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In order to continue supporting our community while also helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, UNC Health Foundation will be offering a series of virtual engagement opportunities covering a variety of relevant and timely topics. We hope these will offer helpful information and support during this challenging time, and we look forward to connecting with you soon. For questions about an upcoming virtual event, please contact Allison Baranowski at or 919.843.7648.

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Past Virtual Events

UNC Health COVID-19 Game Changers – May 25

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, no vaccines were available. Dr. Nat Moorman, co-founder of Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (READDI), is collaborating with other campus experts to not only combat COVID-19, but future viral outbreaks.

Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (PDF)

Protect Your Brain from Head Injuries and Extreme Environments

Have you had a concussion before? Are you receiving radiation? Or are you curious how extreme environments affect the brain? UNC Health Foundation invites you to a conversation to hear from Carolyn Quinsey, MD, and Dawn Kernagis, Ph.D., on how to protect the brain and nervous system for people working in extreme environments, athletes, military personnel and patients undergoing clinical procedures.

May 13 Impact Series – Women’s Health

Hear from experts in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as they address home treatment for pelvic pain, the myths about pain during sexual intercourse, and how to protect your health post menopause. May is pelvic pain awareness month and this webinar is for anyone interested in learning how to protect your pelvic floor, no matter if you have pain or symptoms.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm: Myths Busted and FAQs Answered (PDF)

Genitourinary and Sexual Symptoms of Menopause (PDF)

UNC Health COVID-19 Game Changers – April 20

Viruses are constantly changing, and new variants often arise. Hear from Dr. David Weber, Medical Director of UNC Hospitals’ Infection Prevention, as he gives an update on COVID-19 vaccines and variants.

April 20 COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Heart Failure and Contemporary Management

Learn the unique influences that can predispose women to heart failure and the symptoms they should look out for. You will also hear about treatment challenges and innovative therapies in management. Featured speakers are Lisa J. Rose-Jones, MD, FACC, and Thelsa Thomas Weickert, MD.

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UNC Coaches Thank Health Care Workers

WATCH some all-stars from North Carolina Tar Heels Athletics say “thank you” to our UNC Health heroes fighting on the front lines against COVID-19. After you watch, don’t miss a special opportunity to join these coaches & express YOUR gratitude. Visit us here to leave your words of encouragement for our hard-working health heroes TODAY: Go Heels!

Posted by UNC Health Foundation on Wednesday, April 15, 2020