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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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Scott Donaldson

September 23, 2015

UNC Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine: A Comprehensive ...

In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.

Cardiology, Research, 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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Keith Burridge

June 12, 2015

Cellular Insides

A freshman professor when Michael Jordan was a first-year student-athlete, Keith Burridge, PhD, has dedicated his career to elucidating the intricate structures of cells that allow cancers to metastasize.

Genetics, Research

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Ralph and Nancy Raasch in the front yard of their home in Carrboro.

April 17, 2015

With Grace and Good Humor

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Raasch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Then, in 2009, came multiple myeloma. Despite these malignancies, she refuses to let cancer define her.

Breast Cancer, UNC Stories

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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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David Gerber, MD

February 17, 2015

The Gift of Transplant

David Gerber first witnessed the gift of transplant as a medical student. Today, as chief of abdominal transplant surgery at UNC Hospitals he performs transplant surgeries for patients and as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves serves as a valuable resource of transplant services for military...

Transplants, UNC Stories

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David Wohl

January 26, 2015

Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.

HIV/AIDS, UNC Stories

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VoluMetric

January 5, 2015

Student innovators earn national attention

A team of four recent UNC graduates has invented a device aimed at ensuring accuracy in drug dosage. Since graduation, they have been working to generate interest for their device and recently placed as finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in November at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Research, Technology

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December 22, 2014

UNC’s Fischer one of ‘the ones who answered the call...

TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014. We are proud that William A. Fischer II, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine was one of "the ones who answered the call."

Ebola

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