Vital Signs - Feb. 25, 2010

Keith honored at memorial service
Larry Keith was remembered by friends and family at the St. Paul AME Church in Raleigh on Monday, Feb. 22. Keith, a pioneer in recruiting minority students into the health professions, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17.
VIDEO: Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival
The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.
UNC-based AHEC program awarded $13.6 million to help doctors adopt electronic health records
The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC) has been awarded $13.6 million to help primary care health-care providers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology.
Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development
New research from UNC-Chapel Hill suggests that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag – called an acetyl group – onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.
Derek Chiang Selected a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Derek Chiang, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a 2010 Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Chiang is one of 118 recipients of the prestigious award.
Cook receives Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship
Jeanette Cook, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has received the school’s Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
VIDEO: 2010 UNC School of Medicine Community Service Day
On Friday, Feb. 19, the UNC School of Medicine hosted its Community Service Day in UNC Hospitals' lobby concourse.
14th Annual Gottschalk Lecture - "Super-sized Hearts: Molecules and Mechanisms" Mar 09, 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM G202 Auditorium - Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB),
Please join us for this year's Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture. The guest speaker will be Christine Seidman, M.D. She is the T.W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics & Director, Brigham & Women's Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Harvard Medical School.
12th annual UNC Dance Marathon raises more than $420,000 for N.C. Children's Hospital
After 24 straight hours on their feet for the kids, the UNC Dance Marathon announced Saturday evening that it raised $421,851.32 to benefit the children and families of the N.C. Children's Hospital.
Society of Acupuncture Research International Conference
The Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) will hold its 2010 International conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill from March 17 - 21. The conference is hosted by the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Grant Writing/Proposal Development Workshop Mar 11, 2010 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research,
Back by popular demand! The NC TraCS Community Engagement Core and the Carolina Community Network proudly co-sponsor a series of free workshops on research topics. The next workshop in the series is "Grant Writing/Proposal Development."
Upcoming St. Baldricks Fundraisers in the Triangle
A number of fundraisers for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation are scheduled in the next month. St. Baldrick's coordinates worldwide head-shaving events, with volunteer “shavees” raising money to support childhood cancer research.
State of the Art Conference 2010
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will host the fifth annual State of the Art Conference on March 28-29 at the UNC Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. The conference is open to residents and faculty of participating institutions, as well as physicians and other health care providers.
Register for Mind-Body Skills sessions
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach two ten-week courses of Mind-Body Skills; one tailored specifically to health-care professionals and another for the general public. A personal interview is required before admission to the program. Each group is limited to eight participants.
Bolognesi joins "Here's to Your Health"
This weekend, Dr. Michael Bolognesi of the Duke University Medical School joins the "Here's to Your Health" radio show to discuss joint replacement. We hope you can tune in to WCHL 1360 AM either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
2010 Kidney Kare 5k
Register for the March 20 run/walk. To celebrate the 5th year for the event, we have added a children’s half-mile event called “Kid’s Kare."
Chapel Hill Transit spring break bus schedule
During the University's spring break (March 6 - 14), Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will end weekday services earlier in the evening on the CM, CW, D, J, NU and V routes.
UNC men's next home game March 2 at 8 p.m.
UNC has one men's basketball home game remaining this season. Please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals.