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UNC Health Foundation, encompassing the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals, works to affect the future of health care at every level, from life-saving research to life-changing scholarships.

Golfing For The Gals Returns Sept. 19

Posted 3 weeks ago

Third-annual event raises funds and support for women’s cancer experts at UNC Lineberger. Lisa Milligan once dreamed of becoming a professional golfer. While she never reached the highest levels of the sport, her love and passion for golf has never … Continued

White hearts hung a line with clothespins

Perinatal Loss Training for Healthcare Providers

Posted 1 month ago

In the fall of 2021, following the loss of his partner of nearly five decades, Bob Miesionczek decided to make a gift to honor his wife Kathleen’s life and generous spirit. His initial idea of a flower garden at UNC … Continued

Kenan Urban Primary Care Scholars at the Interfaith Food Shuttle Farm

Inspiring Med Students for Urban Primary Care

Posted 1 month ago

UNC School of Medicine’s Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program aims to bring more primary care physicians to rural and urban areas in North Carolina by exposing medical students to what primary care looks like in underserved communities and inspiring … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Sherri Dudley

Posted 1 month ago

A visit to a hospital can be scary, unexpected and confusing. Patient Engagement Navigators help make your hospital stay easier. It’s their job to make you feel heard, help you understand hospital processes and help ensure a well-coordinated experience. “We … Continued

Kenan Medical Scholars posing for a picture in Reidsville NC

Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars – Training Across NC

Posted 2 months ago

Now entering its 11th year, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program gives medical students diverse training experiences in rural and urban areas of the state. With primary care shortages in all rural North Carolina counties, the program’s goal is … Continued

UNC Rex Mobile Mammography Unit

Rex Open Raises Nearly $400k for Mobile Mammography Unit

Posted 3 months ago

by Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Since it was established in 1994, the Rex Hospital Open has been a highlight of the Triangle sports calendar and a consistent source of financial support for the patients, programs and services at UNC … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Brenda Struder, RN

Posted 3 months ago

Leading the Way Through Exceptional Care The UNC Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center in Apex (RRNCC) provides care to patients who require around-the-clock oversight and treatment, which can only be given by licensed nurses. These patients may come to … Continued

Dr. Georgette Dent at UNC School of Medicine's 2022 Hooding Ceremony

24 Years of Accelerating Change

Posted 3 months ago

At the end of June, Georgette Dent, MD, will retire as Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the UNC School of Medicine. In her 24 years in this role, Dr. Dent has mentored and inspired countless medical students. Her enthusiasm … Continued

Tom and Nancy Chewning

Venturing into Solid Tumors with CAR-T

Posted 3 months ago

Tom and Nancy Chewning have experienced cancer on a personal level, helping their daughter through a bout with breast cancer, as well as other family members and friends that have had the disease. They relied on UNC Lineberger for their … Continued

Sharpless-Bonanno: three generations of UNC MDs and Ramses

Three Generations in One Medical Family

Posted 4 months ago

UNC roots run deep in many families, but one UNC School of Medicine family has a unique connection to the institution, boasting three generations of physicians – all women – who received their medical education at UNC. Marianne Bonanno, MD … Continued

#ValueSuperStars: Dan Frodyma, RN

Posted 4 months ago

Dan Frodyma: Compassionate Care Starts with Me A mental breakdown. A physical assault. An anxiety attack. When patients are at their lowest, who picks up the pieces? In these emergencies, patients rely on teammates in the Psychiatric Emergency Department (ED) … Continued

UNC Health and FoodWell bags for patient assistance with food needs

FoodWell: Caring for the Whole Patient

Posted 5 months ago

For Tracy Carroll, MSN, RN, and nursing director at UNC Hospitals, caring for patients across the continuum of care is a hallmark of Carolina Care. Caring holistically for patients means understanding what each individual really needs to become healthy. For … Continued

Mella Pool

Transplant Patient Honors Care Team With New Fund

Posted 5 months ago

Fast. Stunning. Amazing. A miracle. Those are just a few of the words Mella Pool uses to describe her experience in 2020, when a genetic condition led to the sudden need for a liver transplant. After feeling sick and visiting … Continued

