UNC graduate Danielle Harris was just 26 years old when she found out she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her diagnosis forced her to take a break from the Campbell University PA Program. Thanks to her strength and faith, the support of family and friends, and pediatric chemotherapy treatments and her care team at UNC, she's back in school and seeing patients for the first time. The experience, she says, will make her a better provider.
Medical student Tam Le delves into the intricacies of the U.S. health care system to help inform how medical students and residents are trained on the job.
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.
In 2013, Debbi and Walt Clarke experienced the unimaginable loss of their third child, Eason, who was stillborn at 37 weeks. To honor Eason, the Clarkes recently donated two CuddleCots to the North Carolina Women’s Hospital to help families who suffer similar losses, making the hospital the first in North Carolina to offer them to families.
Since its inception as a charity race in 2006, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised nearly $1 million for UNC Children’s and its clinical home, N.C. Children’s Hospital. On Oct. 14, the organization announced the renaming of the N.C. Children’s Specialty Clinic to the Krispy Kreme Challenge Children’s Specialty Clinic, along with its commitment to raise an additional $1 million for UNC Children’s.
On Oct. 5, 2010, Trilon Estes was born with esophageal atresia, a rare congenital condition in which the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Five major surgeries later, the boy from Wake Forest, North Carolina, is healthy and thriving.
Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.
Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves.
In the late 1960s, when Frederick Burroughs, MD, opened his practice in Southeast Raleigh, he was the first Board Eligible African-American pediatrician in Wake County. It’s a distinction he’s proud of, but it doesn’t come close to defining his career in medicine.
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.
The latest installment in our Real Medicine video series features one of our Patient Ambassadors for North Carolina Children's Hospital.
This month’s Real Medicine story is about a second year medical student at UNC named Kate Magee. A Raleigh, N.C. native, she’s also the recipient of an Albert Schweitzer fellowship.
UNC Health Care and Alignment Healthcare launch new collaborative, population health program for Medicare beneficiaries in Wake County
The partnership will kick off with the offering of a new Medicare Advantage HMO plan for seniors in Wake County, North Carolina.
If you happen to walk through Rex Hospital in Raleigh and pass Eugene Taylor, you’ll know it.
The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care collaborates with specialists in the Raleigh area to provide care for the most complex heart cases. (This feature was originally published in UNC Health Care's Well Magazine, Winter 2014 issue)
Wake Heart & Vascular Associates (WHV) and Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists, two of the state’s top cardiology practices have joined forces to form North Carolina Heart & Vascular, a new physician group focused on improving access to specialized cardiovascular care for patients throughout central and eastern North Carolina with innovative treatments and research.
UNC faculty members Robert Dodge, PhD, RN, ANP, Jacqueline Gibson, PA-C, Victoria Mobley, MD, Esther Metiko, FNP and Ann Dennis, MD, work at the Raleigh-based clinic, which has over 900 patients.
Wake County Commissioners, during their regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 15, approved an agreement with UNC Health Care that details the plan for the provision of services at Wake County’s WakeBrook Campus.
The agreement develops partnerships in important areas of medical education and health care delivery. UNC Health Care and WakeMed also have agreed to collaboration and transparency in other areas and have agreed to resolve current disputes amicably in support of an ongoing relationship.
Debt Reports Reflect Sister Hospitals’ Financial Strength, Stability