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The latest news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA information session

Prepare for the future by sharpening your business skills with an Executive MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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UNC analysis shows advantage for picture-based cigarette pack warnings over text warnings

UNC analysis shows advantage for picture-based cigarette pack warnings over text warnings

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analysis published today in the journal Tobacco Control synthesized the results of 37 different experiments comparing picture-based and text warnings, finding that picture-based warnings were more effective than text warnings on 20 of 25 different outcome measures.

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Weight Watchers Open House

Did you know that Weight Watchers meets here at work? The Women's Health Information Center hosts Weight Watchers on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1 p.m.

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Weight Watchers Open House

Did you know that Weight Watchers meets here at work? The Women's Health Information Center hosts Weight Watchers on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1 p.m.

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Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

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Weight Watchers Open House

Did you know that Weight Watchers meets here at work? The Women's Health Information Center hosts Weight Watchers on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1 p.m.

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McLendon Labs Memo - CORE #124

Effective May 11, 2015, the Alpha- I -Antitrlpsin (AlA) assay will be performed using a new methodology. The new reference range will be 97-16l mgldL. The decision to change the method was due to the vendor of the current reagent discontinuing support of that reagent.

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Three short scanning videos in LMS

Three videos and a Quick Start Guide about scanning into Epic@UNC are now loaded into LMS. We hope the short videos (each less than 10 minutes) will be a helpful resource for tips/reminders about the scanning process.

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Belk's Pop-Up Boutique

Please visit the Belk Pop-Up Boutique in the Children's Lobby on May 12 & 13.

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PTO Leave Sell-Back Program - May 1 - 22

UNC Medical Center offers Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. The next sell-back election period will be May 1 - 22.

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UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target

UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target

A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.

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UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.

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Nursing Staff Recognition Week: May 4 - 9

It's the time of year again to show our appreciation to the Nursing Staff at UNC Hospitals. We will be celebrating Nursing Staff Recognition Week May 4 - 9.

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McFarland USA at Varsity Theater

Varsity Theater and MSOC Health are teaming up to give doctors, medical students, residents and their families an afternoon off at the theater! View McFarland USA.

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World Health Organization's SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign!

On Tuesday, May 5, Hospital Epidemiology and the Hand Hygiene Advisory Committee will be sponsoring two activities in honor of World Health Organization’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign!

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2015 UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

2015 UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. At UNC Medical Center, a selection of providers representing different areas of medicine and health care received the highest possible honors from the patients they serve.

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2015 Workforce Engagement Survey begins May 11

What do you think? We want to know during the 2015 Workforce Engagement Survey! The Workforce Engagement Survey begins May 11 and lasts through May 24.

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2015 Employee Ice Cream Social

This year, Employee Recognition Week is scheduled for May 11 - 17. All UNC Hospitals and UNC Faculty Physicians co-workers are invited to celebrate the week with some ice cream. View the dates, times, and locations of this year's Ice Cream Social.

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Sovera Downtime May 15

“Scan to Sovera” and all Sovera-related applications will be down for all locations using Epic@UNC on Friday, May 15, from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. as ISD performs an infrastructure upgrade to the system. Viewing scanned images from Epic@UNC will be available until approximately 10:30 p.m. May 15. All system functionality is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 16.

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Epic@UNC Go-Live #3 coming May 5

Sixty-three ambulatory clinics and offices at Caldwell, High Point Regional, and Johnston Health will Go-Live using Epic@UNC on Tuesday, May 5. Though ISD and the Epic@UNC team will be focused on supporting these clinics, everyone at Go-Live #1 and #2 locations will still be able to get assistance by calling the ISD Help Desk at 984-974-4357.

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