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'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
“White Coats Black Doctors” builds legacy, plans for the future
On April 9, Celeste Brown, one of the co-founders of the White Coats Black Doctors Foundation (WCBD) was honored with a Public Service Award from the University of North Carolina. On April 13, White Coats Black Doctors awarded the first WCBD Excellence Scholarship to UNC medical student Ashley King.
Located in News / 2018 / April
A Daughter’s Calling
A science class captured Catherine Fahey’s imagination. A mother’s battle with cancer led her to pursue medicine as a career. At UNC, Fahey found a home at the junction of research and patient care.
Located in News / 2015 / September
A Good Heart
High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher -- the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.
Located in News / 2015 / June
A Long-term Research Relationship
As a high school student, Caitlin Burk began working in the research lab of Wesley Burks, MD. Now, eight years later, she continues that work while balancing the demanding schedule of a third-year medical student.
Located in News / 2016 / April
BBSP welcomes new students
On Aug. 15 a new class of PhD students gathered to begin their week of orientation. During their first year, they will receive training through the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP). They will rotate through multiple labs and collaborate with their classmates before selecting one of the BBSP member PhD programs, and the lab where they will complete their thesis. We met a few of the students.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Building a Better Image
Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / April
Building Pipelines of Physician-Scientists
We may be rivals on the court, but believe it or not, UNC and Duke share many of the same values. Take, for example, the MD-PhD students at both schools who are working together and building mentorship programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing the dual-degree.
Located in News / 2015 / April
Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine
In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.
Located in News / 2014 / February
Creating Future Scientists
Albert Schweitzer Fellows and second-year medical students William Runge and Ricky Singh have taken their love of science to middle school classrooms in Hillsborough, N.C., hoping to foster and develop interest in the sciences among young students.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Feb. 19