The UNC men's basketball team tips off at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, versus Kentucky.
A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.
Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.
After recent changes to the telephone system in many School of Medicine offices, be sure that you dial all 10 digits to ensure your call goes through correctly. Please also use 10 digits when paging colleagues.
You can now enter non-urgent requests and issues to the ISD Help Desk using an online tool.
After learning about patient safety culture, Paige Roberts, RN, CN IV, on 3 Anderson implemented Random Acts of Kindness as a way to share goodwill with patients and staff. As part of World Kindness Day in November, Paige and the staff on 3 Anderson made a video to share the kindness that's been spreading around UNC Hospitals!
This week we debut the new look of Employee News Online.
The Joint Commission's triennial comprehensive accreditation survey for UNC Hospitals is now under way through Friday, Dec. 13. The surveyors will visit UNC Hospitals inpatient areas and some clinics.
Be sure to join your colleagues for holiday refreshments to celebrate all the hard work you've done this year!
Updates and events from HR this week include visits from: Community Home Trust, Wells Fargo, Costco, Lincoln Financial Group, Collins Crossing Apartments, Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle, Cosgrove Hill Apartments, Royal Park Apartments, Employee Benefits, and Fidelity.
On Nov. 13, the Center for Innovation of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care announced its $50,000 Innovation Pilot Awards for 2014, which are due Jan. 6. To help applicants, the Center has posted two of the winning proposals from last year's round.
Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a winter break schedule from Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, through Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10, more than 12,000 colleagues have become flu vaccine compliant this year. UNC Hospitals and UNC Faculty Physicians co-workers, medical staff, students, volunteers, vendors who are contractually required to comply with our policies, and UNC School of Medicine colleagues identified as providing service in one of our facilities, are reminded of the approaching Dec. 15 deadline to receive a flu vaccine.
Santa is coming to town on Dec. 14 -- and he will impact Chapel Hill Transit schedules and traffic near downtown Chapel Hill. Please read here for this update from the Town of Chapel Hill.
One day remains -- Dec. 13. -- for this bleaching special being offered at UNC Hospitals' Dental Clinic. This is not to be confused with the UNC Dental School. UNC Hospitals' Dental clinic is located on the Ground Floor of Memorial Hospital, past Cashiering behind the Memorial Hospital escalators, near the SunTrust ATM.
Please join us for Nursing Grand Rounds on Friday, Dec. 13, when Dian Gulick, BSN, CPN, CSSU, will present, "Essentials in Pediatric Nursing: A Historical Perspective 1930-2011."
Annual testing of the fire alarm notification and control devices will occur on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. throughout the Women's and Children's Hospitals.
If you and your team work at a Go-Live #1 location (UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians, Chatham Hospital, or UNC Physicians Network West practice) and have not yet registered for your training, it is critical that you log into LMS through Citrix and register for the classes in the order listed in the Epic@UNC Course Catalog for your training plan.
Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.