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Category: Education

View of Henderson, NC, from a high vantage point.

August 29, 2018

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…

Community, Education, UNC Stories

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July 2, 2018

Celebrate Safety on July 4th

Independence Day is supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s dangerous, too. But with a little care, you can stay safe. Read these tips from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center before the party begins.

Burn Care, Education

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Cartoon of a tissue box

December 1, 2017

The Truth About Flu Shot Side Effects

Flu shots can’t really make you sick, can they? We answer that question—and tackle some common myths about flu.

Education, Health

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Stephane Wheeler

January 25, 2017

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.

Cancer, Education, Social Justice

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L-R: Thomas Keyserling

November 21, 2016

HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management educ...

Dr. Thomas Keyserling and Dr. Greg Randolph from the UNC School of Medicine are investigators in the project.

Diabetes, Education, Treatment

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2016 Simmons Scholars: Raquel Reyes

October 14, 2016

UNC School of Medicine announces new class of Simmons Scholars

The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.

Education

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Rebekah Layton

September 22, 2016

Closing the Diversity Gap

UNC researchers publish special report exploring the reasons why PhD-trained scientists choose careers in or out of academia.

Education, Social Justice

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Jason Katz

August 24, 2016

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.

Cardiology, Education

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Cathy Madigan

June 1, 2016

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.

Education, Nursing

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Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount

May 25, 2016

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.

Education, Social Justice

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NNOC creators (from left to right) Christy McKinney

March 17, 2016

Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.

Education, Nursing

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