Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine’s top physicians and researchers have worked tirelessly to find answers, notably through vaccine research and therapeutic development. While these discoveries have brought us closer to a world without COVID-19, a growing volume of evidence suggests the effect of the virus on health and … Continued
Tag: Gifts at Work
For Debra Bynum, MD, her position as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UNC School of Medicine is deeply personal. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina, and being the first in her family to finish high school, lifelong learning became Bynum’s top value. She entered UNC School of Medicine and instantly fell in … Continued
Research evolves quickly and does not always follow a grand plan. For Aadra Bhatt, this flexibility led to finding her career passion. An assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Bhatt came to Chapel Hill in 2007 as a graduate student in microbiology and immunology. She never left. “I just … Continued
Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, led a virtual investiture celebration for Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, on August 5. Busby-Whitehead was named the M. Andrew Greganti Distinguished Professor of Medicine, honored for her work as a researcher, clinician and educator, as well as a decades-long commitment to geriatric medicine. “Congratulations to both Dr. … Continued
There’s a mutual commitment between community supported agriculture and life in a community. The farm feeds people fresh food and, in turn, the people support the farm. But it’s not always about veggies and flowers. The allegiance can be the heart of a healthy community like in Little Washington, where Petals and Produce, the VanStaalduinen … Continued
A UNC School of Medicine alumnus, and patient, honors his internist Amy Shaheen, MD, by establishing a fund for student research and quality improvement. The fund supports a six-week quality improvement fellowship that exposes medical students to systems and approaches that create space for a physician to focus on patient care, and then to implement improvements in a real-world primary care setting.
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.