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Cross, MD, In Memoriam Newton D. Fischer, MD, and Janet J. Fischer, MD, In Memoriam John W. Foust, MD Jeffrey L. Houpt, MD James D. Hundley, MD William de Berniere MacNider, MD, In Memoriam Hugh A. “Chip” McAllister, MD William W. McLendon, MD, and Anne Whittington McLendon Joseph S. Pagano, MD State Sen. William R. Purcell, MD Martha Frances “Fran” Ross, RN, In Memoriam Oliver Smithies, MA, DPhil Colin G. Thomas Jr., MD Russell Eugene Tranbarger, EdD, RN Judson John Van Wyk, MD, In Memoriam Ernest H. Wood, MD, In Memoriam 2015 January Priceless Gem Student innovators earn national attention 2014 Real Medicine - Year in Review Evans co-authors commentary in JAMA 5 sayings from your mother that will keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter! ‘Flying carpet’ technique delivers one-two punch of anticancer drugs Parsing the Pathways Statewide network established to support cancer survivors Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk Princeton’s David Tank wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Runge connects past with present Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs' Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer Becoming Less Super as a Specialist UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer 2014 January Updated visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals begin Friday, Jan. 17 Out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence for cancer patients Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development UNC hematologist part of the Choosing Wisely® task force UNC research demonstrates “guided missile” strategy to kill hidden HIV Top of the Line A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments UNC to launch unprecedented collaboration to improve services for young children with autism and their families 260 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2014 Chronic neck pain common among car crash victims, but most don't sue N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk Marcus Raichle wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome UNC School of Medicine celebrates student research Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors Johnston Health joins UNC Health Care February Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer Research with the People The Genetics of Drug Side Effects Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine "You shouldn't discount a pain like that." Powers receives top honor for clinical stroke research Simple Diagnosis - Complicated Solution UNC study reveals potential route to bladder cancer diagnostics, treatments Feb. 14 weather update - 12:30 p.m. The Science of Strokes Hope for Elijah Paula and TJ Brown: When Cooking Dinner is About More than the Food UNC researchers discover new target for dengue virus vaccine UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV March Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project Inside Our Cellular Invaders After Years of Suffering, Hope for Women in Malawi March 4 Weather Update Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospital admissions UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis New Technique Uses ATP as Trigger for Targeted Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady Breaking Down Bacteria Many parents' infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may increase obesity risk When the White House takes notice . . . Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key to understanding disease Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients Match Day! Congratulations to our Health Care Heroes! Wilson honored for advocacy work on anxiety disorders UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates ‘molecular aging’ A Grand Opening Association of American Medical Colleges ranks UNC high in key categories April Building a Better Image Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S. Nash / UNC Health Care Affiliation Agreement Begins UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations UNC Hospitals named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America" Solving Cancer’s Secrets Two new NIH grants to support research targeting biggest roadblock to AIDS cure Follow-up program at UNC Hospitals clinic reduces readmissions by 65 percent UNC researchers show how cancer cells may respond to mechanical force Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement UNC doctor and daughter back at Boston Marathon New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke Introducing "Real Medicine: Stories That Connect" UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations Braun named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development at the UNC School of Medicine UNC announces Impact Award winners UNC researchers discover “master regulator” role for little-known protein in cancer cells May Scaling a Great Wall Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA A Path Divergent Prepped and ready to go UNC Lineberger teams with Duke, WUSTL to speed drug development Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth Real Medicine: UNC Spine Surgeon has Humble Beginning in Burma Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be associated with structural changes in the infant brain UNC researchers find new target for chronic pain treatment UNC study finds massive cost savings in high-tech pathogen-identification method Web-based and live counseling programs can reduce patients’ risk for heart disease Frequent in-person home visits can reduce both readmission and death for patients with heart failure New grant helps foster diversity at UNC School of Medicine Jeff Mazza: A New Kidney, A New Life Closing the Gender Gap 5 Tips for Young Women Building Careers as Medical Researchers UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center to lead Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Toxins in the Environment Might Make You Older Than Your Years UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit June Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms Survey: Many doctors concerned about physician involvement in concealed-weapon permit process 5-question clinical tool the first to help screen risk of violence in military veterans UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer The Brain on Light The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best” UNC’s Sue Kirkman, MD, co-authors first-ever ADA position paper on Type 1 diabetes Fat of the Bone UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre Celebrate safety on July 4th Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds July UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots UNC Health Care First in the Triangle to Go Live on NC HIE Direct Secure Messaging UNC School of Medicine receives $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support primary care medical scholarship program International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia Widow finds new hope with Sudanese refugee Leadership for the Kids 5 Tips to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival The Signal and the Noise An Informatics Renaissance UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program UNC Hospitals, Rex, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Should Consider a Diet Change UNC investigators receive $3.7 million grant for study of health outcomes after sexual assault Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II UNC researchers pinpoint protein hub necessary for proper brain development UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense UNC researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes August Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer Many older emergency department patients are malnourished War vet receives his hearing back UNC Health Care and Alignment Healthcare launch new collaborative, population health program for Medicare beneficiaries in Wake County MUSC and UNC-Chapel Hill join forces to test a diabetes outreach program Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET! UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore the brain Building up Medical Education in Baghdad The Ras Tracker UNC Lineberger researchers develop new approach to identify “drivers” of cancer The Two-Photon Future September The Axon Investigator 5 Ways UNC Informatics will Improve Health Care for North Carolinians Common diabetes drug not linked to short-term risk of pancreatic cancer Roy Williams' game day security blanket Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug A Special Bond UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle Celebrating Survival The Geneticist How to increase health care enrollment for N.C.’s immigrants Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma exposure UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis Developing the Doctor and the Person Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery Diabetes researchers urge for new screening and management approach Payton's Pal Sullivan awarded 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research 11 UNC Health Care nurses chosen as 'Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina' UNC researchers launch study of experiences and outcomes of women sexual assault survivors October UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant 5 Ways Community Service Enhances Medical Education Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor All the Cell’s a Stage UNC to participate in new NIH-funded network on eosinophilic disorders Life after Dissertation A Children's Nurse who Cares for Squirrels, Too! Taking on Tuberculosis Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off? UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells Mentor on a Mission UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment A Mother and an Advocate UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments November Song earns Neuroscience research award Major Medicine High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients The Med Student from Oak Creek Village UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds On Auto Attack The Battle against Microscopic Bugs He’s No Dummy Lighting up Neurons UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners December UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism The Art of War Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons Platforms for Proteins Oberlander’s NEJM commentary: Supreme Court holds power to undo Affordable Care Act Information for the People Family receives ultimate gift this holiday season Inside Job Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker Top 10 stories for 2014 UNC's Fischer one of 'the ones who answered the call' UNC Project-China uses crowdsourcing to promote HIV Testing Temporary visitor restrictions begin Monday, December 22 Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List 2013 January Risk genes for Alzheimer’s and mental illness linked to brain changes at birth RN: Real Nurses - the year in review Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy Setting the stage for a new paradigm in treatment of heart failure Dark matter made visible before the final cut real doctors, real people - Keith Burridge Klinger wins $450K grant to measure outcomes for adults with ASD Expected decline in liver transplants due to lower quality donor