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Targeted Therapies for a Silent Struggle

Posted 10 months 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

 

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  • Trevor and Elizabeth Casey with their sons Wells and Paul

    Casey Family Establishes UNC Fertility Fund

    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

    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

  • UNC Health and FoodWell bags for patient assistance with food needs

    FoodWell: Caring for the Whole Patient

    By Claire Horne, UNC Health Foundation 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 … Continued

  • Mella Pool

    Transplant Patient Honors Care Team With New Fund

    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

    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