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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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Maureen Su

November 13, 2014

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

Cancer, Chronic Illness, Physician Stories

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Edward Miao

November 13, 2014

The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

Edward Miao, MD, PhD, earns a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between dangerous pathogens and the human immune response.

Immunity, Physician Stories, Research

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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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Sharon Campbell

August 26, 2014

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

Cancer, Oncology, Physician Stories, Research

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