Tag: UNC Hospitals Feature

February 23, 2016

Anorexia is Not a Choice

Researchers at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and around the world continue to study the genetics of the disease while treating patients in desperate need of help.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Neurology

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UNC Chapel

December 9, 2015

Sharing skills to save more lives

With only one physician in Malawi trained to perform the surgical procedure required to treat cervical cancer—radical hysterectomy—women died in large numbers from the disease. Two UNC OB-GYNs came up with a way to change that.

Cancer, Collaboration

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Joan H. Krause

November 30, 2015

Innovative course pairs medical students and law students

In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.

Education

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Two nurses looking over a patient chart.

October 29, 2015

New Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Will ‘Train Our Own’

A new fellowship program at UNC Hospitals will offer two years of advanced training to nurse practitioners interested in pursuing a clinical specialty in orthopaedics. These “transition-to-practice” fellowships have become popular nationally, but this is the first at UNC and the nation’s first orthopaedics-specific program. The first fellow, Ryan Rauch, NP-C, arrived in Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh in September.

Education, Nursing

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Dr. Bill Roper

October 6, 2015

Helping Veterans, Sending Care Across North Carolina

On September 24, individuals and leaders gathered to celebrate the new UNC Physician Assistant Program, which is set to launch on January 4, 2016, with its first class of 20 students. The program will provide educational and career development opportunities for nontraditional students, including veterans with medical experience, while reducing North Carolina's health-care workforce shortage in underserved areas.

Community

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UNC's TAVR Team (L to R): John Vavalle

October 1, 2015

New Device will make TAVR procedure available to more patients

UNC’s Center for Heart & Vascular Care has been offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for less than a year. In that time, the team has built a national reputation for excellence, allowing UNC to be among the first phase of the rollout of a next generation TAVR device, Evolut-R, developed by Medtronic. This valve is the first repositionable transcatheter valve ever available.

Cardiology, Technology, Vascular Health

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David Berkoff

July 30, 2015

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

Orthopedics, Research, Technology

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PhD student Maren Cannon teaches students about genomes.

May 7, 2015

NC DNA Day Continues Growth

Now in its ninth year, NC DNA Day sent 160 science ambassadors across the state to show high school students the ways that science is applicable to their everyday lives and help to demystify the path that leads to a career in science. For the first time, the program was replicated outside of the state.

Genetics

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Third-year anesthesiology resident Ben Judd

March 4, 2015

Tailored training prepares UNC anesthesiology residents

Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes.

Education

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