June 25

Mom Delivers Twins After Scary Diagnosis

Mom Delivers Twins After Scary Diagnosis

Elizabeth Coviello, DO, and William Goodnight, MD, co-led a team approach to overcome a complex medical condition and help UNC OBGYN patient Ashley Long deliver two healthy babies during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Bouknight's 100-mile bike ride raises awareness, money for a Greensboro charity

Bouknight's 100-mile bike ride raises awareness, money for a Greensboro charity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC School of Medicine student Lucas Bouknight put his free time to good use: raising money to support inner-city youth community events, athletics, and mentorships, and to raise awareness of cardiac health risk in high school student-athletes through education and advocacy.

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Thank You For Keeping our Research Infrastructure Going

Thank You For Keeping our Research Infrastructure Going

The School of Medicine Dean’s Office and Office of Research would like to thank the dedicated groups that have kept our research infrastructure active during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing we have accomplished together would have been possible without them.

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UNC postdoctoral researcher joins international conversation on racism, for spotlight in Nature

UNC postdoctoral researcher joins international conversation on racism, for spotlight in Nature

Nikea Pittman, PhD, a structural biologist and postdoctoral fellow at the UNC School of Medicine, was featured in a Nature article that included insights from six black scientists from the United States and Europe.

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Virtual Coaching Services Available to Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is offering virtual coaching to all School of Medicine faculty. Services include peer and executive coaching.

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UNC Hospitals incorporate tele-antimicrobial stewardship approaches

UNC Hospitals incorporate tele-antimicrobial stewardship approaches

In March, Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) Medical Director, Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos knew everyone would have to adapt to new realities. That’s when he and CASP’s Pharmacy Lead, Lindsay Daniels, put their heads together with the CASP team see how they might adapt interventions to the times, with more physicians and pharmacists doing at least some of their work from home, and those in the hospital with infectious diseases expertise being tapped for the hospitals’ COVID-19 response.

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Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizon's Director of Health Services, was selected as this year's recipient of the Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship.

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Cancer Care Delivery: Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)– UNC Cancer Network Patient Centered Care Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Angela M. Stover, PhD. Dr. Angela Stover will discuss Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) reporting within the oncology setting. PRO reporting involves receiving information directly from patients and permit healthcare professionals to treat the whole patient through personal assessments of symptoms and of daily health status. She will emphasize PROs outside the clinic and will then report on the pilot ePRO rollout at UNC Health Care (where PROs are collected in the clinic).

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Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, leads research exploring the role of glycolipids and unconventional T cells, with the goal of broadening our understanding of their roles in hypersensitivity disorders.

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Seeking Nominations for 2020 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecturer

The Selection Committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2020 Lecturer. Instructions for nominating a member of the School of Medicine faculty accompany this letter.

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Craig Cameron Named New President of the American Society of Virology

Craig Cameron Named New President of the American Society of Virology

Craig Cameron, PhD, the Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is now the President of the American Society of Virology.

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Living Through COVID-19: How to Decide What’s Safe

Living Through COVID-19: How to Decide What’s Safe

Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, and several UNC Health experts offer insights on various real-life aspects of living through a pandemic as the state and country "re-open."

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Customized Stent-Graft to Treat Aortic Aneurysms Saved the Life of Former UNC Professor Harvey Jeffries

Retired Professor in the UNC Gilling's School of Public Health, Harvey Jeffries, has received care from UNC since 2002. In 2009 he was diagnosed with a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was closely monitored until 2017 when his aneurysm reached a size requiring surgical intervention. He worked with Dr. Mark Farber, a leading UNC Vascular Surgeon, and his dedicated team of nurses and health care staff, who created a customized stent-graft to repair Harvey's aneurysm.

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Statement from UNC Medical Alumni Affairs Office and Medical Alumni Association

The UNC Medical Alumni Affairs Office and Medical Alumni Association shared this message with their members on Monday, June 15. There will be a forum for alumni this afternoon, June 25.

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Filer publishes piece on healthcare reform

Dayne Filer, an MD-PhD student specializing in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, published a piece on Medium discussing how the United States can move forward with a reformed healthcare system.

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Semi-Private Room Reintroduction

The utilization of semi-private beds (aka Shared Suites) were suspended on Med/Surg & Psych areas as an Infection Prevention measure on April 4. Rehab continued to utilize their shared suits with additional careful patient selection criteria without complication. It is important to maximize our capacity to patients who need our care and who may have delayed seeking care over the last several months. PPE supplies have improved and New Universal Precautions have been put into place and thus the careful and cautious reintroduction of shared suites has been implemented.

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Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

A leading, internationally recognized rheumatologist, scientist, and thought leader, Dr. Richard Loeser is Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

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Data Show Positive Results After Transitioning to Virtual Care for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Data Show Positive Results After Transitioning to Virtual Care for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

In a journal article published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, first author Morgan Jones, MD, said transitioning to virtual care models does not limit the glycemic outcomes of inpatient diabetes care

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Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program leads remdesivir roll-out across UNC Health hospitals

Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program leads remdesivir roll-out across UNC Health hospitals

UNC Medical Center was among the first hospitals to receive a batch of the first proven treatment for COVID-19 via the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to daily stewardship to ensure patients receive antimicrobials only when needed, with the right drug, right dose, and right duration, Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team members are overseeing a painstaking process of making a new treatment available to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Updates Roadmap to Fall 2020

This is a weekly update on the campus Roadmap to Fall 2020 from the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost, issued Thursday June 25.

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Walk for Health Equity

Walk for Health Equity

UNC Health sponsored walks for Health Equity in support of Black Lives Matter on Tuesday at multiple locations, including UNC Medical Center, Hillsborough, UNC REX, UNC Wakebrook and across UNCPN. Hundreds of co-workers gathered to demonstrate their stand against racism and in support of health equity. Each event included a moment of silence.

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