Vital Signs - Feb. 10, 2010

Juengst appointed Director of the UNC Center for Biomedical Ethics
Eric Juengst, Ph.D., will become Director of the UNC Center for Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Social Medicine on Sept. 1, 2010.
Medical School Student Information System Replacement
In the fall of 2008, Dr. Warren Newton and Mr. Kevin FitzGerald charged the Cross Project team with replacing the existing medical school student information systems with a comprehensive integrated suite of products.
RSVP: Community Service Day and the Zollicoffer Lecture and Banquet Feb 19, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM Women's and Children's Lobby, Old Clinic Auditorium,
On Feb. 19, the School of Medicine will hold programs in which we recognize our students’ community and international service and commemorate more than fifty years of minority presence at the UNC School of Medicine. This year’s programs include our annual Community Service Day followed by our annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture and the Zollicoffer banquet. Dr. Wanda Nicholson will present the lecture, titled, "Thirty Years of Maternal Obesity: Looking Back While Moving Forward."
Career Development Grand Rounds: "Educational Program Design" Feb 15, 2010 from 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM G-100 Bondurant Hall,
This month the Academy of Educators will begin offering a monthly series of Career Development Grand Rounds. These sessions will be open to the entire School of Medicine, and will address career advancement topics specific to medical educators including educational design and instructional skills. Please join us for the first of these sessions on Feb. 15.
VIDEO: We provide Carolina Care
The scores are in. And they are very good. UNC Hospitals’ inpatient satisfaction scores rose to the 74th percentile in the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) database for the 2rd quarter of the 2010 fiscal year (October – December 2009). That means that our patients ranked our inpatient services more highly than 74 percent of our peers.
Saultz to give Robert R. Huntley, MD, Lecture Mar 03, 2010 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM Friday Center,
The Sixth Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD, Lecture will be hosted this year by the UNC Department of Family Medicine on March 3. The guest speaker for this event will be John W. Saultz, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
2010 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course
This is a free full-day course for all cancer survivors, friends, family members and others. It will be held April 17 at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel.
Core Lab Memo: Changes in Acylcarnitines Profile and Carnitine Profile Testing
The Core Laboratory announces the introduction of in-house testing for acylcarnitines and carnitine using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LCMSMS).
Save the Date: Conference on Perinatal Palliative Care and Bereavement
This conference, co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Maternal & Infant Health, the UNC School of Medicine, and the UNC School of Nursing, will be held on Friday, April 23 at the Sienna Hotel in Chapel Hill.
The Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Melanoma
The UNC Departments of Surgery and Dermatology presents "The Fifth UNC Conference on Melanoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" on Feb. 25 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.
UNC Eye Symposium and Ophthalmic Technician Course: Insights and Updates
The Department of Ophthalmology presents the UNC Eye Symposium and Ophthalmic Technician Course: Insights and Updates on March 27 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.
"Opening Doors" Workshops for School of Medicine Employees
Opening Doors is an overnight three-day retreat that lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Please read the following note from Dr. Etta Pisano about the program and the opportunity to participate.
Wolfe joins "Here's to Your Health"
This weekend, Dr. Cameron Wolfe from the Duke University Division of Infectious Diseases, joins the "Here's to Your Health" radio show to provide an update on the H1N1 flu. We hope you can tune in to 1360 WCHL either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Straight to the Heart - New Integrative Medicine Class for People with Chronic Illness
Are you looking to find meaning in your life? Do you wish to regain a sense of empowerment? Do you feel out of control? Join us for a new, 5-week class intended to help you get in touch with who you are, find your passion, and manifest what you want.
UNC Dance Marathon returns Feb. 19
Would you pledge to stay awake and on your feet for 24 hours to help a sick child in North Carolina? UNC students have answered that question with a resounding "yes," with 1,600 of them taking a 24-hour stand for the kids at the twelfth annual UNC Dance Marathon beginning Friday, Feb. 19.
Support N.E.D. and Sponsor Rhythm Heals
Become a sponsor for Rhythm Heals, a special evening celebrating the role music plays in treating women’s cancer when N.E.D. comes to the Triangle on Feb. 27 and 28.
Sole Sisters 10th Exercise Program for Women Recruiting 2010 Participants
Interested in starting a regular exercise program and supporting a good cause? More than 900 women have improved their overall fitness during the 10-year Sole Sisters program and provided close to $35,000 for Susan G. Komen N.C. Triangle affiliate programs.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Mar 04, 2010 12:00 AM The Carolina Club,
It’s ladies night out on March 4, 2010 as the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill hosts the fifth annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at The Carolina Club at UNC-Chapel Hill.
VIDEO: Healthy Heels - "Getting Started with a Weight Loss Plan"
Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, presented this seminar on "Getting Started with a Weight Loss Plan" to UNC Health Care's Healthy Heels Employee Wellness Program in early 2010.
Freedom Pay "Platinum Service"
In an effort to reduce the convenience fees charged for funding your FreedomPay tag, FreedomPay has introduced a new program called "Platinum Service." This new service applies to everyone that uses a credit or debit card to fund a white FreedomPay tag.
Starbucks opens Feb. 16
The Starbucks in the N.C. Cancer Hospital is set to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Starbucks’ opening coincides with the opening of additional outdoor seating in the courtyard between the N.C. Neurosciences and Cancer Hospitals. Starbucks will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. seven days a week.
Special Valentine's Day issue of Connections
The latest issue of Connections is now available. This special Valentine's Day issue celebrates our recent patient satisfaction successes, highlights our 2009 Plus People and also includes a recognition letter from our patients and colleagues.
Van pool openings
See information about a P.A.R.T. van pool special, Graham van opening, an opening in Burlington/Graham van pool, and a new Graham/Mebane van pool.
Temporary Shutdown of Old Hospital Elevators
The six elevators in the Old Hospital will be temporarily shut down on Saturday, Feb. 13 for approximately four hours, from 7 - 11 a.m., due to the necessary replacement of an electrical panel.