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From gratitude to generosity: The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation gives $4 million to support brain, geriatric and sleep health
The gift will establish a fellowship fund in Geriatric Medicine, an Innovation Endowed Fund in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and support several programs related to sleep science.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 21
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
From Teacher to Volunteer
Rita Bigham spent 19 years as an elementary school teacher in Carrboro. Today, with the help of her dog, Pippin, she is lifting the spirits of patients and UNC Hospitals staff as a volunteer in the Pet Therapy Program.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Feb. 19
Giving back to UNC
A spacious three story dollhouse, recently constructed, fully furnished, and ideally located to bring joy to patients of the UNC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / April 28
Great Expectations: 2014 White Coat Ceremony
Early in the academic year at the UNC School of Medicine, first-year medical students and their families attend the White Coat Ceremony, an annual tradition that recognizes the start of students’ medical careers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Sept. 25
Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Healthy Heels Success Story: Candace Kelly
Epic@UNC core team member Candace Kelly shares how her grandchildren helped motivate her to get healthy with the Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / Feb. 9
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
Helping Veterans, Sending Care Across North Carolina
On September 24, individuals and leaders gathered to celebrate the new UNC Physician Assistant Program, which is set to launch on January 4, 2016, with its first class of 20 students. The program will provide educational and career development opportunities for nontraditional students, including veterans with medical experience, while reducing North Carolina's health-care workforce shortage in underserved areas.
Located in News / 2015 / 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