Sept. 2

McLeod to give talk, "Using the Genome to Guide Therapy" Sep 14, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM George Watts Hill Alumni Center ,
Dr. Howard McLeod, Fred N. Eshelman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, will speak on Sept. 14, 2010 as part of The Carolina College for Lifelong Learning, sponsored by the UNC General Alumni Association.
Bear honored with Hettleman Prize
James Bear, Ph.D., associate professor of cell and developmental biology in the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
VIDEO: Gabby meet robot...robot meet Gabby
When Gabrielle Gutierrez’s parents were told that the Jacksonville, NC, teen would need surgery to remove a (non-cancerous) massive tumor from her throat, they were terrified. However, Gabby was the first UNC pediatric patient to have oral robotic surgery. On Tuesday Gabby and her family returned to UNC Hospitals to 'meet' the robot.
Reminder: 2010 Commitment to Caring Quality Expo
Calling all Quality Conductors! The annual Commitment to Caring Quality Expo will be held on Oct. 19. Celebrate what your unit/department/team has done to improve the quality of our institution this year by participating in the expo.
Safety tips for hurricane season
Hurricane Earl is forecast to potentially brush the east coast late Thursday, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely. If you are headed to the beach this holiday weekend, please exercise extreme caution and follow posted warnings and advisories to avoid dangerous surf and rip currents.
Five years later: UNC Hospitals’ Hurricane Katrina response
The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall undoubtedly brings back memories for thousands of Gulf Coast residents and emergency response providers across the country, including several folks at UNC. On Sept. 2, 2005, a team of physicians, nurses and staff from UNC Hospitals left North Carolina to travel to the Gulf Coast as part of the medical response to Hurricane Katrina.
The Biggest Losers at UNC Hospitals
It’s one thing for care providers to suggest that a patient lose weight. It’s quite another for the provider to set the example and standard for the patient. But that’s exactly what our team in UNC Hospitals’ Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) set out to do this summer.
'Yield to Heels' Day Sept. 8
UNC will work to educate pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers at crosswalks around campus on Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the importance of visibility and attentiveness as a part of “Yield to Heels,” an on-campus pedestrian safety education campaign.
Crane in Anderson loading docks Sept. 4
This Saturday, Sept. 4, there will be a crane set up in the Anderson, Women’s & Children’s loading dock area. For safety purposes we ask that no one exit from the rear of Anderson, Women’s and Children’s, or Neurosciences from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Community Grief Recovery Group
UNC Hospitals' Bereavement Support Services is offering a Community Grief Recovery Group this fall. The group is free of charge and open to anyone grieving a death regardless of faith background. We will focus on sharing and moving toward healing.
Reminder: Spinal Cord Injury Conference registration deadline Sept. 9
The UNC Health Care Rehabilitation Center will hold two events for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week. The first is a conference for health care providers, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury," which will be held at the Friday Center on Friday, Sept. 17. The second is a dinner for patients and members of the spinal cord injury community.
Free Netter's Internal Medicine and Netter's Cardiology Online Trial
For most of us Frank H. Netter, MD needs no introduction. His poignant medical illustrations for years have graced the pages of countless medical textbooks giving readers accurate and detailed depictions of the human anatomy. Dr. Netter's surgical training coupled with his artistic talents resulted in a collection of medical illustrations that remain beautiful, timeless and insightful.
Corks for Kids - Upcoming fundraisers
Corks for Kids is a fundraiser that benefits the N.C. Children's Hospital. Check out the upcoming events on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs renew CARF accreditation
UNC Health Care's Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs once again have received full accreditation from the International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, international nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services for best possible outcomes.
Surgery Grand Rounds - Science in a surgical world: Is progress still possible? Sep 08, 2010 from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM Clinic Auditorium,
The lecture will be given by Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine.
UNC Breast Imaging Designated Center of Excellence
The American College of Radiology has designated UNC’s Breast Imaging Center a Center of Excellence.
NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program Educational Session Sep 09, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219,
NC TraCS Institute offers monthly educational sessions to provide general information about the NC TraCS Institute, and more specifically about the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program. If you are planning to apply for an NC TraCS pilot grant, we highly recommend you attend one of these sessions.
Goldberg joins YOUR HEALTH radio
This weekend, Dr. Richard Goldberg, Physician-in-Chief at the NC Cancer Hospital, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about cancer care and research. This is the conclusion of our cancer series with experts from the NC Cancer Hospital and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
School of Medicine fall blood drive Sep 08, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM Bus behind hospital,
The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region has issued an urgent call for blood donors! The School will host a blood drive on Sept. 8. Please consider participating!
NC TraCS Informational Poster Session Sep 16, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Michael Hooker Atruim,
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute will hold an informational Poster Session on Sept. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Michael Hooker Building Atrium. Please note the time change on your calendar.