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Triumph over tragedy
When Cruz Santibanez woke up in UNC’s surgical intensive care unit on July 4, 2008, she’d cleared the first hurdle – she was alive. The next thing on her list: getting back to class.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / May 8
Trauma Day
This year a team of UNC Hospitals’ personnel conducted Trauma Day, previously called ED Day, to benefit area high school students who have been selected as UNC Hospitals’ volunteers. The interdisciplinary group put together a large-scale simulation that educated students while enhancing high-tech, inter-professional simulations at UNC Hospitals.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Sept. 25
WannaWearOne makes first 5K stride
Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurses Lara Leininger and Angela Richardson organized the inaugural WannaWearOne (WWO) Ostomy AWEARness 5K to show that ostomy patients can live a normal life and stay active.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Oct. 9
Tale of two double lung transplants and one enduring tribute
For patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, every breath is tiresome and difficult. When the disease is no longer responsive to medical therapies, a lung transplant is a possibility for patients under the age of 70. Frank Sands is breathing new life after a double lung transplant. To show his gratitude, he made a financial gift to create an endowed professorship, supporting the future of UNC's Lung Transplant Program.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 14
Fischer on Ebola
West Africa continues to experience a deadly Ebola virus outbreak. In May/June, Dr. William Fischer II, a pulmonologist and critical care physician with the UNC School of Medicine, worked in an isolation area in Guinea as part of a team from Doctors without Borders after being recruited by the World Health Organization. To raise awareness about the crisis, we have gathered a list of his media appearances for your viewing.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 31
Godley working to increase diversity throughout UNC School of Medicine
In January, Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, was named the UNC School of Medicine’s first Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, he leads the new Office of Inclusive Excellence. Godley’s role will focus on increasing diversity across the School of Medicine at the student, resident and faculty level.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / July 13
Med student next door
Albert Schweitzer fellow and second-year medical student Kate Magee felt that her relationships with the community members she serves needed to grow stronger in order to see a change in their lives. Instead of being viewed as an outgoing visitor, she became a welcoming neighbor and friend.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 9
A message from Dr. Burks: Reflecting on my first few months as Dean and CEO
Please watch this short video message from Wesley Burks, MD, reflecting on his first few months as Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care.
Located in Employee News Online / 2019 / May 23
Smithies’ notebooks go digital
The more than 150 handwritten notebooks of Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies are now open to the world on the Oliver Smithies Research Archive website, containing digitized scans done by Wilson Library with support from the Office of the Provost.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Nov. 17
Scientists visit 8,400 North Carolina students
‘Science ambassadors’ deploy across the state for annual DNA Day celebration, inspiring students to break stereotypes, ask questions and dream big.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 8