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Category: Physician Stories

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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Chuck Perou

April 18, 2014

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

Cancer, Physician Stories, Research

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Rita Tamayo

March 18, 2014

Breaking Down Bacteria

Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.

Physician Stories, Research

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Beth Knight/Photo by Max Englund

March 4, 2014

Inside Our Cellular Invaders

When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.

Cancer, Physician Stories, Research

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February 25, 2014

Research with the People

Giselle Corbie-Smith combines the knowledge of a physician, inquisitiveness of a scientist, and outlook of an activist to ensure that research touches the lives of North Carolinians.

North Carolina, Physician Stories, Research

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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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January 10, 2014

Top of the Line

The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.

Cancer, Physician Stories

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Alison Stuebe

October 31, 2013

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

Breast Cancer, Health, Physician Stories

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Ronald Chen

October 25, 2013

From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.

Oncology, Physician Stories

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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.

Physician Stories

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