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Walk for Health Equity
UNC Health sponsored walks for Health Equity in support of Black Lives Matter on Tuesday at multiple locations, including UNC Medical Center, Hillsborough, UNC REX, UNC Wakebrook and across UNCPN. Hundreds of co-workers gathered to demonstrate their stand against racism and in support of health equity. Each event included a moment of silence.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 25
Class of 2018 immersed in first year of TEC curriculum
Prompted by a rapidly changing health care environment, the Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum was developed to provide a more student-centered and patient based way of learning that facilitates translation and integration of basic, clinical, and population science to enhance human health and well-being.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 16
A Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Was Headed For A Wheelchair. Then Gene Therapy Arrived.
Gene therapy pioneer Jude Samulski, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the UNC School of Medicine, is featured in this NPR story about a 30-year research journey from idea to treatment reality for kids with muscular dystrophy.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care
Robin Reed, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry and director for the Center’s integrated care program, is the principal investigator for the four-year grant.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Dec. 18
Movember at UNC: Mo Bros & Mo Sistas Raise more than $42,000 for Men's Health
Newly formed in 2014, the UNC Movember Network -- a dynamic group of students, educators, researchers, scientists, professionals, friends and extended family – committed itself locally to a global fundraising campaign in support of men’s health programs.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Dec. 18
Building a Bridge for Patient Care
Medical students and Albert Schweitzer fellows Stephanie Kiser and Laura Cone are passionate about North Carolina, their home state. By developing an educational program and clinic for individuals with chronic diseases, they're doing what they've always wanted to do - give back to North Carolinians.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 23
Hospitalists review practices for low-risk chest pain
Hospitalists Christopher Caulfield, MD, and John Stephens, MD, from the department of medicine recently published an article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine that recognizes unnecessary practices for low-risk chest pain, along with new recommendations.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 24
Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony
Twenty members of the inaugural Physician Assistant Studies program in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences were honored at commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 21
ID Faculty Organize, Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Hard-hit Lee County, NC
At UNC Hospitals, patient care teams were seeing increasing numbers of Latinx COVID-19 patients from Lee and nearby Chatham counties. So a volunteer UNC team led by UNC's division of infectious diseases has put in place drive-up testing in Sanford, in the center of Lee County, about 35 miles south of Chapel Hill.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
UNC Team led by Page receives $2.4 million to establish technical assistance center to help develop residencies in rural communities
A national team led by Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC Family Medicine, has been awarded $2.4 million of funding in a cooperative agreement by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The funding will support the development of a national technical assistance center that will engage with HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program awardees to help them develop new, accredited residency programs in family medicine, general internal medicine and psychiatry in rural communities in the United States.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 4