Kenan Scholars with Mr. Tom Kenan at a reception on April 26, 2022

Kenan Primary Care Scholars Program Celebrates Ten Years

Posted 5 months ago

The Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program honored its current students and celebrated 10 years of serving rural and urban communities across North Carolina with a reception Tuesday evening at the N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Cristy Page, MD, … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Pam Stanley

Posted 5 months ago

Pam Stanley – I Stand by It Starts With Me Recognizing the needs of your teammates and jumping in to offer assistance – without hesitation – is the epitome of UNC Health’s value, It Starts With Me. Pam Stanley, a … Continued

SOM Students Celebrate Match Day 2022

Posted 6 months ago

For four years, students at the UNC School of Medicine have worked toward Match Day — the day they learn where they will work as resident physicians for the next several years, honing their specialized medical skills. On March 18, … Continued

Group photo of the night shift NICU nursing staff from Onslow Memorial Hospital.

#ValuesSuperStars: Onslow NICU Night Shift Nurses

Posted 6 months ago

Onslow Memorial Hospital Nursery/NICU Night Shift Nurses – One Great Team dedicated to our tiniest patients Even though expectant parents are given a due date, we all know that a baby’s arrival time can be a bit unpredictable. It’s hard … Continued

MAHEC Campus in Asheville NC

A Legacy for Healthcare in Western NC

Posted 6 months ago

With a successful medical career in the North Carolina mountains behind him, Frank Moretz, MD ’75, isn’t resting on his laurels. His legacy gift aims to build the medical pipeline and close the care gap in western North Carolina (WNC). … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Laurie O’Bryan

Posted 7 months ago

Leading the Way by Weaving a Tapestry of Care Laurie O’Bryan helps manage a team of more than 65 registered nurses in the Nurse Connect Department (also known as HealthLink), who provide telehealth triage assessments and care advice to patients … Continued

Kathy Swendiman

Kathy’s Korner Keeps Children and Teens Reading While Hospitalized

Posted 7 months ago

Kathleen “Kathy” Swendiman’s career spanned 40 years in the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress. Now, the library at N.C. Children’s Hospital will forever reflect her love of books and learning through the Kathy’s Korner Library Endowment. Alan Swendiman’s … Continued

2020-21 Annual Report

UNC Health Foundation 2020-21 Annual Report

Posted 8 months ago

Our commitment to a mission of service here in North Carolina and around the world is only sustainable thanks to your enthusiastic partnership and ongoing support. Enjoy these stories of impact from a record-setting year. Download a PDF version of … Continued

Tylor Morris shows off his signed t-shirt.

Raising Money for Families in Tough Times

Posted 8 months ago

Crowdfunding uses the power of social networking and the internet to impact causes that people care about. For the UNC wrestling team, helping patients and families who get treatment at UNC Children’s is a cause they care about, with crowdfunding … Continued

SHAC Looks To Do More Despite Challenges

Posted 10 months ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation For more than 50 years, UNC’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) has provided free health services to uninsured and underinsured families seeking care. In addition to providing clinical care for the local community, SHAC … Continued

Thank you!

Tar Heal Tuesday 2021

Posted 10 months ago

We know Thanksgiving was last month, but we are still full – full of gratitude for generous donors like YOU! Thank you for showing your support on #TarHealTuesday for causes across UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine that are close to your heart. … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Caldwell Health Information Management

Posted 10 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Caldwell Health Information Management (HIM) – Coming Together With Our Communities On December 29, 2020, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates were high across the country, and numbers were continuing to climb quickly. With increasing hospitalizations, hospital beds were … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Bethany Jellicorse

Posted 10 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Bethany Jellicorse – Care Without Boundaries The hallmarks of Carolina Care are excellence and empathy. Teammates and patients alike see these qualities demonstrated every day – sometimes in unexpected ways – when they encounter nurse manager Bethany Jellicorse. Multiple … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Saymla Badweh

Posted 10 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Saymla Badweh – Healing Through Prayer and a Personal Touch A prayer and a handwritten note both have the power to help patients heal. For Shelly Strickland, it was these gestures from housekeeper Saymla Badweh that recently provided much … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Shelley Ashcroft

Posted 11 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Shelley Ashcroft – Taking Care of Her Own   As she frequently does, Dr. Shelley Ashcroft, took a moment to check on a member of her team at the end of a long day. It was then that … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Yuri Jean-Baptiste

