Vital Signs

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

Message from Dr. Roper: Runge named executive vice president for medical affairs at University of Michigan

Message from Dr. Roper: Runge named executive vice president for medical affairs at University of Michigan

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive dean for the UNC School of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been named executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan, pending approval by the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents.

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Ewend receives Fuller Award

Ewend receives Fuller Award

Matthew G. Ewend, MD, FACS, Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, UNC Department of Neurosurgery, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award.

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School of Medicine Photo ID/Card Access system upgrade

During the software upgrade from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, badge holders will continue to be able to operate door readers per existing access assignments. However, the Photo ID office will not have the ability to change access assignments or to issue new SOM badges from Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. to Thursday Dec. 4.

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Participate in #GivingTuesday at UNC School of Medicine

Participate in #GivingTuesday at UNC School of Medicine

Drop by G050 Bondurant Hall today from 12 - 1pm to have your picture taken holding a sign explaining why you are thankful for giving to UNC Medicine.

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High Impact Hepatology

Symposium to be held Saturday, Dec. 13th in Chapel Hill.

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OIS Security Bytes: Holiday Edition

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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Free Drop-in Photography Session

A free drop-in photography session for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only will be held Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Call for Nominations: O. Max Gardner Award

The faculty’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for the UNC system-wide O. Max Gardner Award, the highest honor given across all 16 UNC-system campuses. The Award will be presented at the April meeting of the Board of Governors.

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New process for U.S. News & World Report’s Reputation Survey

Physicians are now invited to participate in U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospital rankings selection process. To do so, please register with Doximity by Dec. 5.

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He’s No Dummy

He’s No Dummy

His name is Bruce, he’s 5 years old, and he makes surprise visits to any locations at UNC Hospitals where children are patients.

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Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

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Getting hip to vitamin D

Getting hip to vitamin D

A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.

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New course teaches phlebotomy basics

New course teaches phlebotomy basics

Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Staff covers the basics of drawing blood for research coordinators faced with this responsibility, but with little to no experience.

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UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

To support the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Garret Stuber, PhD, will use a new kind of microscope to further his lab’s investigation of brain circuits related to obesity.

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From the Gazette: Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

From the Gazette: Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that was what he wanted to do in high school, when he had a summer job transporting patients at Oak Forest Hospital in Illinois.

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Lighting up Neurons

Lighting up Neurons

Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.

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Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

E. Allen Liles, MD, is one of 10 nationwide selected for this honor and featured in the November issue of ACP Hospitalist. Liles is director of the UNC Hospitals Medicine Program and associate professor in the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology.

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Vital Signs to publish early due to Thanksgiving holiday

Vital Signs will be published on Tuesday, Nov 25. Submissions will be due Monday by 5 p.m.

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2014: The Cholesterol Odyssey with Sid Smith

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam and Cristy will be joined by Sid Smith, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine at UNC. Smith is also Past President of the American Heart Association.

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Family Medicine November Newsletter

The November edition of UNC Family Medicine's Intercom is now available.

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