Vital Signs - May 29, 2009

Landmark UNC-led study finds radiofrequency ablation is effective treatment for Barrett’s esophagus
A landmark clinical trial led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher concludes that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for dysplasia in people with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can lead to deadly gastrointestinal cancer.
Second Battle Award recognizes groundbreaking cancer research
Nancy Raab-Traub, Ph.D., Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Microbiology and immunology, has been awarded the second Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of her work.
Gregory recieves five-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award
Patricia Gregory, M.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, recently received a five-year K08 award for the Stroke Telemedicine Access Recovery (STAR) Project.
University Cancer Research Fund Creates Winning Research Partnership
Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD and David Lawrence, PhD both arrived in Chapel Hill in 2007.
UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors Elects Chair, Vice-Chair
Betty Ray McCain of Wilson, N.C. and Gordon Grubb of Raleigh, N.C. have been elected chair and vice-chair of the Board of Visitors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Center is part of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
NC TraC$10K Pilot Program funding announcement
The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce awardees of the second cycle of TraC$10K grants for clinical and translational research projects.
Mackman to deliver Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis
Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., will deliver the Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at the 2009 American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions in November.
Medical students awarded research opportunities
Several UNC medical students have received research fellowships and scholarships for 2009. Four students are recipients of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program for Medical Students, two students are Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellows, and five students are Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholars (DSM).
The UNC Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) quarterly newsletter is now available
Inside the Spring 2009 edition of the newsletter is information about the North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, highlighting the good news, hopeful news and areas needing improvement.
New day and time for "online office hours" from the Health Sciences Library
Chat with the librarian for the School of Medicine every Wednesday from 12 - 1 p.m.
Construction outside Old Clinic Building
From May 26 - July 21, there will be outdoor construction activity on the north side of the Old Clinic Building.
Ridge Road closed to through traffic during NCAA Regionals
UNC’s baseball team is proudly hosting an NCAA Regional May 29 – June 1 at Boshamer Stadium. To accommodate this event, a portion of Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic from Friday, May 29 - Monday, June 1.
Ransom Street blocked to through traffic
Both lanes of the block of Ransom Street between Patterson Place and McCauley Street are closed until Nov. 1, as work continues on the replacement of the steam tunnel serving the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
21st annual Carolina Blood Drive
Help UNC beat Appalachian State on Tuesday, June 2, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Smith Center
Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure
This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 13 at Meredith College, Raleigh.
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.
"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.
AHRQ DEcIDE Agenda