Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.
The UNC School of Medicine's Clinical Week pulls medical students out of the classroom and sends them to communities across North Carolina to gain medical knowledge and develop clinical skills through interaction with primary care physicians and their patients. Last week, the UNC SOM Facebook page captured the Clinical Week experiences of first-year medical students. Please take a moment to see where our students went and to read what they learned, as shared in their words. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
Each June a therapeutic summer day camp led by Holly Holland, senior pediatric occupational therapist at the N.C. Children’s Hospital, offers constraint-induced movement therapy to kids ages 3 to 10. Thanks to the work of Holland and her volunteers at ‘Helping Kids with Hemiplegia,’ children like six-year-old Peyton Wolforth of Fort Bragg are learning to use their affected limbs.
A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.