Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Pediatric Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
A native North Carolinian, Dr. Carr has been quite loyal to UNC-Chapel Hill – where she received undergraduate and medical school degrees and where she attended pediatric residency. She also has a divinity degree from Duke University – much to the delight of her Duke-loyal husband.
- Previous job: camp counselor (Editor’s Note: This is technically a “current job” as Dr. Carr has continued to be very active with Camp Seafarer)
- Other careers considered prior to choosing medicine: ballerina, Olympic swimmer
- Chose Pediatrician as a career at age: 10 years old
- Biggest changes over your career in Pediatrics: The virtual elimination of some of the worst types of meningitis – Haemophilus influenzae B (Hib) and Pneumococal meningitis are two catastrophic illnesses – if they didn’t cause death, they likely would cause major and lifelong disability. Today, these are rare conditions. This has been accomplished primarily through vaccination. Hib vaccine was introduced in the early 1990s and Prevnar (Pneumococcal vaccine) came along in the early 2000s.