Vital Signs - May 20, 2010

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Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Patrick Sullivan, MD, has received a 2010 Distinguished Investigator Award for a comparison of genetics in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Control of cell movement with light accomplished in living organisms
UNC-developed technique has broad applications in cancer, biomedical research.
VIDEO: Bone health for men
As men and women age into their 60s, 70s, and 80s, their bodies gradually lose bone. This decrease in bone density puts both at risk for wrist, spine and hip fractures. While there are current bone density screening guidelines for women, guidelines do not exist for men. UNC School of Medicine bone researchers are working to change that.
NIH Director Visits North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
TraCS shows how it is enabling science.
Boy’s survival illustrates need for blood drive
When Davis De Clerque was born at just 23 weeks and five days, he weighed about a pound and a half.
Baric elected to Microbiology Academy
Ralph S. Baric, PhD, was recently elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology along with 77 other scientists from across the country.
Royal Society of Medicine to visit UNC Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery will host a Joint Scientific Meeting with the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine of England May 24-25.
May 18 Connections now available
Connections is a bimonthly UNC Health Care employee newsletter.
Department of OB/GYN May Highlights and Honors
Please take a look at the department's May updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, news clips, presentations and publications.
News from the Center for Aging and Health
Read more about the National Institute on Aging grant for Summer Research Training in Aging for Medical Students (MSTAR) and prestigious summer training opportunities awarded to UNC medical students.
Research Services for Utilization Tests (ReSULTS) are now available
NC TraCS Institute is now providing ReSULTS consultations that can save you time and make your grant more competitive.
NC TraCS brings E-Tracker to UNC PIs and Coordinators!
E-Tracker is a tool created to enable researchers to “track” subject enrollment numbers for clinical research studies.
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, which will be June 8, will cover Medical Device Technologies at UNC and NC State University.
'Here's to your Health' now 'YOUR HEALTH' radio
The Department of Family Medicine's "Here’s to Your Health" radio show has a new and shortened name: "YOUR HEALTH Radio!" The show now focuses even more on what we can do to empower you!
BRIC Human Imaging Facility newsletter: Spring Issue
The first issue of the quarterly newsletter, which will introduce you to the BRIC (Biomedical Research Imaging Center) Human Imaging Facility, is now available on the BRIC website.
Reminder: 5 East renovations to block thru-traffic on 5th floor
Due to renovations on 5 East, contractors must block the walkways on 5 East that connect the Bedtower, Patient Support Tower (PST), and Anderson Pavilion.
UNC Hospitals retail café schedule for Memorial Day, May 31
The Terrace Café will be open all day on Memorial Day (May 31). Starbucks also will be open regular hours from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Corner Café and the Overlook Café will be closed.
Upcoming events at the Wellness Center
Upcoming events at the UNC Wellness Center include: Transforming your caregiving journey; Who Do You Think You Are? How to live authentically in a superficial world; and How to look 10 years younger, painlessly.
Conference: Heart Failure Management
This conference, which will take place in Amelia Island, FL, July 15 - 18 is designed for cardiologists, family medicine physicians, general internists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, hospitalists and cardiology technicians.
Weight Watchers at N.C. Women's Hospital
Weight Watchers at Work at N.C. Women's Hospital is meeting on Wednesdays from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m., and you can still join!
Violin and fiddle performance in Children's Hospital lobby May 23, 2010 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM N.C. Children's Hospital stage ,
The DooR to DooR program is sponsoring a special concert of violin and fiddle students in the Children's Hospital lobby on Saturday, May 23 from 2 - 4 p.m.