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UNC Horizons: Two decades of healing moms and babies
In the first of this two-part series, we feature the men and women behind the scenes, the health care providers dedicated to saving future generations from the vicious cycle of addiction.
Located in News / 2017 / April
Mobile Clinic Offers Care to Farm Workers
Once a week during the spring and summer growing season, UNC physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students travel to Benson, NC, to provide care for the area's migrant farmworker population.
Located in News / 2017 / May
Capturing the moment of victory
When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.
Located in News / 2017 / May
From Jam Salesman to National Leader
Since his early days as a Jaycee, when he sold jam to raise money for the still-young North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN,FAAN, has been eager to support his community. Today he serves as the coordinator for the Burn Center’s internationally recognized Burn Prevention Program and was recently reelected as Vice President of the American Nurses Association. We sat down with Dr. Grant to learn more about what brought him to UNC, why advocacy is so important to burn care and what it means to be a leader.
Located in News / 2017 / July
Helping caregivers find their way back to normal
When a critical incident takes its toll on staff, the volunteers on the Critical Incident Stress Management team helps them figure what normal looks like after an emotional trauma.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Staring down the widowmaker
Roger Darr’s heart attack was caused ventricular fibrillation, or “sudden cardiac death”. Most patients who experience ventricular fibrillation at home do not survive. But thanks to high quality CPR provided by his quick-thinking wife, first responders, the Emergency Room staff at Central Carolina Hospital, and the providers at the UNC Medical Center, Roger is around to tell his story.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Congressman David Price tours UNC Medical Center’s benign hematology clinic
The congressman was then honored with the Cure HHT’s Champion Award for his work securing funding for a multi-state pilot program that will be headquartered in Chapel Hill and led by Raj Kasthuri, MD, director of UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence.
Located in News / 2017 / September
The Four-Legged Volunteer
As part of the Tar Heal Paws program, Sadie and her owner Jamie Lynn Russell volunteer their time to bring fur therapy to patients and families at UNC Medical Center and other UNC Health Care facilities. Sadie is one of fourteen canine volunteers to be featured in the first series of Tar Heal Paws trading cards, which are now being distributed to patients who receive a visit.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish
In May, a faulty heart valve nearly put an end to Jim Weber. But after receiving a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UNC Medical Center, Weber says he feels like he’s been gifted with years he didn’t have before. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, Weber joined Matt Cavender, the doctor who performed the valve replacement, as the Fighting Irish faced the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium.
Located in News / 2017 / October
How hand hygiene becomes contagious
The hand hygiene program Clean In, Clean Out has been part of the landscape here at the UNC Medical Center for just over four years – recently passing the amazing milestone of half a million observations. As part of International Infection Prevention Week, we look back at some of the ways it has changed the culture in Chapel Hill and look forward to the next big thing in hand hygiene at the Medical Center.
Located in News / 2017 / October