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Targeted Therapies for a Silent Struggle

Posted 7 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

  • Tylor Morris shows off his signed t-shirt.

    Raising Money for Families in Tough Times

    By Claire Horne, UNC Health Foundation Crowdfunding uses the power of social networking and the internet to impact causes that people care about. For the UNC wrestling team, helping patients and families who get treatment at UNC Children’s is a … Continued

  • SHAC Looks To Do More Despite Challenges

    By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation For more than 50 years, UNC’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) has provided free health services to uninsured and underinsured families seeking care. In addition to providing clinical care for the local community, SHAC … Continued

  • Thank you!

    Tar Heal Tuesday 2021

    We know Thanksgiving was last month, but we are still full – full of gratitude for generous donors like YOU! Thank you for showing your support on #TarHealTuesday for causes across UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine that are close to your heart. … Continued