Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

New study in Diabetes Care suggests new delayed-release metformin could help 40 percent of type 2 diabetes patients that currently can’t take metformin.

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Combining Mental Health and Primary Care with Dr. Brian Sheitman and Dr. Beat Steiner

Combining Mental Health and Primary Care with Dr. Brian Sheitman and Dr. Beat Steiner

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy, will be talking with Brian Sheitman, MD, and Dr. Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, medical directors at the WakeBrook Recovery Center and Clinical Professors at the UNC School of Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be "Combining Mental Health and Primary Care."

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Jennette to give 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Jennette to give 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Glickman analyzes APMs for recent issue of JAMA

Glickman analyzes APMs for recent issue of JAMA

Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this year. To mark the milestone, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) dedicated a recent issue to the two governmental health services programs. For the issue, Seth Glickman, MD, MBA, associate professor of emergency medicine at UNC, co-authored a commentary on emerging alternative payment models in fee-for-service Medicare.

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Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.

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New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating disorders

New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating disorders

UNC’s part in the study is led by Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, a Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

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Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel

This five-part orientation is strongly recommended for all clinical research personnel who are new to research or new to UNC. The objectives are to introduce research personnel to the UNC offices involved in clinical trials, discuss the federal and local regulations governing conduct of research and to provide an overview of best practices utilized in the implementation of clinical research. Research personnel are encouraged to attend all modules, but may choose to attend only those of particular interest or relevance.

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