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UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
SOM Students Rally to Help Health Care Workers through the Fight Against COVID-19
UNC School of Medicine students across campuses are organizing multiple volunteer projects all with one aim – help hospitals safely and effectively combat COVID-19. From making PPE to organizing child care, these students are doing whatever they can to make a difference.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: UNC’s BBSP at 12 Years Old
With the number of applicants growing each year, UNC’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) has become a leader in introductory programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the life and biomedical sciences. From lab rotations, wellness resources to career exploration opportunities, BBSP continues to train better students to become even better scientists.
Located in News / 2019 / December
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
The SNMA’s Power to Serve
The UNC School of Medicine’s Chapter of the Student National Medical Association was awarded SNMA Chapter of the Year for their service to students of all ages and the wider North Carolina community.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 30
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
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
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
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
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