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January 6, 2016

Green Beret, White Coat

Whether donning a green hat or a white coat, Karl Holt has lived with a service mindset. As a Green Beret medic, he saved the lives of others during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. He nearly lost his life that night, and spent years recovering from his injuries, both physical and...

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January 4, 2016

An Oath to Military Medicine

Matthew Braswell leads the Military Medical Interest Group, a UNC School of Medicine student organization with the goal of helping families at UNC Hospitals and broadening the medical experience of medical students.

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December 10, 2015

The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC

Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.

Autism, Research, UNC Stories

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December 10, 2015

A Servant’s Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes

Capt. Jason Jones lost his life in Afghanistan in 2014. His wife, UNC pediatrics resident Dr. Amy Jones, has since become an active member of Special Ops Survivors, a group that supports the spouses of fallen heroes. On Dec. 6, Dr. Jones and members of the Military Medicine Interest Group at UNC...

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December 9, 2015

Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer’s Commitment ...

After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

Awards, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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December 3, 2015

From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home

When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.

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November 19, 2015

Sepsis Survivor

Carol Fowler Durham, a nurse educator at the UNC School of Nursing, nearly died from septic shock. Today she shares her experiences with audiences around the country and serves as an important weapon for UNC Medical Center’s sepsis reduction initiative, Code Sepsis.

Immunology, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

October 21, 2015

A “Fitbit” For Better Lung Function

Two UNC School of Medicine students team up with peers at Duke and NC State to create a device to help COPD patients improve lung function, track their health, and provide data for doctors.

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September 17, 2015

In Her Brother’s Footsteps

On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient—a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.

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August 13, 2015

Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer dru...

In an article published in JAMA Oncology today, a study led by UNC Lineberger's Ethan Basch and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.

Cancer, Studies, UNC Stories

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Colin Thompson was the 2014 Greater Houston Scholar Athlete of the Year in Track and Field.

August 11, 2015

Your Excuse or Your Story

Thirteen months ago, incoming Carolina freshman Colin Thompson was on his way home to Houston from summer camp when he was involved in a life-threatening accident and air-lifted to an Austin hospital. Today, he's an outpatient at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and he's preparing to begin...

Physical Therapy, UNC Stories

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Ellie and her mom, Terri, at the Taylor Swift concert.

July 15, 2015

Paying it Forward

Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some...

Cancer, UNC Stories

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