April

VIDEO - Dr. Roper comments on health care reform
In two separate videos, Dr. Roper shares his thoughts on health reform following President Obama's press conference on Tuesday, March 24 and the White House Regional Health Reform Forum held on March 31.
VIDEO - Cairns urges students to celebrate safely during the Final Four
Dr. Bruce Cairns is Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
Academy of Educators Teaching Awards
All nomination and support letters must be received by April 20
Final Four Viewing Party
UNC will host a Final Four viewing party at the Smith Center on Saturday, April 4
Health Science Library adds Embase to Clinical Reference resources
A training session will be held on Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m.
Sunday night online office hours for Health Sciences Library
April sessions include: Overview of drug reference, Point of care tools: FIRSTConsult, eMedicine, etc., and New resource: VisualDx
NC TraCS Institute Update
The NC TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various NC TraCS service areas.
Final Four preparations
Congrats to the UNC men's basketball team for advancing to the Final Four in Detroit! Please review the following information and plan ahead as you travel to/from Chapel Hill this weekend (and Monday if the Tar Heels advance to the championship). Go Heels!
Walk-In and By Appointment clinics offering expert resources for Clinical and Translational research are now available.
UNC-CH faculty are available to consult across various NC TraCS Institute service areas.
"Heart Failure Management: Established Therapy and New Frontiers"
The Division of Cardiology Heart Failure Program will present this course from July 16-19 at the Amelia Conference Center in Amelia Island, Florida.
"Weight Watchers at Work" is starting up again at the N.C. Women's Hospital!
The next 12-week series starts April 15. Come to an Open House April 8 to learn more.
Registration now open for UNC HIV Care 2009: Antiretroviral Therapy, Hepatitis B/C, Addiction, and Adherence
The purpose of this conference is to provide an update on treatment of Hepatitis B and C, drug addiction and adherence.
Lineberry named Assistant Dean for Human Resources
VIDEO - Celebrating UNC's champions
UNC is celebrating a National Championship and recognizing its stars--both on and off the court. Watch a video recognizing UNC's stars, including our own Dr. Lisa Carey.
Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award
Nominations for the Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award are now being accepted. Any attending physician or UNC Health Care employee may nominate any full-time house officer.
UNC Hospitals' Police alert regarding recent thefts
Hospitals' Police is asking for your help with information regarding recent thefts that have been occurring around the Health Care System.
Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure
UNC Health Care is looking for walkers and captains to participate in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2009 Race for the Cure.
Face to Face AIDS Project: April 6-9
The UNC Student Global Health Committee is sponsoring lectures, a photo exhibit, and film screenings from the Face to Face AIDS Project.
Valet cost to increase April 15
Rates for valet parking will increase starting April 15. The cost of valet parking for a visit will move to $10 from the current $8.
Carolina Chicken Company closing April 10
The Carolina Chicken Company will close April 10 for renovations to its space on 2 Neurosciences. To accommodate our families, visitors and colleagues during the renovations, the Corner Cafe will remain open until 4 p.m. each Monday - Friday.
Good Friday parking/transit update
Friday, April 10, is a University Holiday in observance of Good Friday. Chapel Hill Transit will run a limited Saturday Bus Schedule and anyone working may park in the Dogwood Deck or any un-gated lot on Friday, April 10.
Mobile Underwater Weighing
Get Tanked! Carolina Fitness Testing brings back the mobile underwater weighing truck to the UNC Wellness Center! Underwater weighing is the Gold Standard for body fat testing.
UNC School of Medicine honors Gwyther with Distinguished Faculty Award
Robert E. Gwyther, M.D., M.B.A., is a professor of family medicine.
Spring allergy survival guide: When do you need to see the doctor?
UNC's Dr. Maya Jerath offers tips for surviving the spring allergy season.
Breastfeeding has twice the benefit of bottle feeding, UNC research shows
There’s plenty of research showing how babies benefit from breastfeeding. But there’s mounting evidence that nursing benefits mothers, too, says Dr. Alison Stuebe.
Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors
UNC researchers have identified a compound that could be modified to treat one of the most deadly types of cancer, and discovered how a particular gene mutation contributes to tumor growth.
VIDEO - HCAHPS update from Dr. Roper
UNC Hospitals received its latest HCAHPS results in late March and the results are excellent. UNC Hospitals ranks #1 among Triangle hospitals in eight of 10 categories and is tied for first place among "patients who rate the hospital highly."
New financial policies begin April 20 for uninsured, Charity Care Program patients
In light of current economic conditions, thousands of North Carolinians are unemployed or have lost their health insurance coverage. In order to continue providing a high level of service, and to be fair to all North Carolina citizens, UNC Health Care is asking for cooperation from all of its patients to pay co-payments and deposits as the time of their visit. However, we want to emphasize that no one who needs care will be turned away.
