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Targeted Therapies for a Silent Struggle

Posted 5 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

First Look: Game Changers

Posted 1 year ago

Game Changers is back and better than ever! Game Changers is a virtual series of conversations with the expert physicians, researchers and faculty who make UNC Health a global leader in the fight to keep us all healthy and safe. … 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

  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza Partners With UNC Children’s This December

    RALEIGH, CARY, WAKE FOREST, APEX, FUQUAY-VARINA, GOLDSBORO, FAYETTEVILLE and WILMINGTON, N.C. — Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza is asking pizza lovers to join them in raising money for a good cause this holiday season. By partnering with UNC Children’s … Continued

  • #ValuesSuperStars: Saymla Badweh

    #ValuesSuperStars: Saymla Badweh – Healing Through Prayer and a Personal Touch A prayer and a handwritten note both have the power to help patients heal. For Shelly Strickland, it was these gestures from housekeeper Saymla Badweh that recently provided much … Continued

  • #ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Shelley Ashcroft

    #ValuesSuperStars: Dr. Shelley Ashcroft – Taking Care of Her Own   As she frequently does, Dr. Shelley Ashcroft, took a moment to check on a member of her team at the end of a long day. It was then that … Continued