Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Temporary visitor restrictions begin Monday, December 22

Due to an increase in confirmed cases of flu this month, children less than 12 years of age will be not be allowed to visit patients in our Children’s and Cancer Hospitals, beginning on Monday, December 22.

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UNC Project-China uses crowdsourcing to promote HIV Testing

UNC’s Project China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Vital Signs to publish early due to winter holiday

Vital Signs will be published on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Submissions will be due Monday by 5 p.m.

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11th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children's Hospital

The annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race will be held on Feb. 14, 2015. Runners take off at 8:30 a.m. UNC Children's Hospital is the sole recipient of the funds raised at the event. Last year the race raised $200,000.

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Upcoming School of Medicine staff photo sessions

Two free drop-in photography sessions will be held for all School of Medicine staff members in January 2015.

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Kathleen Rao Educational Scholarship winners announced

A team including Michael Harrigan, MD, Ana Felix, MBBCh, Dale Quirke, MD, Kurt Gilliland, PhD, and Julie Messina, MA, has won $3,000 to evaluate various ultrasound training methods for medical students.

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Movember at UNC: Mo Bros & Mo Sistas Raise more than $42,000 for Men's Health

Movember at UNC: Mo Bros & Mo Sistas Raise more than $42,000 for Men's Health

Newly formed in 2014, the UNC Movember Network -- a dynamic group of students, educators, researchers, scientists, professionals, friends and extended family – committed itself locally to a global fundraising campaign in support of men’s health programs.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care

Robin Reed, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry and director for the Center’s integrated care program, is the principal investigator for the four-year grant.

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From the Gazette: Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

From the Gazette: Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Earlier this year, she was named director of cancer survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she leads the effort to enhance clinical and research initiatives for cancer survivors.

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From the Gazette: Free legal help for those who need it most

From the Gazette: Free legal help for those who need it most

The law students and volunteer attorneys process about 30 documents a month at clinics held the second and fourth Fridays outside of the Patient and Family Resource Center within the N.C. Cancer Hospital. They meet with cancer patients and their families there to talk about legal documents the patients often need: financial powers of attorney, health-care powers of attorney and living wills.

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School of Medicine staff photo session

A free drop-in photography session will be held for all School of Medicine staff members in January 2015.

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School of Medicine staff photo session

A free drop-in photography session will be held for all School of Medicine staff members in January 2015.

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Clinical Week through the lens of Social Media!

Clinical Week through the lens of Social Media!

This week, second-year students have scattered across North Carolina, developing and enhancing their skills at clinics from Murphy to Morehead City. To highlight the reach of the School of Medicine in our state and to thank the community preceptors who have agreed to host our students, students are participating in a social media campaign highlighted on the School of Medicine Facebook page.

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School of Medicine building access during holidays

During the holiday season, School of Medicine buildings will be locked, but accessible by badge access on days designated as holidays by the UNC calendar. Access protocol will be the same one used on weekends. Happy Holidays!

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Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker

Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker

UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, was one of the first researchers to resist the common view that HIV is an incurable infection

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Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.

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NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference

The 4th annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference will be held in Chapel Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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New Year's Resolution: Apply for Innovation Pilot Award

While making those New Year's Resolutions, don't forget about The Center for Innovation's Innovation Pilot Awards. The deadline to apply for the $50,000 award is Jan. 14, 2015.

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New Round of SOM Bridge Funding

Submissions for the current round of SOM Bridge Funding are currently be accepted. The deadline for submission is Jan. 15, 2015.

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The Surgeon General of the United States: Past, Present, and Future

The Surgeon General of the United States: Past, Present, and Future

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam Goldstein and Cristy Paige will be joined by Dr. Woodie Kessel, former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States. The topic of discussion will be: The Surgeon General of the United States: Past, Present, and Future.

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