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April 18, 2017

‘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

UNC Stories

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Robert Hill. Photo by Lane Deacon

December 1, 2016

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

Clinical Trials, HIV/AIDS, UNC Stories

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Jason Katz

August 24, 2016

Challenging the status quo: Katz examines training, staffing and re...

Jason Katz, MD, MHS, medical director of UNC’s cardiac intensive care unit, examines the challenges facing cardiac intensive care units and clinicians, and offers innovative recommendations for training, staffing and research for this emerging field.

Cardiology, Education

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UNC Chapel

July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

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Cynthia Bulik

June 2, 2016

UNC Researchers Share ‘Nine Truths’ for World Eating Disorders Acti...

UNC eating disorder experts Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, and Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, bring awareness to conditions affecting more than 70 million people worldwide.

Eating Disorders, Research

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Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount

May 25, 2016

Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.

Education, Social Justice

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Bondurant Hall

March 27, 2016

U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.

Awards

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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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January 21, 2016

Endurance and Outreach in Hillsborough

In the past two years, Monica Oliver, MBA, of Hillsborough Hospital, has challenged herself physically and professionally. In January, she was featured on the cover of Endurance Magazine. Soon she will lead the Hillsborough Hospital’s chapter of Girls on the Run, which is open to Hillsborough-area middle-schoolers.

Fitness, UNC Stories, Wellness

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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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