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UME Faculty Spotlight: Michael Ribadeneyra, MD, FACP

June 24, 2024

We are so excited to showcase some of our brilliant UME educators in the department of medicine and across our AHEC sites. For many of us there are certain teachers in our past who left a mark on our lives and are highly valued. For some they may be the reason you went into medicine … Read more

Featured APP: Natalie Lappas

June 21, 2024

Meet our APP of the month, Natalie Lappas is a Nurse Practitioner for the Advanced Endoscopy/Biliary Team at UNC Gastroenterology. She received the Anthea Darling Award for Excellence in Clinical Nursing in 2019 and 2021 from the GI Fellows. Natalie  is also an avid reader and traveler, having visited 20 countries! What is your role … Read more

Featured Fellow: Stephanie Sweitzer, MD, MSPH

June 21, 2024

Stephanie Sweitzer, MD, MSPH, a third-year infectious disease fellow, is passionate about bridging clinical expertise with global health impact. Between working with leaders like Dr. Michael Herce to conducting impactful research in Lesotho, she’s committed to improving lives worldwide. Beyond medicine, you’ll find Dr. Sweitzer and her husband hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea trail! Why UNC … Read more

Featured Staff: Kiera Scruggs

May 28, 2024

Kiera Scruggs is the Linkage and Retention Coordinator for the Division of Infectious DIseases. Originally from Virginia, she has always has been passionate about connecting her community with health resources. Kiera loves to travel and be in the water, just like her favorite Disney princess Ariel.

New Chief Residents To Serve 2024-2025 Academic Year

May 28, 2024

  The UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program welcomes the following chief residents who will serve during the 2024-2025 academic year. The administrative chief resident is a position of distinction, professionalism and leadership. These appointed physicians will lead and mentor residents, as they learn to recognize the needs of the department and hospital.  

UME Faculty Spotlight: Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA

May 22, 2024

I’m originally from rural, small-town Texas. We grew up in humble circumstances and I am the first and only physician in my family. I was fortunate to have had some amazing opportunities in my formal education and training, and several faculty inspired me and helped me along the way at various points in my journey. I could have used more guidance, though, honestly.

Dr. Morrissey Receives Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

May 21, 2024

Samantha Morrissey, MD, PhD, a UNC Med-Peds resident, has been honored with the prestigious Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award for her groundbreaking research conducted at the UNC McAllister Heart Institute under the guidance of Brian Jensen, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology.  The Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award, named in honor of the late Stuart Bondurant, MD, … Read more

Senior Class Honors Faculty at Graduation

May 21, 2024

The UNC School of Medicines Class of ’24 took to the stage to celebrate the next stage of their medical journey on May 11th. Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, was honored with the Professor award bestowed by the senior class in recognition of outstanding … Read more