The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs. The Better Back Care program will be directed by Casazza and Amy Shaheen, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine.
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
Health informatics at UNC has a long tradition. Now with advanced training and research opportunities available to students, three physicians board-certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics calling UNC home, and exciting new research coming out of the university, UNC informatics is undergoing a renaissance.
UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.
UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings
Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.
UNC’s Anna Spagnoli, MD, creates a new medical neighborhood model to improve care for children with diabetes.
Yvonne Josephson, a nurse at High Point Regional Hospital, lost her husband unexpectedly. Because of his chronic illness, they decided not to have children. But then Yvonne was introduced to Eppi and the beginning of a sweet and tender relationship began.
Physician burnout syndrome is a very real and common phenomenon. It impacts a majority of physicians at some point in their careers. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program, offers these tips for preventing or mitigating physician burnout.
Using DSM enables UNC Health Care and its facilities to comply with federal standards and communicate with a broader group of health care providers statewide in order to improve care for patients.
Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.
UNC School of Medicine receives $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support primary care medical scholarship program
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has received a $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust for a scholarship program aimed at inspiring North Carolina’s best medical students to pursue careers in primary care medicine in rural and urban underserved areas of the state.
UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre
The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.
View these grilling and fireworks facts and burn prevention tips from the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center as we approach Independence Day.
UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.
Though cancer screening has come a long way, physicians still do not thoroughly discuss with patients the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures before decisions are made to undergo the screenings, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC physician.
Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.
A majority said they were worried about potential ethical consequences in the doctor-patient relationship.
Graduate student Alice Stamatakis uses optogenetics to study the complicated circuitry behind reward, addiction, and aversion.
The newest American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for the disease are in place at UNC Medical Center.