Vital Signs - April 22, 2010

UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery
The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery.
For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear implants
UNC was one of six medical centers to take part in this study, which is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants.
VIDEO: The Benefits of Tai Chi on arthritis pain
A small number of studies have examined the benefits of tai chi and arthritis pain. Now, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put tai chi through the rigors of science.
UNC study offers first clinical evidence of anti-cancer drug triggering viral infection
A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated cancer.
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine Faculty Member Receives International Recognition
Susan Coppola, Clinical Associate Professor in Division of Occupational Science in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) membership to serve a four year term as the USA Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student
24-year-old Cedric Faison of Battleboro, N.C., intended to spend this spring semester finishing his undergraduate music education degree at East Carolina University. Instead, he’s spent most of the term at UNC Hospitals being treated for a brain tumor.
VIDEO: UNC Air Care participates in mock crash
UNC Air Care recently particpated in a mock crash at East Chapel Hill High School. UNC Air Care participates in demonstrations like this around North Carolina to show high school students what can happen when they make poor decisions while driving.
Aphasia, the movie, premieres May 1 at UNC
The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences has been involved in an innovative project that unites education, science and art. The short film Aphasia features a UNC patient's story of life after a stroke.
News update from Thurston Arthritis Research Center
The most recent news items from the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Spring 2010 newsletter.
News from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
News updates this week: Second annual Run Walk & Roll brings hope and fun: register now!, STAR Project: Using Innovative Technology to Deliver Care to Underserved Areas, and Highlights Rehabilitation Reader.
Antoniak receives postdoctoral fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation
Dr. Silvio Antoniak has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation. Dr. Antoniak is a member of the Mackman Lab in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC McAllister Heart Institute.
UNC Air Care receives full accreditation from CAMTS
UNC Air Care participated in a voluntary re-accreditation process in February 2010 and has again successfully attained full accreditation. UNC Air Care is one of 157 national and international programs to receive this certification.
NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar Series - Real Products for Real Markets Apr 23, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM N/A,
Ray Swanson from Blue Ridge Growth Advisors will describe the customer-centric approach to developing technology-based products. He will focus on how to create a compelling value proposition for the product and how to use the value proposition to attract the management team, investors, partners, and customers.
Call for Nominations: Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards
Valued at $1,000 each, the Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards recognize members of the Hospitals’ housestaff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance and compassionate patient care.
ResearchMatch Needs You!
ResearchMatch is a registry of volunteers willing to learn more about research studies. Research needs both volunteers and researchers. ResearchMatch helps bring these two groups together in a secure and convenient way.
Help the Health Sciences Library evaluate DynaMed
The Health Sciences Library is running a trial of Dynamed until July 1 and needs your feedback to help evaluate the product for possible purchase. DynaMed provides summaries for more than 3,000 topics for use at the point of care.
AOE Visiting Professor Grand Rounds May 04, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM G-100 Bondurant ,
The Academy of Educators is pleased to invite you to an educational grand rounds with visiting professor Dr. Dean Parmelee.
Join Team UNC Wellness in the fight against MS
Come ride with us and help our team in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis! Join our team as a cyclist or a volunteer or make a donation online.
UNC Health Care in the News
Check out UNC Health Care's "In the News" page to view the latest news stories involving UNC Health Care, UNC Hospitals and the UNC School of Medicine.
2010 Philip J. Bassford, Jr. Memorial Lecture Apr 27, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MBRB 2204,
Jonathan W. Yewdell, M.D., Ph.D. will present "Adventures in Viral Immunology." He is Chief of Cellular Biology Section at the Laboratory of Viral Diseases of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).