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Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award
Michelle Brownstein, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award, given annually to the member of the medical staff who most embodies Fuller’s lifelong commitment to patient care, teaching and community service.
Located in News / 2016 / December
Smithies’ notebooks go digital
The more than 150 handwritten notebooks of Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies are now open to the world on the Oliver Smithies Research Archive website, containing digitized scans done by Wilson Library with support from the Office of the Provost.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Nov. 17
UNC Hospitals and Hillsborough Hospital celebrate Veterans Day
Last week, UNC Hospitals and the Hillsborough Hospital honored Veterans Day by holding events in their lobbies. The events brought together individuals and veterans from our local communities, hospital leaders and staff, UNC School of Medicine faculty and students, including students from the School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, and many more.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Nov. 17
‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A
The UNC School of Medicine has more than a dozen groups dedicated to Zika research and vaccine development. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the School of Medicine will host an expert panel event and Q&A discussion in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Unraveling Zika: An expert panel and Q&A discussion
The UNC School of Medicine presents Unraveling Zika, an expert panel and Q&A discussion, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the FedEx Global Building on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Nov. 17
International Infection Prevention Week at UNC Hospitals
Infection prevention initiatives throughout the hospital are critical to reducing healthcare-associated infections, readmissions to the hospital, and patient mortality. In addition, healthcare-associated infection metrics are publicly reportable and our hospital reimbursement rates are dependent on our provision of the safest patient care we can deliver. Everyone can play a role in infection prevention, from participation in our hospital’s Clean In, Clean Out hand hygiene program to adhering to isolation precautions signs posted on the patient’s doors to advocating for our patients to have devices (e.g., central lines and foley catheters) removed as soon as possible.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Oct. 20
Part-Time Playwright
For more than three decades, playwriting has been a hobby for UNC researcher Keith Burridge, PhD. Later this month, his play “The First Woman President” will be performed at a theater festival in New York City.
Located in News / 2016 / October
Park pens column on UNC Hospitals' Environmental Services Gospel Choir for Healthcare Executive Magazine
Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals, contributed a column entitled Harmonious Healthcare for the September/October 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive Magazine, the official magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The piece features the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, a UNC Hospitals employee-run volunteer choir that performs for patients and employees.
Located in News / 2016 / September
UNC Hospitals’ quality improvement program leads to quicker treatment of STEMI heart attacks
To address full cardiac arrest of hospital patients, new measures reduced the average time between symptom onset and the start of treatment by 72 percent.
Located in News / 2016 / September
UNC hearing loss experts lead clinical trials of FDA-approved hearing implant
Ninety-seven percent of trial participants reported hearing improvements in the first year with the use of the SYNCHRONY EAS (Electric Acoustic Stimulation) Hearing Implant System. UNC implanted more patients than any other participating hearing center.
Located in News / 2016 / September