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

Mediation Training

The Employee Relations Department has scheduled its annual 3-day Mediation Training. It is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2 to Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill.

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UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds

UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

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Inpatient staff: 2017 Flu "Best Practice Advisory" now effective

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19, inpatient caregivers began seeing a "Best Practice Advisory" (BPA) in Epic@UNC to ensure that we screen all appropriate patients who should receive a flu vaccine.

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Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

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NC State Fair Discount Tickets

It’s fall and what could be better than to enjoy the crisp outdoors? One way to do that is to enjoy the fanfare at this year’s North Carolina State Fair. UNC Health Care employees may purchase discounted admission and ride tickets with reduced online fees until end of day on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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Chapel Hill Transit Seeks Public Input on Short Range Transit Plan

Chapel Hill Transit is conducting a Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) that will serve as a road map for the next 10 years and position the system for continued future success. A series of community meetings has been planned to allow you to ask questions and provide input.

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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

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2017 ACGME Accreditation

Please read this message from Clark Denniston, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, congratulating our staff on their work supporting Graduate Medical Education.

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Fire Alarm Testing at UNC Medical Center to begin Sept. 25

Annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will occur throughout the UNC Medical Center, from Sept. 25 until Dec. 22. Most testing will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, but limited testing will occur during the evenings and on weekends

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Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center

Sepsis Awareness Day at UNC Medical Center

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month in September the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety department will host an all-day event on Sept. 26 to help raise awareness, educate patients and inspire providers to stop sepsis!

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News from HR

Learn more about onsite visits from Fidelity at Morrisville, Hedrick and the Medical Center, and individual sessions with financial advisors from CAPTRUST.

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Learning Made Simple (LMS) downtime scheduled this weekend

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, through 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

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Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.

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Skin patch dissolves fat, could help treat diabetes

Skin patch dissolves fat, could help treat diabetes

Through lab experiments, UNC, NC State, and Columbia University researchers developed a microneedle skin patch that delivers nanoparticles full of fat-shrinking drugs to potentially treat obesity and diabetes.

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Nursing Policy Updates - September 2017

Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective September 2017.

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UNC Transportation Fair

Join UNC Transportation on Sept. 28 at their annual information fair for free bus passes, transit planning, vanpool opportunities, bike share demo, and prizes!

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Mental Health Awareness Day

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is Oct. 1 - 7, the UNC Department of Psychiatry Services is having their 4th annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Oct. 3.

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27th Annual "A Tasteful Affair"

Support the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill at the 27th annual "A Tasteful Affair" on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium.

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UNC School of Medicine holds annual White Coat Ceremony

UNC School of Medicine holds annual White Coat Ceremony

On September 16, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2021 was formally welcomed with the annual White Coat Ceremony. The event, held this year at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is an opportunity for students, along with their families and friends, to celebrate their accomplishments and look forward to the beginning of their medical training and career.

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