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Match Day 2023

March 17, 2023

We’re thrilled to welcome the new residents to our UNC PM&R family!

RO1 Grant Awarded for Concussion Symptom-management Strategies Project

February 28, 2023

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has awrded an R01 grant for the project: “A Risk Stratification Model for Health and Academic Outcomes in Children with Concussion Based on Novel Symptom Trajectory Typologies.”  UNC PM&R Assistant Professor, Dr. Peter Duquette, joins Dr. Karin Reuter-Rice, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, and … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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

December 5, 2022

Amid the trials of long COVID, glimmers of hope at UNC clinic by Thomas Goldsmith, North Carolina Health News December 5, 2022   By Thomas Goldsmith 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. … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued