Research Highlights: Nephrology and Hypertension

October 21, 2019

New Research in ANCA Vasculitis This research is a successful collaboration between basic and translational scientists, epidemiologists, geneticists, and nephropathologists. The themes of the projects mirror questions that patients frequently ask: what causes their disease, what will make their disease better or worse, and what will assure that their disease goes into remission and even … Continued

Research Highlights: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

July 8, 2019

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and its affiliated Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, is a national leader in gastrointestinal and liver disease research. In 2018, the Division received more than $23 million in research awards, one of the largest funding bases in UNC’s School of Medicine, including both basic and clinical departments. Remarkably, … 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

Research Highlights: Endocrinology and Metabolism

October 1, 2018

Examining the role of dietary fatty acids – Eric Klett, MD Dr. Eric Klett is a physician-scientist whose research interest is in the role of dietary fatty acids, specifically polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and their effects on the development of diabetes mellitus. The Klett lab, using pancreatic beta-cell and animal models, examines the role of … Continued

Research Highlights: Geriatric Medicine

August 1, 2018

Handing Off the Older Patients: Improved Documentation of Geriatrics Assessment in Transitions of Care – Maureen C. Dale, MD Older adults, particularly frail elders, are at an increased risk for poor health outcomes and avoidable re-hospitalization during transitions of care. Nearly one of five older adults are re-hospitalized within 30 days of hospital discharge, and … Continued

Research Highlights: Hospital Medicine

June 1, 2018

Complex Care Committee Develops Individualized Care Plans – Beth Ann Brubaker, MD   Individualized care plans (ICPs) have been created for patients who are high utilizers of inpatient resources. In some cases this high utilization has been due to fractioned/inefficient medical care and in other cases due to social/addiction issues. Most of these patients have … Continued

Research Highlights: Cardiology

April 1, 2018

Anil Gehi, MD, Streamlining Triage for AFib Patients to Increase Care Coordination and Prevent Hospitalizations Dr. Anil Gehi’s research focus is on innovative approaches to atrial fibrillation (AFib), from detailed understanding of patient symptomatology, techniques of ablation, processes of care in AFib management, and outcomes research through complex analyses of big data. In 2017, Dr. … Continued

Research Highlights: Infectious Diseases

February 1, 2018

Mina Hosseinipour Women compromised 59 percent of adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014 according to the World Health Organization. Creating HIV prevention efforts that target women is critical to stopping new infections. Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, is scientific director of UNC Project-Malawi in Lilongwe, Malawi, and a professor of medicine at UNC. … Continued

Research Highlights: Nephrology & Hypertension

August 7, 2017

The major areas of research are organized thematically around the following topics; each tab when clicked will reveal more details on each related project. ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Glomerular Diseases Diabetic Kidney Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Kidney Disease Kidney Development and Function Novel Imaging Techniques in Nephrology ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic … Continued