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    Catherine Wilson Receives Inaugural “Dulce Garcia Award for Outstanding Medical Interpreter”

    Catherine Wilson, a medical interpreter at the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Center, received the inaugural “Dulce Garcia Award for Outstanding Medical Interpreter” on October 15. Selected by faculty and staff, the award was created to recognize an outstanding interpreter and role model from the UNC Medical Center who demonstrates the exemplary professional … Continued

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    The Power in Our Hands: Addressing Racism in the Workplace

    An essay written by Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, recounts a recent experience with racism directed towards her from a patient on the inpatient oncology service. The incident occurred during morning rounds while she was supervising two medical interns. Charlot writes how she was “caught off guard” when her white elderly patient, wit … Continued

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    Medicine Introduces New Diversity Champions: Rosengren-Hovee and Jones Tell Why They Became Champions

    Racial and ethnic diversity among healthcare professionals is crucial to providing high quality healthcare that is accessible, equitable, and culturally competent. The provision of culturally competent healthcare requires a community that thinks intentionally about inclusion at all levels. It also requires a workforce that represents the population and communities that are served … Continued

  • Reflections on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

    This reflection on Rosh Hashanah was written by Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of nephrology, and Bill Primack, MD, who retired from the division of nephrology in 2015. (Rosh Hashanah began September 18, 2020, and ended September 20, 2020) Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. It’s the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah … Continued

  • Herce Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Clinical Trials in Spanish Language Video

    Michael Herce, MD, MPH, MSc, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, participated in a Q&A video, in Spanish, in an effort to reach Latino communities and encourage participation in COVID-19 clinical trials. The Latino communities in North Carolina and across the U.S. have been disproportionally affected by the coronavirus, which makes it even … Continued

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    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. Read more

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    Rivera Receives $1.5 Million Grant For Lung Cancer Screening Study

    M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received a four year, $1.5 million NIH R01 grant to study “Comorbidity and Functional Status in a Population Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening” with Louise Henderson, PhD, in the department of radiology. Read more

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    On the Front Lines of COVID-19: Nurse Manager Turkeisha Brown Leads Her Team Through a Pandemic

    Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Patient Services Manager III, leads 70 employees on 6 Bedtower, a designated acute care unit for COVID-19 patients at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. Through obstacles, trials, and determination, her staff is unified to help fight the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read more

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    Cené Named UNC Health System Executive Director for Health Equity

    UNC Health has promoted Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA, into a new role as the organization’s first System Executive Director for Health Equity. In the role of System Executive Director for Health Equity, Cené will lead a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort to plan, implement, and evaluate science-based strategies and interventions to help address the structures, polici … Continued

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    Rivera received 2019 Educator Award

    M. Patricia Rivera, MD, received a 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. The honor was presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Each year, CHEST honors physicians and others who are making significant or meritorious contributions to chest medicine. All honorees are recognized for advancing work in specific areas of chest medicine, mentors … Continued