Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina -- and both share a love of climbing and so started climbing together.
JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.
Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.
Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.
Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.
Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.
WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.
Karan Batts, a nurse in the PACU at UNC's Ambulatory Care Center, is also a ballroom dancer.
Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.
We interrupt your regular programming of real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses this month to bring you a special combined edition. We're calling it the Spartan Edition!
Bren Sparling, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, says she has always been a creative person.
A Craven County woman is diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer on her 35th wedding anniversary. Together, she and her husband are raising awareness about cancer while she fights the disease.
The advice Dr. Jim Kurz gives comes not only from his expertise in medicine but from his real life personal experience as well.
Desrochers is an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at N.C. Children's Hospital and a yoga teacher.
A career U.S. Army Special Forces officer from Robeson County takes on cancer with the same toughness he uses on the battlefield. At UNC Hospitals he finds his dream team -- including his son, who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan -- to help in the fight.
Jason Goldsmith, an MD-PhD student at UNC, is also the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA in Durham, N.C.
Bela Emory, RN, CPN, BSN has been a nurse at UNC Hospital for more than 25 years working the night shift in Pediatrics. When she's not at the hospital, Bela spends much of her time helping her husband with his antiques business and loves collecting Campbell's soup advertisements.
A Chatham County native who has weathered more than his share of life’s disappointments is a constant role model of compassion and encouragement for many, but none more so than the guests and fellow staff members at SECU Family House where he is resident manager.
Keith Burridge, a Kenan Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, is also a playwright.
The UNC nurses we met in 2012 give 100 percent of themselves to their work - and to their lives away from work.