Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009

Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in heart research
Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.
Messenger RNA with FLASH
A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified a key player in a molecular process essential for DNA replication within cells.
UNC awarded $2.5 million from NIH to establish collaborative research center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new cooperative research center for studies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Clinical trial promotes new standards for colorectal cancer treatment
In a review article published this month in The Oncologist, UNC’s Dr. Richard M. Goldberg and a team of colleagues catalogue how the data collected in a single large comparative clinical trial testing combination chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer has been used not only to benefit the patients that enrolled but also patients who subsequently developed the disease.
Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.
Moderate weight loss helps reduce risk of osteoarthritis in the knee
Maintaining weight provides no benefit, UNC study shows
Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds four at UNC Lineberger
Four faculty members from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
VIDEO: Hospital interpreters replace pagers with iPod touch
At UNC Hospitals, the Interpreter Services department has dumped both pagers and cell phones in favor of a device they find to be much more effective in meeting their needs: the Apple iPod touch.
Fifth Annual Integrative and Organ Systems Pharmacology Short Course
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy conducts this course will be held Jan. 4-8, 2010. Registration deadline is Dec. 1, 2009 and only a few spots are left.
11th annual HIV/AIDS symposium Dec 01, 2009 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Room 136, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building,
Sponsored by the UNC Center for AIDS Research
John B. Graham Student Research Day Jan. 27, 2010
The John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society hosts 42nd Annual Student Research Day on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. The day will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Edward Benz, President and CEO of the Dana Farber Cancer Center. Student research presentations will follow.
Michael Hill joins "Here's to Your Health"
This weekend, Dr. Michael Hill joins Department of Family Medicine's "Here's to Your Health" radio program to discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
UNC football affects parking, transportation
A reminder that certain parking lots are reserved for UNC home football games. UNC’s next home game is Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. against Duke in Kenan Stadium.
NCCC photo exhibit in Children’s Lobby
To recognize Prematurity Awareness Month, a photo exhibit of Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) patients and families is located in the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby this November.
Upcoming Events at the UNC Wellness Center
Upcoming events include: "Managing Diabetes Through Exercise and Nutrition" and "Supper in A Snap."
Help us crown the next Promise Idol!
Join us for the third annual Promise Idol semi-finals at noon, Friday, Nov. 13 in the Children’s Hospital lobby.
Hutchin's Lecture: Elizabeth Dreesen Presents "Susan Dimock and the Company She Kept" Nov 17, 2009 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Royall Room, George Watts Hill Alumni Center,
Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, is presenting the Hutchin's Lecture on Nov. 17.