Jan. 26

Students advocate for preservation of ACA’s mental health protections

Students advocate for preservation of ACA’s mental health protections

As the conversation surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act continues, a group of UNC School of Medicine students is working to make sure key mental health protections are maintained.

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Reminder: Requirement for SOM Faculty to Provide Transcripts by Jan. 31, 2017

As communicated by a memo from Dean Roper and Executive Dean Burks in the December 1, 2016 edition of Vital Signs, UNC Chapel Hill has enacted a policy that requires faculty members, including those in the School of Medicine, to provide official transcripts showing all graduate course credits for their highest degree.

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UNC Physician Assistant Program welcomes second class of students at White Coat Ceremony

UNC Physician Assistant Program welcomes second class of students at White Coat Ceremony

The UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed its second class of students with a white coat ceremony on January 19, 2017, held in the Carolina Club’s Alumni Hall.

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Schweitzer Fellowship applications due Feb. 1

Looking for a leadership program where you develop skills while impacting the health and well-being of vulnerable communities? UNC School of Medicine has partnered with the NC Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to offer students this unique service learning opportunity.

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Ezekwe featured in Black Men in White Coats video series

UNC MD/PhD student Ejiofor Ezekwe, PhD, was featured in the latest edition of Diverse Medicine's Black Men in White Coats video series.

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Fraher appointed to Council of Graduate Medical Education

Fraher appointed to Council of Graduate Medical Education

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor of family medicine and director of the Program on Health and Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, has been appointed to the Council of Graduate Medical Education.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Ankit Bharat: “Human to murine lung transplantation and back”

Using the context of lung transplantation, this talk is meant to emphasize the broad opportunities that the surgical community has to identify and investigate fundamental clinical problems and make a profound difference in disease management.

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UNC SOM SNMA Screening of "Thicker Than Blood"

UNC SOM SNMA Chapter, partnered with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and Second Glance productions, will be screening "Thicker Than Blood". Highlighting the stigma and challenges of living with HIV, as well as the often hidden intolerance of LGBTQ-members in the Black/African-American community, “Thicker Than Blood” raises thought in the mind and strikes an emotional chord in the heart. Following the film will be an open discussion of stigma and discrimination as it affects the healthcare community in NC.

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American Health Council Names Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH to Physician Board

American Health Council Names Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH to Physician Board

He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Primary Care, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, and Family Medicine.

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 With gift of scarves, women address cancer's impact on image

With gift of scarves, women address cancer's impact on image

A donation of 50 handmade silk scarves helped women participating in the American Cancer Society's "Look Good, Feel Better" program address the image-related side effects of cancer.

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An incredible story of recovery from Rabbi Mark Borovitz, an ex-con who found a new calling

An incredible story of recovery from Rabbi Mark Borovitz, an ex-con who found a new calling

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Dr. Laura Gay talk with Rabbi Mark Borovitz, a recovering alcoholic and ex-con who now serves as Senior Rabbi and co-director of the Elaine Breslow Institute at Beit T'Shuvah, about his story and faith and spirituality’s role in recovery.

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