Posted 11 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars Yuri Jean-Baptiste – Making Your Day Better Yuri Jean-Baptiste, a certified athletic trainer, is an expert at improving the day of those around him and that is why he stands out as one of UNC Health’s #ValuesSuperStars. In 2015, … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Ashly Wilson

Posted 11 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Ashly Wilson – Rising to the Occasion As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have taken on new responsibilities outside of our typical roles or departments. Ashly Wilson, Corporate and Community Relations Administrative Coordinator, is one … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars Larry Harralson

Posted 11 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars Larry Harralson – Called to Care Many healthcare professionals feel called to serve. For Larry Harralson, the call began with his father’s cancer diagnosis. “I felt like God pulled me in this direction, and ever since then, I feel … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Latisha Johnson

Posted 12 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Latisha Johnson – Leading through Example and Empathy Each of us has a teammate who sets the standard in connecting with everyone they touch in the special ways the moment demands. Clinical Support Tech Latisha (“Tish”) Johnson is this … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Alyssa Flippo

Posted 12 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Alyssa Flippo – Leading the Way Wherever, Whenever Needed Over the last couple years, the story of audiologist Dr. Alyssa Flippo has become both familiar and special. Her story provides yet another example of Leading the Way across … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Matt Gitzinger

Posted 12 months ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Matt Gitzinger – Doing What’s Best for the People of North Carolina Each of us has a personal connection with UNC Health’s mission to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians. For one of our #ValuesSuperStars Matt Gitzinger … Continued

Trevor and Elizabeth Casey with their sons Wells and Paul

Casey Family Establishes UNC Fertility Fund

Posted 12 months ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Elizabeth and Trevor Casey met in 2012 and began dating soon after. The couple got married while in graduate school in 2016 and knew that they wanted to start a family as soon as … Continued

Group photo of UNC Health FoodWell working group outside N.C. Cancer Hospital

UNC Health FoodWell Celebrates Official Launch

Posted 12 months ago

At UNC Health, our more than 40,000 doctors, nurses, clinicians, researchers and staff members are committed to serving the people of North Carolina, improving health outcomes both here in our state and around the world. And that commitment extends beyond … Continued

 #ValuesSuperStars: Jessi Stark

Posted 1 year ago

 #ValuesSuperStars: Jessi Stark – Helping A New Teammate Feel Valued It is always tough being the new person, but it helps to have someone on the team who is looking out for you while also looking out for UNC Health’s … Continued

#ValuesSuperStars: Daya Watelski

Posted 1 year ago

#ValuesSuperStars: Daya Watelski – The Joy In Her Heart Brings Light to All If you’ve met Daya Watelski, chances are that she has made an impression on you. It seems everyone she touches is thankful for the joy she brings … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Class of 2025 Begins Journey

Posted 1 year ago

Earlier this month, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2025 took the next step in its journey toward becoming our future healthcare professionals with the beginning of the fall semester. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, this class is … Continued

Carol Best headshot

New Fund To Promote Diversity In Speech and Hearing Science

Posted 1 year ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Jenni Shafer, PhD, has dedicated her career to helping others. In addition to academic accomplishments that include earning her PhD from the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and a … Continued

Targeted Therapies for a Silent Struggle

Posted 1 year ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation Research evolves quickly and does not always follow a grand plan. For Aadra Bhatt, this flexibility led to finding her career passion. An assistant professor in UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and … Continued

Celebrating by Giving Back: Beth’s Crowdfunding Story

Posted 1 year ago

Six years ago, Beth Silverstein took charge of her destiny. After consulting with an interdisciplinary team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Charlotte resident decided to have a bilateral mastectomy on Feb. 3, 2015, and a Salpingo-oophorectomy to remove … Continued

Gladwell Orthodontics’ Charity Café Benefits UNC Children’s

Posted 1 year ago

UNC Children’s is ecstatic to be the selected charity benefitting from Gladwell Orthodontics’ Charity Café for the entire third quarter! From July-September, you can visit any of their three locations in the Triangle–Wake Forest, Raleigh and Downtown Raleigh–for a FREE … Continued

Patti Brenton and Dr. Wendy Brewster hugging

Carrying Kindness Forward

Posted 1 year ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Patti Brenton had an infectious personality. When it came time to create a slideshow of photos to celebrate Patti’s life earlier this year, the funeral director in charge found the task of culling the … Continued

Cookies for Kids: Support UNC Children’s!

