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Allergy/Immunology Fellow Amika Sood, MD, Selected to Present at American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Conference
The AAP has selected an abstract submitted by Dr. Sood and invited her to present her clinical case at the Academy's annual conference in Orlando later this year. The AAP also chose Dr. Sood as one of its travel grant recipients. UNC Thurston Arthritis Center Allergy/Immunology Fellows as well as Rheumatology Fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in scientific conferences to supplement their learning and to showcase their work. Learn more about our Fellowships, for which enrollment season is now open, by clicking this LINK.
Dr. Joanne Jordan Receives “Distinguished Alumni” Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, For Decades of Professional Excellence in Medicine, Scientific Research, and Mentoring
A 1981 graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Jordan received the prestigious award in recognition of her personal accomplishments and professional achievements as a clinician, researcher, mentor, and thought leader. Dr. Jordan’s recognition from Johns Hopkins cited many of her achievements, including her current role as the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, and its Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. She was also recognized for leading research initiatives that have had significant scientific and policy impact.
Jacquelyn Smith, MD; Amika Sood, MD; and Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, Are Inducted Into UNC Academy of Educators
Congratulations to three of our physicians for being inducted into the UNC Academy of Educators, which focuses on promoting excellence in teaching and supports faculty development. Inductees are recognized not only for teaching but also for peer-to-peer leadership as they embrace the goals of the UNC School of Medicine's educational mission.
Inspirational Patient Selected as 1 of 10 Veterans in the U.S. to Be Honored by VA For Its "Women Veterans Athletes Initiative"
Meet Bernardine Donato, who throughout her career as a Navy nurse, and a US Air National Guard tactical flight nurse, has used strength training, skydiving and running to stay active and keep her body well conditioned. The days of serving in both Operation Desert Shield as well as Desert Story are over, but even in retirement, she refuses to let arthritis slow her down, as she continues to compete in athletic competitions as well as community art contests. She's an inspiration for all of us, including her physician, Dr. Rumey Ishizawar. Enjoy reading Bernadine's story...
Lara Longobardi, PhD, and Brian Diekman, PhD, Publish Scientific Papers Highlighting Innovative Arthritis Research
Dr. Lara Longobardi was the lead author on a scientific paper examining the association between a biomarker and osteoarthritis of the knee. The research she is conducting with physician-researchers Amanda Nelson, Joanne Jordan, and other colleagues was published in the journal, "Osteoarthritis and Cartilage." Dr. Brian Diekman also recently published a paper regarding his research into cartilage aging in osteoarthritis. His research appeared in "Aging Cell."
Watch Our New Video and Learn How the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center is Pioneering New Approaches to Treating Arthritis, Allergies and Autoimmune Disease While Also Training Tomorrow's Leading Healthcare Professionals
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and an excellent time to learn more about the exciting and innovative work we're doing to help address a disease that now affects 1 in 4 Americans, and which continues to become more prevalent. Our scientists and physicians are also working hard to find new ways to help people who are affected by Allergies and Autoimmune diseases.