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

New professional development courses now available

Great news for all employees at every level at all UNC Health Care owned entities. Starting April 1, 2017, UNC Health Care’s Learning and Organizational Development Department will offer employees the opportunity to take advantage of two powerful education experiences, Compassionate Leader and Diversity Leader certificate programs. Whether you are a team member wanting to become a leader or a leader wanting to expand skills, these programs provide amazing opportunities for self-development and development of others.

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Grateful for Every Breath

Grateful for Every Breath

In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.

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2017 Administrative Professionals Conference: The Champion's Playbook

Attention all HUCs, Administrative Representatives, Associates, Specialists, Coordinators, and CSTs: the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference will be held April 19 - 21 at the UNC Health Care Morrisville Campus. Registration begins Feb. 27.

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Free drop-in photography sessions

We will be offering two free, drop-in photography sessions for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only in March.

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Light fixtures to be replaced in Women’s Hospital lobby

During the evenings of Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 – 25, and Friday and Saturday, March 3 – 4, Plant Engineering will replace the light fixtures in the lobby of the Women’s Hospital. If necessary, this work may extend to the evenings of Friday and Saturday, March 10 – 11.

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Point-of-Care interface downtime Feb. 21

There is a planned Point-of-Care (POC) interface downtime scheduled from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at High Point Regional Health, UNC Medical Center, and UNC REX Healthcare. POC devices will remain operational and results will queue up then post in Epic@UNC once the POC downtime is complete.

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Monoclonal Antibody System Formulary Restrictions

The System Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee recently approved a system-wide formulary change restricting certain medications to the clinic/outpatient setting as of Feb. 24.

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Supplemental HIV Testing

Effective Feb. 17, UNC McLendon Clinical Laboratories (MCL) Immunology Laboratory will switch to Bio-Rad Geenius HIV supplemental assay.

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Audit Quarterly Newsletter available

Audit, Compliance and Privacy Services released the February 2017 edition of the Audit Quarterly.

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Two planned downtimes for NIL image viewer in Epic@UNC

The image hyperlinks using the NIL Viewer in Epic@UNC will be unavailable for approximately one hour starting at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and again on Monday, Feb. 27. The image links will work normally once the downtime is complete. PACS systems will be available for image viewing during the downtime.

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 Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies

Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies

A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Ronald Chen, MD, found that a group of prostate cancer patients reliably reported their own medical histories when their responses were compared to their medical records.

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 Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response

Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response

With a $1.74 million grant from the NIH, UNC Lineberger researchers led by H. Shelton Earp, MD, will study a potential new strategy for improving immunotherapy drug responses in patients with melanoma.

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Nursing Grand Rounds

The physical effects of eating disorders can lead to hospitalization. Janet Siwiec and Amber Kirkley will describe a protocol for nursing management and treatment of children with eating disorders.

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AARP + UNC Health Care Digital Health Innovation Sprint™

Help us reimagine how health care can be designed, delivered and experienced for the digital age. Join us for an immersive series sponsored by the AARP and supported by some of the region’s leading health-care organizations. Whether you are a clinician, administrator, developer, designer – or if you simply have a great idea -- we are inviting participants from across the Triangle region and beyond to design, develop, test and validate digital health solutions that deliver a positive impact to the people and communities we serve.

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Did you know? – Use 'Chart Search' to find things quickly in Epic@UNC

The next time you're in a patient’s chart in Epic@UNC, hit 'Ctrl+Spacebar' on your keyboard and try out the 'Chart Search' in Epic@UNC. Through Chart Search, you can enter keywords (e.g. - hypertension) and then sort the search results quickly into different categories (problems, notes, meds, labs, etc.).

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Belk Pop-up Boutique

Please visit the Belk Pop-up Boutique in the Children's lobby on Feb. 28 - March 2.

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Changes to Microsporidium Testing

Effective immediately, the UNC Clinical Microbiology Laboratory will no longer offer in-house Microsporidium testing.

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Wing E & F Construction begins Feb. 16

Starting Thursday, Feb. 16, scaffolding will be erected at Med Wings E and F at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill as part of a project designed to add fall protection to the Wings’ roof.

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