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A Lifelong Mission
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
Located in News / 2015 / September
A New Frontier
Once unknown in the field of autism, UNC’s Mark Zylka is now uncovering potential causes for the brain disorder.
Located in News / 2013 / October
A Path Divergent
Five Questions for Robert Sandler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist who has challenged a major theory about the cause of diverticulosis.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Breaking Down Bacteria
Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.
Located in News / 2014 / March
Called to Service
As a physician, leader, and educator, Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is focused on improving care and updating medical training to keep up with the modern world of health care. She’ll bring all of that to bear as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Located in News / 2017 / May
Cellular Insides
A freshman professor when Michael Jordan was a first-year student-athlete, Keith Burridge, PhD, has dedicated his career to elucidating the intricate structures of cells that allow cancers to metastasize.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Changing Course, Finding a Home
From his position as a transfusion medicine physician, Jay Raval, MD, collaborates with providers from across UNC Medical Center to coordinate the best treatments for patients, while also giving him the chance to study ways to improve that care. His efforts have earned him this year’s Woods Junior Faculty Award.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Conquering Chromatin
Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.
Located in News / 2013 / November
Finding the Next Step
Blossom Damania, PhD, has built her research career tackling difficult questions in cancer and global health research. As she begins her new role as Vice Dean for Research, she’s considering one more: What’s next?
Located in News / 2016 / July
Following the ‘Tinman’
Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
Located in News / 2016 / November