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January 12, 2022

UNC Allied Health Sciences Nationally Recognized for Collaboration, Innovation in Education and Healthcare

Allied Health professionals have been on the forefront of interprofessional education and practice for decades. This has been especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, as UNC students have mobilized to serve their communities. This is one reason why the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences has received a national award of excellence for its interprofessional work.

December 14, 2021

UNC-Led CORVASEQ Surveillance Program Detects Omicron Variant in North Carolina

The Coronavirus Variant Sequencing (CORVASEQ) Surveillance Program, led by a team of UNC researchers, has detected the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in North Carolina. Together, members of the program at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Duke, Wake Forest, and East Carolina have sequenced more than 10,000 samples from COVID-19 positive patients to track the spread and development of the virus across the state.

Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

October 19, 2021

Adding SNAP Benefits for Older Adults in Medicare, Medicaid Can Reduce Hospital Visits, Healthcare Costs

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine led by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid is associated with fewer hospital visits and lower healthcare costs. But millions of Americans do not take advantage of the program.