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N.C. Cancer Hospital To Host ‘Strollin’ Colon’ To Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness
While studies have shown that the colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer, researchers have also shown that not all people recommended for the test actually get it.
Located in News / 2015 / March
NC DNA Day Continues Growth
Now in its ninth year, NC DNA Day sent 160 science ambassadors across the state to show high school students the ways that science is applicable to their everyday lives and help to demystify the path that leads to a career in science. For the first time, the program was replicated outside of the state.
Located in News / 2015 / May
New Breastfeeding Medicine Consult Service provides patients with expert information on medications and breastfeeding
The faculty consult team has physicians from UNC OB-GYN, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Dec. 15
New Device will make TAVR procedure available to more patients
UNC’s Center for Heart & Vascular Care has been offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for less than a year. In that time, the team has built a national reputation for excellence, allowing UNC to be among the first phase of the rollout of a next generation TAVR device, Evolut-R, developed by Medtronic. This valve is the first repositionable transcatheter valve ever available.
Located in News / 2015 / September
New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records
UNC Health Care patients are now among the first patients in the United States with the ability to access their medical records from multiple providers through the Apple iPhone Health app (for phones running iOS 11.3 or later).
Located in News / 2018 / April
New Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Will 'Train Our Own'
A new fellowship program at UNC Hospitals will offer two years of advanced training to nurse practitioners interested in pursuing a clinical specialty in orthopaedics. These “transition-to-practice” fellowships have become popular nationally, but this is the first at UNC and the nation’s first orthopaedics-specific program. The first fellow, Ryan Rauch, NP-C, arrived in Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh in September.
Located in News / 2015 / October
New Program Launches to Address North Carolina’s Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
The first class of 13 MedServe fellows is participating in a two-week training institute in Chapel Hill from June 20 to July 1 before joining clinics across the state for two years.
Located in News / 2016 / June
New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image
A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.
Located in News / 2015 / July
New tools made possible by Epic@UNC Healthy Planet help providers adjust to a new model of care
From Best Practice Advisories for ambulatory practices to composite scores, Epic@UNC Healthy Planet provides tools to help clinics manage patient populations – a key to success in a rapidly changing health care market.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Newton to work with DHHS shaping Medicaid reform
Warren Newton, MD, MPH, will join the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a senior medical advisor. In this role, Newton will help DHHS to shape Medicaid reform in the state.In consideration of these additional responsibilities, Newton will step down from his role as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Feb. 11