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

Nursing Continuous Survey Readiness: NPSG Tips #2 and #3

Two of the National Safety Patient Goals (NPSG) are Patient Identification and Alarm Safety. Reviewing these will help staff remain prepared for the Joint Commission site visit.

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Hurricane Food and Essential Collection Drive

UNC Medical Center will be collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael Oct. 24-26.

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Call for Letters of Intent - IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

UNC's Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement requests letters of intent for clinical improvement projects to be conducted Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2020, as part of the Improvement Scholars Program.

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Updates for the UNC Health Care HIPAA Program: New HIPAA Privacy Policies, New Intranet Website and Updated Resources

The UNC Health Care System Privacy Policies have recently been revised. Employees can access the new HIPAA policies directly on the UNC Health Care Privacy Office website. The policies are arranged by descriptive content subheadings to help employees more easily find the policies they are seeking.

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UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

The labs of John Riordan at the UNC School of Medicine and James Chen at Oregon Health & Science University published detailed cryo-electron microscopic analysis of the CFTR protein to gain insights into why a faulty chloride channel leads to serious disease.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. John Paul Vavalle

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. John Paul Vavalle

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. John Paul Vavalle from the division on cardiology. Here's what one of Dr. Vavalle's patients had to say: "We have had the best experience with Dr. Vavalle. He really listens and cares about his patients. He took his time with us and made us feel so much better about my condition. Dr. Vavalle is a true professional who knows his stuff..."

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UNC Earns First-in-State Accreditation for Geriatrics Emergency Department

UNC Earns First-in-State Accreditation for Geriatrics Emergency Department

Advanced Age Brings Unique Needs, Particularly in the ED. Led by Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, the Geriatric-Emergency Department Accreditation at UNC’s Hillsborough ED is one of about 20 to receive this designation nationwide.

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Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a training program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community.

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UNC Wellness Centers Health & Expo

The UNC Wellness Centers Health & Wellness Expo will host activities and exhibitors to promote information for health, wellness, safety, and fitness for the entire family.

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News from HR

Learn more about TIAA webinars, Fidelity representative sessions at UNC Medical Center and Wakebrook, and details for the upcoming maternity workshop.

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Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Sue Estroff, PhD, professor of social medicine and adjunct professor of anthropology and psychiatry, has been honored by her peers with the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award.

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Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Cancer Patients: Methods

In this presentation, Dr. Wood and Dr. Battaglini will review the importance of physical function (also referred to as physical performance) in patients receiving treatment for cancer.

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The Confident You: Taking Charge of Your Life

Compsych is continuing their series of personal development webinars available to faculty, managers, residents, and staff. There is no limit on attendance.

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BOOtanical: Pumpkins in the Garden

Fun for all ages! Bring a carved pumpkin and enter it into our 'best nature themed pumpkin' contest. Wander the garden to see glowing pumpkins and enjoy various activity stations.

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Manning Drive closed weekends of Oct. 26 – 28, Nov. 9 – 11 for demolition of Bridge ‘A’ (Dental School Bridge)

In order to facilitate the demolition of Bridge A (that spans Manning Drive at West Drive and connects to the Dental School), Manning Drive will be closed on the following weekends from East Drive to Columbia St.

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Site prep begins Oct. 22: Staff Drop-Off moved to Jackson Circle, Traffic Pattern Changes and Entrance Closures coming in November

Site preparations for the new surgical tower are scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 22, when construction fencing will begin to go up around the site. Here' s what to expect in the next few weeks.

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Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the departments of social medicine and medicine, was elected for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues of engaging communities in research to achieve health and equity.

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Nursing Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council Reading and Discussion Series

Nursing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council presents the first session of our reading and discussion series. In this session, we will read and discuss The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World, by Michael Marmot.

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Coming to North Carolina: NC REAL ID

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and nuclear sites. The N.C. REAL ID is just like a traditional license or ID but has a gold star at the top, and will make more convenient to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility.

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