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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 … 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

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Lathren awarded NC TraCS Stakeholder Engagement Voucher

January 28, 2022

Dr Christine Lathren, MD, MSPH, UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Dr Karen Bluth, PhD, UNC Department of Psychiatry received the NC TraCS $2K Stakeholder Engagement Voucher for their study: Engaging Stakeholders to Tailor Mindful Self-Compassion Programming for Transgender Adolescents.   This project will engage a group of stakeholders who are in the … Continued

New AIR Center to Open February 2022

December 7, 2021

       UNC Hospitals and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are making plans to move the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation (AIR) Center from Chapel Hill to nearby Hillsborough, NC. The new AIR Center will be located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the bed tower currently under construction at UNC Hospitals – … Continued

Patient Story: 10 Months After COVID, Symptoms Linger for Mom of 2

September 10, 2021

This story was originally published in UNC Health Talk   Sherry Flynn, 47, is an outgoing mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to watch her son play baseball and attending church. “I like family time and having lots of friends over for cookouts,” Flynn says. “Church is a … Continued

Conference Wrap-Up- Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals

August 27, 2021

On August 6, 2021, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Greensboro AHEC hosted the Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals. This year’s virtual workshop highlighted ways healthcare professionals can improve clinical and life outcomes for persons with disabilities by incorporating unique psychosocial and cultural factors into … Continued