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

Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish

Skills of a Tar Heel, Luck of the Irish

In May, a faulty heart valve nearly put an end to Jim Weber. But after receiving a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UNC Medical Center, Weber says he feels like he’s been gifted with years he didn’t have before. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, Weber joined Matt Cavender, the doctor who performed the valve replacement, as the Fighting Irish faced the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium.

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How Hand Hygiene Becomes Contagious

How Hand Hygiene Becomes Contagious

The hand hygiene program Clean In, Clean Out has been part of the landscape here at the UNC Medical Center for just over four years – recently passing the amazing milestone of half a million observations. As we enter year five of the program, we look back at some of the ways it has changed the culture in Chapel Hill and what’s the next big thing in hand hygiene at the Medical Center.

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Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, was sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Tuesday. Sharpless, who served as director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center from January 2014 – June 2017, succeeds Harold E. Varmus, MD, who stepped down as the NCI director in March 2015. Douglas R. Lowy, MD, has been serving as acting director since April 2015.

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New book explores drinking, drug abuse, and addiction in the autism community

New book explores drinking, drug abuse, and addiction in the autism community

UNC’s Elizabeth Kunreuther and Ann Palmer will speak about their new book at Quail Ridge Book Store in Raleigh on Oct. 28.

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Meltzer-Brody to headline Science Café at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Meltzer-Brody to headline Science Café at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, will headline the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' weekly Science Cafe series on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Have you participated the State Employees Combined Campaign yet?

Participate in the campaign to help our local community, as well as for a chance to win great prizes! Emma Blevins is this week's prize winner; she chose to take home a Yeti Cooler. There are still four weekly prizes left to claim.

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News from HR

More information about webinars and in-person session with TIAA, visits to Chapel Hill and Morrisville from Prudential, Fidelity representative sessions in Hillsborough, CAPTRUST individual sessions, as well as about the upcoming Maternity Workshop.

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Onsite Annual Enrollment Hospital Sessions

Have questions about Annual Enrollment? Come to an information session offered by the Benefits office to ask questions about the process, available benefits and changes in coverage this year. Find a schedule here.

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2017 Adopt a Family program application available for nominations

The Volunteer Services Department, in partnership with the Employee Engagement Team, would like to celebrate the upcoming holiday season by helping UNC Medical Center’s employees’ families who struggle with these hard economic times through our Adopt a Family program.

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Chapel Hill Transit Fall Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will make service schedule adjustments Oct. 19-21 due to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fall break schedule.

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State Health Plan Annual Enrollment now open

As of Oct. 10, 25% of eligible UNC Medical Center employees have taken action for State Health Plan annual enrollment, which is open through Oct. 31.

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Caregiver Meditation Group Schedule

The Caregiver Meditation Group will begin once again in November, 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the NC Cancer Hospital Chapel. A schedule of presenters and topics can found at this link.

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