Archive for 2010
A month ago we had a national election — and it brought about major changes in the political landscape, nationally and in North Carolina.
In our state the Republicans will control the House and the Senate in the General Assembly — for the first time in more than a century.
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak about the future of academic medicine to the Wake County Medical Society alongside Dr. William J. Fulkerson, executive vice president of Duke University Health System. I have included my remarks below. A lot is happening in medicine and health care, in the nation, in North Carolina and [...]
Recently, I spoke at the Fall Faculty meeting of the UNC School of Medicine. I discussed the progress our School has made to fulfill our missions of education, research and patient care. I am very proud to be a part of such a leading organization. Our school is working hard to improve health around the [...]
For the past almost three years we have been working on a plan to expand medical education at the UNC School of Medicine. In the spring of 2008, the UNC Board of Governors approved this plan — which will eventually see our class size go from the current 160 to a new size of 230 [...]
As I have said many times over the past couple of years — in blog postings, speeches and interviews — I am VERY much in favor of health reform. The inadequacies and inequities of the American health care system are obvious.
In the half-year since we had national legislation passed and signed we have seen lots more pulling and tugging on this issue.
More than 300 of our employees worked hard to build a Habitat House for our UNC Health Care co-worker. I am pleased to report that the keys have been handed over and that Habitat house is now a home to one of our own employees. Congrats for a job well done!
A new academic year has just begun, with a new group of students. And we have a new group of leaders for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care. Not everyone is new, to be sure, but we’ve tapped some new leaders and moved others into new roles and new titles. ¢ Marschall [...]
Several weeks ago, UNC Health Care was honored to be the site of the most recent HealthLeaders Rounds event on women's health. Participants included our own Drs. Daniel Clarke-Pearson and Nancy Chescheir, Mary Anne Graf from Bon Secours Richmond and Sue Korth from Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. The half-day panel discussion was shared with [...]