Clinical trials studying kidney disease usually use end-stage kidney disease as the primary outcome, or end point, of a study. For many kidney diseases end-stage kidney disease may not occur for several years, sometimes 10 or more. A new paper examines surrogate endpoints. Patrick Nachman, MD, of the UNC Kidney Center, is one of the paper's authors.
The NC TraCS Institute announces a 1-week course, “Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis.” This course is intended as an introduction to statistical terms, methodologies and analysis strategies most commonly used in clinical/translational research.
Please save the date for the 2015 NC Cardiovascular Update: Sept, 25 - 26, 2015. The target audience includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, family practice and primary care physicians, emergency physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Cristy and guest co-host Yee Lam will be talking with Thomas C. Shea, MD, director of the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Programs. The theme of the discussion will be "Bone Marrow Transplantation in the 21st Century."
Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Timothy Sanford, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be honored this fall by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with the organization’s Golseth Young Investigator Award.
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has recommended Jane Brice, MD, MPH, for appointment as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine following a national search. Brice will assume this role effective July 1.
Christie Degener, formerly the head of Resources Management Services and interim assistant director, will move into the role of interim director of the Health Sciences Library (HSL), effective August 1, 2015. Degener has served in several administrative roles at the HSL since 1984, including as the head of Resources Management Services since 2007.
In late April, the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative (NCSCC) recognized the stroke care teams at both UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare with its Diamond Award.