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Supported Service
For more than three decades, pediatric respiratory therapist Mark Hall served in the Army National Guard. He deployed all over the world and was mobilized to places on short notice. Thanks to the support he received at UNC Hospitals, his transitions were always seamless.
Located in News / 2015 / September
‘Helping Kids with Hemiplegia’ helps Peyton gain use of her hand
Each June a therapeutic summer day camp led by Holly Holland, senior pediatric occupational therapist at the N.C. Children’s Hospital, offers constraint-induced movement therapy to kids ages 3 to 10. Thanks to the work of Holland and her volunteers at ‘Helping Kids with Hemiplegia,’ children like six-year-old Peyton Wolforth of Fort Bragg are learning to use their affected limbs.
Located in Employee News Online / 2013 / June 26
A Good Heart
High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher -- the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.
Located in News / 2015 / June
The Quiet Professional
Retired Green Beret medic Todd Williams earned three Bronze Stars and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among other service recognitions, during his distinguished 28-year military career. Today, he helps lead nontraditional students, including military veterans with medical experience, on a path toward becoming physician assistants through the UNC School of Medicine’s recently launched Physician Assistant Program.
Located in News / 2016 / June
A Mission You Can Be Proud Of
Sean Montgomery, director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals, believes in the organization's mission of serving patients from all walks of life. Before arriving in Chapel Hill in 2010, he strove to provide the best medical care possible to soldiers with battlefield injuries.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Green Beret, White Coat
Whether donning a green hat or a white coat, Karl Holt has lived with a service mindset. As a Green Beret medic, he saved the lives of others during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. He nearly lost his life that night, and spent years recovering from his injuries, both physical and psychological. Today, he is on his way to becoming a physician, and hopes that his experiences will help other veterans as they transition into civilian life.
Located in News / 2015 / December
Serving the Underserved in Honduras
Summer 2015 marked the twelfth annual community health clinic led by the Honduran Health Alliance, a UNC School of Medicine student-led group that provides critical health services for Honduran women, clinical education for UNC medical learners, and experiences that inform the careers of future doctors.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Oct. 15
UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women
A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
Returning the Favor
Bruce Cairns credits his military experience with shaping his perspective and making him a better doctor. Today, as a way of giving back, he’s assisting Special Forces medics with educational and career-development opportunities through the Advanced Medic Instructor Training program – a program that paved the way for the UNC School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Bronze Stars, White Coat
As a student in the UNC School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, two-time Bronze Star Award recipient Curtis Carr is building on the medical skills he acquired as a Green Beret medic serving in Afghanistan. He looks forward to applying these skills in the civilian world next year.
Located in News / 2017 / March