Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again
As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.
With ‘new life’ after transplant, cancer survivor renews marriage vows
Recognizing that her husband now had a chance for a new, healthier life thanks to a stem cell transplant, Jackie Hannah secretly arranged for a ceremony for her husband David and her to renew their marriage vows. While he was in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in March, just after the transplant, an
Capturing the moment of victory
When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.
Called to Service
As a physician, leader, and educator, Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is focused on improving care and updating medical training to keep up with the modern world of health care. She’ll bring all of that to bear as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
‘I was a mom again’: Women of Horizons share their stories of recovery
When you knock on the door of a nondescript apartment building tucked away in the heart of Chapel Hill, you might be lucky enough to be greeted by Luna, a lively and precocious 5-year-old who proclaims—in a joyful way that only a 5-year-old can—that she “can finally get some work done” as she scribb
Adventure in the Face of Cancer
At 28 years old, Dave Carbonell was months away from completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at UNC. Then cancer struck—acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, after years of intense treatment, he’s cancer free, working as an Emergency Department physician in California and helping other young
Graham’s Transplant Story Garners Statewide Attention
On Feb. 14—National Organ Donor Day—we published a video featuring Howell Graham. In 1990, Graham was the first UNC Hospitals patient with Cystic Fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Now, he’s the longest living lung transplant recipient in the United States.
“That rare and wonderful thing called hope:” A UNC alum’s Lewy body...
A recent News & Observer article highlights the work of Dan Kaufer, MD, director of the UNC Memory Disorders Center, and how he helps patients diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.
The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials a...
Robert Hill has been living with HIV for 22 years. Five years ago, he enrolled in a study at the UNC School of Medicine, which was part of Dr. David Margolis’ ‘kick and kill’ strategy for eradicating HIV by flushing it out of hiding with a drug called Vorinostat and killing it with either a vaccine
A miracle for the Millers
As survivability of many cancers increases, so does the opportunity to help survivors live the lives they’d imagined. Manda Miller thought bouts of Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 and 27 had taken her chance to have children, but Jennifer Mersereau, MD, at UNC Fertility offered an innovative option for the