liver Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day UNC School of Medicine receives $1 million gift from The North Carolina Eye Bank Molecular twist helps regulate the cellular message to make histone proteins UNC Hospitals Receives Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and AHA/ASA UNC researchers use luminescent mice to track cancer and aging in real-time RN: Real Nurses - Bela Emory CAMTS UNC Air Care accreditation notice Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression Immune cell suicide alarm helps destroy escaping bacteria Study of human specimen collections in the U.S. offers a first look at their huge diversity UNC study may lead to treatments that are effective against all MRSA strains February Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health UNC researchers discover gene that suppresses herpes viruses Prostate-specific antigen screening: Values and techniques shape decisions real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast cancer Nelson Corbin: Leaning Forward in the Foxhole of Life Preclinical study shows potential of new technologies to detect response to cancer therapy earlier Dr. Michael Pignone selected as newest member of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force UNC-led study documents head and neck cancer molecular tumor subtypes UNC researchers discover the underlying mechanisms behind chronic inflammation-associated diseases RN: Real Nurses - Katherine Desrochers Sloan fellowship awarded to biomedical engineer Anne Marion Taylor March Atypical brain circuits may cause slower gaze shifting in infants who later develop autism New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains Angelo Mojica wins Silver Plate Award Genomic screening to detect preventable rare diseases in healthy people Comparing combination therapies for advanced head and neck cancer shows no improvement UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care Cohen, Cotter and Damania elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology real doctors, real people - James Kurz Don and Cindy Sills: Fighting Disease, Raising Awareness UNC study shows how two brain areas interact to trigger divergent emotional behaviors Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins Storming the gates: UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize UNC Health Care and High Point Regional Complete Merger Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling April Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Johnston Health selects UNC Health Care as strategic partner African Americans experience longer delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some viral infections Hepatitis A virus discovered to cloak itself in membranes hijacked from infected cells For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players Experts from 80 countries cite time-limited opportunity, endorse comprehensive new Polio eradication strategy Claudia Laskow: A Sense of Humor Carries the Day Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process? Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than outpatients UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition Pardee, UNC Health Care, and Henderson County to Strengthen Affiliation International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data May Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis Caldwell Memorial Hospital joins UNC Health Care Dr. Anna Spagnoli named ELAM fellow Baby knows best: Fetuses emit hormone crucial to preventing preeclampsia Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"? To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis John Burnett: Kindness Rules the Day IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy June UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit Monahan to be honored with National Hemophilia Foundation research award UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best' Emergency department visits by mental health patients on the rise in North Carolina real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich Evans on Supreme Court DNA patent ruling Kathy DeClue: A Second Chance to Say ‘I Do’ Most North Carolina high school students not asked about smoking by health care providers Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC Researchers identify key player in the genesis of human intestinal immunity Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time Hearing Grayson's story around the world Teixeira named Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care UNC researchers discover a gene’s key role in building the developing brain’s scaffolding Videos from Maryam's journey July Cancer drug labels missing key information about patients’ symptoms UNC murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 diabetes UNC Health Care highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2013 Inhibiting macrophage MerTK signaling creates an innate immune response against cancer Outdated practice of annual cervical cancer screenings may cause more harm than good Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African-American and white women UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi Lamberth and Shirley Mitchell: Losing Teeth, but Keeping Spirit and Faith UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-quality treatment model Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing own insulin RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen UNC Hospitals volunteer spearheads effort to treat Afghan girl August Dr. Anthony Charles meets President Clinton in Malawi UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa The remarkable story of Baby Adam Statewide transitional care program cuts hospital readmissions for Medicaid patients New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program names new director $5.6 million NIH grant funds new UNC osteoarthritis research center NIH awards $4 million grant to UNC and Egan for lung transplant research UNC Hospitals recognized for quality in cardiac care real doctors, real people - Michelle Cabrera and Odette Houghton UNC Hospitals named one of 'Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals' NIH and UNC researchers define role of protein vinculin in cell movement UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal New study shows on balance that prostate cancer prevention drug appears to provide benefit Dr. Norman Sharpless appointed director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center From the YaYas’ Kitchens to SECU Family House, It’s All about Belonging Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham Hispanics urged to perform skin self-exams, discuss cancer risk with physicians RN: Real Nurses - John Collier Researchers discover a potential cause of autism FDA, academia and industry team up to end hepatitis C UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack September UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns UNC research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration Li Qian receives New Scholar in Aging Award from Ellison Medical Foundation real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies UNC researchers identify a new pathway that triggers septic shock New findings from UNC School of Medicine challenge assumptions about origins of life Bill Clanton: When He Speaks, Pay Attention UNC partners with FDA, NIH to create Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping The Otago Exercise Program reduces falls among older adults Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with metastatic prostate cancer Physicians experience increased effort, uncertainty in cross-coverage of radiation oncology patients UNC scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating October Results from many large clinical trials are never published UNC Lineberger discovery goes from the lab to the patient with FDA approval Twelve percent of midlife women say they are satisfied with their body size A New Frontier real doctors, real people - Terrence Holt Exchanges named in 'The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013' Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy A great recipe for chicken noodle soup Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart The Gene Team Patients with poor nutritional status before bladder cancer operation have a higher risk of postoperative complications UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App UNC and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism Grayson Clamp featured on the CBS Evening News Half of prostate cancer patients in North Carolina do not receive multidisciplinary care UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1 Promising new therapy in a smaller package The Maternal Bond November Conquering Chromatin Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement UNC and SAS join forces to personalize health care for better outcomes UNC researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant GSK UNC selected as clinical site for NFLPA program on former players’ health Egan spearheads groundbreaking clinical trial for lung donation States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession Carolina Breast Cancer Study enrolls record 3,000 participants real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein UNC and 14 Triangle Lowes Home Improvement Stores Team Together to Build a Challenge Course in 3 Days Salie Babilonia: How “The Look” Speaks Volumes Roper and Strong named on '300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know' UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse A Real Mindbender Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows A Prize for Perrin December RN: Real Nurses - Christie Grafford Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity Dr. Sam Weir quoted by President Obama Taking on the System Understanding Our Immunity Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants Spurred by food allergies, two esophagus conditions stump doctors Poverty influences children’s early brain development Nash Health Care announces affiliation with UNC Health Care New guidelines for management of high blood pressure released 2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses Family House Diaries: 2013 Year in Review UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013 2012 January Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine Benefits of statin therapy may extend beyond lowering lipids Thomas appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density screening for 15 years UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making Alan W. Cross, MD, dies at 67 UNC scientists collaborate to find first major genetic mutation associated with hereditary prostate cancer risk real doctors, real people - Paul Godley Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary UNC Promotes Research Ethics in Africa Diets high in fiber won't protect against diverticulosis Update from Jan. 23 House Select Committee meeting Moody's Affirms Top Ratings on UNC Hospitals, Rex Healthcare Bonds Lungs infected with plague bacteria also become playgrounds for other microbes Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception February Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism Real-time fluorescent imaging guides kidney cancer surgery Healing and Helping - Jodie Skoff Two UNC faculty co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness UNC to open Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic