UNC Division of Cardiology research impacts patient care nationwide

June 24, 2019

A new coverage decision on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  CMMS uses data and the current literature to formulate decisions. Three UNC Cardiology papers (lead author Dr. Sameer Arora) were cited in this national coverage decision for TAVR, demonstrating the impact UNC’s Division of Cardiology … Continued

Travel Award for Cardiology Fellow

June 21, 2019

Sameer Arora, MD, a Cardiovascular Disease Fellow currently pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology, has been chosen for the Department of Epidemiology Travel Award by the UNC Gillings School of Public Health for his work investigating the epidemiology and current management patterns of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in India. He is scheduled to travel to India later … Continued

New Research from Qian Lab, McAllister Heart Institute

June 21, 2019

A McAllister team from Li Qian’s Lab has published new research in Cell Stem Cell that holds promise to “mend a broken heart” by describing how to directly reprogram human fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.  The research described in the paper, “Single Cell Transcriptomic Analyses of Cell Fate Transitions during Human Cardiac Reprogramming”, is the first to … Continued