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Medicine Grand Rounds, Arlene Chung “Harnessing the Potential for Patient-Generated Health Data”

May 24, 2019

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

Medicine Grand Rounds, Herman Pontzer “Healthy As a Hunter-Gatherer: Sorting Paleofact from Paleofiction in Modern Metabolic Medicine”

May 15, 2019

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

Research Highlights: General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

April 30, 2019

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

Planned Gift Will Support Training and Education in Hematology

February 27, 2019

Many people leave their estate to family members, but without children of her own, Dr. Alice Ma says she’ll be leaving her estate where her heart is, with the hematology fellows, a group she fondly considers her own. Dr. Ma’s bequest will go to training in nonmalignant hematology.

Featured Administrator: Joanna Herath in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

February 27, 2019

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.

Gehi Receives Sewell Family – McAllister Distinguished Professorship

February 19, 2019

Anil Kishin Gehi, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been awarded the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professorship in Electrophysiology. The professorship is designed to recognize an outstanding clinician, teacher, and scholar–who is a leader in the field of electrophysiology–from the division of cardiology and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.