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A Little Girl Says "Let It Go" To Her Rare Tumor
Carter Mae Kennedy is a cancer survivor, a fighter and a lover of Elsa – the Disney Princess from "Frozen." She has already undergone open heart surgery to remove a rare tumor from her kidney that had climbed into her heart. She is only 5-years-old. Read about her story and how the doctors, nurses, and staff at UNC Health Care along with her community rallied around a family facing a devastating diagnosis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 28
Living Kidney Donor: A Connection Spanning Over 2,500 Miles
After seeing a Facebook post about a friend in need of a kidney, Doug Neumann, filled out the paperwork to see if he could be a match and ultimately a living kidney donor. Doug hit challenges during the testing process but was able to connect with Amy Woodard, the Kidney Transplant Coordinator at UNC, who cleared the way in making the kidney donation a reality, forever impacting the lives of two families.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 15
‘Hope grows here’
The Farm at Penny Lane’s innovative programs help mental health clients become more self-sufficient.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / July 3
White Coat Ceremony for inaugural class of PA program students
On Thursday evening, Jan. 21, the inaugural class of 20 UNC Physician Assistant Program students received their white coats at the Carolina Club's Alumni Hall.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 28
Sowing the Seeds: How the UNC School of Medicine Grows Better Health Across North Carolina
Learn more about the UNC School of Medicine and our vital role in the state and nation in this new whiteboard video. We encourage you to share the video with your friends and colleagues around the state.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 16
Cohen Featured on FiveThirtyEight Podcast
In this podcast titled "Lab-Grown Antibodies Might Protect Essential Workers," Myron Cohen, MD, discusses monoclonal antibodies as a potential treatment of COVID-19.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
MED: Unforgettable Journey, Remarkable Opportunity
This summer, the Medical Education Development (MED) program celebrates 40 years of teaching. Sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Careers Opportunities Program, and the State of North Carolina, MED is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked opportunity to reach their educational goals.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 24
Edward R. Perl, MD, 1926-2014
Edward R. Perl, MD, a preeminent neuroscientist, passed away on July 15 after a long life dedicated to science, education, and service at the University of North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 24
A Promise for Rural Medicine
The concept of giving back to others is nothing new to third-year medical students Rivers Woodward and Brittany Papworth. As Albert Schweitzer fellows, they wanted to encourage students in rural communities to seek careers in health care while fostering a spirit of pride among them. This year they designed an academic enrichment program to reach out to local students in rural, western North Carolina, in hopes of sparking interest in medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 13
New course teaches phlebotomy basics
Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Staff covers the basics of drawing blood for research coordinators faced with this responsibility, but with little to no experience.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 20