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UNC Health is pleased to share information about two new programs for UNC Health, NC Health, and UNC School of Medicine employees to receive a subsidy toward the cost of childcare during COVID-19. Applications for the Emergency Childcare Subsidy are due May 1 by 5 p.m.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / April 30
As our capacity to test for COVID-19 infections increases, select areas will test asymptomatic patients. The role that asymptomatic individuals play in transmission is not well defined, but in order to offer optimal protection to our Healthcare Providers, any asymptomatic patient tested will be identified with a COVID-19 rule-out flag and a BPA to place patient on Special Droplet/Contact Precautions until the test is resulted.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / April 30
UNC Health and WakeMed Seek Donations of Masks, Other Critical Medical Supplies
UNC Health and WakeMed are asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients across their respective systems.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Health is pleased to offer assistance to those of you who have experienced substantial household loss of pay due to the COVID-19 crisis through a new Food Assistance Program that is being funded by private donations to the UNC Health Foundation through the COVID-19 Response Fund. Find more details at the link in the headline.
Located in Employee News Online / 2020 / April 30
UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test
UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, PhD, and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.
Located in News / 2020 / June
UNC Health Enacts Heightened Restrictions for Facility Visitors, Vendors, Volunteers and Students
Community events, activities and meetings hosted at UNC Health facilities are canceled until further notice
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Health Begins COVID-19 Testing at UNC Medical Center
UNC Health’s in-house testing will help ease demand on State Health Department & LabCorp.
Located in News / 2020 / March
University leaders respond to recent expressions of racism related to COVID-19
The UNC School of Medicine echoes the message shared yesterday by Chancellor Guskiewicz and other University leaders. Racism and discrimination have no place on our campus or in our community. Now is a time for us all to pull together. If you experience or witness discrimination or harassment please report it via the channels listed below.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / March 26
National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars
Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.
Located in News / 2020 / June
COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big
Published in NEJM, this perspective article co-authored by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, and Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, and Boston University’s Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH, recognizes that social policy solutions are needed to advance health equity, along with health policy and individual-level efforts.
Located in News / 2020 / July