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First Look: Game Changers

Posted 10 months 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

A Head Start on Brain Development

Posted 2 years ago

When Dr. John Gilmore and his colleagues launched the UNC Early Brain Development Study 20 years ago, they were seeking to understand abnormalities of early brain development in children at high risk for schizophrenia. This focus on the brain development … Continued

 

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  • Patti Brenton and Dr. Wendy Brewster hugging

    Carrying Kindness Forward

    By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Patti Brenton had an infectious personality. When it came time to create a slideshow of photos to celebrate Patti’s life earlier this year, the funeral director in charge found the task of culling the … Continued

  • Cookies for Kids: Support UNC Children’s!

    Triangle area Chick-fil-A locations will be supporting UNC Children’s and other local children’s hospitals May 31 through June 5! Purchase Chocolate Chunk Cookies (6-count) at any of the following Greater Triangle area Chick-fil-A restaurants and Chick-fil-A will donate 25% of … Continued

  • Supporting Residents in the Clinic and Beyond

    For Debra Bynum, MD, her position as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UNC School of Medicine is deeply personal. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina, and being the first in her family to finish high school, lifelong … Continued