Our Team

Jane Little, MD
Board-certified hematology/oncology specialist. Her special clinical interests include benign (non-cancerous) blood diseases and bone marrow transplant, but her primary dedication is sickle cell disease and research. Dr. Little was appointed Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program at UH Seidman Cancer Center in 2011 prior to accepting her position as Director of the UNC Adult Sickle Cell Program in Chapel Hill.
Marcus Carden, MD
Assistant Professor, Director of the UNC Pediatric Sickle Cell Program. Dr. Carden sees pediatric and adult patients with an emphasis on transitional care. Dr. Carden received his education at East Carolina University and completed his Fellowships at Emory University Hospital in 2018 specializing in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant and Adult Hematology.

Brigid Scullin, DNP, RN
Nurse Practitioner Specialist. Graduated with honors from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2011. Brigid previously held a position as a Tier III Advanced Practice Provider at UNC Hospitals Medicine Intensive Care Inpatient Unit prior to joining our team.

Frances H. Wright, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner for pediatric patients specifically with sickle cell disease. She graduated from the University of North Carolina and started her career as a Nurse Extern in the Intermediate Care Nursery to her currently held position as Pediatric CPNP for the UNC Pediatric Sickle Cell Program. In addition to providing care to patients, she provides sickle cell related education to patients and families, medical students, house staff, nurses, and other health care providers. She works closely with Dr. Carden to ensure all patient health care needs are met.

Diana Wells, RN, MSW, MPH
Serves as clinical social worker for the sickle cell program. She provides comprehensive psychosocial services to the patients and families, and assists with referral of patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

David Wichlan
Serves as our program’s Clinical Research Specialist. He is responsible for preparing and submitting study protocols for review by the Institutional Review Board; recruiting, and enrolling study subjects; and educating patients and nurses about specific research projects.

Starr Church
Serves as Program Manager for the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program. She is also responsible for the overall fiscal management of the program.

Elizabeth England
Serves as the UNC Sickle Cell Program Assistant. She is responsible for scheduling new patient appointments, provides information and assistance to patients, families, and medical staff.