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

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Second Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Second Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.

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Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award

Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award

Michelle Brownstein, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award, given annually to the member of the medical staff who most embodies Fuller’s lifelong commitment to patient care, teaching and community service.

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New investigational compound dramatically reduces sickle cell pain crises

New investigational compound dramatically reduces sickle cell pain crises

The drug, called SelG1, also reduced the frequency of pain crises in people with sickle cell disease and reduced the number of days they spent in the hospital.

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Planned Epic@UNC downtime Sunday, Jan. 8

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 3 - 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017. Epic@UNC will be down for 90 minutes while ISD applies an update.

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Enders named Interim UNC Health Care Vice President of Human Resources

Effective Dec. 3, 2016, Bob Enders will assume an interim leadership role with the UNC Health Care System Human Resources Department.

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UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Researchers discuss Zika virus, transmission, and protection during Tuesday's UNC School of Medicine expert panel and community discussion.

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Celebrity Poker Tournament in Charlotte will support UNC Angelman syndrome research

Celebrity Poker Tournament in Charlotte will support UNC Angelman syndrome research

On Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, Harvey’s Aces Celebrity Poker Tournament will be held at the Charlotte Museum of History. Proceeds will be donated to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation Clinic at Chapel Hill and the Harvey Baseball Foundation, two non-profit organizations that former professional baseball player Bryan Harvey helped create.

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Reminder: Always close patient’s chart when finished with encounter

Please always remember to close each patient’s chart when you finish your encounter. If you leave a patient’s chart open when you move on to other tasks, other users will be locked-out of that patient’s record.

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The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials at UNC

The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials at UNC

Robert Hill has been living with HIV for 22 years. Five years ago, he enrolled in a study at the UNC School of Medicine, which was part of Dr. David Margolis’ ‘kick and kill’ strategy for eradicating HIV by flushing it out of hiding with a drug called Vorinostat and killing it with either a vaccine or with immunotherapies.

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Ewend named President of UNC Physicians

Ewend named President of UNC Physicians

Matt Ewend, MD, FACS, has been named President of UNC Physicians. In this role, Ewend will oversee the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care, which includes more than 2,400 physicians and 600 Advanced Practice Providers in 450 practices spanning the UNC Physicians Network, UNC Faculty Physicians, and physician practices at UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals.

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'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’

'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combating the global epidemic of HIV.

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UNC men's basketball home games Dec. 4 and Dec. 7

The UNC men's basketball team plays home games against Radford on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. and Davidson on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. Expect delays going to and coming from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine.

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Nursing Policy Updates - November 2016

Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective November 2016.

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Share your feedback on Vocera during drop-in sessions Dec. 1 and 2 at UNC Hospitals

Over the past few months, ISD began education and deployment of the Vocera device and application for smart phones at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Now we need your help identifying Vocera-related difficulties that you would like to be addressed. Several drop-in sessions are scheduled Dec. 1 and 2 for you and your staff to discuss items affecting your department.

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Inpatient staff: Care Plan webinars available via LMS

The 'Lunch & Learn' Care Plan webinars from November 2016 are now available in LMS. These webinars provide an overview of 'Care Plan Basics' and 'Individualizing Care Plan Goals.' A tip sheet detailing how to individualize Care Plans also is available.

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Inpatient staff: Updates to 'IP Patients Without Care Plan' report

The Reporting Work Bench report "IP Patients Without Care Plan" now displays accurate information and excludes the Patient Care Overview, Falls Risk, and Pressure Ulcer Risk care plans for all patient populations since these are typically on every patient’s chart.

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Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.

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Front Desk, Scheduling staff: Proactive scheduling for three new orderable categories begins Dec. 6

Effective Tuesday, Dec. 6, the scheduling workflow will change for orders in the CV Stress, CV Echo, and CV Vascular Orderables categories (including for procedures such as Stress Test, Exercise Treadmill Test, Echocardiogram w/ Colorflow Spectral Doppler, PVL Carotid Duplex Bilateral, etc.).

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Stroll & Roll with UNC's Comprehensive Stroke Center

Stroll & Roll, UNC Stroke Center's group of stroke survivors and caregivers, will be taking a stroll/roll at University Place.

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