Shannon Carson, MD, professor of medicine, division chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Carson, who joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 1999, called the recognition the peak of his career so far at UNC.
UNC School of Medicine students have a special connection to the state of North Carolina because of the public service mission of the institution. While clinical week is a traditional part of medical education everywhere, it is particularly special at UNC, giving students an opportunity to interact with the communities they may serve after they complete their education. In some cases it even takes them to their home communities. Last month's clinical week for MS1s was captured via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
On March 15, Paul McIntosh will run in the Tobacco Road Marathon. The second-year medical student is running to honor those suffering from Pompe disease, a rare, genetic condition he was diagnosed with in 2012.
Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.
A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.
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.