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Department of Medicine

The purpose of the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is to align research and education with outstanding patient care, and to transform clinical medicine into patient-centered care, delivered with the highest standards of quality, compassion and cost-consciousness, and based on an infrastructure that nimbly adjusts to an ever-changing landscape.

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5 days ago

McCann, Hanson Worked Proactively to Support Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives ‘Community Health Partnership Award’

Nursing homes and assisted-living centers remain particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, but thanks to Meghan McCann, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor of geriatric medicine, and community teams with a proactive approach, residents and healthcare personnel have been supported in the communities that UNC Medical Center serves. “I’ve never …

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6 days ago

Healthcare Worker Demonstration Brings Together UNC Medical Students, Residents and Physicians

Medical students, residents and physicians participated in a demonstration June 6 to advocate for culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for underserved populations. UNC’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), played an integral role in planning the event. As a former SNMA member, Emily Chang, MD, associate professor in the division of nephrology, said she was …

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Featured Physicians

Featured Physician

Keia Sanderson, MD

Dr. Keia Sanderson wrote an essay in the first grade describing how her pediatrician, an African American female, inspired her to achieve. “Very early in my life, she along with my parents made me feel like I could do anything,” said Sanderson, an associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension. She also says her grandmother gave her the best advice about lifelong learning.

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Featured Resident

Dr. Michael Cunningham grew up in Raleigh, and studied biology at the College of Charleston. He was a research technician in the immunology department at Duke before attending medical school at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham enjoys the outdoors with his dog Misha and cooking with his wife.

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