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Former Leukemia Patient Becomes Rockstar of 5C!

Posted 1 month ago

This is Ethan. He’s 19. About four and a half years ago, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He spent over 100 nights on the fifth floor of the NC Children’s Hospital before his leukemia went into remission. He … Continued

A Change of Wedding Plans

Posted 2 months ago

Less than a week before their wedding, Dustin Riedesel and his fiancée Katie were debating whether they should cancel. Riedesel had just been diagnosed at UNC Medical Center with a rare form of blood cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia. At … Continued

Beyond the Field: UNC Medicine in Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Posted 3 months ago

UNC is internationally known for its research on sports-related concussions, led by Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Jason Mihalik, Associate Professor of Athletic Training. However, the way this research has influenced hands-on … Continued

In His Own Words

Posted 5 months ago

Michael Herce, MD, MPH, MSc, is focused on reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and is working toward a vaccine for the disease. Dr. Herce has lived in Zambia with his family for four years and has worked in both Zambia … Continued

The Little Things: Compassionate Care at UNC Children’s

Posted 5 months ago

Sometimes the little things define patient care. For Angie King, the care her daughter Kaylan received at UNC Children’s is defined by a late-night spaghetti delivery, special birthday decorations, and meeting Harry Styles. Ten-year-old Kaylan King had performed in her … Continued

Changing the Game for Cancer Survivors

Posted 5 months ago

Those who have undergone cancer treatments know that treatments come with difficult side effects, most notably fatigue. For some, side effects extend to pain, loss of muscle mass, loss of strength, depression, nausea and shortness of breath. UNC’s Get Real … Continued

A Research Mission to End Alzheimer’s

Posted 5 months ago

When Dr. Todd Cohen came to UNC in 2014, he was determined to understand what causes our brains to transform when we turn 40 or 50 years old. In just five years, he has built a lab that is paving … Continued

“Why Should I Care?”

Posted 6 months ago

“Why should I care?” With so many people in need all around us, people in our own communities, people across our state and our nation, it can be difficult to look past our immediate surroundings. The Institute for Global Health … Continued

Head for the Cure 5k with Dr. Simon Khagi

Posted 7 months ago

Neurological oncologist Simon Khagi, MD, thanks participants at the annual Head for the Cure 5k and discusses the far-reaching effects of brain cancer and the importance of raising critical funding for research.   For more information on how to support … Continued

Stepping Up to Serve

Posted 7 months ago

When Dr. Julie Byerley, Vice Dean for Education, saw how hard Hurricane Florence hit Wilmington, North Carolina, she immediately thought of the students and faculty at UNC School of Medicine’s branch campus at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). She … Continued

Global Health with Dr. Groesbeck Parham

Posted 7 months ago

Groesbeck Parham, MD, discusses his work in Zambia with gynecological oncology and increasing women’s access to cervical cancer screening and treatment, as well as elevating women to alleviate poverty.     For more information on how to support our global … Continued

A Partner for Progress

Posted 8 months ago

Aaron Mitchell, MD, demonstrated that physicians who received payments from pharmaceutical companies for meals, talks, and travel were more likely to prescribe these companies’ drugs for two types of cancer. Kate Westmoreland, MD, spent a year in Malawi, Africa researching … Continued

Honoring a Son’s Passion for Research

Posted 8 months ago

Mary Cress’s eldest son, David Richards, always had a penchant for science. She fondly remembers Dave returning home from a fourth grade science lesson to tell her with wonder that scientists had isolated DNA molecules and, a few years later, … Continued

Creating Leaders in Healthcare and Philanthropy

Posted 8 months ago

UNC’s Medical Education Development (MED) program provides underserved and underrepresented students with an avenue to explore their interest in applying for medical or dental school. The students supported by this program may not otherwise pursue a career in medicine, filling … Continued

Bearing Witness

Posted 8 months ago

UNC Medicine and UNC Children’s are working with clinicians in Malawi to care for children and make sure their stories are told.  

Leading by Example

Posted 9 months ago

Drs. Daniel and Kathleen “Katchy” Clarke-Pearson speak with tenderness and humor towards each other, yet remain modest when discussing their noteworthy accomplishments. This engaging pair have always been true partners—supporting one another’s careers in obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics, respectively, … Continued