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  • Wanda O'Neal, PhD, is featured in a video talking about her cystic fibrosis research

    The Heart of a Researcher

    At the UNC School of Medicine, researchers come to their work through various paths. For Wanda O’Neal, PhD, her tireless dedication to researching cystic fibrosis and lung conditions was born from a very personal place — a family with six kids with cystic fibrosis.

  • Dr. James Donohue was filmed for a video that honors him with the Breathing for Life award.

    Dr. James Donohue Receives the Breathing for Life Award

    James F. Donohue, MD, was honored with the Breathing for Life Award at the Tenth Annual American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in San Diego, California. The Breathing for Life Award is the highest honor given by the Foundation for philanthropy, scientific achievement, and commitment to mentorship.

  • Frank Sands

    Double Lung Transplant Recipient Breathes New Life at 79, Creates Endowed Professorship

    For patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, every breath is tiresome and difficult. When the disease is no longer responsive to medical therapies, a lung transplant is a possibility for patients under the age of 70. This is the tale of two double lung transplants and one enduring tribute.

  • Consult Service gets Ventilator Dependent Patients on the ROAD

    Dr. Thomas Bice has received the Physician of the Year Award by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care. The award recognizes his efforts to coordinate the ROAD (Respiratory Optimization and Assistance for Discharge) Team at UNC Medical Center.

  • Patricia Rivera, MD

    Dr. Patricia Rivera Highlights the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic in New Podcast

    The latest Chair’s Corner episode features a conversation with Dr. Ron Falk and Dr. Patricia Rivera, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, who is the Director of the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic. This is a clinic that specializes in detecting the risk of lung cancer in patients and also in helping patients decide if lung cance … Continued