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Medical students make voices heard in N.C. Medicaid reform debate
More than 300 medical students representing every medical school in the state made their voices heard as they signed a petition letter to Governor Pat McCrory and the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group expressing their support for Community Care of North Carolina in the Medicaid reform debate.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 23
Michalak begins Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship
As her classmates return to Chapel Hill to begin their fourth year at the UNC School of Medicine, Suzanne Michalak will be at a lab bench at Boston Children’s Hospital. The recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship, Michalak will spend the year in Boston researching congenital eye movement disorders in the lab of Elizabeth Engle, MD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Aug. 13
Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship
The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.
Located in News / 2016 / May
New ImPACT initiative puts graduate students on the path toward successful science careers
The immersion internship program pairs young scientists with leading companies and organizations throughout the Triangle to bolster experience outside academia.
Located in News / 2016 / June
New Program Launches to Address North Carolina’s Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
The first class of 13 MedServe fellows is participating in a two-week training institute in Chapel Hill from June 20 to July 1 before joining clinics across the state for two years.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship
The fourth-year medical student is one of only six medical students from across the country selected for the award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 24
Past Its Prime
When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj.
Located in News / 2016 / March
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
Prepped and ready to go
Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.
Located in News / 2014 / May
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