Registration is now open to anyone interested in helping build the next UNC Health Care-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house. The home will be owned by UNC Health Care employee Danita Thomas and will be a part of the Phoenix Place subdivision.
Dr. David Tate, a cardiologist at UNC and a musician, has been known to leave his banjo in a patient’s room for ready access during rounds. For Tate, music is one way he can connect with his patients, and allow them to feel more real and more human, despite the needles and wires that connect them to all kinds of mechanical devices.
The "N.C. Children’s Promise TV" project took five N.C. Children's Hospital patients and turned them into reporters for a day during the ninth annual Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon on Nov. 18. Joshua and sister, Ariel, talk with dad, Darrell, about how special the annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon is for the Children's Hospital's patients and their families.
A device developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial led by UNC-Chapel Hill holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having Barrett’s esophagus.
The "N.C. Children’s Promise TV" project took five N.C. Children's Hospital patients and turned them into reporters for a day during the ninth annual Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon on Nov. 18. Ariel and Joshua Cooley interview their mother, Jocelyn Cooley, about Joshua's rare genetic disorder and how instrumental the NC Children's Hospital medical staff has been to the family. She talks about Joshua's spirit and what a special child he is.
Lindsay Stortz spends weekends treating patients on Medicine Service, and weekends and weeknights studying for her master's degree in public health. This summer this registered nurse used her remaining "free time" interning on an operational efficiency project in the Transplant Clinic at UNC Hospitals. This is the fifth video featured from the 2010 Nursing Annual Report.
A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.
The market for gluten-free food, touted as a cure for all ills, has grown by double digits in the past five years. But are such health claims half-baked? Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, the director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, gives the “dough-down” on the gluten-free diet.
Dr. Cynthia Bulik reveals that watching the Glee holiday special re-invigorated her "empathy for the Grinch," who may, she suspects, be suffering from depression.
For Tiffany Albritton, RN, of 3 Women's, being ready for the unexpected is part of her personal rulebook of professional practice and customer service. This is the fourth of several videos featured from the 2010 Nursing Annual Report.
Dr. Samuel Jones, a surgeon and assistant director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals, also trains for and competes in triathlons on the side.
He is a nurse on 3 West treating patients in family medicine and nephrology. To patients and colleagues, he is an ideal caregiver: competent, passionate and hard working. He was tested by tragedy but found the strength to come back. Meet Saul Opukah. This is the second of several videos we will feature from the 2010 Nursing Annual Report.
If Sheila Roszell, MSN, RN-BC, on 5 Bedtower, tells you "it's something we had to do," you can count on it getting done. If she's not treating patients, she's likely at school working on a PhD in Health Care Systems. Her dissertation focuses on applying efficiencies developed by Toyota to her work on 5 Bedtower. This is the third of several videos featured from the 2010 Nursing Annual Report.
This video is a conversation with UNC epidemiologist Dr. Ada Adimora as she shares her perspective on the impact of HIV infection.
A double-lung transplant gives a Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and meet the lung donor’s family to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.
As a skin wound resource nurse, Kate Rowe performed regular monthly audits in the Medicine Progressive Care Unit (MPCU). But she wasn't satisfied with the results. Watch this video to see how she helped dramatically improve those results. This is the first of several videos we will feature from the 2010 Nursing Annual Report.
Kelly Bruno, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also an amputee who has completed three Ironman triathlons. But she is perhaps better known to many as "Kelly B.," one of the castaways on "Survivor: Nicaragua."
A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.
These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.
Employees from different areas of UNC Hospitals recently participated in a career fair for Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange county schools.