Posted 1 year ago

Triangle area Chick-fil-A locations will be supporting UNC Children’s and other local children’s hospitals May 31 through June 5! Purchase Chocolate Chunk Cookies (6-count) at any of the following Greater Triangle area Chick-fil-A restaurants and Chick-fil-A will donate 25% of … Continued

Supporting Residents in the Clinic and Beyond

Posted 1 year ago

For Debra Bynum, MD, her position as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UNC School of Medicine is deeply personal. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina, and being the first in her family to finish high school, lifelong … Continued

UNC School of Medicine students volunteer at the Friday Center vaccine clinic.

Students, Faculty Connecting Through A Pandemic Year

Posted 1 year ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Celia Mizelle has never experienced “normal” medical school. The first-year Lucius Blanchard Carolina Family Scholarship recipient from Chapel Hill came to the UNC School of Medicine last fall after spending a year working and … Continued

PM&R Bringing Collaborative Care To COVID-19 Recovery Clinic

Posted 2 years ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, as increasing numbers of patients dealing with acute infections were being treated across the UNC Health system, doctors in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and … Continued

Population Health Services Manager Randi Towns leads a UNC Health Alliance team at a mobile health clinic providing COVID-19 testing and related services to the community on August 21, 2020 in Raleigh, NC on the campus of St. Augustine’s University, a community partner in providing the valuable services.

Leading The Way Toward Health Equity

Posted 2 years ago

UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to health equity for all. In an effort to identify and address systemic disparities that have prevented equitable access to healthcare in the past, a number of new and existing … Continued

McAllister Heart Institute Pivots to COVID-19

Posted 2 years ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine’s top physicians and researchers have worked tirelessly to find answers, notably through vaccine research and therapeutic development. While these discoveries have brought … Continued

UNC School of Medicine To Launch MED EXCEL Program

Posted 2 years ago

By Claudis Polk, O’Rese Knight, Neva Howard and Beat Steiner We want to share with you an exciting and powerful innovation aimed at narrowing persistent and severe health disparities in our state and in our country. In 1969, students started … Continued

Q & A: COVID-19 Vaccine Research at UNC Health

Posted 2 years ago

Blossom Damania, PhD, is Vice Dean for Research in the UNC School of Medicine and the Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.   How did the Moderna trials come to be at UNC Health? UNC School … Continued

Stephen Tilley, Kristie McNeill and Mary Clark

A Patient Advocate: Adult Asthma Care

Posted 2 years ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation In the midst of a public health crisis centered around a virus that attacks the lungs, asthma continues to be of great concern to Stephen Tilley, MD, and his team. A life-long Tar Heel … Continued

Carolina Care in Action

Posted 2 years ago

If you ask Kelly Barris about her experience working as an outreach nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic, she’ll tell you it’s not as simple as just calling patients. On the morning of June 10, Barris was speaking with a COVID-positive … Continued

Lauren Lux, MSW, and Catherine Swift, LCWSA, chat with a patient.

AYA Cancer Program Thriving At Five

Posted 2 years ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation The story of UNC Lineberger’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program started with a single spark. A spark in the form of Sophie Steiner, a teen cancer patient who saw what others hadn’t … Continued

Serving the Human First

Posted 2 years ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation “Healing doesn’t start with your hands in the clinic or your head in the classroom – it starts with your heart in the community.” Claudis Polk, Director of Scholastic Enrichment and Equity at UNC … Continued

A Mother’s Promise Endures After Treatment Ends

Posted 2 years ago

Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2016, 11-year-old Dylan Thomas fought for two years through bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy treatments and relapses before he succumbed to the disease in 2018.   Before this courageous young man passed, he wanted his … Continued

UNC Football Ladies Clinic a Virtual Touchdown

Posted 2 years ago

UNC football head coach Mack Brown and his wife Sally hosted the 2020 Ladies Virtual Football Clinic online this August, raising more than $12,000 for the “Say Yes” fund, benefitting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.   Coach Brown spoke about … Continued