ROCK off: Study establishes molecular link between genetic defect and heart malformation real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress UNC investigator issues call to action for schizophrenia research Researchers warn of untreatable gonorrhea in the United States David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with commercial health insurance RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner Former Howard Hughes Medical Institute president to speak at Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium March UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life Healing and Helping - Gretchen Smith Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows Creation of UNC Global Women’s Health Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments real doctors, real people - N.E.D. Study shines light on brain mechanism that controls reward enjoyment UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks Structure of ‘Salvia’ receptor solved North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff April Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis Hematologic malignancies rapidly increasing and unaddressed in sub-Saharan Africa Healing and Helping - Beverly Holcombe Gene switches do more than flip 'on' or 'off' real doctors, real people - Austin Rose Statement by UNC Health Care on legislation introduced today Ten minutes could save your life: FREE Head & Neck Cancer Screenings UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke Researchers identify Achilles heel of dengue virus, target for future vaccines Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers UNC receives $10 million commitment for art collection, heart disease research Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors Study recommends national standards for tobacco use treatment UNC neuroscientists awarded $2 million to study roots of cognitive disabilities Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer UNC scientists describe protein that protects against colon cancer Joyce Wilson: On Trips of a Lifetime, Planned and Unplanned UNC professor Myron Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study International panel recommends new model for breast cancer care Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a traditional acupuncture treatment New book summarizes state of eHealth applications Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize RN: Real Nurses - Suzy Lawrence Patient survival not impacted by liver transplants performed at night or on weekends Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes May Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo UNC study shows potential to revive abandoned cancer drug by nanoparticle drug delivery DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst Nutrition Research Institute receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for global health research UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program achieves outstanding outcomes Molecular subtypes and genetic alterations may determine response to lung cancer therapy New study shows benefit of new maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma Grant to fund use of kinase test in HER2-positive breast cancer Norman E. Sharpless, MD, appointed the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance Quest to understand Hepatitis C link with liver cancer receives $2.35 million boost UNC Oncology Chaplain Named North Carolina Chaplain of the Year Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes Discovery suggests new combination therapy strategy for basal-like breast cancers N.C. House and Senate Leaders Announce UNC Health Care System and WakeMed Agreement RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young UNC to offer M.D.-M.B.A. dual-degree program through new collaboration HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board June Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome Vote for UNC Health Care in the Social Madness Challenge! Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare Given Top Grades for Patient Safety in National Report Combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer disappointing Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl Oberlander to host live Facebook chat on health care law decision Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50 UNC is first in U.S. to use new device to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead Acute severe pain is common in sexual assault survivors in the early post-assault period, but rarely treated Research suggests new cause to blame for spinal muscular atrophy Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans Carey helps mark New England Journal of Medicine’s 200th anniversary AHEC helps rural physicians embrace trend of using electronic health records RN: Real Nurses - Barbara Riff UNC’s expertise in rare disease leads to patient-family education weekend A statement from Dr. William L. Roper on the Supreme Court's health care reform decision July Healing and Helping - Kate Menard, MD Chat Transcript - What the Supreme Court's verdict on health care reform really means New understanding of cell metabolism provides therapeutic target Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study Zolotor named new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Performance Achievement Award for heart attack care real doctors, real people - Richard Hobbs Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at risk for autism UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on egg allergy study Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News UNC Hospitals Honored By American Hospital Association for Quality, Safety, and Patient Care UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare unveil UNC Physicians Network Troylene Merrill: The Importance of Caregiving UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine RN: Real Nurses - Carol Smiley Chat Transcript - Researchers discover a promising new treatment for egg allergy August Healing and Helping - Diane Owens UNC Lineberger announces first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient Study shows higher healing rate using unique cell-based therapy in chronic venous leg ulcers Imaging study sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function Kathy DeClue: A Selfless Gift from a Younger Brother Study reveals new molecular target for melanoma treatment B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up" UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer RN: Real Nurses - Morgan Womble Researchers reveal evolution’s design for keeping lungs clean and healthy September Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers UNC Lineberger scientists lead definition of key lung cancer genome Baric and Heise receive $21.4M from NIAID to study life-threatening viral infections North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine mark 60th anniversary Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver George appointed as UNC Health Care System and UNC School of Medicine Chief of Staff Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome UNC Lineberger scientists lead cancer genome analysis of breast cancer Carey named Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital Genetically-engineered preclinical models predict pharmacodynamic response Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data RN: Real Nurses - Angela Overman High Point Regional Health System announces strategic partnership with UNC Health Care Endovascular Aortic Repair Devices approved by the FDA Following Testing at UNC October Join Dr. Carey Anders for live Facebook chat on breast cancer real doctors, real people - Jackie Patterson UNC Hearing & Voice Center, UNC ENT Clinic moving to Carolina Crossing Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer Friday remembered as a friend to UNC Medicine and UNC Health Care UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine Patient-reported outcomes essential to comparative effectiveness research UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers UNC researcher awarded grant to study early cystic fibrosis lung disease RN: Real Nurses - Chris McGrath UNC Hospitals receives national recognition from American College of Surgeons UNC School of Medicine receives grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for international clinical research fellowships Facts and myths about Halloween candy Chatham Hospital opens new surgical clinic November Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results Oberlander to host live Facebook chat on election results UNC's Cam Patterson elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology New resource for Single Fathers Due to Cancer Caldwell Memorial Hospital to join UNC Health Care System Watching the developing brain, scientists glean clues on neurological disorder real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz Cindy Korff: A Caregiver Gives Thanks UNC's Dr. John Buse named to international diabetes prize selection jury Oberlander perspective in NEJM on 'The Future of Obamacare' RN: Real Nurses - Stacey Anderegg Four AAAS 2012 Fellows among UNC School of Medicine faculty December BCBSNC, UNC School of Medicine Collaborate to Benefit Veterans and Tackle Health Care Professional Shortage Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger 277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2013 UNC Health Care names new medical director for WakeBrook Campus UNC scientist serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research real doctors, real people - the year in review Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Betty Hollingsworth: Making Stockings and More with Care Myron Cohen December Commencement Address Gene therapy cocktail shows promise in long-term clinical trial for rare fatal brain disorder UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production The top 10 stories of 2012 Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant Glickman co-authors New England Journal of Medicine perspective article UNC research uncovers new insight into cell development and cancer Cohen named "Tar Heel of the Year" by the Raleigh News & Observer 2011 January UNC physicians receive grant to train specialists in geriatric care Rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms Duke, UNC study: Light is accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in esophagus Cynthia Powell, MD elected President-Elect of American Board of Medical Genetics real doctors, real people - David Tate UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent depression and cardiovascular disease UNC study provides further insight into racial disparities in breast cancer BCBSNC, UNC Health Care Announce Partnership to Launch Novel Patient-Centered Practice Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Creating an "Alzheimer's friendly" home for your loved one New molecule could save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke Membrane molecule keeps nerve impulses hopping Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway Chaperone enzyme provides new target for cancer treatments Free February 23 Melanoma Patient Day Symposium Features Updates and Support UNC YOUR HEALTH radio program launches new show on 'Health and Healing' Biomarker test shows promise for melanoma diagnosis Viral protein mimic keeps immune system quiet Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways