Kenan Scholars Story: Henderson
UNC Health Care is committed to expanding the number of primary care physicians who serve in rural and underserved areas in North Carolina. To that end, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program gives medical students an opportunity to complete a six-week summer internship at a rural health care clinic. Each student works with a…
U.S. cancer death rate declines, but work is needed to address loca...
UNC Lineberger researchers Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, called for tailored, local-level cancer prevention, screening and treatment efforts to address regional disparities in cancer mortality rates in an editorial published in JAMA on Tuesday.
Challenging the status quo: Katz examines training, staffing and re...
Jason Katz, MD, MHS, medical director of UNC’s cardiac intensive care unit, examines the challenges facing cardiac intensive care units and clinicians, and offers innovative recommendations for training, staffing and research for this emerging field.
Leading the evolution of nursing care at UNC
Cathy Madigan, DNP, was recently appointed as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of UNC Hospitals, where she has also served as director of cardiac services, associate chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing. We sat down with Madigan to learn more about what brought her to nursing, what it’s like to pursue a doctorate while helping to lead a large academic medical center and how nursing at UNC is adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.
Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship
The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.
Innovative course pairs medical students and law students
In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.