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

News from HR

Find out more about the PTO sell-back program, onsite visits from Fidelity to Chapel Hill and Morrisville, as well as representative sessions in Hillsborough from Prudential and TIAA.

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13 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 compliance is Dec. 4, 2017. You must have received a flu vaccine or provide documentation of flu vaccine by the end of the business day (OHS closes at 4 p.m.).

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UNC Acute Dialysis Unit will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23

The on-call dialysis RN may be reached via the pager at 123-5527. The unit will resume normal business hours at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24.

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The Patient Safety Culture Survey ends in 10 days

Do you have direct patient care responsibilities? Does your work take you into direct patient care areas? If so, we need to hear from you by Dec. 1!

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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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Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

Study findings suggest that cognitive computing could help physicians to stay abreast of an ever-expanding body of scientific literature as well as highlight potential cancer therapeutic options.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research

A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in "safety switch."

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New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.

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CPM Upgrade: Please convert all care plans and education titles

Beginning Nov. 19, please convert all care plans and education titles to the new Spring 2017 version for patients admitted prior to the Nov. 5 downtime.

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UNC Medical Center Cashiering office will reopen in Memorial Hospital

Effective Tuesday, Nov. 21, the UNC Medical Center Main Cashiering office will reopen in Memorial. The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The window will be closed daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Patient valuables will also return to the Cashier’s office as of Nov. 21. Please contact the Cashiering office at 984-974-0081 with any questions.

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UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences.

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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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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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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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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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