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Kenan Primary Care Scholars Program Celebrates Ten Years

April 27, 2022

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

SOM Students Celebrate Match Day 2022

March 31, 2022

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

A Legacy for Healthcare in Western NC

March 25, 2022

By Claire Horne, UNC Health Foundation 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 … Continued

SHAC Looks To Do More Despite Challenges

December 15, 2021

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

UNC School of Medicine Class of 2025 Begins Journey

August 18, 2021

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

New Fund To Promote Diversity In Speech and Hearing Science

July 14, 2021

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

Students, Faculty Connecting Through A Pandemic Year

April 14, 2021

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

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 aimed at narrowing persistent and severe health disparities in our state and in our country. In 1969, students started … 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

“The Heart and Soul of Health Care”

January 3, 2020

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