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The University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine denounces racism.

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Silence in the face of racism is unacceptable. The University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine denounces racism and recognizes racism as a public health emergency. Structural barriers resulting from racism undermine the health of the people and communities we serve. We support and pledge to contribute to efforts to eliminate systemic factors perpetuating racism, discrimination, and violence. The Department of Emergency Medicine will continue to serve our community in a just and equitable manner for the betterment of health, seeking positive change for those we care for while also continually striving to improve ourselves.

We endorse statements condemning racism by national organizations representing physicians and emergency physicians (AMA, ACEP, AAEM and SAEM).

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide outstanding emergency care through excellence in clinical care, education, research, administrative stewardship, and strategic initiatives. Central to this mission is to create an environment of inclusion for persons from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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Welcome to the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine. Our Emergency Department consists of 40 clinical and research faculty, as well as additional adjunct faculty, involved in the teaching, administration, research, and clinical care missions of the department. Our department sees volumes of approximately 70,000 adults and 15,000 pediatric patients yearly. As one of the largest referral centers in North Carolina, we see some of the highest acuity patients in the state, with an admit rate near 30%. We are a certified Level I Trauma Center, state Burn Center, and JCHAO Stroke Center.

Dr. Judith Tintinalli Retirement

Dr. Tintinalli, Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced her retirement. Join us in celebrating her service to UNC and the field of Emergency Medicine with a special video.

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Judith Tintinalli, M.D., M.S.

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From the Chair

I am privileged to chair an innovative and dynamic group of faculty, residents, fellows, nurses, staff and students who are helping reshape Emergency Medicine for the growing global health care needs of the 21st century. While we are leaders in advancing medical science with over $10 million annually in extramural research grants and a remarkable track record of educational innovations, we always keep patient care at the heart of everything we do. I welcome your interest in our exceptional department, our programs and our people.

Dr. Jane Brice, Professor and Chair