Vital Signs - March 4, 2010

UNC physicians leaders in new radiation treatment guidelines
QUANTEC review replaces 20-year old guidelines.
Video: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.
Zolotor receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award
Adam Zolotor, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has received the school’s prestigious James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.
Video: A Conversation with Trudy Taylor
The School of Medicine was honored to host an interview with Trudy Taylor, former first lady of the School of Medicine, on February 9.
Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers
More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.
31st TEACCH Annual Conference: "Issues and Approaches in Autism Interventions"
The program features nationally recognized researchers and clinicians in the field of autism, speaking on a range of topics relevant to interventions.
Evans joins Here's to Your Health
This weekend, Dr. Jim Evans joins Here's to Your Health to discuss genetics and ethics. This is the first in a series of programs on medical ethics that will air over the next two months.
Now accepting Elaine Hill Award Nominations
UNC Health Care is now accepting nominations for the Elaine M. Hill Award through March 21. This award is given to a volunteer who exemplifies dedication, service, concern, and approaches his/her duties to the patient and or area of service with sensitivity and empathy.
Academy of Educators Career Development Grand Rounds: "The Challenges of Teaching 'Millennial Students'"- March 18 Mar 18, 2010 from 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM 21 MacNider,
Todd Zakrajsek, PhD will present this topic on both Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18.
Academy of Educators Career Development Grand Rounds: "The Challenges of Teaching 'Millennial Students'" - March 17 Mar 17, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 21 MacNider,
Todd Zakrajsek, PhD will present this topic on both Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18.
Identifying Funding Sources Workshop for Faculty in Health Affairs Apr 08, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 307 Health Sciences Library (computer lab),
The Grantsource Library invites health affairs faculty members to a hands-on workshop on identifying funding sources for your research, programs, and other scholarly endeavors.
Pain, Addiction and The Law in 2010 Apr 24, 2010 from 07:45 AM to 05:00 PM The Friday Center,
Addressing issues facing the chronic pain patient.
The March 2 issue of Connections is available.
Connections is UNC Health Care's printed employee newsletter.
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.
Health Science Library Office Hours for the School of Medicine
School of Medicine librarian Lara Handler is available online Wednesday from 12 - 1 p.m. and by appointment.
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.
Food service hours during Spring Break
For the week of March 8 - 12 the Beach Cafe will close at 3 p.m. However, EspressOasis will stay open until its normal 6 p.m. closing time. The Tar Heal café, Terrace Cafe, Overlook Cafe, and Corner Cafes will maintain their normal hours during spring break.
7th Annual UNC School of Medicine Charity Golf Classic
Support the North Carolina chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on April 24.