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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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News Feed

  • UNC PM&R’s New Cancer Rehabilitation Medical Director

    The UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is thrilled to welcome our new Clinical Associate Professor & Cancer Rehabilitation Medical Director, Sasha Knowlton, MD. Dr. Knowlton received her Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2012. After completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, she went on to … Continued

  • 4th Annual UNC Spina Bifida Family Day

    The 4th Annual UNC Spina Bifida Family Day will be IN-PERSON this year on October 1st, 2022. It will be held at Laurel Hills Park which has the amazing Sassafras All Children’s Playground (wheelchair accessible). There will be light refreshments, Bridge II Sports activities, face painting, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and more. Family members … Continued

  • 2022 Mauricio Castillo Diversity & Inclusion Scholar

    We are thrilled to announce Gustavo Alonso Panduro Vargas as our 2022 Mauricio Castillo Diversity & Inclusion Scholar! This 8-week program engages students in research, educational enrichment, clinical experiences, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty leaders. Scholars also receive a $5,000 stipend for participating in the program. Gustavo is a first-generation Mexican immigrant and a first-generation … Continued

UNC PM&R’s New Cancer Rehabilitation Medical Director

Posted 1 month ago

The UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is thrilled to welcome our new Clinical Associate Professor & Cancer Rehabilitation Medical Director, Sasha Knowlton, MD. Dr. Knowlton received her Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2012. After completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, she went on to … Continued

4th Annual UNC Spina Bifida Family Day

Posted 2 months ago

The 4th Annual UNC Spina Bifida Family Day will be IN-PERSON this year on October 1st, 2022. It will be held at Laurel Hills Park which has the amazing Sassafras All Children’s Playground (wheelchair accessible). There will be light refreshments, Bridge II Sports activities, face painting, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and more. Family members … Continued

2022 Mauricio Castillo Diversity & Inclusion Scholar

Posted 2 months ago

We are thrilled to announce Gustavo Alonso Panduro Vargas as our 2022 Mauricio Castillo Diversity & Inclusion Scholar! This 8-week program engages students in research, educational enrichment, clinical experiences, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty leaders. Scholars also receive a $5,000 stipend for participating in the program. Gustavo is a first-generation Mexican immigrant and a first-generation … Continued

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