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

Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals exposed to arboviruses

Drs. Aravinda de Silva and Matt Collins hope to use blood samples from people who have been previously diagnosed with or potentially exposed to specific viruses as part of their vaccine development work.

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Revisions to ambulatory AVS 'Additional Plan of Care Education' for patients with 'Abnormal' BMI

Beginning Friday, Aug. 5, ambulatory clinic patients with a calculated ‘Abnormal’ BMI (based on recommended clinical guidelines) will see BMI definitions and recommended lifestyle changes included within the ‘Additional Plan of Care Education’ section of their After Visit Summary (AVS).

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Summer volunteers go behind the scenes at Hillsborough Hospital

Summer volunteers go behind the scenes at Hillsborough Hospital

Hillsborough Hospital volunteer coordinator Jodie Skoff said that the number one thing UNC Medical Center summer volunteers wanted to learn during their experience was, "How does a hospital work?" They found out last week in Hillsborough.

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Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after cancer treatment. But a UNC Lineberger study led by Michelle Roughton, MD, has found that the type of insurance a woman has as well as distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure.

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No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her experiences from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.

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Lab Memo - Estradiol Testing in Patients Receiving Fulvestrant

An urgent product notification was recently issued by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. For UNC Medical Center and UNC Physicians Network patients NOT receiving fulvestrant therapy, estradiol testing will continue to be performed in UNC Hospitals Core Laboratory. For patients receiving fulvestrant therapy, estradiol testing by mass spectrometry (send-out test) is recommended to minimize any analytical interference.

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News from HR

Individual sessions and online workshops with Fidelity, plus individual sessions with CAPTRUST and TIAA-CREF.

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Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

Caregivers at Carolina Program Announces Travel Awards

The Caregivers at Carolina program awards eight travel grants to physician scientists in recognition of their exemplary research while facing substantial caregiving demands at home.

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Patients to only receive one 'Recall' telephone call beginning Aug. 2

Currently, patients receive three 'Recall' phone calls via Televox (the vendor for telephone appointment reminders) to remind the patient to schedule an appointment that is due. Starting Tueday, Aug 2, patients will receive a single phone call 30 days in advance of the target appointment date.

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Front Desk, Schedulers: Cadence Auto-Search change Aug. 2

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 2, the auto-search function in Cadence will search for appointments 60 days in the future (vs. 30 days).

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Front Desk, Schedulers: Waitlist change Aug. 2

Currently, when an appointment is canceled, Epic@UNC automatically puts that newly opened slot on “Hold” if there are patients on the Waitlist who could fill that slot. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, these open slots will no longer be held for patients on the Waitlist and will be open for any patient appointment that is appropriate for that slot.

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UNC Hospitals Police Golf Tournament

Join UNC Hospitals Police for a golf tournament to benefit the Special Olympics.

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Cadence 'Thrive After Go-Live' WebEx sessions

The Cadence Scheduling/Registration training team will host two “Thrive after Go-Live” WebEx sessions in August for users who perform administrative non-clinical tasks in the ambulatory outpatient setting. Sessions are led by members of our training team with the goal of using Epic@UNC most efficiently.

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UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

UNC Hospitals to build Surgical Tower in front of N.C. Memorial Hospital

When the tower is complete it will provide patients and families with easier access to surgical services and create a more modern façade at the front of N.C. Memorial Hospital.

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Cadence 'Thrive After Go-Live' WebEx: Patient Missing Reg Items Workqueue Review

The Cadence Scheduling/Registration training team is hosting this “Thrive after Go-Live” WebEx session for users who perform administrative non-clinical tasks in the ambulatory outpatient setting. Our goal is to ensure everyone is using Epic@UNC most efficiently.

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Cadence 'Thrive After Go-Live' WebEx: Schedule Order Workqueue Review

The Cadence Scheduling/Registration training team is hosting this “Thrive after Go-Live” WebEx session for users who perform administrative non-clinical tasks in the ambulatory outpatient setting. Our goal is to ensure everyone is using Epic@UNC most efficiently.

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