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UNC School of Medicine NIH Funding Ranks 6th among Public Universities

February 23, 2023

Our current NIH Funding Ranking which remains ranked 18th in the country among PM&R departments. Congratulations to all the researchers in our department, especially our NIH grant PI’s  Dr. Susan Gaylord and Dr. Isabel Roth.   The UNC School of Medicine ranked 19th in the country in total National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for … Read more

Physician/Provider Retreat: Embodied Compassion & Mindful Movement for Stress Management

February 21, 2023

Description In this day-long retreat, you will learn to use evidence-based compassion & mindful movement practices to support burnout prevention and recovery and help you feel more compassionate and empowered to care for yourself and your patients. These practices combine guided relaxation and breath practices, gentle yoga, physical therapy-inspired techniques that you can use for … Read more

Amid the trials of long COVID, glimmers of hope at UNC clinic

December 5, 2022

by Thomas Goldsmith, North Carolina Health News December 5, 2022 Tony Marks in Pinehurst and Brooke Keaton in Charlotte both lived orderly, productive lives two years ago. That was clearly reflected in their steady jobs and close family ties. However, their experiences with the long-term effects of infection with the COVID-19 virus have touched and … Read more

Tar Heal Tuesday 2022

November 22, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Donate Online Join us with the UNC Health Foundation as we come together on Tar Heal Tuesday to show our support for life-saving research, world-class medical education and quality, compassionate care for all through giving. We’ll have a booth at the UNC PIT from 11:00 – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November … Read more

PCORI Award: Comparing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy versus Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Autistic Adults

November 21, 2022

Dr. Susan Gaylord, Director of UNC PM&R’s Program on Integrative Medicine, joins Brenna Maddox, PhD (UNC Dept of Psychiatry) and Micah Mazukek, PhD (University of Virginia) in a collaborative study of mental health interventions for adults with autism. The study will compare the effectiveness of Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) versus Mindfulness therapy for mental health conditions … Read more

When it comes to esports and gaming health – It’s Game On!

November 18, 2022

For Dr. Katie Bartolo, when it comes to esports and gaming health – It’s Game On!   Dr. Kathryne Bartolo, MD is UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s (PM&R) newest sports medicine physician. She provides spine and musculoskeletal diagnosis care at the UNC Spine Center and at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care (CRC). Dr. Bartolo … Read more

Need a Brain Injury Medicine Doctor? UNC PM&R Has Three!

November 3, 2022

Three UNC PM&R faculty members recently achieved certification in Brain Injury Medicine (BIM) by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. As certified BIM specialists, our faculty provide enhanced treatment and managed care plans to restore the health and function to patients with brain function disorder. A brain injury’s impact on patients can lead … Read more

Medical Care Changes as Kids with Cerebral Palsy Grow Up

October 7, 2022

Story originally published in UNC Health Talk —————————————————————- At some point, all children transition from pediatric to adult healthcare providers. But for patients with cerebral palsy and their families, the change can be especially complicated. That’s why it’s important that their healthcare team starts the process early and offers guidance and support through this transition … Read more

UNC PM&R’s New Cancer Rehabilitation Medical Director

August 30, 2022

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 … Read more

4th Annual UNC Spina Bifida Family Day

August 9, 2022

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 … Read more