Vital Signs - May 22, 2009

Runner Defies Odds, Brings Hope to Others
Read the story of one runner set to race in the "Run, Walk, and Roll" on May 30.
Some like it hot: human nose too cold for bird flu
It’s now widely known that influenza type A viruses that usually infect ducks and other water birds can jump species to infect the human respiratory tract. Such transmission from birds to humans remains rare and tends to happen when some of the 16 subtypes of avian influenza manage to mutate by applying proteins on their surfaces taken from human flu viruses.
The 2009 North Carolina Women's Health Report Card: Good news, bad news and some hopeful news
The Report Card is prepared every two years by The Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC.
Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award
Deadline extended to May 26!
Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure
The first 25 UNC captains who register at a team of 10 or more online at by the end of the day Friday, May 22 will receive $20 in free gas.
NC TraCS Institute Walk-In and By Appointment clinics
New Regulatory Consultations and Protocol Guidance Consultations are now available
Invitation to Scientists and Others Interested in Research Methods for Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Studies
Web Broadcast: AHRQ is hosting an invitational symposium on potential methods for conducting comparative effectiveness research (CER) June 1-2.
Pilot Grant Award Announcement
The Center for Aging and Diversity/UNC Institute on Aging is offering three $20,000 grants.
Internal Customer Service Survey available
As a part of UNC Health Care's Commitment to Caring, we would like to assess the level of customer service our organization provides.
"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.