October

UNC eating disorders program director receives national research award
Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program, has received the 2008 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association
Physiologist Hackney honored by Lithuanian government
Anthony C. Hackney, an exercise physiologist at UNC, is being honored by the Lithuanian government for his research and service.
Info on State and Federal False Claims Laws
According to The Deficit Reduction Act we are required to provide employees, contractors, agents, and vendors with information on State and Federal False Claims Laws. Included in the information that we are required to provide are the basic elements of law, civil and criminal penalties, whistleblower protections, and UNC Health Care’s policies for compliance.
The 2008 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) is under way
UNC is hoping to raise $800,000 this year to help those less fortunate.
Men Against Violence initiative at Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, Oct. 8
UNC Hospitals' Beacon Child and Family Program invites you again to participate in the 9th annual Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Reminder Concerning Grantee Compliance with Public Access Policy and Related NIH Monitoring Activities
This Notice describes NIH Public Access Policy compliance monitoring efforts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. It also provides important reminders concerning grantee demonstration of compliance and the location of citations for papers in applications, proposals and progress reports. Grantees are responsible for compliance with the Policy, including ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements permit submission to PubMed Central in accord with the Policy.
NIH Notices
This Notice provides the Transition Schedule for NIH/AHRQ/CDC/NIOSH/FDA from PureEdge to Adobe-based grant application forms for electronic submissions of SF424 Research and Related (R&R) applications.
Road work at Old Mason Farm Rd. and Fordham Blvd (15/501) Intersection
Road work is under way at the intersection of Old Mason Farm Road and Fordham Boulevard (15-501). Everyone is strongly encouraged to avoid this area during construction, which is scheduled to conclude Friday, Oct. 10.
Manning Drive bus stop permanently closed
The bus stop on Manning Drive directly in front of the Mary Ellen Jones Building will be closed permanently in light of pedestrian safety considerations.
Physicians: Now is the time to recognize your outstanding clinician colleagues!
UNC Health Care is sponsoring a Quality Expo on October 24.
Bear, Caron and Heise named 2008-09 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship winners
Three junior faculty members receive the award each year.
Teresa Tarrant receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award
Tarrant will receive $3,000 that she can use to explore new ideas, new ways of teaching students, treating patients or investigating biological problems.
UNC Department of Family Medicine launches radio talk show on patient health
The Department of Family Medicine in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has partnered with 1360 WCHL radio to launch a new hour-long radio talk show on patient health.
UNC study: cell protein suppresses pain eight times more effectively than morphine
More people suffer from pain than from heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, but many of the drugs used to relieve suffering are not completely effective or have harmful side effects.
New muscular dystrophy cooperative research center established at UNC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant to establish a muscular dystrophy research center named in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota, who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at UNC.
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center announces 2008 Fellows
The LCCC has named three graduate students as Lineberger Fellows for excellence in cancer research.
UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society
Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.
UNC-NCSU researcher receives grant to develop molecular imaging tools
Paul Dayton, Ph.D., an associate professor of biomedical engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant for research aimed at developing safer, more effective tools for ultrasound molecular imaging.
Flu vaccinations under way
School of Medicine faculty and staff have several options for vaccination.
Fall Issue of Quality@Work Newsletter available
The fall issue of the "Quality at Work" newsletter is now available in both print and electronic versions.
Horizons progam assists women in need
Recently featured in the Chapel Hill News, Horizons helps women with addictions to learn the skills they need to rebuild their lives.
UNC home football season continues at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 - GO HEELS
UNC's home football schedule continues at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 against Notre Dame. Please plan appropriately as you travel to/from UNC Hospitals, as traffic will be heavy several hours before game time.
B-2 Bomber flyover prior to UNC - Notre Dame game
Just prior to kickoff of the UNC vs. Notre Dame football game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, there will be a flyover of Kenan Stadium by a United States' Air Force B-2 Bomber.
