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Improving Health, Function, and Well-Being.

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Welcome to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our mission is to improve the health, function, and wellbeing of people across North Carolina and beyond through excellence in patient care, education, research, and innovation. Our rehabilitation medicine physicians, called physiatrists, manage the care of patients through an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team of colleagues within UNC Health Care system. Our department’s research faculty and neuropsychologists further develop our holistic approach, ensuring well-being, maximum functional abilities, and cognitive and psychological health for patients with physical impairment and cognitive dysfunction.  Physiatry is becoming more critical as the population ages and desires ideal states of wellness, quality of life, and function over a lifetime.

 

 

 

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    PIM receives funding from NIH’s National Center on Complementary and Integrative Health

    The Program on Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently receiving funding as part of a $7.3 million, multi-site clinical trial awarded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center on Complementary and Integrative Health, entitled “Optimizing Pain Treatment in Medical Settings Using Mindfulness (OPTIMUM).” The study involves a pragmatic trial … Continued

  • 2nd Annual Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium

    On Saturday, October 31st, 2020, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care hosted the 2nd Annual 2020 UNC Concussion Symposium: Focusing on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). This year’s virtual symposium, hosted in collaboration with Greensboro AHEC,  highlighted current innovations, testing, treatment, and management of mTBI and concussion. … Continued

  • Congratulations, Dr. Filer!

    William Filer, MD has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations to William Filer, MD on his promotion to Associate Professor in UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation! His promotion became effective November 1, 2020. Please join us in congratulating him.

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PIM receives funding from NIH’s National Center on Complementary and Integrative Health

Posted 1 month ago

The Program on Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently receiving funding as part of a $7.3 million, multi-site clinical trial awarded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center on Complementary and Integrative Health, entitled “Optimizing Pain Treatment in Medical Settings Using Mindfulness (OPTIMUM).” The study involves a pragmatic trial … Continued

2nd Annual Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium

Posted 2 months ago

On Saturday, October 31st, 2020, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care hosted the 2nd Annual 2020 UNC Concussion Symposium: Focusing on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). This year’s virtual symposium, hosted in collaboration with Greensboro AHEC,  highlighted current innovations, testing, treatment, and management of mTBI and concussion. … Continued

Congratulations, Dr. Filer!

Posted 3 months ago

William Filer, MD has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations to William Filer, MD on his promotion to Associate Professor in UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation! His promotion became effective November 1, 2020. Please join us in congratulating him.

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