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Acting and Educating
Standardized patient actors play a role, literally, in the education of UNC medical students. They’ve begun playing new parts to enhance resident training.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 9
An Education in Medical Simulation
Traditionally, graduate educational areas such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy have driven UNC’s commitment to medical simulation on campus. Today, undergraduates may also participate in simulation through a new course taught by the School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Jan. 14
Former patient, young violinist advances to "America's Got Talent" Semifinals
Former UNC Children’s patient and 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, performed Tuesday, Aug. 20, on “America’s Got Talent,” on NBC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 29
Holt Publishes Writing on Common Distortions and False Equivalencies
Terrence Holt, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Medicine, recently had his article, "With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real?" published in Literary Hub.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Love Creates a Miracle
Hours after landing in Taipei, Taiwan, Qing Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, got a call no one ever wants to get. His wife was in the hospital and had gone into cardiac arrest. Read Qing's first-person account of his race across the world to get to his wife's side and her "miracle" recovery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 14
UNC SOM 'Hoopsters' Featured in The Well
The Woollen Knights, a group of friends and UNC School of Medicine faculty and researchers, have taken to the court for more than four decades at UNC's famed Woollen Gymnasium, where they become well-known winners among campus ballers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 26
Endocarditis Increases in N.C.
While the opioid epidemic has prompted news coverage of overdose deaths and increases in HIV and viral hepatitis infections, one side effect of injection drug use has been largely absent from the headlines. Rates of drug-associated endocarditis have been increasing over the past decade and rapidly rising over the past five years. In North Carolina, the number of hospitalizations and the number of surgeries to treat this infection of the heart’s valves have soared.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20
‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others
Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.
Located in News / 2019 / January
TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine
Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.
Located in News / 2019 / January
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in News / 2019 / February