Vital Signs - July 22, 2010

UNC receives $3.1 million to study alternative strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke
UNC's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research alternative ways to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Blog: Cancer and nutrition Q&A
Our oncology nutritionist, Aimee Shea, discusses some of the common questions patients have about cancer and nutrition.
VIDEO: Saluting our heroes at UNC Hospitals
Randy Roland, a 39-year old father of two, was beaten and left on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 13. That’s when he was found by Stephen Gamboa, a resident in Emergency Medicine at UNC.
Buprenorphine testing update
Effective July 12, the Core Laboratory introduced in-house testing for buprenorphine in urine using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.
Blog: Should menthol cigarettes be banned?
As the U.S. FDA considers imposing a ban on menthol cigarettes, Dr. Adam Goldstein, director of the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, shares his thoughts on the issue.
Blog: One physician's take on the Avandia controversy...
When asked his thoughts about the Avandia controversy, Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and past president of the American Diabetes Association, had this to say…
Grundy joins Your Health radio
Dr. Paul Grundy, Global Director of Healthcare Transformation at IBM will join Your Health radio this weekend to discuss this topic: Transforming the Healthcare Industry, Patient Centered Medical Home.
Department of OB/GYN July Highlights and Honors
Please take a look at the department's July updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, news clips, presentations and publications.
The MythBusters are coming
Presale tickets are now available to all UNC Health Care employees to see Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel television show "MythBusters," live at the Smith Center.
Transit service to Chatham County/Pittsboro
The Department of Public Safety has received numerous inquiries regarding the status of the Chatham County/Pittsboro (PX) transit service. At this time, Pittsboro and Chatham County have not committed to provide funding for the 2010-2011 year and service is scheduled to be discontinued on Aug. 14.
Construction to force closure of South Columbia Street Thursday, July 22
A construction project will temporarily close South Columbia Street between South Road and Cameron Avenue from 5 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. Northbound traffic on South Columbia will be rerouted to the east on South Road or to the west via McCauley Street.
UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis
Ronald J. Falk, MD and Charles Jennette, MD, are international experts in vasculitis and co-authors of the editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.
TEACCH program to move to AHEC
Search for permanent director ongoing.
Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate
UNC researchers reveal how a protein called Tet1 helps stem cells keep their “stemness” in a paper published in Nature.
Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant
Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.
International AIDS conference features UNC work
New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.