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Philip Austin – Volunteer of the Year

May 26, 2011

Philip Austin is recovering from a stroke that rendered the left part of his body partially paralyzed. But most patients coming through the PM&R Outpatient Clinic would never know it. Philip Austin, a stroke rehabilitation patient at UNC PM&R, gives back as a volunteer … and that’s why we let him wear his Duke cap. … Continued

Wake County Clinical Outreach Improves Continuum of Care

May 26, 2011

As part of a partnership between UNC and Rex, Tanya Zinner, MD, and Paul Thananopavarn, MD, provide patient evaluation, monitoring, and follow-up in Wake County. Thanks to home-like features, patients feel comfortable while at the same time they receive an array of rehabilitation services. Dr. Zinner (second from right) and the rehabilitation team in Raleigh … Continued

Young Volunteer Raises Awareness

April 26, 2011

John Allen Atkins John Allen Atkins, age 12, has been busy walking around his neighborhood. “I’m talking to people, and leaving fliers at homes and businesses,” he says. Two weeks before TelAbility’s 3rd Annual Run Walk & Roll, his team had already raised close to $1,000 in donations, and expected more donations to follow. The … Continued

Memorial Fund Established for Dr. Patricia Gregory

June 17, 2010

On Sunday, June 13, 2010, surrounded by family, Patricia Gregory, MD, passed away at UNC Hospitals. She was an assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ray Lynch and three loving children: Alexandra, Gabriel and Elizabeth; father, Lt. Col. … Continued

Project Helps Our Spinal Cord Injured Patients Return Home

February 1, 2010

“There’s No Place Like Home” Project helps to modify the homes of our patients who recently had a spinal cord injury. The funds were generously donated in honor of Mr. H. Edwin Stiffler. For more information, please contact the department at 919-966-5165.