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

Family Medicine Summer Academy introduces students to possibilities of primary care

Family Medicine Summer Academy introduces students to possibilities of primary care

Over the course of two weekends, the UNC Family Medicine Summer Academy hosted a total of 14 recent high school graduates from rural North Carolina who are interested in a future career in medicine.

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Free Tobacco Cessation Program for UNC Health Care Employees and Their Families

UNC Department of Family Medicine offers a Tobacco Treatment Program that is free to UNC Health Care employees and their family members who are listed as covered dependents under the State Health Plan are eligible.

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News from HR

More information about representative sessions with TIAA and the upcoming maternity workshop.

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Seats Still Available for the June 29 Dealing with Differences Workshop

An additional Dealing with Differences workshop has been scheduled for June 29, 2018. There are a few seats still available. The workshop will take place on Friday June 29th, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Morrisville Conference Center.

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June 2018 Employee Engagement Focus: Team Building

Our Employee Engagement focus for June is Team Building. A focus on teambuilding helps strengthen relationships among team members, which makes high-performance as a team possible. When you are able to build and foster team collaboration, you and your team can achieve high performance. Effective teams are able to accomplish goals, solve problems and work through conflict effectively.

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Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program Success Story: Elaine Rogers

Motivated by an increase in her blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and family medical history, UNC Healthcare employee Elaine Rogers began decreasing sugar and carbs in her diet and exercising more regularly. After losing 15 pounds, she hit a plateau. “I was bored of doing it on my own” she remembers, which is when she began looking for additional ideas to help reach her weight loss goals.

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New Multidisciplinary Clinic Opens for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders

The Harold R. Roberts Hemophilia Treatment Center at UNC will be offering a multidisciplinary clinic with hematology and gynecology care for women and girls with blood disorders. Women and girls with heavy menstrual bleeding have unique health needs that frequently require care from providers in more than one field. The clinic is a place where patients can have their medical and gynecological needs met in a comprehensive fashion at a single visit.

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HPC Lab Expansion, Work Planned for June 23 - June 24

Plant Engineering will be doing concrete demolition on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24th in the HPC Lab (1st Floor APCF/Bed Tower), 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. There will be considerable noise associated with this demolition.

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Reminder: American Heart Association Basic Life Support Renewal Class Requirements

The Advanced Life Support Program would like to reminder everyone signed up to take the Basic Life Support Renewal class that they must meet all the requirements for the class in order to take the class. These requirements are included in the LMS course description and in the several email reminders generated by LMS leading up to the class. Anyone who has not met these requirements WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM THE CLASS. These requirements are mandated by the American Heart Association and must be met.

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Using Biomarkers to Plan Adjuvant Therapy

Earn FREE CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit — Join us as Lisa Carey, MD, discusses "Using Biomarkers to Plan Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer"

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Planned Lawson downtime June 23

There is a planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Lawson will be unavailable for all entities during this time.

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Learning to Relax Webinar

We are continuing our series of webinars available to faculty, managers, residents, and staff. There is no limit on attendance. Please forward as you feel is appropriate.

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Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

A survey led by UNC Lineberger's Melissa Gilkey, PhD, and collaborators found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.

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UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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