July 23

Sadeghi Writes Health Affairs Article on Covid-19 Health Disparities

Sadeghi Writes Health Affairs Article on Covid-19 Health Disparities

UNC School of Medicine student Nakisa Sadeghi co-authored a Health Affairs blog post, titled, "Addressing Racial Health Disparities In The COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate And Long-Term Policy Solutions."

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Congratulations to the newly elected at-large members of the Medical Staff Executive Committee

The MSEC consists of the officers of the Medical Staff, the Department Chairs, the Chief Nursing Officer, the Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the President of the House Staff Council, the President of UNC Faculty Physicians, and the President of UNC Hospitals. The MSEC acts on behalf of the Medical Staff on issues related to all aspects of medical practice. It receives reports on hospital operations, GME, and Nursing.

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Byerley Featured in AMA Q & A

Byerley Featured in AMA Q & A

American Medical Association COVID-19 daily video update: Why frontline care workers need student loan forgiveness, featuring Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Darville Research on Chlamydia Trachomatis Featured in New York Times

Darville Research on Chlamydia Trachomatis Featured in New York Times

New research on Chlamydia trachomatis from the other side of the world and the UNC Pediatric Infectious Diseases program were featured in the New York Times.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

This is a listing of recent competitive grant awards to UNC School of Medicine faculty for July 1-15.

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Shrunjay Patel Talks About Joining UNC Surgery as Newest Addition to Podiatry Team

Shrunjay Patel Talks About Joining UNC Surgery as Newest Addition to Podiatry Team

Shrunjay Patel, DPM, AACFAS, joins the UNC Department of Surgery as an assistant professor in the division of vascular surgery. He sat down to discuss what inspired him to become a podiatric surgeon, his goals while at UNC Surgery, and letting go of his dreams of one day being a professional cricket player.

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Powers Article Featured in New England Journal of Medicine

Powers Article Featured in New England Journal of Medicine

As part of its “Clinical Practice” series, The New England Journal of Medicine published “Acute Ischemic Stroke” by neurologist William J. Powers, MD, in its July 16, 2020 issue.

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Pietrosimone, Spang Receive Arthritis Foundation Funding to Study Biomechanical Changes Following ACL Injuries

Pietrosimone, Spang Receive Arthritis Foundation Funding to Study Biomechanical Changes Following ACL Injuries

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, and Jeff Spang, MD, received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Arthritis Foundation to study biomechanical changes following ACL injuries and that influence post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

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TraCS Tales of Translation: Tyler Massaro, PhD

TraCS Tales of Translation features experienced scientists from academia and industry discussing the many twists and turns that are a part of research careers in the life sciences. Participating scientists will be asked to speak informally about their career decisions and pivot points, what translation means to them, and their advice for early stage researchers. This week's researcher is Tyler Massaro, PhD.

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Thanking Carolina’s Researchers

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, celebrates the hard work of Carolina’s researchers who have received record-high research funding and shares updates from last week’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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NIH Awards Cohen, FHI $9.2 Million for Development of COVID Prevention Studies

NIH Awards Cohen, FHI $9.2 Million for Development of COVID Prevention Studies

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Myron Cohen, MD, and Family Health International $9.2 million to support research through the new COVID Prevention Network (CoVPN).

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Amerine Named Fellow of American Society for Health System Pharmacists

Amerine Named Fellow of American Society for Health System Pharmacists

Lindsey Amerine, PharmD, MS, Director of Pharmacy at the UNC Medical Center, was named as one of 19 ASHP members named fellows in recognition of the excellence they have achieved in pharmacy practice.

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Zibo Li to Develop Novel Radiosensitizer for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

Zibo Li to Develop Novel Radiosensitizer for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Radiotherapy

Associate professor of radiology Zibo Li, PhD, received a $2.5 million (R01) grant from the NIH for a five-year collaborative study entitled, “The development of novel radiation-sensitizer based on ultra-small carbon dots.”

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Clay Hadden ‘Mister Clay’ Finds Unanticipated Success on YouTube Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Clay Hadden ‘Mister Clay’ Finds Unanticipated Success on YouTube Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past fourteen years, Clay Hadden (’06 MS SLP) has worked with children who face an array of speech and language delays, with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumna Anna VerMeulen Works with Patients with COVID-19 at Mission Health

Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumna Anna VerMeulen Works with Patients with COVID-19 at Mission Health

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Allied Health Sciences alumna Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) worked in general medical units, orthopedics, or in other settings, while at Mission Health.

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Seeking Internal Candidates for Associate Designated Institutional Official

The Associate DIO at UNC Hospitals is a new position reflective of the increasing responsibilities for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education sponsoring institutions to comply with expanding and rapidly evolving accreditation standards.

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Four Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program

Four Scholars Named to Physician Scientist Training Program

Alena Markmann, MD, PhD, Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD, Tessa Andermann, MD, PhD, and Peyton Thompson, MD, will receive support from the Physician Scientists Training Program at the UNC School of Medicine to cultivate their careers as translational clinician scientists.

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UNC Surgery Profiles: Benjamin Haithcock, MD: Serving the Great Folks of North Carolina

UNC Surgery Profiles: Benjamin Haithcock, MD: Serving the Great Folks of North Carolina

Benjamin Haithcock, MD, is a thoracic surgeon, director of the CT Residency program and associate professor in the UNC Department of Surgery. He talks about his shift from wanting to be a kindergarten teacher to his fascination with the human body and eventually becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a surgeon who listens to his patients and walks with them through the process of managing their disease.

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UNC School of Medicine COVID-19 Research Featured in News & Observer

Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, were featured in a News & Observer article on the scope of research at the UNC School of Medicine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including an upcoming vaccine trial at UNC.

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UNC Health, UNC School of Medicine Media Briefing on COVID-19 Research

UNC Health, UNC School of Medicine Media Briefing on COVID-19 Research

Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research and Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the UNC School of Medicine, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, briefed local media on various aspects of COVID-19 research.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Requires Students to Abide by Public Health Guidelines on Campus

Students can fulfill this requirement by logging in to ConnectCarolina.unc.edu and proceeding through the COVID-19 Notice and Student Acknowledgement. This requirement must be fulfilled by students by July 27, prior to attending classes this fall.

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