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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.

Medicine Grand Rounds Blythe Lecture, Donald Wesson “The Evolving Spectrum of Acid Stress and Its Contribution to Chronic Kidney Disease”

February 7, 2019

This lecture will convey our expanding understanding of how the accumulation of body acid occurs and its detrimental effects on kidney function. Dr. Wesson will discuss how these findings are being translated into new, possibly disease-modifying treatments for chronic kidney disease. Donald Wesson is President of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center, … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds, Bryan Roth, “G-Coupled Protein Receptors”

January 31, 2019

Bryan Roth is the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics in the Department of Pharmacology. He is a world-renowned scientist best known for creating an innovative scientific method that allows neuroscientists to manipulate and study brain circuits in health and disease. G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) represent one of the most evolutionarily … Continued

Fried Receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

January 30, 2019

Unique research network is recognized for providing a robust platform that curates real-world data for FDA scientists, helping them communicate the safety and effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral agents in the post-marketing period.

Medicine Grand Rounds, Patricia Rivera and Jason Akulian “Empyema Thoracis: Diagnostic Challenges and New Insights into an Old Disease”

January 24, 2019

This lecture will review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, microbiology and morbidity and mortality of thoracic empyema. Two cases will be used as examples to highlight pitfalls in the diagnosis of empyema. The role of non-invasive studies including thoracic ultrasound and the approach to pleural drainage and interpleural therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and DNase will … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds, Timothy Ives “Medical Uses of Cannabinoids”

January 17, 2019

This presentation will cover the current medical uses of cannabinoids, such as those found in marijuana or hemp products. The action of these agents, as well as a review the evidence-based literature for their use for common medical conditions will also be provided. Dr. Timothy Ives is the Director of Pain Management Service, Division of … Continued

Myron Cohen, MD Steps Down as Division Chief

January 11, 2019

After 30 years as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, will step down from his post. He will continue in his many other roles as professor, researcher and physician, directing the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.

Medicine Grand Rounds, Laurence E. Earley Lecture: Cornelia Dean “Doctors and Patients: Ignorance, Irrationality and Risk”

January 10, 2019

When ordinary people attempt to understand scientific, medical or other technical information, they may find themselves hampered by ignorance, irrational patterns of thinking and erroneous ideas about risk. These problems are always unfortunate, but when the information people are trying to understand relates to their own health, they are particularly unfortunate.Clinicians can do a lot … Continued