Employee News Online

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

14 days left: All employees must be flu compliant by Dec. 4

As of Nov. 20, 2017 only 80% of UNC Health Care employees are compliant with annual influenza vaccination requirements. The deadline for flu vaccine is Dec. 4, 2017. You must have received a flu vaccine or provide documentation of flu vaccine by end of business day (OHS closes at 4 p.m.).

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Chapel Hill Transit Thanksgiving Holiday Service Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will make the following service schedule adjustments due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Find more information here.

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Hospital Police: Be on the lookout for the Grinch

The Holiday Season is upon us and the Grinch has already been spotted roaming the Hospital corridors, searching for unlocked offices and unattended work areas, looking for your valuables. Don't let the Grinch ruin your holiday cheer!

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Mind Full or Mindful

The holidays are often attributed with causing or increasing feelings of stress. Mindfulness is a strategy for dealing with stress. Nursing grand rounds presents mindfulness practice for the holidays.

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Beacon Program Seeking "Beacon Champions"

The UNC Hospitals Beacon Program is looking for members of the UNC Health Care community to volunteer to serve as “Beacon Champions”. Beacon Champions are employees who work directly with patients and are willing to help promote the services of the Beacon program.

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Outpatient managers/front desk staff: Change regarding Appointment Reminders mailed via US Postal Service

To improve patient satisfaction, better leverage resources and support good financial stewardship, we will begin reducing our reliance on mailed appointment reminders starting Dec. 1, 2017. Please see here for details regarding who will continue to receive the mailed reminders.

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New Reminder Letter Will Appear When Patients are Referred without a Department

Referral orders with no ‘referred to’ department for inpatients or patients in the emergency rooms cannot be routed for scheduling. Beginning Nov. 15, 2017, a new “close the loop” letter will remind ordering providers in these settings to include a specific referred to department in their referral order. This measure was put in place in order to reduce lost referrals and ensure that patients have timely access to our providers.

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UNC IRB Membership Drive

Do you wish the UNC Institutional Review Board (IRB) could review studies more quickly? Are you frustrated when your study cannot be placed on an earlier meeting agenda? Do you wonder how the IRB functions or why you receive all those stipulations? Are you interested in research ethics and how they are applied at UNC? If so, please consider volunteering with the IRB.

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A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

A new lab model developed by UNC’s Carla Ribeiro, PhD, and colleagues can be used to test new therapeutics for cystic fibrosis.

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Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.

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How to Reverse Protein Clumping, a hallmark of ALS

How to Reverse Protein Clumping, a hallmark of ALS

Watch this UNC School of Medicine Science Short featuring Todd Cohen, PhD, and his lab's work on the underpinnings of two debilitating diseases.

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Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?

Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?

Research led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, showed much lower levels of the protein CXCL5 in older people with clogged arteries.

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Muñoz receives Fuller Award

Muñoz receives Fuller Award

Cristina Muñoz, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Muñoz received the award on Nov. 13 at a meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.

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Planned Lawson Downtime Nov. 18

There is a planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 2 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Lawson will be unavailable for all entities during this time.

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Registration Open for The Beat Goes On

Please join us for the 15th annual offering of The Beat Goes On: Partnerships in Heart and Vascular Care.

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Lighten Up, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Daylight Saving Time started Nov. 5, so make sure you're visible! Lighten Up is a campaign dedicated to helping bicyclists and walkers become more visible in low light. Cyclists may visit the Hospital Parking Office beginning Nov. 15 to pick up a free rear bike light (while supplies last) and information about UNC’s Lighten Up, Chapel Hill- Carrboro campaign.

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Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity

Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity

UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.

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