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Feb. 27, 2007

Runge named cardiology editor of eMedicine

Dr. Marschall S. Runge, professor and chair of the department of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and president of UNC Physicians, is the new editor of the cardiology section of eMedicine.
Launched in 1996, eMedicine is an online clinical knowledge database available to physicians and other healthcare professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties.

Before coming to UNC in 2000, Runge held the John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Internal Medicine and was director of the Division of Cardiology and the Sealy Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctorate in molecular biology, Runge graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in internal medicine. He then completed a cardiology fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and was a faculty member there prior to moving to Emory University as an associate professor of medicine in 1989.


Carolina Beach transitions are topic
of photo exhibit by UNC’s Davison

A documentary photography exhibition by Pat Davison, assistant professor of visual communication at UNC, will open Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Duke University.

“Redneck Riviera” features 21 photos documenting cultural changes along the Carolina Beach boardwalk from 2001 through 2006.

On display through April 2 in the Louise Jones Brown Gallery of Duke’s Bryan Center, the exhibit will open with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibit and reception are free to the public. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

A faculty member in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Davison won a 2006 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement last year at UNC.


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UNC School of Medicine contact: Les Lang,, (919) 843-9687
School of Journalism and Mass Communication contacts: Pat Davison,, (919) 962-4073; Kyle York,, (919) 966-3323