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

New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors

New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors

The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.

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UNC Hospitals Department of Audiology Announces New Pittsboro Office

UNC Hospitals Department of Audiology Announces New Pittsboro Office

The UNC Hospitals Department of Audiology is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Pittsboro. The office is located at 57 Grant Drive, Pittsboro NC and is in the same complex as UNC Specialty Care at Pittsboro.

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Phase I clinical trial shows promise as investigational drug for melanoma

Phase I clinical trial shows promise as investigational drug for melanoma

Three of 15 patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma had partial responses to an investigational compound in an early-stage study led by UNC Lineberger's Stergios Moschos, MD.

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SHAC’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

SHAC’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

When the leaders of the student-run free clinic saw a rise in Mandarin speaking patients, they mobilized a group of undergraduate interpreters to make sure there were no gaps in patient care.

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Women's Leadership Collaborative - Dress for Success

Women's Leadership Collaborative - Dress for Success

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Lauren Onken, UNC Health Care System Executive Director, H&V, and Beth Willis, UNC Health Care System Director, Operational Efficiency, hosted a donation drive that resulted in 219 items of professional business attire being donated to Dress for Success TriangleNC.

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts

Knitted and crocheted hats were donated by volunteers as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program and are being passed out to newborn babies at UNC Hospitals during the month of February.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield invests $1.2 million to support UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield invests $1.2 million to support UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program

Blue Cross NC announced continued investment in the two-year Physician Assistant Studies program, led by Paul Chelminski and housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.

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Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Wesley Burks, MD, was a principal investigator on the phase 3 PALISADE trial to determine the efficacy of the AR101 oral immunotherapy developed by Aimmune Therapeutics for people allergic to peanuts.

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Patient Comments of the Week

Patient Comments of the Week

Our patients often provide comments about their providers when completing their Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey. While you can always review comments at UNC Health Care's Find-a-Doctor website, we will highlight a few of the best comments every two weeks. Our first comments highlight the work of Dr. Eric Wallen, of the Department of Urology; and Dr. Michal S. Lee, of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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Waldron and Valgus accept positions as Assistant Directors of Pharmacy Services

John Valgus has accepted the position of assistant director of pharmacy overseeing Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Clinical/Distributional Pharmacy Services; Kayla Waldron has accepted the position of assistant director of pharmacy overseeing Adult Acute and Ambulatory Clinical Services. Please read this message from Scott Savage, PharmD, executive associate dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy congratulating them on their new positions.

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News from HR

More information about TIAA Webinars and Prudential 401k/457 Sessions.

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A New Pre-Registration Team is on the Way!

Utilizing the Epic@UNC Patient Estimator, the new Pre-Registration team will verify insurance, create an estimate and call the patient to collect any patient liability. The team will work from a workqueue containing scheduled procedures up to 30 days out and will continue to expand in scope by service line and entity. Our goal is to increase point of service collections and improve the patient experience.

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Peer Support Volunteer Training Opportunity

Attendees will be trained on how to provide 1:1 peer support to their colleagues after adverse patient events or unexpected patient outcomes.

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Hospital Compliance Newsletter now available

Audit, Compliance and Privacy Services has released a new edition of Compliance Now, a publication from Hospital Compliance.

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UNC Eye contract with EyeMed approved

EyeMed became the new Vision plan vendor for NCFlex effective Jan. 1, 2018. UNC Eye has completed the contracting process with EyeMed effective Feb. 12, 2018 and they look forward to again providing routine vision services to the employees of UNC, UNC Health Care System, and the state of North Carolina.

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Pizza with the Police & Security

Enjoy this opportunity to come eat pizza with the Police & Security and ask any questions you may have about the safety of your Community.

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Reach your weight goal with Weight Watchers

The Women’s Health Information Center hosts Weight Watchers for Employees!

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Improve your wellness with Yoga@Work

Did you know the Women's Health Information Center offers yoga classes for employees? And now, your first class is FREE!

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Join the workout with Zumba@Work

Did you know the Women’s Health Information Center offers Zumba@Work for employees? And now, your first class is FREE!

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