Vital Signs

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

Healing the Homeless: Clark’s Promise with Rob Grew and Jane Smith

Healing the Homeless: Clark’s Promise with Rob Grew and Jane Smith

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Rob Grew, Co-Founder of Clark's Promise and Jane Smith, Engagement Nurse at Clark's Promise to talk about Healing the Homeless: Clark’s Promise.

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AOE Visiting Professor Series: Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH

Please join us on October 21st and 22nd for our visiting professor series with Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg. Dr. Gaufberg is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional Development.

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UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.

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Clinical Applications of Metabolomics in Nutrition and Obesity

This seminar will review recent advances in relevant metabolomics approaches and will examine several case studies demonstrating the power of metabolomics as a tool for advancing obesity and nutrition-related clinical applications.

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Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, assistant professor of urology and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy & management, has been named director of urologic oncology in the UNC Department of Urology. In his new role, he joins Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor of medicine, as co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC Women in Science presents Chancellor Folt to speak about "Stepping Up, Not Stepping Aside"

The UNC Women in Science group will be hosting our very own Chancellor Folt on October 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Kirkland Auditorium. Attendees will learn about her journey from a woman in science to UNC's first female chancellor and have the opportunity to ask her questions during a Q&A session following the talk. Please join us for light refreshments in the lobby after the session.

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Developing the Doctor and the Person

Developing the Doctor and the Person

For years, the UNC School of Medicine curriculum has emphasized humanities perspectives in medical education with the goal of developing not only better, more well-rounded doctors, but also more complete people. Now, a new interdisciplinary master’s curriculum, Literature, Medicine, and Culture, offers medical students (and others) an opportunity to formalize their training in the humanities, and prepares them for a changing health care landscape.

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How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good

How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good

Jordan Sanderson, a 25-year-old Carteret County native and current Nash County resident, shares how her father’s diagnosis and treatment challenged her and aged her in a good way.

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11 UNC Health Care nurses chosen as 'Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina'

The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

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Payton's Pal

Payton's Pal

Four-year-old Payton is battling a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Since her bone marrow transplant last week, she isn’t feeling herself — but she’s not fighting alone. Her best friend and CPAL, Lindsay Cannon, is right beside her.

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AMSA's National Global and Public Health Conference - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 28

The UNC School of Medicine Chapter of the American Medical Student Association hosts the AMSA's National Global and Public Health Conference in October. This year's conference theme is "Seize Your Advantage in Global and Public Health." All undergraduate, graduate, and health professional students interested in global health and public health are encouraged to attend this conference.

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2014 NC Cardiovascular Update - Oct. 3

Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, one of the foremost heart failure specialists in the world will deliver the 13th Ernest and Hazel Craig Lecture. Please read this note from Drs. Rick Stouffer, Eugune Chung, and Marschall Runge for more information about the event.

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2014 Teaching Faculty Retreat - Register by Oct. 10

This conference is held every year to review best practices for teaching in the field of medical education and is specifically designed for School of Medicine faculty who work directly with students. Sessions will cover topics related to TEC curriculum, teaching techniques, educational scholarship and new initiatives.

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Great Expectations: 2014 White Coat Ceremony

Early in the academic year at the UNC School of Medicine, first-year medical students and their families attend the White Coat Ceremony, an annual tradition that recognizes the start of students’ medical careers.

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YOUR HEALTH - Heart and Lung Surgery: Past, Present, and Future

YOUR HEALTH - Heart and Lung Surgery: Past, Present, and Future

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Jason Long, assistant professor of surgery in UNC’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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