Category: Physician Stories

August 15, 2017

Helping caregivers find their way back to normal

When a critical incident takes its toll on staff, the volunteers on the Critical Incident Stress Management team helps them figure what normal looks like after an emotional trauma.

Caregivers, News, Physician Stories, Trauma, UNC Stories

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Watercolor painting by Tim Weiner

December 4, 2014

The Art of War

For much of his life, pediatric surgeon Tim Weiner had never considered serving in the military. That changed when he turned 50 and realized that his skills as a surgeon could help injured soldiers and civilians overseas.

Physician Stories

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Amy Alger

November 6, 2014

Major Medicine

When acute care surgeon Amy Alger learned about the shortage of trauma care available to injured soldiers as they left the battlefield, she felt compelled to join the army. She has since been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the experiences have not only challenged her medical skills - they have broadened her perspectives on the military and life.

Physician Stories

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2014 PREP Class

May 2, 2014

Prepped and ready to go

Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.

Physician Stories

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February 14, 2014

Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine

In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.

Physician Stories, Research, Vaccines

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Photo of Donovan Hazard

October 23, 2013

RN: Real Nurses – Donovan Hazard

Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.

Physician Stories

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Terrence Holt's book of short stories

October 10, 2013

real doctors, real people – Terrence Holt

Dr. Terrence Holt, a UNC physician, is also a critically acclaimed author of fiction.

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Photo of Sherman Riggsbe

January 16, 2013

Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day

A Chatham County native who has weathered more than his share of life’s disappointments is a constant role model of compassion and encouragement for many, but none more so than the guests and fellow staff members at SECU Family House where he is resident manager.

Physician Stories

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