Employee News Online

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

Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

Please review these details on preparations underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.

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A message from Dr. Roper - Ebola preparedness

I’m writing to update you on preparations underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.

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Mentor on a Mission

Mentor on a Mission

After 24 years as a dedicated UNC teacher, doctor and mentor, Jacob Lohr, MD, received the highest award he could ask for – an academic service award from his peers.

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UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.

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UNC Pharmacy Tours

In honor of Pharmacy Week, we invite you to come tour several UNC Pharmacy locations and learn more about your Pharmacy Department.

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Multicultural Fair – Answer a Trivia Question for a FreedomPay Card!

The 9th annual Multicultural Fair is fast-approaching. It’s not too late to participate! There’s still time to submit your exhibit application. The more exhibits we have, the more we all can learn about differences. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

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State Employees Combined Campaign – Donate for a Chance to Win Prizes!

Employees have now donated more than $99,000 and over 680 hours in PTO! Congratulations to Ron Godwin from Pharmacy who donated online and chose a free UNC Wellness Center membership as his prize!

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories Memo #154

Effective Oct. 14, McLendon Clinical Laboratories are implementing some changes to CMV viral load testing performed on blood. The testing methodology will not change (QLAGEN artus reagents performed on the Abbott m2000 system), but testing will now be performed by the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory.

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Update on Influenza Vaccine Availability

Due to an unexpected manufacturing issue, UNC Hospitals and associated clinics, as well as Wakebrook, are unable to maintain a supply of the quadrivalent flu vaccine. Therefore, effective Monday, Oct. 13, we will be switching to the more readily available trivalent formulation.

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Providers Update – Site specific logins available for Virtual Departments

Users that have been using generic virtual departments as their Epic@UNC login department now have site-specific versions available. Generic versions will be inactivated by Oct. 30 to ensure providers are using the site-specific versions.

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Update on Cadence Workqueue issues

The Cadence team has completed the broad changes to the workqueue logic, but will continue to make minor modifications as it addresses additional HEAT Tickets.

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Employee Health Fair

Stop by for a check of your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, BMI and more.

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Weight Watchers

Join us for Weight Watchers, which will now be on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.!

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UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

By bumping up the levels of a well-known protein in the heart, UNC researchers have found a new way to generate more blood vessels following a heart attack.

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News from HR

Maternity Workshop and on-site visits from Fidelity, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, TIAA-CREF, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle, Employee Benefits, BB&T, Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill, Royal Park Apartments, and T-Mobile.

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Nursing Policy Updates – October 2014

Please read these important nursing policy updates effective October 2014.

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Learning Made Simple downtime Oct. 17 - 18

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, through 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Chapel Hill Transit Safe Rides update

Safe Ride routes will not operate Thursday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 18, due to Fall Break. Safe Ride routes will operate on Friday, Oct. 31 (Halloween), from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., along detoured routes. Read for more information.

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Reminder: 2015 Annual Benefits Enrollment (including State Health Plan) open through Oct. 31

Information regarding annual enrollment, benefits enrollment for employees in same-sex marriages, Vision Care’s Core Wellness Exam, and NCFlex State Insurance Plans.

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Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.

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