March

UNC Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center inauguration
The inauguration of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill occurred March 2. The new center was established in October with a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Roper comments on the possibility of a changing American health care system
Bill Roper, MD, MPH, was interviewed in today's News and Observer.
Bill Miller receives 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award
Bill Miller, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and associate professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.
Melissa Miller receives national Young Investigator Award
The American Society for Microbiology has awarded Melissa Miller, Ph.D., an associate professor, its 2009 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award.
SOM Faculty Nominations for Senior Awards
We are now seeking faculty nominations for prestigious awards given annually to graduating seniors.
NIH Challenge Grant details announced
The grants are awarded for two years, with $500,000 in funding per year. The deadline is April 27.
NC TraCS Institute Walk-in Clinics
Schedule for Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13, 2009
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.
March's alternative transportation newsletter
The Department of Public Safety recently posted an alternative transportation newsletter for March.
Chapel Hill Transit reduced service March 7 - 14
Chapel Hill Transit will operate a Reduced Service Schedule during UNC's spring break from Saturday, March 7, through March 14.
Men’s basketball March 8 at 4 p.m.
This is the last men's home basketball game for 2009. Go Heels!
Video: Researchers issue HIV goal: drug-free remission
A group of leading academic and industry scientists, including UNC's Dr. David Margolis, has issued a challenge to researchers studying HIV/AIDS: to find a way to effectively purge latent HIV infection and eliminate the need for chronic, suppressive therapy to control the disease.
Funding helps UNC researchers find a genetic link to autism
As part of a four site network, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are exploring whether there is a genetic link to autism.
From one sister to another, many lives are touched
FROM THE UNC Health Care's Weblog (with video) - When you work in a hospital, you see some really amazing stories. Some are terribly sad, while others are incredibly uplifting. This is one of the latter. Back in 1991, Carmencita Conry needed a kidney transplant. Her sister, Marisa McLeod, volunteered to donate a kidney, and together the sisters came to UNC Hospitals for the surgery, which was a great success.
Patient privacy reminder
A patient privacy reminder from John Hart, Chief Compliance Officer for UNC Health Care.
More take home pay for you
Look for a few extra dollars in your paycheck beginning this month.
March 3 Connections
The March 3 issue of Connections is now available.
Medical Students Match
From the Blog: UNC's 156 fourth-year medical students participated in Match Day yesterday, March 19.
UNC professor elected to American Academy of Microbiology board
Peter H. Gilligan, Ph.D., professor, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology.
UNC scholar receives prestigious NIH award
Kate Muessig, a 2007 UNC Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar (FICRS), has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Sidney Smith, M.D., honored by Japanese Circulation Society
Dr. Sidney Smith has been named an International Honorary Member of the Japanese Circulation Society.
Important Recovery Act Funding and News
The March 2009 issue of RESEARCH SUPPORT online newsletter is now available.
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.
Farmer's Market returns May 6
The Wellness Wednesday Farmer’s Market begins this year on May 6!
Sports Nutrition class
Fueling and hydrating appropriately for activity are just as important as being active!
Emergency Preparedness Web site Update
You can now access the N.C. Department of Transportation Traffic Information System from UNC Health Care's Emergency Preparedness Web site.
Steppin’ Out National Walking Challenge!
The "Steppin’ Out" National Walking Challenge is scheduled for April 20 - 26. The goal during Steppin' Out is to walk 70,000 Steps in 7 days!
Volunteer and community activities survey
In mid-2008, we asked faculty, staff and volunteers to take a short survey to provide us with more information about your volunteer and community activities. We are updating this information for 2009 and would appreciate your time to answer a short survey.
Community Grief Recovery Group
UNC Hospitals' Bereavement Support Services is offering a Community Grief Recovery Group this spring.
“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.”
Bear named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
James Bear, Ph.D., associate professor of cell and developmental biology, has been selected to receive a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist Award.
UNC honors Dr. Etta Pisano with women's advancement award
UNC honored three individuals with University Awards for the Advancement of Women on Mar. 23.
Grand opening of the Office of International Activities (OIA)
The office will officially open on April 1 with a reception from 12 – 2 p.m. on the 2nd floor lobby/balcony in the MBRB Building.
Save the Date: N.C. Cancer Hospital Opening and Dedication in September
The new, state-of-the-art N.C. Cancer Hospital will open its doors ahead of schedule this September.
Budget Update - Correction
There was an error in the statement regarding longevity pay
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.
Spring Blood Drives
The UNC Red Cross Club will host ten blood drives around the UNC campus in the next few weeks.
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!