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  • Celebrate Juneteenth, LGBTQ Pride, Caribbean-American Heritage Month

    Juneteenth Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to inform and ensure the last group of enslaved Black people were finally freed. This was 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was signed into law. Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021. Now, this day also provides an … Continued

  • May Celebrates Older, Jewish, Asian and Pacific Island Americans

    It’s spring and also a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the contributions made by older Americans, American Jews, and those with Asian and Pacific Island ancestry. Celebrate by educating yourself about the various populations/cultures or by participating in an activity. Older Americans Month Over 50 million people in the United States are over the age of 65, yet the way ou … Continued

  • April Holidays and Observances

    World Autism Awareness Month, Passover and Easter are celebrated by people across the world during the month of April.

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month, March Holidays

    Trailblazing Women of the Department More than 17,000 women are enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today, making up more than half of the student body. But that wasn’t always the case. It wasn’t until 1877 that women began first enrolling at Carolina for summer sessions. It was another two decades later before Sallie Walker Stockard became the first woman … Continued

  • Drs. Rubin, Styner Featured in the “Recognition of Women Leaders in Science” issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine

    Drs. Janet Rubin and Maya Styner were among the women scientists recognized in a thematic issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine for their paper, “The Skeleton in a Physical World.” Both women were acknowledged as leaders dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge of their field and inspiring the next generation of female scientists. 

  • Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills Interviewed at ASH 2022

    Watch an interview with Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills on Barriers to Participation in Hematology Trials at the 2022 ASH conference.

  • Wellness in the Workplace

    It’s the beginning of 2023. Many people are taking longer walks, watching what goes on their plate or quitting unwanted habits to improve their mental and physical health. The UNC Department of Medicine is creating strategies to help employees bring that same focus to their wellbeing at work. “When I think of wellness, it’s not just the absence of depression, anxiety or severe ps … Continued

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    Dr. Whelan Implements a Health Equity-Focused Quality Improvement Project

    Karina Zaveri Whelan, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine, is creating a curriculum to enable medical students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine to implement a health equity-focused improvement project. She gave an update on the project in the video below.  “My goal through this project is not just to change patient outcome … Continued

  • January Holidays and Observances: Honoring Leaders and Traditions

    January 1: President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 declaring slaves within the rebellious states free. However, this did not end slavery in the United States. Read more about how this document transformed our nation. January 4: Louis Braille, the inventor of braille was born over 200 years ago in 1809. Braille is a system of dots representing letter … Continued

  • Celebrating the Holidays in December

    Celebrations in December look different for various religions and cultures. However, the holidays often have the goal of bringing people together to enjoy traditions and food. While celebrating with loved ones, also keep in mind the people who are struck by grief and sadness this year.  Kwanzaa Heri za Kwanzaa (Happy Kwanzaa). From December 26 to January 1, Kwanzaa joins African … Continued

  • November Holidays and Observances: Native American Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Transgender Day of Remembrance

    National Native American Heritage Month: The Land of Orange County Long before Chapel Hill was home to the University of North Carolina, Occaneechi, Sissipahaw, Shakori, Haw and Eno Native Americans roamed the land. People of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation still live in the area today. These Native Americans hunted, farmed, held ceremonies and traded on the land where t … Continued

  • October Holidays and Observances: LGBTQ History, Yom Kippur and Diwali

    Many historical and religious observances and holidays are celebrated during October. It is a time to educate ourselves about the cultures and events that are close to our friends, family and community members. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month is recognized in June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) History Month gets the spotlight in Octob … Continued