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Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response
This Nature Medicine Comment argues that Africa is well-equipped to prevent the continent from becoming the next COVID-19 hot spot. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, is a co-author of the article.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Preparations at UNC Medical Center
With COVID-19 now active in NC, many of you have had questions about clinical preparations at the UNC Medical Center. Experts at UNC Medical Center and across UNC Health have been working to ensure that all appropriate individuals are trained and equipped to protect patients, guests, the community, and each other if we receive a patient with COVID-19.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / March 5
COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big
Published in NEJM, this perspective article co-authored by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, and Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, and Boston University’s Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH, recognizes that social policy solutions are needed to advance health equity, along with health policy and individual-level efforts.
Located in News / 2020 / July
UNC Health is pleased to offer assistance to those of you who have experienced substantial household loss of pay due to the COVID-19 crisis through a new Food Assistance Program that is being funded by private donations to the UNC Health Foundation through the COVID-19 Response Fund. Find more details at the link in the headline.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / April 30
As our capacity to test for COVID-19 infections increases, select areas will test asymptomatic patients. The role that asymptomatic individuals play in transmission is not well defined, but in order to offer optimal protection to our Healthcare Providers, any asymptomatic patient tested will be identified with a COVID-19 rule-out flag and a BPA to place patient on Special Droplet/Contact Precautions until the test is resulted.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / April 30
Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed Further Restrict Visitors at Hospitals
No visitors will be permitted in the hospitals’ inpatient areas.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed to Prioritize or Reschedule Non-Critical Surgeries, Procedures and Ambulatory Appointments
This shift is part of the health systems’ preparation to conserve precious clinical resources and to protect patients and medical professionals.
Located in News / 2020 / March
ERNIE BOVIO & JANET HADAR: A message of gratitude from UNC hospitals
This piece by Ernio Bovio, President of UNC REX Healthcare, and Janet Hadar, President of UNC Hospitals, was originally published at WRAL.com on Sunday, April 12.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Guidance for Educational Program Leaders on Students Safely Returning to Clinics
UNC Health remains committed to the education mission and is eager to return our students in the health professions into the clinical settings. We anticipate students in various fields such as medicine, nursing, allied health disciplines, and others will gradually return to UNC Health hospitals and clinics in late May and June.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / May 7
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