Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010

N.C. Cancer Hospital Honors sanofi-aventis for Significant Donation toward Hospital Endowment Supporting Innovative Research and Patient-Focused Programs
In a ceremony Dec. 21 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, sanofi-aventis Chief Executive Officer Chris Viehbacher and other company leaders announced sanofi-aventis U.S.’s commitment of $2 million toward the N.C. Cancer Hospital Endowment – which helps support the institution’s clinical research and many patient programs.
Carey delivers December commencement address to UNC graduates
Lisa Carey, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the UNC Breast Center, delivered this year's final words of wisdom to the university's 2,200 December graduates.
UNC faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Three UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son
For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.
Family House Diaries: The Gifts of New Lungs and Great Friends
Kena Sawyers, 46, of Eden, N.C., received a double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals on Sept. 20, after living 15 years with lungs scarred by pneumonia secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) she contracted when pregnant with her daughter, Kayla.
NIAID grant launches Kashuba's plan for HIV-prevention trials
Development of an AIDS vaccine is struggling. Topical treatments aimed at stopping HIV have made little progress. Angela Kashuba, PharmD, believes that antiretroviral drugs are the best hope for halting the spread of AIDS, especially in the developing world.
Doctors for Global Health Event and Fundraiser
Please join us Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music, food, photography presentations and conversation about global health, human rights and social justice. Learn about the work being done by Doctors for Global Health from the Board of Directors in their first meeting in the Triangle area.
NC TraCS offers Pilot Grant Program - Email of intent must be submitted by Jan. 5
NC TraCS offers a Pilot Grant Program with $4.3 million available this year to support basic, clinical, and social scientists for bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-practice translational research.The goal is to promote development of novel solutions that will ultimately improve patient and community health outcomes for the citizens of North Carolina.
"Cellular Stress and Aging" Symposium - Jan. 8, 2010 Jan 08, 2010 from 09:45 AM to 04:00 PM George Watts Hill Alumni Center,
The Cell and Molecular Biology Predoctoral Training Program is pleased to announce its 12th annual research symposium entitled, "Cellular Stress and Aging." This student-sponsored symposium will feature research talks from four world-renowned scientists as well as a graduate student poster session. Attendance at any of the research talks is free and open to the public. A registration fee of $5 is required to attend lunch.
Consortium offers Colorectal Cancer Evidence Academy - March 12, 2010
The Western North Carolina Colorectal Cancer Evidence Academy: “From Prevention to Treatment” is being offered on March 12, 2010 at Lake Junaluska. CME and CEU credits will be offered.
Southeastern Viral Hepatitis Summit - Registration Open
Michael W. Fried, M.D. and Jama M. Darling, M.D. of UNC Hepatology are speaking at the summit sponsored by Hepatitis Foundation International. The summit will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport Hotel in Research Triangle Park. CEU will be offered for the one-day course. Register by Jan. 15.
Comprehensive Cancer Support Program Grand Rounds
Claudio Battaglini, PhD, will present "Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Program: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled clinical trial" on Jan 11, 2010 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the N.C. Cancer Hospital Conference Room CG222.
Leading the Healthcare Team: Developing your Control Presence
North Carolina TeamSTEPPS is sponsoring a workshop for physicians, physician assistants, CRNAs and nurse practitioners in high risk hospital settings including emergency medicine, surgery, labor and delivery and other similar settings.
The Weigh to Wellness
Come to orientation on Jan. 7 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center to learn about this 12-week weight management program to help you achieve fitness and weight goals.
Chapel Hill Transit Update
Chapel Hill Transit buses will not run Jan. 1, due to the New Year's holiday. Also, due to underground utilities construction, through traffic on South Road through the campus will be limited to one-way westbound between Country Club Road and Bell Tower Drive through Saturday, Jan. 9.
Biotechnology Calendar Presents Inaugural Front Line Events Show Jan 19, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM Medical Biomolecular Research Building Lobby,
Biotechnology Calendar is hosting the inaugural Front Line Events Show at UNC on Jan. 19 for faculty, lab researchers and staff, post docs, and graduate students to meet and discuss the latest equipment and technologies. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.
National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study: Using brain imaging to understand the effects of psychotherapy
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, discusses his latest NIMH-sponsored brain imaging research exploring the effects of psychotherapy on brain function.
Registration Reminder: "Toward Health Care Reform Through Electronic Medical Records" Forum
Please join us for a forum Tuesday, Jan. 12 to discuss the use of electronic medical records and its impact on the U.S. health care system. Register by Jan. 5.
Men’s basketball season to affect parking and transportation
On UNC men’s home basketball game days, please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals. UNC’s next home game is Sunday, Jan. 10 against Virginia Tech at 7:45 p.m.
Location Change: "Toward Health Care Reform Through Electronic Medical Records" Forum
Due to the huge interest in the forum, the event will be held in a larger auditorium – Room 133 in Rosenau Hall. The forum will last from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12.