UNC Children’s Hospital School Reaches Fundraising Goal

Posted 2 years ago

The UNC Children’s fundraising campaign for the UNC Hospital School’s reached its goal of raising more than $25,000 to purchase iPads and school project kits, which have become essential in continuing the school’s mission of educating patients during the pandemic. … Continued

First Look: Game Changers

Posted 2 years ago

Game Changers is back and better than ever! Game Changers is a virtual series of conversations with the expert physicians, researchers and faculty who make UNC Health a global leader in the fight to keep us all healthy and safe. … Continued

Uncovering a Hidden Allergy

Posted 2 years ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation For millions across the nation, summer means sunshine, cookouts and outdoor activities (from a safe distance, of course). However, increased time spent outdoors means potential exposure to bites from harmful insects such as ticks. … Continued

UNC Health Mobile Clinic Goes Beyond COVID-19 Testing

Posted 2 years ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation While the coronavirus has been devastating for many North Carolinians, underserved communities across the state are feeling an outsized impact from the outbreak. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities in access to care and … Continued

Chalk Art Lifts Staff, Patients Alike At UNC REX

Posted 2 years ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation As a clinical care and NICU night shift nurse at the UNC REX Women’s Center, Nicole Proctor has seen firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her patients and their families. She’s also experienced … Continued

Colleagues Helping Colleagues

Posted 2 years ago

By Katie Nash, UNC Health Foundation With the countless disruptions and uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many UNC Health employees have gone above and beyond their job duties to ensure their colleagues are prepared and cared for during … Continued

Tenacious Tenley Defies the Odds

Posted 3 years ago

Finding out that your unborn child might have birth defects is difficult for any expecting parent to hear. But that’s the situation Kristen Gavalier found herself in seven years ago, during a routine pre-natal test with her unborn daughter Tenley. … Continued

“What a Real Doctor Should Be”

Posted 3 years ago

An accomplished physician himself, UNC School of Medicine alumnus Dr. William Nebel knows a good doctor when he sees one. And he says Dr. Amy Shaheen, his internist of more than a decade, fits the bill as “what a real … Continued

The Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Symposium

Posted 3 years ago

On February 22, 2020, Dr. Paula Miller, UNC School of Medicine professor and director of the UNC Women’s Heart Program, will lead UNC’s sixth annual Women’s Heart Symposium. This free event provides hundreds of women with knowledge and resources designed … Continued

“The Heart and Soul of Health Care”

Posted 3 years ago

As the oldest student-run free health clinic in the United States, UNC School of Medicine’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) exemplifies the great things that happen when students, faculty, and alumni come together to improve the health of the North … Continued

A Healing Legacy

Posted 3 years ago

If one thing is clear from speaking with Steven Mozian’s parents and sister, it is that this son and brother made the most out of his short, 33-year life. Steven had a contagious laugh and a quick wit — two … Continued

Thank You, First Lady Kristin Cooper

Posted 3 years ago

On December 18, North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and her daughter Natalie came to visit the NC Children’s Hospital. Patients and their families were thrilled to meet her and open presents. Being in the hospital during the holidays, even … Continued

An Evening Celebrating Philanthropy

Posted 3 years ago

On November 14, UNC Medicine held one of our largest events of the year to say “thank you” to our amazing supporters. As we enter the holiday season of gratitude, we are ever thankful for the philanthropic generosity from each … Continued

The Joy of Giving Back

Posted 3 years ago

Tomma and Bob Hargraves started their UNC journey in 1996 as “parents of a Carolina boy.” It was that same Carolina boy, now a physician in Georgia, who sent Tomma back to UNC 10 years later when she was diagnosed … Continued

“Boundless Opportunities” for Food Allergy Research

Posted 3 years ago

As director of the UNC Food Allergy Initiative and medical director of the UNC Allergy & Immunology Clinic, Dr. Edwin Kim treats children and adults living with a range of food allergies, and it is this hands-on work that informs … Continued

The Early Detection Difference

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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

two nurses discuss breastfeeding

Grant from Prolacta Bioscience Foundation Already Making Impact

Posted 3 years ago

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

A Community of Support Like No Other

Posted 3 years ago

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

Navigating the Opioid Crisis

Posted 3 years ago

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