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McAllister Heart Institute Pivots to COVID-19

February 9, 2021

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

January 14, 2021

By Claudis Polk, O’Rese Knight, Neva Howard and Beat Steiner   We want to share with you an exciting and powerful innovation centered on social justice and aimed at narrowing persistent and severe health disparities in our state and in … Continued

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

January 13, 2021

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

Tar Heal Tuesday 2020

December 10, 2020

Grateful is an understatement for how we feel after the generosity we witnessed on Tar Heal Tuesday. We called you to come together and you did, raising over $200,000 for initiatives across UNC Health! From COVID-19 relief to cancer care and … Continued

A Patient Advocate: Adult Asthma Care

December 10, 2020

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

November 18, 2020

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

Serving the Human First

November 11, 2020

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

September 24, 2020

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