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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 allison_baranowski@med.unc.edu or 919.843.7648.

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Past Virtual Events

UNC Health Game Changers: CAR-T Immunotherapy

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is on the forefront of innovative chimeric antigen T-cell, or CAR-T, immunotherapy. Hear from Dr. Jonathan Serody as he explains how he is designing, developing and delivering CAR-T therapies to treat cancers that fail to respond to standard treatments.

Adoptive Cellular Therapy To Treat Cancer (PDF)

Engaging All Communities For Better Cancer Outcomes

UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to health equity for all. UNC Health Foundation is excited to hear from leaders who are nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusion and heading the charge to eradicate health disparities in the state of North Carolina and beyond. This webinar features Dr. Wendy Brewster and Dr. Stephanie Wheeler and focuses on cancer health disparities and how UNC Lineberger is taking action through patient and clinical care, accrual to clinical trials, recruitment and retention, education and training, culture and climate, and enhancing research with an equity lens.

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)

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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: https://unchealthfoundation.org/caregivers/. Go Heels!

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