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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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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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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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Illustration of RNS Device courtesy of NeuroPace

April 15, 2015

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure...

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

Innovation, Neurology, Technology, Treatment

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Drs. Jon Serody

March 25, 2015

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therap...

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.

Cancer, Clinical Trials, 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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Erin Fraher

July 30, 2014

Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insi...

New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels

Innovation, Technology

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June 30, 2014

UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital t...

The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.

Collaboration

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