Health E NC Projects to Improve Cancer Prevention, Outcomes Radio host Delilah joins Together for Kids in raising money and awareness for N.C. Children’s Hospital Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous system’s wiring February UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function 59 UNC physicians named among "America's Top Doctors" real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award How to fight winter’s ailments Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center Family House Diaries: Brotherly Love in the Form of a Stem Cell Donation Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view Interventions to reduce African American HIV risk should target factors outside health system Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders NHRMC and UNC Health Care collaborate to provide more advanced care to area children UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation’s Latest Major Health Information Exchange Opening More Doors to Health Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium March Managing anxiety on the run real doctors, real people - James Howard Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute Scientists identify molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females New hope for lupus patients Packed house at Smithies symposium Sparling named fellow of American Academy of Microbiology UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation Congrats to our Winter 2011 Plus People! UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report Family House Diaries: Johnny and Phyllis Deal Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi Match Day 2011 Bryan Roth honored for excellence in clinical pharmacology UNC physician-scientist receives grant to study breast cancer brain metastases UNC to lead study of new option for some colon cancer patients Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10,000 check to his surgeon Tet further revealed! Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer N.C. Children's Hospital named March of Dimes NICU Family Support Project of the Year Nine UNC Hospitals’ specialties recognized in Raleigh-Durham metropolitan ranking Vote for our videos in the People's Telly Awards! UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism April Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer real doctors, real people - David Peden UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship In the spirit of giving back Butch, Tammy Davis Support SECU Family House Through Golf Tourney Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic "Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?" May Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2 real doctors, real people - John Steege UNC scientist receives grant to address lung cancer disparities Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells Test for colon cancer screening beneficial for some seniors, but not for many others UNC research highlights at 2011 Digestive Disease Week Team pinpoints role of key protein in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma The skinny on fat: Debate rages on pros, cons of low-fat diet UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission Family House Diaries: A New Heart + A New Kidney = A New Life Cell rigidity linked to activity in proteins associated with cancer Resolution of the Board of Directors - The UNC Health Care System N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the nation’s best UNC Health Care videos win seven Telly Awards Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS with humanized BLT mice Consortium identifies genome regions that could influence severity of cystic fibrosis UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits UNC study: Pelvic widening continues throughout a person's lifetime Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows Of Mice and Men: UNC-led team solves mouse genome dilemma June real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold Follow-up letter to WakeMed from President Ross UNC and Rex team up to fight cancer Stem cell treatment may offer option for broken bones that don’t heal 30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC How to stay safe in extreme summer heat Youth tobacco prevention media campaign reaches record levels of awareness Smoke-free outdoor spaces on college campuses are widespread across North Carolina A Brand New Day - Patient stories from Rex Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health NIH Eureka grant awarded to UNC neuroscientist Eva Anton Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories 27 UNC physicians named ‘top regional doctors’ Pardee Hospital announces an affiliation with UNC Health Care Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin Dr. Bill Roper named to "65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems" Genetic finding offers hope for orphan disease Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for heart attack care Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude Survey finds ‘staggeringly high rate of spanking’ in North Carolina Board of Directors’ Special Committee Meets to Review WakeMed Proposal UNC Health Care, BCBSNC announce new multi-year agreement The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis July Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight Second round of Health-e-NC pilot projects funded statewide A piece of history (and research) goes up UNC tapped to lead national effort to find a cure for AIDS When cystic fibrosis patients grow up real doctors, real people - Ian Udell Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award As HIV treatment improves, 'trial effect' is diminished, new study suggests A second chance for Jakeina Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052 Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression UNC receives NIH grant to develop and test new drugs to block HIV infection UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is Hospital-based clinic update for BCBSNC members Clinical trial of molecular therapy for muscular dystrophy yields significant positive results UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men August Dr. Joanne Jordan receives Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children's cholesterol tests real doctors, real people - Amelia F. 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Community Colleges Partner to Prevent Cancer Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research UNC-Duke ties lead to collaborative finding about cell division and metabolism Coping with back-to-school anxiety Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail Family House Diaries: Lessons in Caring and Compassion No act of kindness is ever wasted National Cancer Institute-funded center to study proteins for better cancer diagnosis, treatment Causes of African-American breast cancer incidence study receives $19.3 million UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer UNC Health Care System Board of Directors declines WakeMed proposal Free prostate cancer screenings offered at UNC Hospitals, Sept. 21-22 September $100,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to fund childhood sarcoma research UNC CFAR federal funding extended through 2016 Oberlander NEJM perspective calls for controlling health care costs, not just cutting budgets Grants fund research into improving bone marrow transplant complications, outcomes Inexpensive infection control measures could save thousands of lives, billions of dollars real doctors, real people - William Goodnight 24-week hepatitis C treatment as effective as 48-week treatment September is peak month for hurricanes in North Carolina Lawrence Marks, MD, appointed Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research UNC scientist to study post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery decision making UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S. Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness Researchers identify components that keep immune system in check Family House Diaries: Being a Good Patient, Becoming a Better Nurse UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cancer therapy Weili Lin, PhD, appointed Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness UNC team reports link between protein overexpression and head and neck cancer outcomes New study adds further guidance on when to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities UNC researcher to receive highest U.S. honor for early career science professionals UNC partners with Community Health Centers to improve colorectal cancer screening UNC spin-off receives $3 million Small Business Innovation Research grant October UNC shares $6 million Leducq award to study heart failure Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia UNC cardiologist named 2012 Judah Folkman Award recipient Combination therapy beneficial for head and neck skin carcinomas, UNC study shows Project to improve use of cancer support services BCBSNC, UNC Health Care announce medical director and name for new medical practice Burks named new Chair of UNC Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief of N.C. Children's Hospital UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network The case of the missing monocyte Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain? Tim Richardson: A gift to himself for a second chance Malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S reduces the risk of malaria by half in African children aged 5 to 17 months UNC's Rubinow elected to Institute of Medicine Calmness amidst the storm More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common: upregulating X Multidisciplinary research urged for optimal melanoma surgery UNC scientist receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk Biologically targeted nanoparticles may boost radiation therapy effects Study links chemotherapy response to heritable factors November What about our daughters? Women's health begins in childhood Growing without cell division Surgical bypass procedure in the skull does not reduce risk of stroke recurrence Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients No evidence for potential competition between human papillomavirus types in men Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving Martha Jean Greene: Living the bountiful life in spite of aggressive cancer Study: Mycophenolate is superior to azathioprine as treatment for lupus nephritis Scarring a necessary evil to prevent further damage after heart attack Salts of the earth Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer, UNC study shows P Rex-1 protein key to melanoma metastasis UNC tapped as training center for the state’s HIV health care providers Cell molecule identified as central player in the formation of new blood vessels Clinical trial for muscular dystrophy demonstrates safety of customized gene therapy December Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight Cohen receives 2011 Hope is a Vaccine Award for contributions to HIV prevention research Falk elected President of the American Society of Nephrology The power to help, hurt and confuse: Direct-to-consumer whole genome testing UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings UNC Health Care, BCBSNC open Carolina Advanced Health practice UNC Hospitals named one of 65 'Top Hospitals' for patient safety and quality When prophecy fails: How to