The Enhanced Recovery Program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary initiative between the departments of anesthesiology and surgery to improve the perioperative care of patients at UNC. The first Enhanced Recovery pathway was implemented in July 2014. Over the next year, it is anticipated that the Enhanced Recovery program will have reached over 1,000 patients. One of the very first patients to go through an Enhanced Recovery pathway at UNC reflects on his surgical experience one year later.
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.
Please join the AOE for the first of the new Community Conversations. Certificates of thanks will be distributed to our hardworking Awards, Membership, and Curriculum Committees. After that recognition, Kurt Gilliland will lead a discussion of six educational scholarship articles recently published by AOE members.
The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. OIS in conjunction with ITS is working with the entire School of Medicine community to provide the tools, procedures and reporting necessary to help data owners discover all of the sensitive information that they may have and to provide options to secure such information.
Sancar’s team mapped DNA repair mechanisms that protect us against cancer.
UNC's Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) moved into its new home located on the 1st floor of the Burnett-Womack building on Wednesday, September 30.
The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will award 6 - 8 $50,000 grants to support quality improvement projects to be conducted July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Projects may be initiated by staff and faculty from any department or unit at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians and UNC Physicians Network.
Participants will have the chance to win a VIP Late Night with Roy experience.
i2b2 Trainings Continue, Lab Tests and Patient Vitals Added!
The John B. Graham Student Research Society’s 48th annual Student Research Day will take place Monday, November 30 , 2015. The events of the day will commence at 12:30 P.M. with student poster presentations in the UNC Women’s Hospital lobby and oral presentations in 321 MacNider Hall.
Peter Lindenauer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of Center for Quality of Care Research, will share details of quality measures and public reporting.
What You Should Know About FDA Audits Presented by The UNC Network for Research Professionals (NRP) and the NC TraCS Institute
As part of its strategic plan, the School of Medicine has partnered with NC TraCS to support the development of new synergistic interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators at UNC.
Last week at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), faculty members, students and staff celebrated the center's 10-year anniversary while also touring its new facility.
In exchange for a two-year research commitment, the NIH Loan Repayment Program will repay up to $70,000 of eligible student loan debt for researchers and health professionals conducting qualifying research at domestic nonprofit or government organizations. The programs are designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The application cycle closes on Nov. 16.
Randy Schekman, PhD, 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, will deliver the keynote talk on "Mechanism of secretion of large particles and miRNA" at the 5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium.
What did we hope to achieve, has reality lived up to expectations, and what's coming next?
UNC Family Medicine Partners with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle on Healthy Child Initiative
On Sept. 19, a team from UNC Family Medicine worked alongside staff and volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Triangle to provide an array of health-related services to children, mentors and families who attended the annual back-to-school picnic.
Are you an untenured assistant or associate professor looking for support for a research or scholarly project? The Provost’s Office is now accepting applications for competitive Junior Faculty Development Awards paid from IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries funds. The awards, up to the amount of $7,500, are to be expended during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2016.