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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

2022 Mauricio Castillo Diversity & Inclusion Scholar

August 5, 2022

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 … Read more

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation

August 1, 2022

For the second year in a row, UNC Rehab is listed in US News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation! U.S. News generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. Learn … Read more

Roth Awarded K01 Career Development Grant

July 25, 2022

Dr. Isabel Roth, DrPH, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Program on Integrative Medicine, was recently awarded a K01* career development award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Her mentorship team is led by Dr. Jennifer Leeman from the School of Nursing, Dr. Shabbar Ranapurwala and Dr. … Read more

UNC Long COVID Symposium: Recovery and Rehabilitation Using a Multidisciplinary Approach

May 23, 2022

  On Friday, May 13th, 2022, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hosted the UNC Long COVID Symposium: Recovery and Rehabilitation Using a Multidisciplinary Approach. This year’s virtual symposium, hosted in collaboration with Greensboro AHEC,  highlighted the latest understanding of this complex, new syndrome. It provided an evidence-based review of Long COVID epidemiology and … Read more

Match Day 2022

March 21, 2022

Welcome Class of 2026! Congratulations!    Sidney Tucker MD: University of Tennessee James Lau MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School Anthony Reedy MD: University of Tennessee Biola Brinson MD: University of North Carolina  

Inpatient Consult Services for Providers

February 17, 2022

The PM&R Adult Neuropsychology Consult service is pleased to announce its increased collaborative care across UNC’s inpatient medical units. Consults may include brief neurocognitive testing, record review, and clinical interview that will enable our care team to provide useful treatment recommendations, including determination of need for comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluation. Providers can contact UNC PM&R … Read more

Fitch Family Comprehensive Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

February 4, 2022

Every day, a child is admitted to ​UNC Children’s to receive care for a medical condition or traumatic event that has the potential to adversely affect them and their family for the rest of their lives. The creation of the Fitch Family Comprehensive Pediatric Rehabilitation Program would provide both inpatient and outpatient ​rehabilitation services across the entire … Read more