduces the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care in New Podcast

July 12, 2016

The UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care recently opened in Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC. In this new Chair’s Corner podcast, Dr. Ron Falk interviews Dr. Peadar Noone, who is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Medical Director for this new center. Dr. Noone answers some questions patients commonly ask about bronchiectasis and mycobacterial lung infections.

UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

July 6, 2016

UNC School of Medicine faculty members Miranda van Tilburg, PhD and William Whitehead, PhD took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for the Rome Foundation, an international nonprofit aimed at improving the lives of the millions of people suffering from functional GI disorders (FGIDs).

Karen Mohlke, PhD and Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD named Smithies Investigators

July 6, 2016

The UNC School of Medicine selected Karen Mohlke, PhD, professor of genetics, and Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, professor of medicine and member of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, as Smithies Investigators, an annual award to honor senior faculty members who have made significant research contributions and achieved international recognition for their work.

Research Highlights: Nephrology & Hypertension

July 1, 2016

  Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH Dr. Flythe is a nephrologist and clinical investigator focused on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for individuals with dialysis-dependent end-stage kidney disease. She joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 2014 after completing her nephrology fellowship and public health training at Brigham and … Continued

Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH returns to helm the Division of General Medicine

June 30, 2016

The Department of Medicine welcomes the return of Dr. Darren DeWalt as Chief of the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. DeWalt spent many years at UNC during his residency and fellowship training, and then as a faculty member of the Division. He spent the last two years directing the Learning and Diffusion Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. DeWalt’s new appointment will take effect near the end of July.