better predict success in HIV prevention clinical trials UNC Health Care receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation Holiday gift guide: Choosing safe toys for children Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness American Cancer Society Revises Cancer Screening Guideline Process; UNC scientists are report co-authors The Top 10 stories of 2011 The Top 10 videos of 2011 Serious illness can be a great teacher UNC Center for Latino Health receives prestigious award from the government of Mexico Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society UNC study could lead to a treatment for Angelman syndrome UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies Sowa receives national dissertation award for pain management research UNC HIV prevention research named scientific breakthrough of the year UNC psychologist Cynthia Bulik releases new book Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Winners Vital Signs 2015 Jan. 8 Schizophrenia study No. 5 on 'Best of 2014' list Biese talks about benefits for TouchCare’s Telemedicine Service Chan receives Autism Science Foundation grant Health Workforce Seminar Series: Urbanization and Migration in North Carolina Message from Dr. Roper: Department of Medicine chair search timeline and announcement UNC Family Medicine to host two ACA Enroll-a-thon events Visualizing MS2 Clinical Week Saving Our Youth: Carolina Outreach Using CDART Technology to Support Data Management in Research OIS Security Bytes UNC and Duke CTSAs award first pilot grants for collaborative translational research projects Division of Rehabilitation and Psychology receives federal grants to support student work Message from Dr. Roper: Department of Social Medicine chair search UNC-TV Documentary: A Generation of Change UNC Department of Radiology 4th Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors Murphy named to North Carolina Medical Board Jan. 15 Publishing and using MedEd Portal led by Alice Chuang, MD UNC Faculty Physicians' Board names new members From the Carolina Chronicle: Sound graduate work Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Your Health with Dr. Jennifer Leaning Pain Management Updates for the Primary Care Provider Call for nominations: C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Grants Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance General Research Grant Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Grants The Epilepsy Foundation - 3 Grants Leukemia Research Foundation funding opportunity 2nd Annual Cure HHT 5K walk/run on Saturday, March 14 9th Annual Cutting Edge of Pediatric Conference Jan. 22 Perl Memorial Lecture and Research Day Melanoma Research Foundation Grants Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Grant UNC Arrhythmias & Heart Failure 2015 UNC Colloquium on Neuromuscular Disorders Miller named Editor-in-Chief of journal, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cohen wins UNC General Alumni Association's 2015 Faculty Service Award Research to Revenue Workshop Top 10 Recommendations from a Pharmacist with Emily Hawes UNC Family Medicine December Newsletter Cervical Health Awareness Month: Film screening and panel discussion Community Service & Advocacy Day 35th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture & Banquet Recapping Student Research Day Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research National Marfan Foundation The John Merck Fund Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program CurePSP Grants Program Focused Ultrasound Foundation Grant NIH Public Access Policy and Biosketch Information Session Manoj Wunnava: Leader of change Public Service Awards and Fellowships Institute of African American Research 2015 - 2016 Faculty Fellowship Medicine in War, 1861 - 1945: Exhibit and Lecture Accelerate Your Research: Systematic Review Series 2014 Jan. 2 North Carolina AHEC Program | winter 2014 newsletter Women & Obesity Forum Conflicting Associations of Acculturation and Cardiovascular Risk in Latinos in Large Epidemiologic Cohorts – Challenges and New Directions UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina Jan. 9 Acting and Educating Quality Improvement Seed Grants - Call for Proposals Ethics in Practice from Bedside to Boardroom: Challenges in 21st Century Health Care Fetal and Neonatal Microbiome: Effects on Subsequent Health and Disease Submit your creative works to IRIS! 'Hava Nagila (The Movie)' fundraiser at the Varsity Theater NC TraCS Events and Announcements TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks Jordan five-year review "Education is Broken" workshop presented by AOE "Assessing Learners" workshop presented by AOE Samulski five-year review UNC Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: Highlights & Honors Ma part of the Choosing Wisely® task force Jan. 16 Translational Education at Carolina took shape in 2013, takes off in 2014 Rutala receives 2013 Hygieia Medal Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases merge 7th Symposium on Hemostasis: Old System, New Players, New Directions Learning Health Care Systems: Are They Research, Clinical Care, Neither or Both? John B. Graham Student Research Day UNC Cardiac Catheterization Lab reduces average radiation dose to physicians and staff by 25 percent Medical Complications of Cancer NC TraCS Events and Announcements UNC Family Medicine January newsletter available Family Medicine sponsors ACA Enroll-a-Thon YOUR HEALTH®: Publish or Perish - The Battle of Science for Your Health Preparing for Promotion at the UNC School of Medicine Beach Cafe will be closed on MLK Jr. Day Acetaminophen IV restrictions ICD-10 Training message from Dr. Lindsey Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Quality Improvement Seed Grants - Call for Proposals Jan. 23 Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Winter Newsletter Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2013 Annual Report Medical students make voices heard in N.C. Medicaid reform debate American College of Surgeons Surgical Health Care Quality Forum North Carolina 2014 UNC School of Medicine Community Service Day 34th Annual Zollicoffer Lecture UNC Anatomy Cadaver Memorial Service Real Stem Cells of the Esophagus NC TraCS Events and Announcements Dr. Roper on "The State of Things" The Daily Tar Heel features Dr. Roper From the Gazette: Leave behind extreme dieting for a healthy 2014 Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA Information Session UNC School of Medicine ranks 6th in NIH research funding for public schools in 2013 4th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Jan. 30 YOUR HEALTH®: Medicine & Burnout with Dr. Diane Shannon Perspectives on Difficult Clinician Conversations Changes to “Guidelines for Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion of Faculty” Dr. Charles A. Sanders/Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship Program The Cancer Genome Atlas - the Molecular Portraits of Breast Cancer TTS Awards Discussion and Q&A Strahl featured in video about history of epigenetics February is American Heart Month! NC TraCS Events and Announcements Faculty Governance Interest Survey Perrin appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities UNC Eye researcher Steven Gray featured in Nature Deadline for proposals for Quality Improvement Seed Grants Feb. 6 Human Interactions, Robotic Solutions NC TraCS Events and Announcements Registration and Reporting Results of Clinical Trials: Ethical Problems, Investigator Responsibilities, and Policy Solutions YOUR HEALTH®: Farm Workers & Health with Dr. Gayle Thomas Mahadevan honored with Citizen Award from the Indy Alpine Deli and Cafe now open Writing Meaningful Test Questions Advances in the Science of Learning: The Spacing Effect and the Power of Tests to Teach Feb. 13 Fire & Ice UNC Health Professional Multi-Disciplinary Fundraiser Dear Residents, Thank You! Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization: the Role of Tumors in the Origin of New Cell Types, Tissues and Organs Faculty Nominations for Senior Awards YOUR HEALTH®: Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Your Health with Dr. Jennifer Leaning Power Outage for Burnett-Womack on Feb. 22 Mission support targets revised for FY14 10th Annual Robert R. Huntley Lecture and Luncheon NC TraCS Events and Announcements HSL Hosts Reception for “Brushes with Life” Exhibit Sandler Five-Year Review 2014 Cadaver Memorial Service draws big crowd Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Get Covered! UNC to sponsor 2nd Health Insurance Enroll-A-Thon Second-year medical student rescues woman during snow storm February Rex on Call Feb. 20 In Honor and Celebration of Dr. James Bryan, II Catalyzing Translational Innovation Kiser, Zidar talk heart health on WRAL's "Rex On Call" Metabolomics Comes to UNC Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program Endocrine Disruptors and Child Development ACCLAIM spans boundaries and courts change NC TraCS Events and Announcements Updates on the “Sunshine” Provision of the Affordable Care Act Coding work time after snow event N.C. Children's Hospital annual report now available Beware of New Phone Scam Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer Feb. 27 UNC honored at 2013 State Employees Combined Campaign Recognition Event at Governor's Mansion Kidney Kare 5K & Kid's Kare 1 mile or 1/2 mile run YOUR HEALTH®: Living a Heart-Healthy Life with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum Celebrating 500 Years of Andreas Vesalius, Father of Modern Anatomy Chief, Division of Cardiology: Internal Posting Only 2014 Mitchell Symposium: Occupational Activism for Global Justice Sedentary Behavior and Health: Unraveling the Relation with Better Measurements 34th Annual Zollicoffer Lecture Available Online Communication in the Context of Support: The Work of ‘Single Fathers Due to Cancer’ Support Group Editorial from Dr. Roper in News & Observer Enroll America outreach opportunity Accelerated Epic@UNC Training option for providers with Epic 2010, 2012 experience Providers can continue Epic@UNC personalization once completing Training Plan & Personalization Lab UNC recognized as Top 10 Biomedical Research Institution NC TraCS Events and Announcements Submit your creative works to IRIS! Non-Invasive Ventilation at End-of Life: Ethical Considerations in the Use of Bi-pap March 6 Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards $1 million research grant to UNC Lineberger Walker, Gatza, Doolittle come out on top 4th Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum Chalfie delivers lecture at fourth annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Hanvey helps communities and families in need YOUR HEALTH®: "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks" with Marc & Maya Silver Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award NC TraCS Events and Announcements An Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Mindfulness What is Acupuncture? Explanations from Traditional and Scientific Perspectives Modern Medical Practice 13th Annual Duke/Durham Health Summit Rimland is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar He spent five decades ‘folding socks’ Match Day social media campaign Why Media Matters March 13 Registration for Summer Writing Groups 2014 now open NC TraCS Events and Announcements Dr. Mary Anne Dooley retires Womack Surgical Society calls for abstracts from residents and medical students 2014 Newton D. Fischer Society