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Medicine Grand Rounds, Sidney Smith “Key Messages from the 2018 Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol”

December 13, 2018

Sidney Smith is a professor of medicine, an active clinical cardiologist and a clinical researcher. He is a past president of the American Heart Association and a world-recognized expert on developing national and international guidelines for assessment of cardiovascular risk and for treatment of cardiovascular disorders including hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities, and acute coronary syndromes. At … Continued

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

December 13, 2018

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. Balfour Sartor, MD R. Baltour Sartor, MD, the Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, received the inaugural Healthcare Hero in … Continued

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

December 12, 2018

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.) The UNC School of Medicine has selected Joe Eron, MD, professor of medicine and vice chief for the division of infectious diseases, and Brian Kuhlman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, as Oliver Smithies Investigators, an annual award to honor senior faculty members … Continued

Senior Residents Match to Fellowships for 2019

December 11, 2018

December Match Day marks a new celebration for the path ahead. Last week, the UNC Department of Medicine matched residents to fellowships, filling a variety of positions in its subspecialty training programs.  The fellowship match process starts the summer of third-year residency and ends in December. Applicants prepare applications, they interview, and they rank a … Continued

Story Slam, Serendipity, and Advance Care Planning in the ICU

December 7, 2018

UNC School of Medicine’s first UNC Story Slam gave physicians an opportunity to share stories about the personal experience of practicing medicine. Gary Winzelberg, Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Associate Director for UNC’s Palliative Care Program speaks about “Serendipity” in the ICU.

Shaheen Receives Craver Professor Award

December 6, 2018

Amy Shaheen, MD, MSC, professor of clinical medicine, has been honored with the Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. The Craver Medical Student Teaching Award was established by UNC School of Medicine graduate Joseph M. Craver, MD, to honor outstanding teachers in internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery who inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching.

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

December 6, 2018

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.