Now, New, Next Newsletter – November 2019

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UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | NOVEMBER 2019 Closing the Gap in Men’s Health Through one of the first comprehensive men’s health programs in the U.S., UNC Medicine supporters and physicians are working to change the … Continued

The Early Detection Difference

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Cynthia Powell, MD, Professor in the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism, has dedicated her career to the improvement and implementation of advanced newborn screenings to identify rare diseases. In the U.S., the term “rare disease” applies to treatable conditions … Continued

Fighting the Wave of Diabetes

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One in three Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Or, UNC Diabetes Care Center founder and director John Buse puts it, “Anyone who is reading this article needs to look to the right and the left. One of those … Continued

Health Career Symposium Draws 135 High School Students

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Every year since 1963, UNC Hospitals Volunteer Association has sponsored a North Carolina High School Health Career Symposium in Carrington Hall, the School of Nursing. This year the focus was on Neonatology, the care of premature and ill infants. Over … Continued

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Grant from Prolacta Bioscience Foundation Already Making Impact

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10/14/2019 Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Prolacta Bioscience Foundation, the UNC Children’s NICU nurses are being provided more resources for breastfeeding mothers. On October 14th, a training session took place for our NICU nurses, funded by Prolacta Bioscience Foundation. … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – October 2019

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  UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | OCTOBER 2019 Anita’s Next Adventure: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Inspiration October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We caught up with breast cancer survivor and world traveler Anita McAllister on … Continued

A Passion for Serving Women

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In her 19 years at UNC, Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody has accomplished a lot. She is the founder and Director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Program at the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders. She is the Ray M. Hayworth and … Continued

The Journey to Hope and Healing

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Autoimmune diseases are the third most common category of disease in the United States after cancer and heart disease, although they do not receive as much attention or awareness. Autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to attack normal tissues in … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – September 2019

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UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | SEPTEMBER 2019 Innovative Approaches: UNC’s Dementia-Friendly Hospital Initiative Nearly six million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and this number is growing. Learn how the UNC Center … Continued

A Community of Support Like No Other

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When Dr. Beat Steiner, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at the UNC School of Medicine, welcomed students to campus this summer, he set the tone for their upcoming year of medical education. Dr. Steiner welcomed the MS1s and … Continued

A Head Start on Brain Development

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When Dr. John Gilmore and his colleagues launched the UNC Early Brain Development Study 20 years ago, they were seeking to understand abnormalities of early brain development in children at high risk for schizophrenia. This focus on the brain development … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – August 2019

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UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | AUGUST 2019 UNC Medicine: Who We Are Learn more about UNC Medicine and how we work together with UNC Hospitals, UNC School of Medicine, and your favorite areas across medicine like … Continued

Navigating the Opioid Crisis

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As a pain physician, Dr. Brooke Chidgey is on the front lines of North Carolina’s opioid crisis. She sees the addiction and misuse that have defined these prescription drugs. At the same time, she sees patients who rely on opioid … Continued

UNC Medicine: Who We Are

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At UNC Medicine, we get many questions about who we are and what exactly it is that we do. Between UNC Medicine, UNC Hospitals, and UNC School of Medicine, we know that this jumble of brands can quickly become confusing. … Continued

A Chance at a Path Forward

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When PhD candidate Natalie Hewitt Valentin is not conducting research on G proteins in the Department of Pharmacology’s Dohlman Lab, she is running a K through 12 science education outreach program, teaching biology at Durham Technical Community College, and serving … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – July 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter July 2, 2019 FEATURED STORY: When Music Meets Medicine  Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Porter Robinson and UNC’s Dr. Kate Westmoreland teamed up in a major way to support pediatric cancer research in Malawi. Read more. In celebration … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – June 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter June 5, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research, and … Continued

Q & A with UNC’s Dr. Ed Kernick

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In 2018 and 2019, UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Ed Kernick received the highly distinguished “Professor Award” at graduation. This award, selected by the senior class, is given in recognition of a faculty member who, by his or her willingness, understanding … Continued

A Passion for Her Patients: Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams

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One of the first things you notice when meeting Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams is that she cares deeply about her patients. Her face lights up when she talks about aneurysm patients like Kaylan King, the young patient for whom she secured … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – May 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter   May 2, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research, … Continued

Paying it Forward: The Alumni Loyalty Fund

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Listening to Samantha “Sam” Giugliano Robin and Dr. Ted Kerner talk with one another, you would think they have known each other for the better part of a decade. In fact, they met less than three years ago, when Sam received … Continued

National Nurses Week 2019: Thank You UNC Nurses!