Meeting & NC ENT Expo YOUR HEALTH®: Substance Abuse Recovery, TROSA, and Your Health with Kevin McDonald Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Family Medicine March newsletter available Faculty Elections to be held April 14 – 21 Opening Doors 2014 MD-PhD student receives University Award for the Advancement of Women Second UNC School of Medicine StorySLAM: sign up/nominate storytellers and save the date The Faces of Medical Error: From Tears to Transparency -- The Story of Lewis Blackman March 20 New Assistant Professor of UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program AOA Service Leadership Grant Awarded to UNC Medical Students and Faculty 2015 Promise Grant Application NC TraCS Events and Announcements YOUR HEALTH®: The Gift of Cord Blood Donation with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg Register for Mind-Body Skills Sessions Living with SCI: Maximizing Medical and Functional Outcomes AOE Presents LGBT Health Inequities, Anxieties and Disparities A Commitment to Service Shaheen appointed chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Women in Media Leadership Series Responding to Patient Needs in the VA Healthcare System: Connecting the Right Care Team Members to the Right Patients RTI International-UNC Faculty Patient Registry Meet-and-Greet March 27 The Heart of Healing: Repairing the Mother/Child Relationship in Substance Abuse Treatment FirstHealth to partner with UNC to offer Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program Patient-Clinician Communication in Bilingual Health Care HIV Care 2014 Biomedical Engineering Spring 2014 Newsletter NC TraCS Events and Announcements UNC Hospitals Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center 2nd Annual Women’s Heart Symposium YOUR HEALTH®: Protecting our Children: The Dangers of Mental Illnesses and Disorders with Dr. Mimi Chapman Caring for Children in Haiti: 2014 Q & A with Faculty Chair candidates Mauro Receives Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal UNC’s Wilkinson featured on Public Radio International Vital Signs break during Epic@UNC Go-Live Gary Johnson five-year review Hettleman Lectures April 17 Hettleman Lectures A Genomics (R)evolution: Harnessing the Power of Single Cells 21st Annual STEP Symposium CGIBD's Advance Analytics Core seminar and week-long introduction project From the Gazette: UNC psychiatrists serve local homeless community by taking the clinic to the street AOE Frank Wilson Professionalism Forum Pain, Addiction and the Law Conference Gwyther receives Frederick B. Glaser award for addiction medicine NC TraCS Events and Announcements TEACCH Autism Program and CIDD “Light It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness Advance Care Planning: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be? NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival 2013 Annual Review - The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health Are Close Relationships Good Medicine for People Coping with Chronic Illness? 2014 Faculty Elections Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award Reminder: April 28 deadline for nominations for 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecturer Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk New Round of SOM Bridge Funding Francine Mary Netter to discuss 'Medicine's Michelangelo' Turner-Brown named new Assistant Director for TEACCH Autism Program UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2014 Highlights & Honors April 24 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration Medical Alumni Weekend UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research $50,000 Seed Grants Awarded NC TraCS Events and Announcements Myron Cohen five-year review Touch A Truck benefits the N.C. Children's Hospital Three Startup Companies Receive Commercialization Awards from Carolina KickStart, NC TraCS Hagele picked to be "Tar Heel of the Week" Estroff receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring YOUR HEALTH®: Glaucoma & Blindness Prevention West Drive closed to through traffic Friday, April 25, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pain, Addiction and the Law Conference May 1 Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science UNC School of Medicine StorySLAM 2014 Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis Second Annual IRIS Spring Showcase 'UNC School of Medicine, 1879-1954,' exhibited at Health Sciences Library David Kittner, long-time donor to UNC Eye, dies at 95 UNC Eye Glaucoma Grand Rounds 20% Employee Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center 2014 Faculty Elections Results Top Doctor Nomination site is now open for 2014 NC TraCS Events and Announcements YOUR HEALTH®: Two Careers, One Life with Dr. Eduardo Lapetina Forneris receives Mary G. Clarke Award Construction at Dental School Circle begins May 5 May 8 Harvard surgeon, best-selling author Atul Gawande to speak at May Commencement Correction to last week's Faculty Elections article OHNS Communications Director Receives Awards for Annual Report Design Iris Art and Literary Journal 2014 Edition NC TraCS Events and Announcements Register for Mind-Body Skills Sessions Librarians partner on grant funded research team YOUR HEALTH® - Breast Cancer and Mammograms: Views from Canada with Dr. Anthony Miller 2014 James W. Woods Junior Awards 2014 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine Scientists visit 8,400 North Carolina students May 15 Food, the future, and why students love UNC #UNCSOM2014 Fun facts, awards, and honors for the Class of 2014 New this Fall! Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics Beginning in fall 2014: Master of Professional Science in Toxicology Mental Health Service Use in Parents Bereaved by Cancer: If we build it, will they come? Big Science More Important Than Ever UNC report provides snapshot of North Carolina women’s health NC preventative health data exceeds Healthy People 2020 goals Women projected to outnumber men in NC through 2020 Excess weight impacts the health of NC women NC moms-to-be seeking more care Breast-feeding still a challenge for NC moms Brian Strahl Promoted to Full Professor Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research Allison awarded a fellowship from Debbie's Dream Foundation NC TraCS Events and Announcements UNC Horizons Program featured in 2014 Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report YOUR HEALTH®: The Journey of Medical Ethics and Faith with Dr. John Wyatt UNC Health Care/HHT Foundation "Cure HHT Team" 5K Dr. David Weber to speak about managing highly communicable respiratory diseases in health care settings May 22 Facebook! Faculty Funding Opportunity for Research in Nicaragua Greg Wang receives an ASH Scholar Award Postpartum Support International Annual Training and Conference Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders: A Symposium for Patients NC TraCS Events and Announcements Call for Keck Foundation Pre-proposals The John B. Graham Society's 47th Annual Student Research Day Dr. Jeff Wilkinson to participate in Twitter chat on obstetric fistula YOUR HEALTH® May 29 ConnectCarolina Town Hall A Patient's Guide to Recovery after DVT or PE published NC TraCS Events and Announcements YOUR HEALTH®: Cancer Care and Prevention in the 21st Century June 5 Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors Correction: Researcher identification Developing materials that make a difference Neher receives grant from the American Heart Association “Concussion: Engaging Research to Affect Clinical Care” and more, on PM&R Research Day June 6 Platts-Mills given Young Investigator Award Cairns receives John Marx Leadership Award YOUR HEALTH® - Health & Healing: One Village at a Time with Sivan Ya'ari Grand Rounds: Moral Imagination and the Third Year Medical Student TEC-thics: Can Virtue be Taught? Becoming a Leader in Health Informatics Cure HHT 5K Walk/Run a success Sunshine Act Updates—Physician Registration Information June 12 Volunteers needed for Research Study on Food Access NIH Public Access Policy and Compliance Requirements Information Session Applications for Pilot Project Grants Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Strategies for Developing Metacognition Skills in Learners UNC Family Medicine's June newsletter now available Bynum honored for obesity prevention work Martin elected to the Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Song awarded grant to study brain cell restoration after stroke Local artisan group exhibits at HSL this summer YOUR HEALTH® Radio Now Syndicated in Wilmington As SNMA turns 50, UNC chapter wins big Chair liaisons selected for UNC Health Care System 2014 School of Medicine Committees Ballot June 19 Funding opportunity: Lineberger’s Health-e-NC core project Dore, Tarrant present work at 2014 American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop Buse recognized as leading expert in type 2 diabetes YOUR HEALTH - Drugs for Little Children: What is Safe? with Dr. Matthew Laughon REACH NC launches new statewide Resource Finder Gessner, Dobes win Carolina KickStart fellowships SOM Faculty and UNC Health Care APP Photo Session June 26 Standardized changes to CV format for campus approved HSL facilitates access to UpToDate for UNC Health Care Vital Signs to be distributed early next week Adult Male Autism Study: ASPIRE Research Rutala and Weber describe key considerations for selecting disinfectants REACH NC Resource Finder expands the capabilities of successful statewide researcher portal Town of Chapel Hill 4th of July fireworks celebration NC AHEC summer newsletter now available YOUR HEALTH - The War Over Guns: Is There a Middle Ground? Parking area behind MacNider closed June 27 - 28 July 1 Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research NC TraCS Events and Announcements MED 40th Anniversary Gala 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture Cohen to give 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture July 10 Dudley named American Cancer Society Research Scholar Election results for SOM committees Dibbert, Pinkney to fill key positions in Chancellor’s Office Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy OIS Security Tip of the Month UNC SOM Facebook Page UNC Department of Radiology 2nd Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine NC TraCS Events and Announcements Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work July 17 13th Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update Endovascular Therapies 2014 NC TraCS Events and Announcements Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s UNC Family Medicine July Newsletter Contact Epic@UNC Training team before creating/posting any training, support materials online MSEC at-large election results In the Gazette: As new faculty chair, Cairns wants to hold open, civil conversations that are ‘true to the faculty’ In the Gazette: Inspiring heart health in the ‘stroke belt’ Do you "like" UNC SOM on Facebook? OIS Security Bytes CTSA Tool Shop Webinar: The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon Sunshine Act Updates—Physician Registration Information July 24 ASPIRE Research: Autism and Irritability Study Deadline: Cancer Health Disparities Pilot Grants UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff UNC investigators receive $3.7 million NIH grant Several UNC faculty published in JAMA theme issue on HIV/AIDS YOUR HEALTH: Muscles, Joints, Aches and Related Diseases with Dr. Joanne Jordan