Vital Signs

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

UNC OrthoNow Clinic returns to normal hours

The UNC Orthopaedics urgent care clinic, OrthoNow, returns to normal operating hours this week after several weeks of reduced hours.

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Faculty Retirement Incentive Program Update

Read a memo from Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, Vice Dean for Finance & Administration, on the UNC Faculty Retirement Incentive Plan which was approved on June 25 by the UNC Board of Governors.

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Anger, Prevention, and Treatment with Marco Iacoboni

Anger, Prevention, and Treatment with Marco Iacoboni

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Cristy and guest co-hosts Yee Lam and Catherine Coe will be talking with Marco Iacoboni, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.The theme of the conversation will be "Anger, Prevention, and Treatment."

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SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

UNC School of Medicine professor, William A. Rutala, PhD, was recently honored by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologist of America who named a scholarship in his honor. The William A. Rutala Scholarship will be given annually to young professionals whose research focus is healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

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Physical Therapy students raise funds for research

Physical Therapy students raise funds for research

The Foundation for Physical Therapy recognized UNC's physical therapy program with Honorable Mention for their fundraising efforts through the 2014-2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge. Honorable Mention is awarded to schools who contribute $3,000 or more to the annual student-led Challenge.

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Office of Research Newsletter - Summer 2015

The Office of Research's summer newsletter is now available. The Office of Research is responsible for strategic planning for and the management of the research enterprise of the School of Medicine.

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Imaging Beyond Anatomy

Imaging Beyond Anatomy

A UNC core facility churns out radioactive agents to investigate the subcellular activity that drives disease.

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UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

John Buse, MD, PhD, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, helped shape the new web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program ‘Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.’

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Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

UNC Children’s chief surgeon, Dr. Bill Adamson, shares details about the care and treatment of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow, who was transferred to UNC Hospitals following a June 14 shark attack on Oak Island, N.C. Yow is currently in good condition.

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A Good Heart

A Good Heart

High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher -- the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.

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Celebrations in Hillsborough

Celebrations in Hillsborough

Last week the hospital at UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus opened its doors to the public for the first time, and the responses revealed great excitement among Hillsborough residents.

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UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

In late April, the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative (NCSCC) recognized the stroke care teams at both UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare with its Diamond Award.

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New Publication Evaluates End Points for Clinical Trials

New Publication Evaluates End Points for Clinical Trials

Clinical trials studying kidney disease usually use end-stage kidney disease as the primary outcome, or end point, of a study. For many kidney diseases end-stage kidney disease may not occur for several years, sometimes 10 or more. A new paper examines surrogate endpoints. Patrick Nachman, MD, of the UNC Kidney Center, is one of the paper's authors.

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Degener named Health Sciences Library interim director

Degener named Health Sciences Library interim director

Christie Degener, formerly the head of Resources Management Services and interim assistant director, will move into the role of interim director of the Health Sciences Library (HSL), effective August 1, 2015. Degener has served in several administrative roles at the HSL since 1984, including as the head of Resources Management Services since 2007.

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Brice recommended for appointment as Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine

Brice recommended for appointment as Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has recommended Jane Brice, MD, MPH, for appointment as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine following a national search. Brice will assume this role effective July 1.

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Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Timothy Sanford, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be honored this fall by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with the organization’s Golseth Young Investigator Award.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation in the 21st Century with Thomas C. Shea

Bone Marrow Transplantation in the 21st Century with Thomas C. Shea

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Cristy and guest co-host Yee Lam will be talking with Thomas C. Shea, MD, director of the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Programs. The theme of the discussion will be "Bone Marrow Transplantation in the 21st Century."

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2015 North Carolina Cardiovascular Update - Sept. 25 - 26, 2015

Please save the date for the 2015 NC Cardiovascular Update: Sept, 25 - 26, 2015. The target audience includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, family practice and primary care physicians, emergency physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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