School of Medicine

The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

December 8, 2014

The life Kate Magee lives as a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill medical student is a full one, there’s no doubt about it. There’s studying, classes and more studying. But there’s even more that makes it fulfilling for the Raleigh, North Carolina, native: she hangs out with neighbors from Iraq, Somalia, Mexico (and… Read more »

Watercolor painting by Tim Weiner, MD

The Art of War

December 4, 2014

Tim Weiner, pediatric surgeon at N.C. Children’s Hospital, could see the dusty structure rising from the hill less than a mile away from base, near the village of Qalat, Afghanistan. “They call it Alexander’s Castle – or The Castle,” says Weiner. “It was built by Alexander the Great 2,000 years ago. He garrisoned troops there…. Read more »

Ellen Perkowski

Taking on Tuberculosis

October 31, 2014

Tuberculosis is a big problem around the world, and we need to develop new ways to investigate the bacteria that cause infection. Ellen Perkowski, a sixth-year graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has done just that. She devised a system called EXported In vivo Technology (EXIT) to conduct genome-wide scans… Read more »

Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: A Nobel Prize Predictor

October 12, 2014

This week, Edvard and May-Britt Moser of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of specialized brain cells that form a kind of positioning system or a map in the brain that helps us navigate our surroundings, as well as organize cognitive plans and… Read more »

Building Up Medical Education in Baghdad

August 20, 2014

This week, as first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine engage in a new and different curriculum, a delegation of doctors from Iraq’s University of Baghdad is on campus meeting professors, doctors, administrators and students to learn how UNC is teaching the next generation of doctors. The collaboration,… Read more »

UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative Teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to Open New Burn Unit and Operating Theatre

June 30, 2014

Kamuzu Central Hospital celebrated the opening of its dedicated Burn Unit and Operating Theater with a ceremony and ribbon cutting on Monday, June 23. The Honorable Jeanine E. Jackson, Ambassador of the United States to Malawi, spoke. Guests were welcomed to the event by the director of Kamuzu Central Hospital, Jonathan Ngoma, and the head… Read more »

Moe Lim

UNC Spine Surgeon Has Humble Beginning in Burma

May 16, 2014

Moe Lim, is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. This video is the first in a new UNC Health Care System series called “Real Medicine: Stories that Connect.” By Nathan Clendenin Moe Lim is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. When you speak with him, you get a sense of gratitude… Read more »