Vital Signs - March 18, 2010

VIDEO: Acupuncture - A natural way of healing
When diver Ana Caicedo was 12 years old she suffered a traumatic injury after hitting her head on the diving board. For several years post-traumatic migraines kept her out of school and in the hospital. In 2008, after growing frustrated with her worsening symptoms, she turned to alternative medicine. Now, at age 18, she says she has "arrived at good health because of acupuncture."
Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence
John B. Buse, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.
Runge honored by American College of Cardiology
Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award on March 15, 2010.
This spring, make local eating part of your healthy diet
For picky eaters, broccoli skeptics and the spinach-averse, a farmers market might be the best place to discover a new approach to a healthy diet.
UNC medical student honored by Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Naman Shah, a student in the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2010 fellowship by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Obesity impairs body’s “memory” of how to fight flu
Obesity may limit the body’s ability to develop immunity to influenza viruses, particularly secondary infections, by inhibiting the immune system’s ability to “remember” how it fought off previous similar bouts of illness, according to new research from the UNC-Chapel Hill.
UNC Family Medicine Center (FMC) presents: Free Parenting Series
FMC knows that being a parent is the biggest job in the world! Where is that reliable “guarantee” and “owner's manual” for how to be a parent? Join us, offer your ideas, and share your concerns. Learn tips and techniques for being the good mom and dad you want to be.
Ten Minutes That Could Save Your Life Apr 14, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM ENT Clinic,
UNC's Department of Otolaryngology is offering free screenings during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week from 1 - 4 p.m. April 14 in the ENT Clinic.
'Living with Grief: Cancer and End-of-Life Care' webcast Mar 24, 2010 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Women’s Hospital, Conference Room 4,
The Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual National Bereavement Teleconference, “Cancer and End-of-Life Care,” will be moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.
Call for nominations: Academy of Educators teaching awards
Once again we invite you to submit nominations for the Academy of Educators teaching awards to recognize excellence in undergraduate medical teaching. These awards are designed to complement the existing teaching awards and to recognize the many faculty who excel in teaching, but may not be recognized currently because teaching is not their major focus and/or they do not play a leadership role in the curriculum.
Call for nominations: 2010 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture
The selection committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2010 lecturer.
Call for Nominations: 2010-2011 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award
Any full-time faculty member who holds the rank of Associate Professor or higher is eligible to submit one nomination each year. The due date for nominations is April 30, 2010.
Domestic Water Shutdown in Berryhill Hall
The shut down will occur on Wednesday, March 24, between 5 and 10 p.m.
"Keys to Communication" exhibit in Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library (HSL), in collaboration with the UNC Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences (DSHS), is hosting an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Division from March 1 - August 31, 2010. The “Keys to Communication” exhibit highlights the activities of all speech and hearing professionals, and places special emphasis on the specialty areas of UNC Faculty.
Spring Faculty Meeting - April 28 Apr 28, 2010 from 04:45 PM to 06:00 PM Old Clinic Auditorium,
Chancellor Holden Thorp will be the keynote speaker.
Online registration open for 2010 'Run Walk & Roll'
Registration is now open for the second annual "Run Walk & Roll" sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Sport A Shirt, Share A Night
In what has become an annual tradition, hundreds of caring people and businesses across North Carolina will come together on a spring day to support families with a critically ill or injured child who must stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.
Transit Agencies Propose Changes to Service - Public Comment Sought
Three of the Triangle’s transit providers are proposing route changes to improve service for riders on the US Hwy. 15-501 corridor.
Chilled water shutdown in Brinkhous-Bullitt March 22
The HVAC system will work normally during this shutdown and domestic water bypass will be connected to supplemental chillers for microscopes, cold rooms and other specialty equipment.