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The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which featured UNC School of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday January 28, 2022.

Flu vs. COVID: One has killed 7, the other has killed 3,344 in past few months in NC – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

In a North Carolina ICU, hopes are muted as COVID continues to prey on the vulnerable – Dr. Lauren Raff (News & Observer)

Mast Cell Disorder Patients Tolerating COVID-19 Vaccine – Dr. Onyinye Iweala (Allergic Living)

No hallucinations? LSD relatives appear to treat depression in mice, without obvious side effects – Bryan Roth (

Sick kid? How to limit the spread of illness in your household –  Dr. Edward Pickens (WRAL Go Ask Mom)

Septerna Will Take $100M to Unlock Previously Inaccessible GPCRs – Dr. Bryan Roth (BioSpace)

Charlotte author’s journey with ‘long COVID’ symptoms discussed in latest Instagram post – Dr. John Baratta (WCNC)

How does DNA damage occur? UNC scientists report a breakthrough –  Dr. Jean Cook (WRAL TechWire)

AAAS honors 4 faculty as fellows – Amy S. Gladfelter, Dr. David Margolis

COVID case curve turns down in NC, most other states – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Fact check: Has COVID-19 omicron surge been even harder on Blacks, Latinos? – Dr. Audrea Caesar (WNCN)

Food allergies in babies and toddlers: An expert tells all – Dr. Edwin Kim (WRAL)

At-home testing ‘complicates’ Omicron data, UNC doctor says – Dr. David Wohl (ABC11)

Study: Non-Hallucinogenic Psychedelic Compounds Could Benefit Mental Health – Bryan Roth (Phuket Times)

How worried do you need to be about the BA.2 coronavirus variant? – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (Today Show)

Yes, Omicron Can Boost Immunity, but Early Hopes that the Variant Will End the Pandemic Are Fading – Dr. David Wohl (Expat Go Malaysia)

Talking to long-haul COVID: How an NC doc and patient fight the mysterious syndrome – Dr. John Barrata (NC Health News)

Peanut allergies: A little exposure might lessen a child’s sensitivity – Wesley Burks (The Star Online)


How worried do you need to be about the BA.2 coronavirus variant? – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (

As COVID trends improve, health experts cautiously optimistic about return to large events – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

CAB-LA Cost Might Be a Deal-Breaker for Payers and Patients – Dr. Lina Rosengren-Hovee (Medscape)