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Going Where the Need is Greatest
Travis Williams is a medical student on a mission to bring excellent care to underserved corners of North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 1
2014 Cadaver Memorial Service draws big crowd
Body donations enhance educational opportunities for first-year medical students at UNC, and each year, at the end of their anatomy block, students gather to express their gratitude to the donors by holding a memorial service for them.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Feb. 13
Acting and Educating
Standardized patient actors play a role, literally, in the education of UNC medical students. They’ve begun playing new parts to enhance resident training.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 9
Rimland is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar
Medical student, Casey Allison Rimland, has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 6
Running the Race
First-year medical students Rob Arend and Alex Jeffs and third-year medical student Shelley Warner all competed in the Boston Marathon, overcoming cold and wet conditions to finish the historic race.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer
Fourth-year medical student Wesley Stepp, PhD, has developed a testing method to predict aggressiveness of head and neck cancers and help physicians determine the ideal treatment regimen.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC School of Medicine welcomes new PhD students to BBSP
The Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP) welcomed a new class of PhD students to Chapel Hill this week for orientation.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Putting Service FIRST
The FIRST Program provides participants the opportunity to complete their MD in three years and, subject to academic and performance standards, includes the opportunity for placement with a Family Medicine Residency program of North Carolina, after which scholars will take part in three years of service in an underserved area of North Carolina. In this video, hear from Cristy Page, MD, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and FIRST Scholars, Kyle Melvin, and Thane Campbell about what makes the program special.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Visiting Malawian Medical Student Makes the Most of Summer Experience
Mirriam Munthali, who is in her fourth year at the Malawi College of Medicine, spent the summer in Chapel Hill as a part of the UNC Partner Site Student Scholarship, sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities.
Located in News / 2018 / October
UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood
Doctoral student Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Naher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.
Located in News / 2017 / February