MED: Unforgettable Journey, Remarkable Opportunity Edward R. Perl, MD, 1926-2014 July 31 Five-Year Review of Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health creates advisory board OIS Security Bytes YOUR HEALTH: Changing Your Relationship with Food with Dr. Alice Ammerman & Sasha Loring Tell your friends about UNC SOM Facebook Page Message from Dr. Roper about Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture The UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care implants UNC’s first ‘under-the-skin’ cardiac defibrillator Fischer on Ebola Aug. 7 Inaugural UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health Gala Class of 2018 joins UNC School of Medicine AMWHO Conference Oct.3-5 Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety NC TraCS Events and Announcements Rehabilitation Engineering Seed Grants Due Sept. 9 Supported employment initiative will assist individuals with serious mental illness in finding a job Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference Five-Year Review of Don Rose, PhD; Director, Carolina KickStart AOE Visiting Professor Series: Program Evaluation with Paul Hemmer, MD, MPH Tips for Engaging Learners in Any Situation led by Todd Zakrajsek, PhD Miley and Tripathy named UNC Center for Structural Biology Co-Directors AOE Visiting Professor Series: Integrating your Curriculum with Paul Hemmer, MD, MPH Aug. 14 Key elected International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Council Chair ConnectCarolina Sneak Peek UNC Family Medicine Newsletter now available Lee receives new Rizzo Professorship, marks 20 years of UNC PM&R NC TraCS Events and Announcements BBSP Welcomes new PhD students SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings for the School of Medicine SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings for the School of Medicine SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings for the School of Medicine SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings for the School of Medicine SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings Dr. Chafic Karam accepts Chancellor Folt's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunshine Act Updates — CMS' Open Payments system now functional Strengthening Medical Education in Iraq ConnectCarolina Sneak Peek ConnectCarolina Sneak Peek Aug. 21 Bautch named the Beverly W. Long Chapin Distinguished Professor of Biology Welcome to Carolina Sheikh and Rogers named co-directors of new UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic Laughlin, Prieur, Morea win 2013-2014 Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Awards Support Be Loud! Sophie Foundation benefitting UNC Hospitals teen cancer patients & families! NC TraCS Events and Announcements 2014 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards: Call for nominations Aug. 28 OIS Security Bytes - Too Much Onyen! Summer 2014 Biomedical Engineering Newsletter 2014 Whitehead Medical Society Faculty Awards 2014 Whitehead Medical Society Student Awards Scam Alert for Carolina Copy customers Ethical Dimensions of Abortion Practice in the Context of New Laws NC TraCS Events and Announcements Variety of ConnectCarolina Training Options Available Metabolites in Atherosclerotic risk--from mouse to humans and back. Does choline cause atherosclerosis? UNC and Duke Team up to Fund Inter-instituational Collaborations in Translational Research Stouffer named Chief of Cardiology Upcoming Wireless Access Point maintenance in several SOM buildings Sept. 4 Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security in Peru 26th Annual Walk for Hope How Labs Should Prepare for ConnectCarolina UNC pain researchers featured on UNC-TV Ebola and Emerging Infectious Diseases - Presentation and Discussion OIS Security Bytes: Two Factor Authentication SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings Seven Days Remain to Review Your Data Before it Goes Public Mary Ann Morris Lecture: What’s new in diabetes mellitus? Memorial Tribute to Louis E. Underwood, MD Sept. 11 20% Employee & Family Discount at UNC Optical Shop Colin G. "Tim" Thomas, Jr., 1918-2014 Metabolomics Approaches Seminar Severe hypoglycemia and CAD risk in health system patients eligible for ACCORD: An application of CER using EMR data Endocrine Conference: Clinical implications of type 2 diabetes genetics Sparling Symposium Nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards Guest Speaker - James Meigs Broadhurst, Cline, and Goheen named 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine 20% Employee & Family Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center Helping combat the Liberian Ebola outbreak NC TraCS Open House - Oct. 1 NC TraCS Events and Announcements Reporting in ConnectCarolina/InfoPorte UNC Staff & Faculty Football Appreciation Game 2014 Employee Appreciation Day Only 2 Days Left to Review Your Data Before it Goes Public Participate in Student Stores Discussion and Get Free Lunch & $25 Gift Card AOE: Introduction to High Value Care led by Richard Wardrop, MD AOE: Advice for Early Career Faculty led by Kelly Fedoriw, MD and Richard Hobbs, MD, FAAP AOE Visiting Professor David B. Daniel, PhD Overview of Adult HIV Care for New Clinicians Enterovirus D68: What families need to know Workshop: Building More Effective eInterventions Through Functional Design Sept. 18 UNC receives $1.5 million grant to strengthen HIV/AIDS research training in South Africa 2015 UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program Carolina Global Photography Competition OIS Security Bytes: USB Drives Testing University Paychecks in ConnectCarolina Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: Re-thinking the "Discovery" of Autism NC TraCS Events and Announcements Annual Faculty Meeting Distinguished Medical Awards - Call for Nominations Givens to become Director of Physical Therapy in January Sept. 25 Damania appointed Assistant Dean for Research Great Expectations: 2014 White Coat Ceremony Watkins Wins Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award UNC Lineberger's 2014 Postdoc-Faculty Research Day UNC Health & Human Rights Lecture ConnectCarolina is here! NC TraCS Events and Announcements ConnectCarolina #Goliveheels UJMT Fogarty Global Health Consortium accepting applications AMSA's National Global and Public Health Conference - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 28 2014 NC Cardiovascular Update - Oct. 3 2014 Teaching Faculty Retreat - Register by Oct. 10 Milestones - Reserve your seat now! YOUR HEALTH - Heart and Lung Surgery: Past, Present, and Future Cairns departing UNC for University of Arizona Oct. 2 UNC Women in Science presents Chancellor Folt to speak about "Stepping Up, Not Stepping Aside" Ethical, Legal and Policy Aspects of Epidemiologic Investigations 6th Annual North Carolina Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium - Nov. 7 Clinical Applications of Metabolomics in Nutrition and Obesity UNC to partner in new global HIV/AIDS project AOE Visiting Professor Series: Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH Healing the Homeless: Clark’s Promise with Rob Grew and Jane Smith ConnectCarolina System Availability and Support Patient education webinar to mark World Thrombosis Day UNC Department of Radiology 3rd Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors Should we fear Ebola? Join the audience for a special Your Health radio taping. Methods Workshop and 75th Anniversary Celebration Kelly to host "Latex 101" webinar for health care practitioners Philpot and Zylka featured on UNC TV tonight, 7:30 p.m. OIS Security Bytes: Encrypt Your Sensitive Office Documents Oct. 9 Rutala and Weber publish editorial in JAMA Two UNC Training Programs Ranked Li, Strand and Lim receive awards from American Society of Hematology Congratulations to AOA's New Members! International Health: From Ebola to HIV AOE: Bedside Teaching in Different Areas led by Marco Aleman, MD NCDS issues call for Data Fellows NC AHEC Review Fall 2014 Newsletter UEOHC Flu Shot Clinic at Genetic Medicine Building UEOHC Family Flu Clinic UEOHC Flu Shot Clinic at MBRB Med student next door UEOHC Flu Shot Clinic at Hooker Research Center ConnectCarolina Help and Support UNC Family Medicine's September Newsletter Influenza Vaccinations for University Employees Oct. 16 Head For The Cure 5K UNC's 15th Annual Neuroscience Symposium Call for Nominations: Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award Information lunch session for 10th Year of Healer's Art Course The AMSA Training Ground: Seize Your Advantage in Public and Global Health NC Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting Sowing the Seeds: How the UNC School of Medicine Grows Better Health Across North Carolina Larson named Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital NC TraCS Events and Announcements Game Day Lecture - ‘Inside the Helmet’ Sex, Therapy, and Marriage with Dr. Sara Rosenquist and Dr. Stephen Shaban OIS Security Bytes: What is PHI? Class of 2018 immersed in first year of TEC curriculum ConnectCarolina: Solutions and Support Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award Oct. 23 Building a Bridge for Patient Care 4th Annual Psychiatry Research Day NC TraCS Events and Announcements Famous Factory Meatloaf: The Clinician as Technician and the Renewal of Healthcare through Quality Improvement ConnectCarolina: Support and Access Healthy Youth and Risky Behavior with Dr. Hope White and Sherry Lehman DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies Save the Date: NC TraCS KL2 Application Deadline Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill Author Lee Smith featured at No Limits Gala Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant Cancer and Older Adults: Care and Treatment Oct. 30 New Round of SOM Bridge Funding OIS Security Bytes: Backup Reminder Karolin Luger invited lecture is November 4 Halloween Open House in HSL’s Special Collections Cross College Book Drive begins Nov. 3 Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant 4th Annual UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Conference WRAL documentary - “A Call for Help” ConnectCarolina: Support Continues $50,000 Innovation Pilot Award Applications Out Nov. 3 UNC Family Medicine October Newsletter A message to the campus community from Chancellor Folt and Dr. Roper Chelminski Appointed Director of UNC Physician Assistant Program Healthcare Reform after the Affordable Care Act with Dr. Joseph Antos Nov. 6 Best Practices in Capture Planning: A Systematic Approach to Anticipating and Winning Future Funding Opportunities Coming Home to Visit UNC Kidney Center releases new audio podcast focusing on outreach slogan Quality vs. Quantity: Improving Healthcare with Dr. Thomas Koonce $50,000 Innovation Award request for proposal released UNC gets $1.9 million to get teens more involved in managing asthma Communicating with Impact! Nov. 13 A Promise for Rural Medicine UNC Global Passport Drive - Day One UNC Global Passport Drive - Day Two OIS Security Bytes - PHI Identifiers (Byte 2 of 2) Burns, Courage and Leadership with Bruce Cairns UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award NIH Public Access Policy and Compliance Requirements Network for Clinical Researchers Third Annual Fall Event UNC Family Medicine supports enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Quality Improvement Seed Grants UNC Kidney Center releases new podcast focused on outreach slogan Nov. 20 Video: The Rise and Fall of HIV