Patient-generated health data—such as data from wearables and patient-reported outcomes and other emerging technologies—have much potential for improving efficiency, quality, and outcomes. Dr. Chung will review the state of the art in PGHD, discuss challenges in implementation into clinical care, highlight informatics methods development for PGHD from her NIH-funded research, and discuss opportunities for PGHD … Continued
Hunter-gatherer populations are remarkably healthy, with men and women living into their 60’s, 70’s and beyond without hypertension, diabetes, or other cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Pontzer will review his recent work on the diet, activity, and health of these remarkable populations. These societies are incredibly active, but burn fewer calories and eat more carbohydrate-rich diets than … Continued
Seth A. Berkowitz investigates ways to address food insecurity in vulnerable patients. Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, is investigating programs that address food insecurity, for patients with limited or uncertain access to nutritious food because of cost, to consider how they might improve health and healthcare utilization. In one project, Berkowitz is working with Community … Continued
Administrators in the department of medicine ensure that division operations are managed efficiently and effectively, to support faculty, staff, and trainees in their pursuit of education, research and clinical care. Their services focus on achieving continuous improvement in the quality and the value of our work, for those we support and the patients we serve.
J. Charles Jennette, MD, the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of Pathology and UNC Laboratory Medicine Services, has been selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC).