‘Conversations with Innovators:’ UNC hematologist on promising drug trials for treating painful crises in sickle cell patients
Kenneth Ataga, MD, director of the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, was featured in a video by the American Society of Hematology in which he discussed the favorable results of a yearlong clinical trial studying crizanlizumab as a therapy to prevent and treat painful crisis events in patients with sickle cell disease.
UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.
Watch video of UNC researcher Flavio Frohlich, PhD, speak at last week's Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Frohlich is an assistant professor of psychiatry, cell biology & physiology, and biomedical engineering at the UNC School of Medicine.
In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.
UNC MD/PhD student Ejiofor Ezekwe, PhD, was featured in the latest edition of Diverse Medicine's Black Men in White Coats video series.
Less than a year after she earned her degree from UNC, Misty Cox is already putting her skills to work — and helping make North Carolinians healthier in the process. Cox, a 2016 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, is one of 13 fellows participating in MedServe, a program focused on helping solve the problem of health care shortages across North Carolina. The program was co-founded by Patrick O'Shea, a UNC School of Medicine Student.
Each year, Stuart Gold, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, works on Christmas. He considers it his duty to be there for the patients and their families on his unit, 5 Children’s, who would rather be at home during the holidays but are undergoing treatment for serious medical conditions including cancer and blood disorders.
Rachel Howard is taking a couple of gap years before applying to medical school. In the meantime, she has found a way to combine her love of art and her interest in medicine by painting windows for patients staying in the Children’s Hospital during the holidays.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for physician scientists — and UNC is going above and beyond to make that happen.
Researchers discuss Zika virus, transmission, and protection during Tuesday's UNC School of Medicine expert panel and community discussion.
Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at UNC Hospitals, and Brooke McLaughlin, CNIV, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at UNC Hospitals, recently talked with GOJO Industries, Inc., the maker of Purell, about the success of Clean In, Clean Out, UNC Hospitals' hand hygiene program. The video is part of The IP Monthly Minute, GOJO's newsletter for infection preventionists from hospitals across the United States. Last month, GOJO featured Didier Pittet, of the World Health Organization.
UNC Diabetes Care Center physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff accepted the American Diabetes Association's Dance Challenge, with the help of the UNC Dance Team.
For the last four years, students, faculty and staff at UNC and UNC Health Care Network have participated in Movember -- a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programs that focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Our 2016 UNC Network goal is to raise $50,000 -- we hope you'll consider donating, growing, or both!
In our next installment of Medicine's Mentors, Eric Wolak, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, opens up about his mentors from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the CTICU at UNC Hospitals to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and back to Chapel Hill, where today he serves as director of medicine and oncology services at UNC Hospitals.
At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her mentors from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.
On April 16, on what was described as a “perfect Carolina day,” Jason Ray’s legacy was celebrated as the UNC Hospitals Jason Ray Transplant Clinic was officially dedicated.
Former Tar Heel mascot and organ donor to be remembered at dedication ceremony
A guest uses his love of jigsaw puzzles to steady his own mind and heart, and creates a sense of family when guests join him to fit the pieces together.
Guests of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals are surrounded by stunning art, including North Carolina pottery, photos of places nearby, paintings old and new, and colorful textile collages.
The video series aims to inspire African Americans to consider the field of medicine by showing them the stories of others who’ve done so successfully. Film makers were recently in Chapel Hill to spotlight the work of Cedric Bright, MD, and Sean McLean, MD, both UNC School of Medicine alumni faculty members working tirelessly to recruit and inspire the next generation of UNC-trained physicians.