Disease: A View from UNC Video: 30th Anniversary of the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture Call for Proposals: SOM/NC TraCS Translational Team Science Awards Will You Be My Doctor? UNC team receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Best Practices Award Getting hip to vitamin D The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health continues Thanksgiving Tradition Weissler elected Chair of American College of Surgeons' Board of Regents Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014 Search committee seeks chair for Department of Emergency Medicine Family Medicine November Newsletter 2014: The Cholesterol Odyssey with Sid Smith From the Gazette: Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury Vital Signs to publish early due to Thanksgiving holiday New course teaches phlebotomy basics Nov. 25 New process for U.S. News & World Report’s Reputation Survey Free Drop-in Photography Session Call for Nominations: O. Max Gardner Award Participate in #GivingTuesday at UNC School of Medicine Ewend receives Fuller Award OIS Security Bytes: Holiday Edition High Impact Hepatology School of Medicine Photo ID/Card Access system upgrade Runge named executive vice president for medical affairs at University of Michigan Dec. 4 Provider effort survey Nelson wins 2014 STSA Congenital Heart Surgery President's Award Call for submissions: Short fiction contest Innovation pilot awards available Diaz chosen to lead the Association of Professors of Dermatology Jerry Hulka, professor emeritus, passes away at 84 Dec. 11 You're invited: A conversation about Title IX Bench to Boardroom Startup Seminar Series Hypertension Evidence Academy RTI Speaker Series Message from Dr. Roper: Succession plans for Runge's positions The UNC TAVR Program successfully performs its first patient procedure Cybersecurity and Health Care: What We Should Know Recapping recent award winners Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Dec. 18 11th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children's Hospital NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference OIS Security Bytes I Happy Holidays from Chancellor Folt School of Medicine building access during holidays Kathleen Rao Educational Scholarship winners announced North Carolina AHEC Program: Winter 2015 newsletter OIS Security Bytes II The Surgeon General of the United States: Past, Present, and Future UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care New Round of SOM Bridge Funding From the Gazette: Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care From the Gazette: Free legal help for those who need it most Movember at UNC: Mo Bros & Mo Sistas Raise more than $42,000 for Men's Health Vital Signs to publish early due to winter holiday New Year's Resolution: Apply for Innovation Pilot Award Clinical Week through the lens of Social Media! Upcoming School of Medicine staff photo sessions Dec. 23 School of Medicine faculty and staff photo session School of Medicine faculty and staff photo session Shah wins scholarship from Women in Thoracic Surgery Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Upcoming School of Medicine faculty and staff photo sessions Vital Signs holiday - no issue next week 2013 Jan. 3 AOE Visiting Professor: Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc "Traumatic Brain Injury" Beta Block Hold Parameters in CPOE NC AHEC offers exceptional QI Training Program this Spring in Charlotte Jan. 10 Two UNC studies named among 2012 NIH research highlights UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Free Living Healthy Workshops UNC OB-GYN | December 2012 Highlights & Honors Research Ethics Grand Rounds New Round of SOM Bridge Funding CHIP Lecture: A Mobile Health Intervention to Sustain Recent Weight Loss $50K Innovation Pilot Awards Available PCORI Funding Announcement Check out what's happening at TraCS, UNC’s CTSA! PCORI Stakeholder Engagement Seminar CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar 2013 Carolina Global Photography Exhibit Genetic Medicine Building Fume Hood, Exhausted Biosafety Cabinet, General Ventilation Outage Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes AOE Basic Teaching Skills Session Jan. 17 Nominations Open for Faculty Mentoring Awards Faculty Governance News Faculty Photo Session CowParade N.C. Live Auction "Multiple Sclerosis: Pathogenesis, Clinical Course and Treatment Options" CHIP Lecture - EHRs and Quality Improvement: Optimizing Effect 2013 Community Service Day 2013 Zollicoffer Lecture & Banquet CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Health Affairs Job & Internship Expo Career Symposium for Graduate Students Message to Our Nation’s Health Care Providers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Faculty Election: UNC Faculty Physicians At-large Board Members Jan. 24 Animal Ethics Talk UNC OB-GYN Grand Rounds UNC Family Medicine discovers dramatic shift in attitude towards teen smoking Memorial Service for Curtis Sutton, MD - Feb. 16 UNC Wins Stanley Cup of Research Recruitment Clinical Trial Investigator Series: Research with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) R&D CHIP Lecture: Re-considering Data Quality in Healthcare and Health-related Research New Resources at TraCS! Nominations Open for the 2013 Massey Awards Roper urges North Carolina state leadership to expand Medicaid services SOM Faculty: Call for participation in focus group Congratulations to the new UNC Faculty Physicians at-large board members Jan. 31 CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Series Joint UNC-NCSU BME Rehabilitation Engineering Center Seminar National WEAR RED DAY® Day - American Heart Month UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care - Healthy Heart Initiative Love Your Heart: Live Facebook chat with Heart and Vascular experts from UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and Rex Healthcare American Heart Association presentation of Gold Award for heart attack care to UNC Hospitals Register for Mind-Body Skills Sessions CHIP Lecture - Schumpeter's gale: How social trends, consumer electronics, and the liberation of data are forcing change in healthcare Water In Our World Campus Theme website link Global Sustainability Symposium: Water and Energy in the Crosshairs Bacon: AHEC’s success reflects enduring power of partnerships Heart Event: Listen to Your Heart North Carolina Children's Hospital 2012 Annual Report online Feb. 7 Diabetes investigation in rats makes editor's pick in APS journal UCAN - Uniting Couples in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar National Gold Professorship Competition Distinguished Professorships - Call for Nominations Patient Ambassador Plans Bone Marrow Drive Patient Ambassador Plans Bone Marrow Drive UNC OB-GYN | January 2013 Highlights & Honors CHIP Lecture: Geospatially Enabling Duke's Enterprise Data Warehouse William James Cromartie, MD, May 19, 1913 - January 28, 2013 2013 Opening Doors Diversity Workshop Sessions New Resource at NC TraCS! White House U.S. National HIV/AIDS Implementation Meeting Feb. 14 Baldwin Elected President of Scleral Lens Education Society First-Ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship Awarded to UNC Kidney Center Fellow SOM Faculty: Call for CSD/CSI Tutors BRIC Imaging Newsletter A Security Primer for Health Informaticians UNC Horizons presents 9th Annual Spirituality and Addiction Conference: Spirituality as a Component of Recovery Research Ethics Grand Rounds Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes The Dr. Charles A. Sanders, Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship Program Visit the Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons Exhibit UNC and Wake Forest host "The Nexus of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine" symposium Carolina Refresher Course: Update in Anesthesiology and Care of the Surgical Patient Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposia slated for May 16 and 17 Men's basketball parking alert Important Updates to NC TraCS Pilot Program Feb. 21 CHIP Lecture: Clinical Intelligence with Epic Sheikh to speak at CGIBD Research Seminar Spring Courses in Stress & Pain Management Art of Science Competition sponsored in conjunction with Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium CHIP Lecture: Integrative Use of Health Information for Informed Decision Making for Health Policy Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk – March 16 Alvis Page celebrates 50 years of service Dr. Julia Fielding Featured on Discovery Channel Eric Green, MD, PhD Save the Date: 2013 Oliver Smithies Nobel Prize Symposium - April 19 Backbone: Personal, Social and Policy Consequences of Low Back Pain Changing the World through Innovation - March 4 Botanical Garden receives two grants for science program for pediatric patients YOUR HEALTH®: Medicaid Expansion Across the U.S. with Dr. Adam Zolotor Learn to use a fire extinguisher at the Beach Café! UNC’s Aravind Asokan to receive ASGCT 2013 Outstanding New Investigator Award Blood Culture Bottle Shortage Feb. 28 CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Series Chapel Hill Transit to Host Annual Transit Forum MBA Fellowship Program created for UNC School of Medicine Faculty Information Security Management: Corralling Mobile Data Before It Escapes NC TraCS Events and Announcements 9th Annual Robert R. Huntley Lecture and Luncheon Knowledge & Leadership: Hultman launches center from business school plan YOUR HEALTH®: Inside Rehab with Anne Fletcher ABC News Health Journalism Rotation Academy of Educators seeks nominees Men's basketball parking alert March 7 Dr. Jones Named Director of UNC Horizons CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Wake County HIV Clinic Recognized as Statewide Leader in HIV Care NC TraCS Events and Announcements UNC OB-GYN | February 2013 Highlights & Honors YOUR HEALTH®: Policies to Prevent Gun Violence with Dr. Philip Cook Annual Frank Wilson Lectureship on Medical Professionalism Do you need a business perspective? March 14 Rose to speak on relations of biosciences & social sciences March is National Blood Clot Awareness Month: Venous thromboembolism resources are available at UNC 34th Annual TEACCH Autism Program Conference North Carolina AHEC Revew Newsletter UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Releases 2012 Progress Report Rapid Treatments for Depression: Concepts, Cautions, Contexts, and Collaborations Chelminski Elected Councilor into the Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine Dean's Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes Research Ethics Grand Rounds CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) awards grant to develop treatments for uveal melanoma CHIP Lecture - Beacon Community Projects: Public Health Innovations in Health Informatics Technology NC TraCS Events and Announcements Curnen Professorship Reception UNC medical students prepare for 2013 Match Day Dr. Cynthia Bulik on her latest book, "Midlife Eating Disorders"on CBS This Morning Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement UNC Medical Center Improvement Council established CTSA Renewal Update March 21 148 UNC medical students successfully match Match Day Q&A UNC-Chapel Hill chosen as Global Network site CGIBD Research Seminar Cancelled:'Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Trends and Treatments' 'Cancer Rehabilitation: The Next Frontier in Survivorship Care' 'Driving Evaluations in the Rehab Population'