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

UNC Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Johnston Health, High Point and UNC Rockingham earn “A” grades for safety

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BD Heparin Flush Recall and Resupply Information

As you have likely heard, BD had a very large recall of many of their heparin flush syringes. The recall involved nearly 100% of our stock at our hospitals, procedure areas, and clinics as well as all of the stock at our wholesaler (AmerisourceBergen). The recall also involved sodium chloride 0.9% flush syringes, however, the pharmacy’s stock of this item was not impacted. Please place orders as you usually do for resupply.

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NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries

NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries

The NIH award features a new partnership with NC State, while the UNC-Chapel Hill-led Clinical and Translational Science Award Program continues its alliance with RTI International and N.C. A&T State University.

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Nursing Grand Rounds: CISM? What's that?

Much of living is stressful. Even at work. Sometimes the level of stress gets out of control making functioning difficult. Individuals and teams can call on the Critical Incidents Stress Management team to help handle work stress.

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Running the Race

Running the Race

First-year medical students Rob Arend and Alex Jeffs and third-year medical student Shelley Warner all competed in the Boston Marathon, overcoming cold and wet conditions to finish the historic race.

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Pope Foundation donates $10 million to UNC-Chapel Hill

Pope Foundation donates $10 million to UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina received a $10-million commitment from the John William Pope Foundation to provide support for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Horizons, the track and field program, and the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program.

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Winners of 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Winners of 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Greg and Uma Chugha were presented with the 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service for their 14 years of service to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Meadowmont.

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UNC researchers identify promising delivery method for immunotherapy combination

UNC researchers identify promising delivery method for immunotherapy combination

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Z. Wang, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, believe findings, published in the journal Advanced Materials, offer a promising new nanotechnology-based delivery method for an immunotherapy combination.

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Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer

Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer

Fourth-year medical student Wesley Stepp, PhD, has developed a testing method to predict aggressiveness of head and neck cancers and help physicians determine the ideal treatment regimen.

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Nursing Staff Recognition Week: May 7 - 11

A week's worth of events and activities have been planned in honor of nursing staff recognition week. A new event for this year: the NSRW committee will be screening the film “The American Nurse: Healing America” on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m., 5 Ortho conference room. Find more information here, including a schedule of events.

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Carolina Care Excellence Highlight: Dr. Margaret Rose Helton

Carolina Care Excellence Highlight: Dr. Margaret Rose Helton

Our patient comment this week recognizes Dr. Margaret Rose Helton in the Department of Family Medicine: "Dr. Helton is a great Physician and always goes above and beyond my expectations as a healthcare provider..."

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HCAHPS scores available for all UNC Health Care hospitals

The latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction scores are available. You can view the scores for all UNC Health Care hospitals and all Triangle-area hospitals.

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News from HR

Learn more about the upcoming maternity workshop, as well as information about representative sessions from Fidelity and TIAA.

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Male Contraceptive Compound Stops Sperm Without Affecting Hormones

Male Contraceptive Compound Stops Sperm Without Affecting Hormones

In preclinical tests, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Sciences University showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects.

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Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, and Clare Meernik, MPH, surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell. Health warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.

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UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread

UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread

In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. They believe their models, which were developed to study colorectal cancer that had spread to the liver and lung, will help scientists studying why cancers tend to spread to certain organs rather than others.

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Invitation to take the Nurses' Education Needs Assessment Survey

Taking place April 16 - April 29, 2018, the survey assesses the continuing education needs of UNC Hospitals registered nurses.

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New LGBT Patient Care Course Offering in LMS

A new LGBT patient care training module is available in LMS. The module, "Providing Inclusive and Welcoming Care for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual People", defines terminology for individuals who identify as LGBT. The module also demonstrates how to effectively communicate with LGBT people in a health care setting.

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