October 2008 HSL E-News Now Available
Current news from the Health Sciences Library is here
Medical Bulletin is available online
The spring 2008 edition is now posted
Promise Idol Auditions
Got Talent? Tune up your voice or your guitar. We’re looking to crown the next Promise Idol!
State Employees Combined Campaign continues
UNC is hoping to raise $800,000 this year to help those less fortunate.
UNC Heart Center Lipid Clinic Training Program
This training course focuses on evidence based lipid management and supports the healthcare professional to better understand and implement processes which support continuity of care, adherence and patient education.
Call for Abstracts - 10th Annual Women's Health Research Conference
Abstracts accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26
UNC's Pisano, Rimer elected to Institute of Medicine
Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, considered one of the nation’s highest honors for those in the fields of health and medicine.
Dr. Pisano to serve as Principal Investigator for CTSA
Etta D. Pisano, MD, Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, has agreed to serve as the Principal Investigator for the CTSA.
UNC researchers receive a grant to study the link between cancer and venous thrombosis
Nigel Key, MD and Nigel Mackman, PhD, have received a five-year, $1,986,650 grant to study the mechanisms of venous thromboembolism in cancer.
Biggs joins School of Medicine as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Deborah Biggs, JD, will work closely with Vice Dean Pisano and Kevin Fitzgerald
State retirement update
Message from State Treasurer Richard Moore
State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) Update
The SECC is off to a great start and the SOM has raised $28,969 of the $89,155 university total in the first two weeks of the campaign.
Applications for a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship due by Nov. 3
UNC graduate students, post-docs and full-time faculty and staff can explore entrepreneurial opportunities in their disciplines or get help launching a new business or nonprofit.
Pharmacy updates
Nicotrol Inhaler temporarily unavailable for inpatients. Local health department approval no longer necessary for rabies vaccine.
October alternative transportation news
There is no better time to lower your fuel costs and do your bit to help the environment.
MEDworld fundraiser Oct. 28 and 30
Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Children's Hospital lobby
Laboratory Information Systems downtime
The Laboratory Information System will be down from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Oct. 19, while a system upgrade is performed.
Construction on the eastern side of South Columbia Street until Dec. 31
An electrical duct bank project will begin work on the eastern side of South Columbia Street from Monday, Oct. 13 and continue until Dec. 31.
University Resources Cannot Be Used To Support Political Campaign Activities
A message from Chancellor Thorp
School of Medicine Access Card Update
Card readers for MacNider and for Brinkhous-Bullitt were changed Thursday, Oct. 16. Bioinformatics will be changed Oct. 21, Burnett Womack will be changed on Oct. 22 - 23.
'Late Night with Roy Williams' basketball season kickoff to affect S11 parking
"Late Night with Roy Williams," the annual kickoff to the UNC men's and women's basketball seasons, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 24.
New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications
Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application.
Promise Idol Auditions
Got Talent? Tune up your voice or your guitar. We’re looking to crown the next Promise Idol!
Halloween parking and transportation info
Large crowds are expected on Franklin Street Friday, Oct. 31, for the annual Halloween celebration
UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer
Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation announces a new evidence-based acupuncture clinic
The clinic will serve patients with conditions including acute and chronic pain, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, sprains and other conditions which may be treated after consultation.
Daniel Kaufer and Philip Sloane receive grants to improve Alzheimer's care
Drs. Kaufer and Sloane have been awarded a $540,000, three-year grant for a project aimed at increasing the number of doctors in North Carolina with expertise in treating patients with Alzheimer’s dementia.
UNC faculty write, edit first handbook on myasthenia gravis specifically for health care professionals
Dr. James F. Howard Jr., distinguished professor of neuromuscular disease and chief of the neuromuscular disorders section in the Neurology department, served as editor.
UNC awarded $4.8 million to test dengue fever vaccines
The Carolina Vaccine Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create and test possible vaccines for dengue fever.
