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Rivera Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of ATS, President in 2023
Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been elected the secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and will serve as president of the organization in 2023.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Glenn Leads Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology
Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, promotes global volunteerism in pediatric nephrology to address kidney disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative
Emily Harrison, PhD, a postdoc at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded $150,000 for research focused on inhibiting the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 10
High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease
A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, in UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure
Overcoming HIV latency – induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body – is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the first time, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Qura Therapeutics – a partnership between UNC and ViiV Healthcare – have shown that a new approach can expose latent HIV to attack in two different animal model systems with little or no toxicity.
Located in News / 2020 / January
UNC Doctors, Students Collaborate on COVID Treatment Study
In the first COVID-19 case series of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and students from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, report that the drug tocilizumab should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine the drug’s true efficacy for severely ill patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Kirkman Publishes NIH Blog on National Trends in Diabetes Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors
Findings from a national survey reveal that we are seeing some improvements in diabetes awareness and knowledge, but more work is needed to improve diabetes-related health care and education.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 30
Falk named president-elect of American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomed its new president, Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, as well as its new president-elect, Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, during its recent 43rd annual meeting, which was part of Renal Week 2010, in Denver, CO.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Dec. 16
Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement
Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, which aims to establish UNC as the leading academic medical center in the area of clinical quality improvement. The new institute is a product of the UNC School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / March 14
Dr. Mary Anne Dooley retires
Mary Anne Dooley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, is retiring from the UNC Health Care System after 23 years of devoted service to our patients, our referring physicians, the UNC School of Medicine, and the people of North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 13