Vital Signs - Dec. 3, 2009

VIDEO: Fall 2009 update from Dr. Roper - A Focus on Research
In late 2009, Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, provided this update on the UNC School of Medicine's research advances this year.
UNC Program in Translational Medicine awarded $700,000 HHMI grant
The Graduate Training Program in Translational Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded a four-year, $700,000 “Med into Grad” renewal grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it.
Citizen Soldier program recruits behavioral health providers for database
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Citizen Soldier Support Program is recruiting behavioral and rehabilitative health service providers to participate in a new database that will help returning combat veterans and their families.
Statewide anti-tobacco campaign key factor in low levels of NC teen tobacco use
A statewide media campaign aimed at reducing teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness among North Carolina youths and is reaching those at highest risk for future tobacco use, according to an evaluation by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.
Faculty: 2009 Patient Safety Culture Survey Dec. 1 – 14
All clinical faculty members are asked to take this important survey. It will take only 15 minutes, and your feedback is essential.
Family House Diaries: From Burns to Blessings
A fiery accident left Robert Leffer with life-threatening injuries, permanent disfigurement and lifetime rehabilitation ahead – and more blessings than Leffer, his wife Amalia and his health care team can sometimes find words to describe.
Feedback wanted for trial subscription to 'Science Translational Medicine'
The Health Sciences Library has a trial subscription to the new journal Science Translational Medicine. Help us evaluate the journal by sending your feedback before the trial ends on Dec. 23, 2009.
UNC Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course are both designed for UNC graduate students, doctoral candidates, post-docs, faculty and staff to complement their studies in traditional disciplines with an exploration of how entrepreneurship is changing their fields and learn how to conceive, plan and execute new commercial and nonprofit ventures.
Rich joins 'Here's to Your Health' to discuss family medicine
This weekend, Robert Rich, MD, President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, joins Department of Family Medicine's 'Here's to Your Health' radio show to discuss family medicine in North Carolina. We hope you can tune in either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM.
Save the date: Fifth UNC Conference on Melanoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective Feb 25, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education,
The conference will be Feb. 25, 2010. It is presented by the UNC Departments of Surgery and Dermatology.
Housestaff Charity Breakfast with Santa
The second annual Charity Breakfast Buffet with Santa, organized by the resident physicians at UNC, will be Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 - 11 a.m.
‘Tis the season…Don’t let a Grinch ruin your holidays!
The Holiday season is upon us. Beware of Grinchs that may roam the Hospitals, searching for unlocked offices and unattended work areas, looking for your valuables. Don’t let a Grinch ruin your Holiday Cheer!
Maintain, Don't Gain Lecture
Come to the UNC Wellness Center for the "Maintain, Don't Gain" lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The lecture will provide advice to help you get through the special time of the year without the weight gain.
2009 Holiday Bazaar
The 2009 Holiday Bazaar will be in the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be more than 50 vendors from all over the state selling national brands and locally made crafts, jewelry, cosmetics, art, and much more.
Southern Season Sale
We are proud to announce that "A Southern Season" will be coming to UNC for a fabulous holiday sale. Sale dates are Dec. 16 - 17 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Children's Hospital lobby.