Vital Signs

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

Celebrating Survival

Celebrating Survival

On Sept. 12, the UNC Hospitals Infectious Diseases Clinic will host a first-of-its-kind celebration gala to pay tribute to those who have been living with HIV infection for more than 20 years.

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A Special Bond

A Special Bond

Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces can't wait to reunite with their providers and other NICU families at this Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.

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Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

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Colin G. "Tim" Thomas, Jr., 1918-2014

Colin G. "Tim" Thomas, Jr., 1918-2014

Colin Gordon Thomas, Jr., internationally recognized surgeon, revered medical educator, outstanding scholar, pioneering research scientist, and devoted Tar Heel, died on September 2, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the age of 96.

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20% Employee & Family Discount at UNC Optical Shop

20% Employee & Family Discount at UNC Optical Shop

UNC Health Care employees, University employees, and their immediate family members are eligible for a 20% discount on new eyewear at UNC Optical Shop.

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20% Employee & Family Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

20% Employee & Family Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

UNC Health Care employees, University employees, and their immediate family members are eligible for a 20% discount off LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center.

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Roy Williams' Game Day Security Blanket

Roy Williams' Game Day Security Blanket

In his day job, Darrick Woods is a nurse manager on the emergency services transitions unit at UNC Hospitals. But since 1993, Darrick's off-hours have led him to the Dean Dome, where he serves on the security detail for Carolina men's basketball.

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Fall Faculty Meeting Oct. 13

Dr. Roper will give a “State of the School” address following a few brief presentations. Please send in questions or topics for discussion in advance, by Oct. 3.

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Participate in Student Stores Discussion and Get Free Lunch & $25 Gift Card

UNC Student Stores is conducting market research in order to better serve the UNC community. To help inform these efforts, we are seeking input from various UNC-affiliated groups, including current UNC faculty, regarding their thoughts and perspectives about Student Stores products and services.

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Overview of Adult HIV Care for New Clinicians

The North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center (NCATEC) will be hosting a comprehensive 2-day training event on October 30-31 in Charlotte, NC. The event is designed for clinicians including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists and PAs who seek to improve their HIV treatment skills. Topics include current HIV treatment regimens and initiation guidelines, new hepatitis C treatments, PrEP, opportunistic infections, contraception, preconception, pregnancy, and more. CMEs offered.

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Broadhurst, Cline, and Goheen named 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has announced the 2014 recipients of the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 22 Fellows from 18 medical schools were selected. From the UNC School of Medicine, Rob Broadhurst, Amelia Cline, and Morgan Goheen were named 2014 Fellows .

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5 Ways UNC Informatics will Improve Health Care for North Carolinians

5 Ways UNC Informatics will Improve Health Care for North Carolinians

Health informatics is changing the way North Carolinians receive their care. Sam Cykert, professor of medicine and director of the UNC School of Medicine Program on Health and Clinical Informatics, and Tim Carey, professor of medicine and director of the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC, share ways UNC informatics systems will improve health care for North Carolinians.

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Only 2 Days Left to Review Your Data Before it Goes Public

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will for the first time publish Open Payments (“the Sunshine Act”) data. This is a national program that promotes transparency by making public information about financial interactions between industry and individual physicians and teaching hospitals.

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Nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards

The faculty’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards to be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony.

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Guest Speaker - James Meigs

Guest Speaker - James Meigs

James Meigs, MD, MPH, will be visiting on Thursday September 25, 2014. He is on the faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Chair of the American Diabetes Association's Council on Epidemiology and Statistics.

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2014 Employee Appreciation Day

Kick Up Your Heels at Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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UNC Staff & Faculty Football Appreciation Game

In honor of UNC Employee Appreciation Day, the Office of Human Resources and UNC Athletics have collaborated to bring you discounted football tickets!

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