Transplant Center celebrates 40 years, Medal of Honor
All employees are invited to attend a ceremony celebrating 40 Years of organ transplant with the UNC Comprehensive Transplant Center
Pharmacy benefit changes
In order to keep the pharmacy benefit affordable for members and provide access to high quality, effective medication options, several changes to the pharmacy benefit will be implemented beginning May 1.
New Community Engagement Walk-in clinic
The new clinic is offered by the NC TraCS Institute
New UNC Health Care policy search page
UNC Hospitals has simplified access to all policies by consolidating access to them via a single web page
April HSL E-News Now Available
News you can use from the UNC Health Sciences Library
April 15 Connections
The April 15 issue of Connections, UNC Health Care's employee newsletter, featuring our "Health Care Heroes" and Spring Plus People, is now available.
Electronic Pay Statement Option now available for UNC Health Care Employees
The Payroll Office, in partnership with ISD (Information Services Division), is pleased to announce the option of receiving your bi‐weekly payroll statement electronically.
UNC Faculty/Staff Sale at the Bull’s Head Bookshop April 24
All UNC faculty and staff with a valid One Card can get 25 percent off their entire purchase of items in the Bull’s Head Bookshop on Friday, April 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Southern Village transit detour
Due to construction in the bus circle at the Southern Village Park and Ride lot, the NS and V routes will be detoured until further notice.
N.C. Children's Promise Gala
Join us and honorary hosts Butch and Tammy Davis at the N.C. Children's Promise's third annual gala, "Run for the Promise," on Saturday, May 2
Spring 2009 Faculty Meeting
VIDEO - School of Medicine ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report
The UNC School of Medicine has again ranked among the best medical schools in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." Read more for full details on the high rankings the School achieved and to view a video from Dr. Bill Roper and Dr. Marschall Runge.
Mears named top 10 innovator in emergency medical services
Greg D. Mears, M.D., an associate professor in the emergency medicine department, has been named one of the top 10 innovators in emergency medical services for 2008 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.
VIDEO - A sneak peek into the N.C. Cancer Hospital
In late March, Will Arey of the UNC Medical Center News Office took a tour of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, which opens this summer. Watch part 1 of the tour.
Cell & Molecular Physiology benefits from the generosity of the Thomas H. Maren Foundation
Research Professor Susan K. Fellner, MD, recently secured three notable financial gifts to the department
SOM Faculty: Fascinating Survey on Politics and the U.S. Health Care System
Please take a few minutes to complete a survey for a SOM student's master's paper project.
9th Annual Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize Award and Lecture – May 6
This years' prize will be awarded to Michael Greenberg, PhD from Harvard Medical School for his “discovery of signaling pathways underlying activity-dependent gene transcription in neurons.”
Academy of Educators Teaching Awards - Deadline Extended to May 1
All nomination and support letters must be received by May 1.
6PST opens new unit May 6
Effective Wednesday, May 6, the N.C. Memorial Hospital is opening a new 18-bed surgical unit called 6 Patient Support Tower (6PST) in the former executive offices.
New version of WebCIS
On Tuesday morning, April 21, a new version of WebCIS was released.
Bids for Kids charity art auction
Lounge, marvel and bid on artistic masterpieces from the creativity of children.
Local coffee coming to UNC Hospitals
Nutrition and Food Services is hosting two events to celebrate the arrival of Larry’s Beans at UNC Health Care. Larry’s Beans is a local coffee roasting company that will begin to provide coffee for our retail operations on May 13.
Attention S8 Permit Holders
UNC will host the ACC Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Kenan Stadium this weekend.
NC TraCS Institute Walk-In and By Appointment clinics
The NC TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various NC TraCS service areas.
Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award
Nominations for the Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award due May 8. Any attending physician or UNC Health Care employee may nominate any full-time house officer.
N.C. Children's Promise Gala
Join us and honorary hosts Butch and Tammy Davis at the N.C. Children's Promise's third annual gala, "Run for the Promise," on Saturday, May 2
Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure
UNC Health Care is looking for walkers and captains to participate in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2009 Race for the Cure.
“Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment”
UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 20 sites across the United States that will participate in a new national program titled “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.”
"Heart Failure Management: Established Therapy and New Frontiers"
The Division of Cardiology Heart Failure Program will present this course from July 16-19 at the Amelia Conference Center in Amelia Island, Florida.
Spring Medical Alumni Weekend : April 24-25
While classes from years ending in “4” and “9” will celebrate reunions, all alumni are encouraged to attend - and bring your family. We have events planned for everyone!
Registration now open for UNC HIV Care 2009: Antiretroviral Therapy, Hepatitis B/C, Addiction, and Adherence
The purpose of this conference is to provide an update on treatment of Hepatitis B and C, drug addiction and adherence.
Faculty Invitation to Graduation
The Whitehead Medical Society invites you to attend graduation on May 9!