Vital Signs - June 3, 2010

N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the best in the nation
N.C. Children's Hospital is one of the best children's hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News Media Group's 2010 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals, the most extensive listing of its kind. The publication has recognized N.C. Children’s Hospital as ninth in the nation among those caring for children with respiratory disorders and 23rd for diabetes and endocrinology.
UNC Hospitals recognized for community value
UNC Hospitals has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals for community value in America by Cleverley + Associates as part of its "Community Value Leadership Awards." UNC Hospitals is one of five North Carolina hospitals to make this list.
Six UNC Resident Physicians honored with 2010 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards
Six UNC resident physicians were recently honored with 2010 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards. The physicians were recognized for showing dedication to their patients and demonstrating clinical expertise in their respective fields.
Hoffmann receives SHEA Advanced Practice Infection Preventionist Award
Karen K. Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, associate director of the North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc. (SHEA).
Board of Governors seeks input from UNC system alumni and friends in search for Bowles’ successor
Earlier this year, UNC President Erskine Bowles announced his plans to retire after five years of service at the end of 2010, or whenever a successor can be in place. Read more about the search in the University Gazette and in a letter from UNC Board of Governors Chair Hannah Gage.
Mann-Stadt wins 2010 McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine
Take a look at this recent post from the Carolina Curator, a blog that covers the History of Health Sciences, about Chailee Mann-Stadt, a third-year MD student in the UNC School of Medicine and the winner of the third annual McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine.
VIDEO: Family House Diaries - A teacher's struggle with myasthenia gravis
For the last decade Sherri Jutz has suffered from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that robs her of energy. Symptoms include a drooping eyelid, blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty chewing, and chronic fatigue, to name a few.
Information Security and IT Simplification Services
The School of Medicine has engaged Dell to perform an Information Security and IT Simplification assessment of SOM IT infrastructure operations.
Fee Waived for Summer Computational Science Courses at RENCI - Register Now for Free
Graduate students, post-docs and faculty and industry professionals can participate in summer programs offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) free of charge at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI).
Get the Facts about NC TraCS Institute Pilot Program Jun 10, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219,
In June, the NC TraCS Institute will begin offering a monthly educational session to provide general information about the NC TraCS Institute, and more specifically about the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program.
Reminder: NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar Series Jun 04, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM N/A,
Joel Shaffer, PhD, NC BioStart Bioentrepreneur-in-Residence, will present "Drug Discovery: What Patients (and Drug Companies) are Looking For."
Wireless Drug Library Update to Infusion & PCA Pumps
The third wireless update to all Hospira Plum A+ and A+3 infusion and PCA pumps begins Sunday, June 6, at approximately 3 p.m.
2010 Angelman Scientific Symposium from Jun 15, 2010 08:00 AM to Jun 16, 2010 05:00 PM Carolina Inn,
The 2010 Angelman Scientific Symposium will take place June 15 – 16 in Chapel Hill. The conference will be on the Neuroscience of UBE3A/E6AP: from Genes to Behavior, and is expected to interest researchers in epigenetics, gene therapy, neuroscience, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Personalized Medicine in the 21st Century
Presented by RTI International and The North Carolina Biotechnology Center on June 15.
Reminder: TeamSTEPPS Spring Forum 2010 Jun 11, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM School of Nursing, room 15 ,
The forum will take place on June 11 from 1 - 5 p.m. in the School of Nursing.
Reminder: Medical Devices Symposium Jun 08, 2010 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM Bondurant G100,
The Novel Methodology Core of the North Carolina TraCS Institute is sponsoring workshops/symposia in several research areas. The next symposium, on June 8, will cover Medical Device Technologies at UNC and NC State University.
NC TraCS Institute $50K Commercialization Grant Program now accepting submissions
The NC TraCS $50K Commercialization Grant Program provides funding and access to internal and external business experts to assist faculty-originated startup companies with the commercialization of concepts for novel therapeutic small molecules, biologics, diagnostics, or devices.
Reminder: Carolina Blood Drive
The 22nd annual Carolina Blood Drive will take place June 8, from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Attention CG permit holders – Lot closed this weekend
From 5 p.m. Friday, June 4 through 6 a.m. Monday, June 7, the entire CG Helipad Lot (CG Zone) will be blocked for repairing and resurfacing the lot.
Introducing Medicine's Communication & Collaboration Initiative
OIS is excited to announce a new initiative that will enhance online communication and collaboration throughout the School of Medicine. This initiative will provide a consolidated email and collaboration system that will ultimately increase operational efficiency, facilitate business continuity throughout the school, increase cost efficiency, and enhance the school’s ability to better accommodate users’ ever-changing communication/collaboration needs.