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Each year during National Nurses Week, we celebrate the important role nurses play in healthcare. We are particularly proud of and grateful for the team of nurses at UNC Hospitals. Whether through personal pursuit of professional development or collective efforts … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – April 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter   April 3, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, … Continued

Through Every Stage of Life: UNC TEACCH

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In 1972 when Dr. Eric Schopler launched the University of North Carolina TEACCH® Autism Program, he set UNC on a trajectory as a national and international leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder research and services. Forty-three years later, and now under … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – March 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter March 7, 2019 FEATURED STORY: New UNC Medicine Website!  It is launch day! Visit our new website uncmedicine.org and be sure to enter our drawing for a Yeti cooler and two Southern Season gift baskets by participating … Continued

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Former Leukemia Patient Becomes Rockstar of 5C!

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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

Bringing Holistic Care Across the State

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The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease start gradually, typically around the age of 60. Mild tremors may evolve into slurred speech or the inability to move one’s arm while walking. There is no cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which affects … Continued

A Lifesaving Legacy

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Former Tar Heel mascot Jason Ray enjoyed life to the fullest—he ran with the bulls in Pamplona, brought Tar Heel fans to their feet in the Dean Dome, and traveled to the developing world to help children and families in … Continued

Raising the Bar for Clinical Skills

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The terms “clinical skills” and “patient simulation” might appear to only resonate with a narrow audience of medical professionals. However, both of these concepts play important roles in medical education by directly affecting patient care, making UNC’s educational mission relevant … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – February 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter February 6, 2019 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Continued

A Change of Wedding Plans

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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

Helping Women Take Control of Their Heart Health

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As a busy professional, Dr. Paula Miller has a personal understanding of how hard it can be for women to fit exercise and a healthy diet into days packed with meetings, clinic, research, and more. As Director of UNC Health … Continued

Curing a stroke is possible

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UNC Hospitals became the first hospital in the Southeast to receive the Joint Commission Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2012, solidifying strong leadership in stroke care. The excellence and quality that defines the UNC Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – January 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter January 10, 2019 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Continued

The Sweet Sound of Recovery: A Burn Patient Plays Again

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It’s common to find twenty-seven-year-old Aisha Talley sitting at the organ during church every Sunday. Her fingers move effortlessly across the keys as a melody flows over the congregation. If she is not playing at church, she may be hitting … Continued

Beyond the Field: UNC Medicine in Traumatic Brain Injury Care

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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

Now, New, Next Newsletter – December 2018

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter December 6, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Continued

Innovative Therapies: Mental Health Care

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For nearly 10 years, the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has supported North Carolinians recovering from mental illness. Dr. John Gilmore founded the Center in 2009 in response to challenges created by the privatization of the state’s … Continued

A Research Mission to End Alzheimer’s

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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

Now, New, Next Newsletter – November 2018

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November 8, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned research from the … Continued

Now, New, Next Newsletter – October 2018

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UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter October 4, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our … Continued

Stepping Up to Serve

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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

A Standard of Care in Time of Unimaginable Loss

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Debbi Clarke and Kara Simmons both have spent the majority of their careers at UNC —Debbi at the Business School and in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Kara in the Office of University Counsel. However, … Continued

Global Health with Dr. Groesbeck Parham

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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

Now, New, Next Newsletter – September 2018

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UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter September 5, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our … Continued

Honoring a Son’s Passion for Research

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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

Now, New, Next Newsletter – August 2018

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UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter August 1, 2018 WELCOME Welcome to Now, New, Next, UNC Medicine’s signature e-newsletter. Here, we will celebrate the impact our donors have on research, education, and clinical care. We are so grateful for your continued support, … Continued

Leading by Example

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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

Sounds All Around

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In her heart, Molly Russell knew something wasn’t right. The hospital staff in Texas told her not to worry when her daughter, Tate, failed a newborn hearing screening. An audiologist passed Tate at a follow-up appointment in North Carolina – … Continued