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

'Health Maintenance' updates effective Thursday, March 23

On Thursday, March 23, the Epic@UNC Healthy Planet (Population Health) team released three new Health Maintenance Topics – DEXA Scan, Hepatitis C Screening and Lipid Screening.

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The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.

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Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutrition in older adults

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutrition in older adults

Findings point to need for dental care and food assistance programs in elderly. Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, is a senior author of the study.

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UNC Discount Available for Precision Medicine World Conference

UNC Discount Available for Precision Medicine World Conference

The annual Precision Medicine World Conference, which is typically held in Silicon Valley, will come to the east coast this year: May 24-25 at Duke University. It will feature several prominent speakers including UNC's William Roper, MD, MPH, Charles Perou, PhD, and Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD. Registration is open now, and those who register before April 3 will receive a 30 percent discounted rate.

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Match Day: Sharing the Moment

Match Day: Sharing the Moment

No one gets through medical school alone. Just before Match Day, members of this year's class took some time to reflect on those who have helped push them along the way, and those whose examples they would like to emulate as they move on into residency.

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UNC IRB Membership Drive

Do you wish the 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 you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please consider volunteering with the IRB.

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week Information Session

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Nursing Diversity Council will sponsor an information table in the Children's Hospital Lobby to provide information about the unique needs of the LGBT community.

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Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, Chelsea Anderson, MPH, and their colleagues report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

On Friday, March 17, the UNC School of Medicine held the annual Match Day celebration. Students and their families gathered to celebrate and to learn where the students will complete their residency training. Check out this graphic with more information on this year's Match results.

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Multicultural Fair – Prizes Offered for the Best Exihibits

Multicultural Fair – Prizes Offered for the Best Exihibits

It’s not too late to participate in the 2017 Multicultural Fair on April 7 by creating a cultural exhibit. And don't forget that by creating an exhibit, you'll have the chance to win one of five fantastic prizes!

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Providers: InBasket Optimization Bundle coming April 3

On Monday, April 3, providers will see several InBasket improvements in Epic@UNC .

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2017 Innovation Pilot Award Winners Announced

The UNC Center for Health Innovation is pleased to announce winners of the fifth annual Innovation Pilot Awards. The Center sought proposals from employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, new technology, advanced analytics and others.

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UNC Health Care notifies prenatal patients of possible information breach

Women seen for prenatal appointments between 2014 and 2017 may have filled out an informational form that was erroneously sent to the health department in their county.

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New insights on side effects can help prostate cancer patients choose treatments

New insights on side effects can help prostate cancer patients choose treatments

A study led by Ronald C. Chen, MD, examines quality-of-life outcomes for modern treatment choices most patients will face, including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy.

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Professional Compliance Newsletter Now Available

Professional Compliance has released a new edition of Compliance POP News. This edition discusses: a false claims settlement at an academic medical center; care management billing updates; incident to billing updates; compliance policy updates; and Medicaid new enrollee site visits.

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Triangle Heart Walk Coaches Meeting

All past coaches and interested coaches are encouraged to attend!

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Ketamine and Patients with Chronic Pain

This Nursing Grand Rounds presentation by Terra Beek and Yasmeen Abunada will describe their retrospective study of the effectiveness of ketamine in reducing pain scores of emergency department patients with chronic pain.

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News from HR

Learn more about informational seminars on Medicare and the State Health Plan, and find out about onsite visits from CAPTRUST, Prudential, and Fidelity.

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Clinical Grand Rounds: Moral Distress Consultation

All are welcome to this Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds presentation by Beth Epstein, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Chair, Acute and Specialty Care Department, Univ of VA School of Nursing.

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Adventure in the Face of Cancer

Adventure in the Face of Cancer

At 28 years old, Dave Carbonell was months away from completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at UNC. Then cancer struck – acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, after years of intense treatment, he’s cancer free, working as an Emergency Department physician in California and helping other young adults during their cancer journey.

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