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

UNC Physician Assistant Program Now Accepting Student Applications

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Physician Assistant (PA) program began accepting student applications on April 22, for the first class of students to enroll in January 2016. The UNC PA Program represents UNC’s commitment to help address the current and projected health-care needs of the citizens of North Carolina, especially in underserved communities.

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Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved outcome for stroke patient

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved outcome for stroke patient

On a late January morning this year, Patrick Pope was in his Clinton home, juggling a grandchild on each knee. His wife, Sylvia, was in the kitchen keeping an eye on the chicken she’d just placed in the oven. She heard a loud sound from the living room and rushed in to find her husband had collapsed, still tightly gripping the hand of one grandchild.

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Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.

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Providers - Select the correct Login Department

Ambulatory Providers need to login to their clinic, even when doing inpatient rounds (note exceptions below). Inpatient Providers need to login to their Service in Epic@UNC (e.g. Gynecology SVC, Hospitalists, etc.) and NOT a nursing unit or floor. If inpatient providers login to nursing units/floors, they will see the nurses’ preference list with the Charge Capture pop-up.

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Student-run symposium focuses on translational medicine

Student-run symposium focuses on translational medicine

The sixth annual Translational Medicine Symposium was held this week at the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building at UNC. The event features students trained to engage in the clinical side of research

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Help still needed for Go-Live #3 Registration Conversion

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Epic@UNC Cadence application will go live at our Johnston, High Point, and Caldwell affiliate physician practices! Thank you to the more than 300 coworkers who have signed up already! There are still plenty of sessions with available seats. LMS registration is required for each session for all attendees.

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Lawson downtime April 25

Lawson will be unavailable from 1 - 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at UNC Medical Center, Chatham Hospital, Rex Healthcare, and UNC Physicians Network locations. During this time, ISD will upgrade the operating system that encompasses the Lawson application.

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'Learning Homes' now available in Epic@UNC for many users

A “Learning Home” is a dashboard within Epic@UNC that provides quick access to educational materials specific to your role. Learning Homes are now available for inpatient/outpatient/ED providers, inpatient/ED/obstetrics nurses, NAs/HUCs/Unit Clerks, pharmacists, ancillaries (therapies, Case Management, Nutrition, etc.), and respiratory therapists.

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Ground floor Support Tower/Anderson Pavilion elevator lobby renovation May 1 - 11

From 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, to 7 a.m. Monday, May 11, a portion of the ground floor Support Tower/Anderson Pavilion elevator lobby will be partitioned off due to renovation work. The renovation work will be in front of the two ground floor Support Tower elevators (ST1 and ST2). Therefore, only the two Anderson Pavilion elevators located in the same lobby will be accessible from the ground floor. Both sets of elevators will be available on the remaining floors.

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News from HR

Information about the TRICARE Supplement Plan, on-site visits from Employee Benefits, the Maternity Workshop, the Benefits and Life Planning Workshop, and Mediation Training.

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Family Guide to a Diagnosis of Dementia

This session is presented by the UNC Geriatric Specialty Clinic.

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The Family Disease

The Family Disease

Cystic fibrosis took five of her siblings at a young age. Now, Wanda O’Neal, PhD, is part of a team of UNC researchers searching for reasons why. Their latest work has provided new insights that will help unravel why a sixth sibling with CF is living a productive life as he turns 50.

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Watch For Me - NC Pedestrian Safety campaign

Each year more than 350 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with vehicles in the Triangle area. The goal of the Watch for Me - NC campaign is to improve pedestrian safety by using educational safety messaging and enforcement to influence the behaviors of drivers and pedestrians.

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Did You Know? Walking trails to help during ‘Steppin’ Out’

This week more than 900 employees are participating in the “Steppin’ Out” walking challenge with the goal of reaching 70,000 steps over seven days.

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New Lactation Room now open

New Lactation Room now open

The newest Lactation Room is now available for use on the first floor of Memorial Hospital. This is now our eighth employee lactation space on the hospital’s main campus, with plans for three more spaces to be created soon.

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Resnick and Derey Receives 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award

Resnick and Derey Receives 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award

Last week, Volunteer Services' 24th annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon honored Caroline Resnick and Bill Derey, the 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award winners for Distinguished Volunteer Service.

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Dialysis Unit moves into newly renovated space April 27

The Dialysis Unit has been temporarily residing on the fourth floor of Bedtower during the limited refurbishment of its space on the third floor of Memorial Hospital. The unit will move into its newly renovated space on the third floor of Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 27.

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UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings

UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings

Chatham Hospital is one of only three in North Carolina to receive five stars. Four other UNC Health Care affiliates received four stars. In addition, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.

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Coffee and Art Open House at Women's Health Information Center

The Women's Health Information Center will be hosting an open house event on Thursday, April 23, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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