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

Skin patch dissolves fat, could help treat diabetes

Skin patch dissolves fat, could help treat diabetes

Through lab experiments, UNC, NC State, and Columbia University researchers developed a microneedle skin patch that delivers nanoparticles full of fat-shrinking drugs to potentially treat obesity and diabetes.

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UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

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UNC lung researchers awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds

UNC lung researchers awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

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Front Desk, Scheduling Staff: Icon in Department Appointment Report indicates if research account is linked to visit

A new column in the Department Appointment Report (DAR) now displays the research icon to indicate that a research account is linked to a visit. This icon replaces the previous column in the DAR.

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Healthwise patient instructions upgrade Sept. 26

The Healthwise patient instructions found through the Clinical References (or References) link in Epic@UNC will be upgraded Tuesday, Sept. 26. This upgrade includes new patient instructions, patient instructions with medical revisions, patient instructions with title changes and replacements, and patient instruction enhancements.

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Free Online Continuing Education Training in LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care

Over 50 different online, on-demand, CME-accredited LGBT training options are free to UNC Medical Center staff.

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2017 Triangle Heart Walk/Run

All employees, family and friends are invited to join UNC Health Care in the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk/Run.

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Employee Benefits Fair – Save the Date

To help you make educated decisions during annual enrollment, and learn about other benefits offered year round, Human Resource Services is hosting a Benefits Fair.

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UNC precision medicine symposium, workshop set for October 31

UNC precision medicine symposium, workshop set for October 31

Sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS, the sessions will focus on leveraging the strengths of UNC researchers and UNC Health Care to develop research related to precision medicine.

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Remembering renowned blood researcher Harold Roberts

Remembering renowned blood researcher Harold Roberts

This past weekend, long-time UNC School of Medicine professor Harold Roberts, MD, passed away. He and Kenneth Brinkhous developed the first highly purified factor VIII, which remains the primary therapy for people with hemophilia.

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Online calculator estimates the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health

Online calculator estimates the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health

The calculator will provide policy makers and advocates with an approximation of the return on investment for interventions that enable women to breastfeed.

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DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, was selected because of his achievements in developing and commercializing advanced technologies in green chemistry, nanoparticle fabrication, precision medicine and 3-D printing.

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Learn, Laugh, and Lessen Stress Class

Back by popular demand: Learn, Laugh, and Lessen Stress class scheduled for Monday, October 30th from 08:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Carolina Ballroom B (5221 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville Conference Center).

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Euniqua Bullock, RN,CNIV, will present the differences between and the current treatments for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy

NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy

The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.

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News from HR

Learn more about onsite visits from TIAA and Fidelity, as well as Mediation Training and the return of the Learn, Laugh, and Lessen Stress Class.

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Call for SECC captains

UNC Health Care's State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) organizing committee is recruiting employees to serve as their department/unit captains for the SECC. The SECC is held annually to provide colleagues an opportunity to support their favorite charity through either a one-time donation or direct payroll deduction.

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State Employees Combined Campaign starts Oct. 2

The UNC family has a tradition of giving back to the community – Giving is Good Medicine. This year’s four-week State Employees Combined Campaign kicks off on Monday, Oct. 2, and ends on Friday, Oct. 27. Participate in the campaign to help our local community, as well as for a chance to win great prizes!

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Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.

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SECC Lobby Fair at Hillsborough – Wednesday, Oct. 25

To learn more about the State Employees Combined Campaign, please attend our SECC Lobby Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Hillsborough Hospital lobby.

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