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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 centered on social justice and aimed at narrowing persistent and severe health disparities in our state and in … 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

A Community of Support Like No Other

August 28, 2019

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

August 8, 2019

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

Q & A with UNC’s Dr. Ed Kernick

May 21, 2019

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

Paying it Forward: The Alumni Loyalty Fund

April 30, 2019

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

Stepping Up to Serve

October 1, 2018

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