Dec. 21

NC TraCS December Newsletter
Check out the TraCS December newsletter! Read on to see some of the stories featured this month.
Department of OB/GYN December Highlights and Honors
Please take a look at the department's December updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, news clips, presentations and publications.
Reminder: Donate platelets and enter to win Hurricanes tickets
Donate platelets between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31 and register to win Carolina Hurricanes tickets in January. The first game will be Jan. 3. The more you donate, the more chances you will have to win.
Lab Memo #133: Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza
The Clinical Microbiology-Immunology Laboratory currently has three options for influenza testing; the characteristics of each are outlined in this memo. Rapid antigen testing and viral culture are no longer offered.
RNA/DNA Isolation Service Expansion Survey
The Translational Technologies Core of the North Carolina TraCS Institute is conducting a survey to gauge interest in expanding offerings of human RNA/DNA isolation to users of the UNC genomics technology core facilities.
NC TraCS Biobanking Survey
The NC TraCS Institute is interested in offering a centralized biobanking service. Through a short survey, we are seeking your views about biobanking human specimens so we can better understand what resources UNC researchers want and need. It will only take a few minutes.
New Policy on Vendor Relationships Related to Biomedical Research or Patient Care
Would pens or notepads with a product or vendor name on it influence the way you do your job? While we trust members of the School of Medicine and the staff at the Health Care System, recent studies have raised questions about the influence of these trinkets or other gifts from vendors.
VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV- Ariel & Joshua Cooley
The "N.C. Children’s Promise TV" project took five N.C. Children's Hospital patients and turned them into reporters for a day during the ninth annual Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon on Nov. 18. Ariel and Joshua Cooley interview their mother, Jocelyn Cooley, about Joshua's rare genetic disorder and how instrumental the NC Children's Hospital medical staff has been to the family. She talks about Joshua's spirit and what a special child he is.
No Vital Signs next week
Vital Signs will be taking a break for the holidays next week. Look for Vital Signs again on Thursday, Jan. 6.
Visit Malawi with Chancellor Thorp - virtually
Travel with Chancellor Thorp as he makes his way through Malawi, meet some of our UNC colleagues based there, and see where they work with an interactive customized Google map.
Holiday schedule for Chapel Hill Transit
Please review the following holiday schedule for Chapel Hill Transit.