Vital Signs - May 13, 2010

Dr. Goldstein to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Goldstein to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Please read the following letter from Gary L. Park, president, UNC Hospitals announcing Dr. Brian Goldstein's new position as UNC Hospitals next Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

Benson Reid Wilcox, M.D., a distinguished heart surgeon who served 29 years as chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, died May 11, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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UNC School of Medicine students honor Larry Keith at 2010 Graduation

UNC School of Medicine students honor Larry Keith at 2010 Graduation

A new class of medical students became doctors on Saturday, May 8. Their graduation ceremony took place at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. Several hundred friends and family members were there to cheer for the 140 new doctors.

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2010 Graduation Awards

Awards for graduating students, faculty, and house staff were announced at the School of Medicine commencement ceremony on May 8, 2010.

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VIDEO: Losing, then finding her voice becomes a work of art

Margie Beth Labadie, an artist, adjunct assistant professor and coordinator of the Digital Academy at UNC-Pembroke, lost her speaking voice for several months because of a rare fungal infection but regained it after receiving treatment at the UNC Voice Center.

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Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton elected chair of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine and Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at UNC School of Medicine, was just elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers

A study led by a researcher from the UNC School of Medicine has found that screening mammograms in women under age 40 result in high rates of callbacks and additional imaging tests but low rates of cancer detection.

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Preventing HPV might lower risk of HIV infection in men

Men infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at greater risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than men who are not HPV positive, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC researchers receive grant to develop male contraceptive

UNC researchers receive grant to develop male contraceptive

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”

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China needs comprehensive public health intervention to control syphilis epidemic

China needs comprehensive public health intervention to control syphilis epidemic

Syphilis is currently at epidemic proportions in China and rates of infection will continue to grow unless a more comprehensive, coordinated effort of control is implemented, according to an editorial by UNC's Dr. Joseph D. Tucker.

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Seven honored for furthering diversity at UNC

Rose Brannon, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, received a 2010 University Diversity Award for her work to enhance diversity in the school’s graduate programs and basic science departments as well as the broader University community.

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News updates from Lineberger

Updates this week include Focusing on the Big Picture; Zooming in on the Subject: A Profile on Dr. Paul Godley; 7th Annual Beach Ball Raises $110,000; and Pediatric Oncology Staff and Faculty to Host St. Baldrick's Party.

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Generator test-runs Saturday

All hospital generators will be run under test on Saturday, May 15 between the hours of 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar Series

Chancellor Holden Thorp will present "Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned by Faculty Entrepreneurs"

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UNC Liver Center to host World Hepatitis Day educational event May 18

The UNC Liver Center will host an educational event in observance of World Hepatitis Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation featured on UNC Global website

The UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is building global relationships while integrating medicine from a variety of countries – with the goal to benefit patients right here in North Carolina.

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NC TraCS Institute Event Offerings for Week of May 17 - 21

Please take a look at the upcoming events sponsored by NC TraCS institute: What You Should Know When Conducting Trials with Drugs or Devices- An Opportunity for Regulatory Guidance and Discussion, Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective: A 2-Day Seminar.

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Workshop on Force Measurement and Manipulation in Biological Microscopy

The sixth annual Carolina Workshop on Force Measurement and Manipulation in Biological Microscopy, is scheduled for May 18-21 and registration will be free (a $775 value) for researchers with NIH funding.

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Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbial Communities in Health, Disease, and our Environment

The symposium will take place on June 2 sponsored by Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, and the School of Medicine Office of Research.

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Raleigh TCOYD Conference & Health Fair

The Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair will take place on May 22.

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CHT seeks public input for proposed service adjustments

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will hold a series of public input session on its proposed service adjustments for fiscal year 2010-2011.

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Lane closures due to South Columbia construction

Through Friday, August 13, campus construction work on the steam tunnel will take place on South Columbia Street between South Road and Cameron Avenue resulting in the closure of two of the three traffic lanes just north of South Road.

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