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Career Day Speakers

UNC PM&R Career Day was held on Friday, September 29th. Read below to learn more about our highly informative sessions!

On Friday, September 29th, UNC PM&R hosted a “Career Day” which was focused on providing our residents with helpful professional development and career preparation information. The sessions were as follows:



“Health Care System Employment Contracts” Helen Rinaldi

Physician Development Program Manager

UNC Health Care Network Physician Recruitment

“Current Socioeconomic Advocacy Issues with Outpatient Musculoskeletal Care” David O’Brien JR, MD

Physiatry & Interventional Spine Fellowship Director

OrthoCarolina in Winston Salem, NC

“Panel and Q&A with PM&R Providers” Carolyn Keeler, DO

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery

Interventional Spine Physician

Duke Health

Mauren Noh, MD

Consulting Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Duke Health

Durham VA Hospital

Jairon Downs, MD

General Private Practice

WakeMed and other locations across the Triangle


This Career Day gave our residents the opportunity to hear from different speakers who spoke about their practice environments, reasons they chose their current jobs, steps they took to manage their careers, work-life balances, and more! Our residents found the day to be extremely helpful and interesting.

Thank you to our speakers who spent the afternoon with us!