Vital Signs

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

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

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Capturing the moment of victory

Capturing the moment of victory

When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.

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Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Matt Collins, MD, PhD, will headline the May 18 Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins will discuss ongoing diagnostic and vaccine development for the Zika virus currently underway at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

On May 13, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017 gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their graduation. The class selected surgeon Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, as commencement speaker.

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UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger's 41st Annual Scientific Symposium will focus on "Developmental Signal Transduction Pathways in Cancer.” The symposium will be held May 22-23 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

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Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

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Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.

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Office 365 is coming! Upgrade to Office 2016

Office 365 is coming! Upgrade to Office 2016

School of Medicine email and calendar will migrate to Office 365 in June 2017. In preparation, older versions of Microsoft Office on departmental computers will need to be upgraded to Microsoft Office 2016.

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