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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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Dr. Shakira Grant was born in Barbados and says she knew around the age of 11 or 12, when her grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, that she would become an oncologist. She also says UNC felt like home when she visited, and it was the “ease of conversation, welcoming smiles, and the collegial atmosphere” that helped her know UNC was the place to be.

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Khalid Aldaas

Dr. Khalid Aldaas grew up in California and graduated with a degree in biochemistry at the University of California at Riverside where he also attended medical school. He says he’s always been passionate about soccer, having played competitively since childhood. Dr. Aldaas is also fluent in Spanish and Arabic.

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