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Ahead of the Curve: UNC Hospitals honors current and former military staff on Veterans Day
On Tuesday, more than 120 people gathered in the lobby of N.C. Memorial Hospital for UNC Hospitals’ annual Veterans Day observance. Attendees – clad in a mix of military uniforms, white coats and business suits – came together to recognize employees and residents who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Nov. 13
Cairns and Baker receive Patriot Award
Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and Mary Lee Baker, RN, associate director of ambulatory care, were nominated for the award by Burn Center physician assistant and U.S. Army reservist Captain Chris Trum.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Nov. 12
Marine Corps veteran and Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy student on the cusp of realizing her dream
Marine Corps veteran and occupational therapy master's student Oyoana Allende has one month left in her clinical placement before achieving her dream of becoming an occupational therapist--a profession she credits with helping with her own rehabilitation after an injury in Iraq.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / July 28
Physician Assistant Program featured on Charlotte's WFAE
Last week, WFAE in Charlotte produced a piece on the new UNC Physician Assistant (PA) Program, which welcomes its inaugural class for orientation this week. The piece features program director Dr. Paul Chelminski and PA student -- and military veteran who provided medical support during two combat deployments in Iraq -- Dave Manning.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 7
UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant
The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.
Located in News / 2018 / December
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
An Oath to Military Medicine
Matthew Braswell leads the Military Medical Interest Group, a UNC School of Medicine student organization with the goal of helping families at UNC Hospitals and broadening the medical experience of medical students.
Located in News / 2016 / January
Nontraditional Path
As a nun, Mary Beth McGranaghan learned to go where her skills were most needed. As a faculty member in the UNC Physician Assistant Program, she hopes to teach this lesson to her students.
Located in News / 2016 / January
'Why I Do So Much'
Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Luckiest Man Alive
As an emergency room physician in one of New Orleans’s busiest hospitals, UNC School of Medicine graduate Richard Vinroot Jr. sometimes needs downtime. His idea of taking a break? Practicing humanitarian, disaster, and military medicine around the globe.
Located in News / 2016 / April