January

TUG the Robot is here!
A new 'employee' named TUG is now rolling through the halls of UNC Hospitals
UNC Mental Health Specialists now open
Department of Psychiatry Opens Community-Based Private Practice
SECC Donations
It's not too late to pledge
Mind-Body Skills Program for Health Care Professionals
For Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Other Health Care Professionals, Wednesdays, Feb. 4 - April 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
e-Chart scheduled downtime Jan. 13
E-Chart will be unavailable from 10:15 p.m. Tuesday through 4:15 a.m. Wednesday
Chapel Hill Transit to make route and schedule changes Jan. 12
To improve service and efficiency throughout the transit system, Chapel Hill Transit will be implementing route and schedule changes on Monday, Jan. 12.
Tuition waiver forms for spring semester due Jan. 16
Jan. 6 Connections now online
UNC Health Care's newsletter for employees
Dr. Joseph Piven named editor-in-chief of the newly created Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Piven is Sarah Graham Kenan professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology and director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
UNC study supports role of circadian clock in response to chemotherapy
A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill has suggested that treatment is most effective at certain times of day because that is when a particular enzyme system – one that can reverse the actions of chemotherapeutic drugs – is at its lowest levels in the body.
28th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration
Join Carolina for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.
NIH Items of Interest
Issues affecting Adobe-based modular budget forms and hours for eRA Commons Help Desk
New Sunday night "online office hours" for Health Sciences Library
A message from Lara Handler, School of Medicine librarian at the Health Sciences Library
Outpatient Nutrition Clinic move
The Outpatient Nutrition Clinic has moved to the Aycock Family Medicine Building (Family Practice) from its previous location in the ACC
Men’s basketball resumes Jan. 17 at 9 p.m.
On UNC home basketball game days, please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals.
Kids Cards Valentines now available
The Valentines are available online, in the NC Children's Hospital lobby, Cranberry Corner Gift Shop, and local retail locations
Construction on driveway between MacNider and Burnett-Womack
5 - 10 minute delays Jan. 17-18
Fire alarm/sprinkler system testing at UNC Hospitals
A quarterly inspection and test of the fire alarm and sprinkler systems will take place throughout the entire Hospital facility through Friday, Jan. 16
Campus Budget Update
A message from the Chancellor
Spring 2009 cycle of the NC IDEA grants program now open
Firms interested in grants of up to $50,000 are invited to submit an online pre-proposal application by Friday, Jan. 30 at www.ncidea.org.
Apply for Excellence Fund Seed Grants
Awards are granted in varying amounts up to $7,000 on a one-time basis; applicants must apply annually.
Mind-Body Skills Program for Health Care Professionals
For Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Other Health Care Professionals, Wednesdays, Feb. 4 - April 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Patient Satisfaction update
A letter from Dean Roper
St. Baldrick’s awards $52,784 for Cancer Research
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded a grant of $52,784 to UNC.
Miller receives health education grant
Dr. Paula Miller has received a $25,000 grant from the Alpha Phi Heart to Heart program to support cardiovascular health education to public school teachers in Orange County through the UNC Cardiovascular Health Assessment in Teachers (CHAT) program
Roper to participate in 18th Annual Biotech Conference
On Feb. 16, Dean Roper will join a panel discussion on the possible direction the new administration’s policies may take toward the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
2009 UNC Mini-Medical School
"Small wonders: nanotechnology in medicine"; "Bug wars: bacterial infections"; "Personalized medicine" – these are the topics of the 2009 Mini-Medical School.
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute
Now offering a variety of services and resources to support translational and clinical research
Curriculum Development Awards offered by the Center for Global Initiatives
These awards support faculty who are interested in adding international content to existing courses that have little or no such content; adding comparative cases to courses that are currently area specific; or developing new courses with significant international content.
Call for Nominations for the 2009 University Awards for the Advancement of Women
This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women at UNC. Each year, three individuals--one faculty member, one staff member, and one undergraduate/graduate student/postdoctoral scholar--may be selected to receive the award.
Men’s basketball resumes Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
On UNC home basketball game days, please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals.
Cholesterol screenings
In honor of American Heart Month the UNC Wellness Center will provide cholesterol screenings for our members and the community.
Sole Sisters IX exercise program
Women over the age of 21 who are interested in becoming active and who have no regular exercise program can join Sole Sisters IX exercise program at no cost.
Be Aware of Phishing e-mails
‘Malware’ (malicious software) is prevalent. Read more to ensure your online identity isn't stolen.
Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic
A.W.A.K.E (Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic) is a support group for people affected by sleep apnea.
HCAHPS Jan. 29