Employee News Online

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

Be a Summer Intern Manager!

The summer Administrative Internship Program at UNC Health Care will provide funding to managers interested in serving as a mentor for a student who shows an interest in health care administration.

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UNC Scientists Discover Proteins Keeping Stem Cells in their Undifferentiated State

UNC Scientists Discover Proteins Keeping Stem Cells in their Undifferentiated State

The lab of Jean Cook, PhD, found how a chain of proteins called an MCM complex could enable the fast cell-division that makes some forms of cancer so dangerous.

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Chinese Cardiologists Visit UNC Medical Center as Part of AHA Collaboration

Chinese Cardiologists Visit UNC Medical Center as Part of AHA Collaboration

A delegation of medical professionals from across China toured Chapel Hill’s emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab and other facilities to learn about UNC’s STEMI system of care.

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FastPass Going Live in UNC Medical Center Clinics – January 2018

In an effort to increase access for our patients, FastPass -- a new scheduling tool -- will go live in all UNC Medical Center practices in January 2018. FastPass is an automated tool that integrates with Epic@UNC to monitor open appointments and notify patients when an earlier appointment is available. Orientation will be provided via WebEx. Find more information here.

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NCI Grant to Help More Cancer Patients Become Tobacco-Free

NCI Grant to Help More Cancer Patients Become Tobacco-Free

A grant from the National Cancer Institute will help expand tobacco cessation programs for cancer patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, will lead the effort.

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Biological Factors Don't Completely Explain Racial Disparities for ‘Good Prognosis’ Breast Cancer

Biological Factors Don't Completely Explain Racial Disparities for ‘Good Prognosis’ Breast Cancer

The biological features of patients’ tumors partially explained a racial disparity for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, but UNC Lineberger researchers led by Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, MSc, said it didn’t explain it completely. The preliminary findings were reported at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Using Software, Researchers Predict Tumor Markers That Could Be Immune Targets

Using Software, Researchers Predict Tumor Markers That Could Be Immune Targets

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Benjamin Vincent, MD, reported preliminary findings at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting in Atlanta that are an early step in the overall plan to use the software’s predictions to develop immune-based therapies for leukemia.

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Immunotherapy Could Be Beneficial for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Immunotherapy Could Be Beneficial for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Joshua Zeidner, MD, presented preliminary results from an ongoing phase II trial of the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab and chemotherapy for relaposed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

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Learning to Say "No"

The Integrated Emotional Support Program is continuing a series of webinars available to faculty, managers, and staff.

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Parking and Photo ID Office Closing Early for Training - Dec. 20

The Hospital Parking & Photo ID Office will close on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at noon for training. If you need to contact the office during that time, please leave a message at emppark@unchealth.unc.edu or 984-974-1031. The office will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 21.

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UNC Health Care Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All employees are invited to attend the annual UNC Hospitals Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, scheduled to take place on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Simms, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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News from HR

Find out more about representative sessions from Fidelity and TIAA.

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Next week's Employee News Online will be the last of the year

Employee News Online will not run the week between Christmas and New Year's. After the Dec. 21 issue, the next issue will be Jan. 4. Please submit any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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Weight Loss Class Offered at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

Eight-week weight loss classes offered at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. Learn about healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle change.

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Scheduling/Registration Staff: Changes to Tricare Insurance Plans in Epic@UNC – Jan. 1, 2018

On Jan. 1, 2018, Tricare North and South regions will combine and become Tricare East. Certain Tricare plans will be deactivated in Epic@UNC and new plans will need to be added for all dates of service Jan. 1, 2018, and beyond. Any patient who currently has Tricare Standard or Tricare Extra on their registration will need to have the new Tricare Select plan added.

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Weight Loss Class Offered at UNC Wellness Center in Cary

Eight-week weight loss classes offered at the UNC Wellness Center at NW Cary. Learn about healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle change.

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November 2017 Audit Quarterly Newsletter available

This edition welcomes our new Senior IT Auditor and discusses the Fraud Triangle and how we can reduce the likelihood of fraud, the role of UNC Health Care Audit Services in detecting fraud, and Audit Services' engagement reporting process.

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Roper and Burriss named to '183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017'

Roper and Burriss named to '183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017'

According to Becker's Hospital Review, "The men and women on this list lead some of the largest and most successful nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. "

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An Obsession to Serve

An Obsession to Serve

After 10 years as a US Army medic, Rick Cowan turned to the UNC School of Medicine, where he will graduate this year as a physician assistant.

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