New CPOE Orders Procedure
Medical Information Management is pleased to announce a major new initiative to directly import CPOE orders into the Imaged Documents area of WebCIS. This initiative will take effect Oct. 28.
New version of WebCIS released Monday Oct. 20
A message from Dr. Berger
New Pediatric Surgery Cancellation Hotline (843-8975)
The hotline, managed by Precare, can be called by the patient, their family, or any member of the patient's medical team.
Request for Proposals - 2009 Clinical Nutrition Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Grants Program
Deadline Friday, Nov. 14
Evening service to the Hedrick Building via FCX buses
Beginning the evening of Oct. 22, Chapel Hill Transit's FCX route will stop at the Hedrick Building after stopping at the Friday Center.
Oct. 21 Connections now online
Connections is UNC Health Care's internal newsletter.
Flu vaccinations offered across campus
School of Medicine faculty and staff have several options for vaccination.
Vanpool Opening from Burlington
There is a Burlington van pool opening for anyone working between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reminder: Links within Vital Signs are active for one week
To view old issues, please click on Archives, at the bottom of each email, and the bottom of the Web page.
Construction on the eastern side of South Columbia Street until Dec. 31
An electrical duct bank project will begin work on the eastern side of South Columbia Street from Monday, Oct. 13 and continue until Dec. 31.
Halloween parking and transportation info
Large crowds are expected on Franklin Street Friday, Oct. 31, for the annual Halloween celebration.
Rex-UNC Health Care Blood Drive Nov. 11
Rex Blood Services will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Bloodmobile parked in the Kiss and Go lane of UNC Hospitals.
UNC Heart Center Lipid Clinic Training Program: CANCELLED
The UNC Heart Center Lipid Clinic Training Program has been CANCELLED. The event was scheduled to be held November 6-7, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC.
The economy and its impact on UNC Hospitals, UNC P&A and the UNC School of Medicine
A message from Drs. Marschall S. Runge, Etta Pisano, and Mr. Gary Park
Five ways to get more from your doctor: UNC researchers' tips for patients
These days, going to the doctor may seem more like speed dating than care giving. Patients get a few minutes with the clinician, and he or she does most of the talking.
SECC - Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the SECC this year!
We need your support and time is running out.
Updated Halloween parking and transportation info
Large crowds are expected on Franklin Street Friday, Oct. 31, for the annual Halloween celebration. The Town of Chapel Hill is implementing a traffic control plan that could cause significant traffic congestion around UNC Hospitals.
Halloween Event will impact Safe Ride, Chapel Hill Transit
On Halloween, Chapel Hill Transit will attempt to operate on its regular schedule and routes. However, there may be significant delays; and several routes, including the D, J, NS and NU, will operate with modified service schedules.
Applications for a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship due by Nov. 3
UNC graduate students, post-docs and full-time faculty and staff can explore entrepreneurial opportunities in their disciplines or get help launching a new business or nonprofit.
2nd Annual International Gynecologic Oncology Robotics Symposium, Nov. 9-11
Presented by the UNC Robotic and Computer Enhanced Surgery Center
Rex-UNC Health Care Blood Drive Nov. 11
Rex Blood Services will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Bloodmobile parked in the Kiss and Go lane of UNC Hospitals.
Feria Multicultural de UNC Health Care Oct 31, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM Vestíbulos de N.C. Women’s and Children’s Hospital,
¡Celebremos nuestras culturas! ¡Ayúdanos a celebrar las culturas de los empleados de UNC como parte de nuestro programa “Commitment to Caring”!
Absentee and early voting information
Please view the following file for full details on both absentee and early voting.
Construction on the eastern side of South Columbia Street until Dec. 31
An electrical duct bank project will begin work on the eastern side of South Columbia Street from Monday, Oct. 13 and continue until Dec. 31.
Reminder: Links within Vital Signs are active for one week
To view old issues, please click on Archives, at the bottom of each email, and the bottom of the Web page.