Vital Signs - May 27, 2010

Study pinpoints new role of molecule in the health of body’s back-up blood circulation
When the arteries delivering oxygen to our vital organs are obstructed by atherosclerosis or clots, the result is almost always a stroke, heart attack or damage to a peripheral tissue such as the legs (peripheral artery disease). But the severity of tissue injury or destruction from a choked-off blood supply varies from person to person, and may depend in large part on whose circulatory system has the best back-up plan to provide alternate routes of circulation.
Crews, Breese and Morrow earn distinguished professorships
The Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies (BCAS) would like to congratulate Drs. Fulton Crews, George Breese and A. Leslie Morrow on receiving John R. Andrews Distinguished Professorships. This professorship recognizes leaders in alcohol research for their outstanding work in finding cures, genes, causes and treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorders.
N.C. Jaycee Burn Center experts discuss grill and camp fire safety this Memorial Day
As Memorial Day approaches, many Triangle residents will pull out their grills for some holiday fun with family and friends. N.C. Jaycee Burn Center experts stress safety first. According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are peak months for fires involving grills.
From the UNC Health Care blog: Good News About the Cost of Treating Cancer
UNC Lineberger member Paul Brown, PhD, discusses the results of a recent study that finds that the cost of treating cancer has become less expensive over the past 20 years.
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."
Workshop: Creating a Fair and Just Culture Jun 09, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM North Carolina Hospital Center, Cary, NC,
The NC Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety is offering Creating a Fair and Just Culture, a one-day workshop to provide an overview of the Just Culture model and concepts in an effort to assist hospitals with establishing a culture that supports safety. The workshop also includes instruction in basic event investigation and hands-on algorithm practice and discussion.
NC TraCS presents "Prevention and Management of Pain in Children" May 27, 2010 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM NC TraCS CTRC Conference Room, 3rd floor bedtower,
Join us for a class on Thursday May 27, 3 - 4 p.m., presented by Dian Gulick, RN.
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.
Transit Alert: Memorial Day
Alerts include: CHT out of operation for Memorial Day and Manning Drive lane closures.
New Mobile Application for PLoS Medicine
Take a look at this recent post from the Carolina Curator, a blog that covers the History of Health Sciences, about an iphone application for PLoS Medicine.
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.
Upcoming events at the Wellness Center
Upcoming events include: Optimal Preconception Health/Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum and American Red Cross Blood Drive