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Gratitude Heals: A Week Of Thanks

As we come to the close of an extraordinary year, we were thrilled to offer our supporters the opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and have some fun as we show our most heartfelt gratitude for the community’s support of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine.

If you weren’t able to join us, you can still enjoy our session recordings! Check out our webinars below.



Mindful Monday Meditation and Self-Care Webinar

It is important to focus on self-care. And whether you just hosted family for Thanksgiving or you are missing holiday traditions due to the pandemic, taking care of your mental health is critical to your overall well-being.

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry hosted the session, beginning with a mindful meditation with Dr. Crystal Schiller as well as some insight into how Dr. Echo Meyer manages stress.

We hope this recording can be a resource for you and your loved ones to relax, meditate and learn more about how to protect your mental health.

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The Aging Brain and How to Protect It

Almost everyone can say that they know or have known someone who was had a neurological disease. And in a time when people are concerned about how to protect against COVID-19, we also need to know how to protect our brain.

Hear from Dr. Todd Cohen, one of UNC Health’s leaders in Alzheimer’s disease research, as he shares more about his lab and how you can protect your brain through gene therapy and biomarkers. He also discusses how genetics and environmental factors can impact brain health.

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UNC Children’s Cooking Demo

Join local celebrity chef Sheri Castle and Dr. Benny Joyner, chief of pediatric critical care medicine, as they help us get into the holiday spirit with their favorite holiday cocktail and appetizer recipes. Remember to bring your appetite!

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Art with Elaine O’Neil

Art is therapy for so many, including famed local artist Elaine O’Neil and Dr. Donald Rosenstein, division head of UNC Health’s General Adult Psychiatry program and director of UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

Join this artistic duo as they share some of their favorite art pieces. Elaine also gives an art demo on how she uses her fabric and patterns to make holiday cards.

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Travel To Uganda

Miss traveling? Join Dr. Ross Boyce and Dr. Raquel Reyes as they give you a virtual tour of Uganda. Learn about the people, places and culture of this beautiful country while also gaining a deeper understanding of why Uganda means so much to them and their research work.

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Spotlight on Scholarships

Our UNC School of Medicine students are the brightest in the country, but they also have many additional skills. Hear from our brightest stars as they show off their hidden talents. After the talent show, meet these incredible scholars and hear more about how life has changed for them and why, more than ever, they are ready to build a healthier future for all.