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Meet Mishra ‘Ana’ Pallavi

August 8, 2023

Why did you choose UNC for fellowship? The warm and welcoming vibes I got from everyone I spoke with during interviews, the flexibility and support to pursue our interests during the fellowship year, and all the great things I had heard about the program and the area from people who came here before! What do … Read more

Meet Chi An ‘Andy’ Liu

July 24, 2023

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and spent my childhood there. I moved to the US for college, completed undergrad at Davidson, and graduated the year Steph Curry took us to the Elite 8 on our incredible Cinderella run. Initially, I worked in the finance industry, but it didn’t take long for me to realize … Read more

Meet Constance ‘Conny’ Morrison

July 24, 2023

I am originally from Hillsborough/Chapel Hill, NC (having attending Orange County public schools), graduated from UNC School of Medicine and completed my Internal Medicine Residency at UNC. I am excited to be staying at UNC for Palliative Care fellowship to join the amazing multi-disciplinary community of Palliative care providers that I learned so much from … Read more

Meet Benjamin ‘Ben’ Frush

July 24, 2023

Why did you choose UNC for fellowship? I chose UNC for the incredible people and the rigorous but supportive academic culture. What do you like most about living in the Triangle so far? (I get if you can’t actually answer this question yet! I’m excited to be back close to my family after being away … Read more

Dr. Laura Hanson Highlighted by UNC Research

July 7, 2023

In her 31 years working for UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Laura Hanson has been in a variety of roles. Most recently she has served as a professor of geriatric medicine and the medical director of the Palliative Care and Hospice Program. UNC Research recently featured her in their Rooted series. In the article, Dr. Hanson discusses … Read more

Dr. Hanson Collaborates on Neuropalliative Care Review

June 26, 2023

The mission of the UNC Palliative Care Program is to promote palliative care clinical services, research, and education to improve care and outcomes for persons with serious illness and their families. The Program’s larger effort is advancing palliative care for people with dementia and other serious neurologic diseases. As part of this effort, Dr. Laura … Read more

JPCA honors Dr. Christine Kistler with Best Investigator Award

May 31, 2023

The Japan Primary Care Association recently selected Dr. Christine Kistler as the Best Investigator Award in the International Session (Oral) from their 14th Annual Conference. Dr. Kistler will be honored at the 2023 award ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Dr. Kistler is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and an Associate Professor of Medicine in … Read more

INPCS Recognizes Dr. Hanson and Funds Dr. Lau

January 20, 2023

The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) recently honored Laura Hanson MD, MPH with its Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award. The November 2022 award honored Dr. Hanson’s research in dementia palliative care. In addition, UNC Neurocritical Care faculty member Winnie Lau, MD received an INPCS seed funding award.

Vineeta Rao, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

August 31, 2022

Why did you decide to work in palliative care? Palliative care allows me to care for patients the way I have always wanted to – by advocating for the patient and ensuring their values remain at the focal point of all care decisions. I count it an immense privilege to enter into some of the … Read more