April 14

2011 Triangle Arthritis Walk

The 2011 Walk will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the Sheraton Imperial Center in Durham. It is sponsored in part by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

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The Past, Present and Future of Low Back Care: What Works and What Needs to Change

The presenter will be Joel Press, MD. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is sponsoring this guest lecture that will take place on Friday, June 10.

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Fire Alarm Testing MacNider Hall April 21

If the alarm sounds for more than seven minutes, please evacuate the building.

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Mackman to give the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Lecture at ATVB Spring Meeting

Mackman to give the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Lecture at ATVB Spring Meeting

Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, is the John Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He is also Associate Director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. He will give the honorary lecture at the 2011 Spring Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology meeting in April.

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VIDEO: Jessica Breland's Story

VIDEO: Jessica Breland's Story

Jessica Breland is at the top of her game. She is now the 16th Carolina Women's Basketball player in school history to be selected for the WNBA draft, which took place this year on Monday, April 11. Breland was the 13th pick overall, and next year she'll be playing for the New York Liberty. But Breland doesn't take anything for granted. She had to sit out the 2009 - 2010 season while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at UNC.

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State Budget Update - NC House of Representatives Proposed Budget

The North Carolina House of Representatives released their proposed budget April 12. We expected to see budget cuts for all state agencies, and in their proposal, House members suggest eliminating the entire $44 million appropriation to UNC Hospitals. This is money we use every year to offset the cost of providing uncompensated care, which this year will total more than $300 million.

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Wang receives National Academy of Sciences grant to develop cancer nanotechnology

Wang receives National Academy of Sciences grant to develop cancer nanotechnology

Andrew Wang, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 one-year grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a program of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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Donald P. Frush, MD, will present the 14th James H. Scatliff Lecture

The Department of Radiology hosts this annual lecture. Dr. Frush will discuss “CT, Radiation and Children: Assessing Our Journey through Awareness, Accountability, and Action.”

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