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Dr. Keisha Gibson is Featured ‘Woman of the Triangle’ on

April 29, 2019

Dr. Keisha Gibson, chief of pediatric nephrology, has been featured in’s Women of the Triangle series, recognized for how she promotes diversity and inclusivity in medicine and life. Gibson, who is associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and director of the pediatric nephrology fellowship program, explains in the article that she is “the product … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds Physician Scientist Lecture: Patrick Hu “Type 2 Diabetes: From C. elegans Genetics to Human Pathophysiology”

April 25, 2019

Patrick J. Hu, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He is a Physician-scientist, C. elegans geneticist, and oncologist. He also directs the Vanderbilt Physician-Scientist Training Program in Internal Medicine. The UNC Department of Medicine’s Physician Scientist Training Program integrates post-graduate clinical and research training and provides developmental support to transition trainees into independent … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds: Joshua Berkowitz “Exercise Is Medicine”

April 18, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz will review data supporting the efficacy of exercise as treatment and/or prevention of numerous common and important medical conditions. His presentation will offer recommendations regarding the utilization of exercise for health promotion across a broad range of patient populations. Joshua Berkowitz‘s primary appointment is in the Department of Orthopaedics, with secondary appointments in the … Continued

Dementia Friendly Training at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

April 12, 2019

Hospital-wide dementia-friendly training is well underway at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, where nearly two-thirds of all staff and providers who interact with patients have completed training. The Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health are piloting this ground-breaking program to improve care for patients with dementia.

UNC Academy of Educators Will Induct 35 New Members From the Department of Medicine

April 8, 2019

Each spring, the Academy of Educators (AOE) invites UNC School of Medicine faculty to nominate up-and-coming faculty with a passion for teaching medical education and educational scholarship. This year, the AOE had an unprecedented number of applications – over 100 applications were received. The AOE also launched a new Mentored Member program for faculty who do not … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds: Felicia Cosman, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University, “Optimal Treatment Strategies for Patients at High Risk of Fracture”

March 28, 2019

Felicia Cosman is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Medical Director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Dr. Cosman’s research includes studies on the causes of osteoporosis and how estrogen, SERMs, vitamin D, bisphosphonates, denosumab, and anabolic therapies work as treatments for osteoporosis. She has also studied the causes of … Continued