Jan. 27

32nd Annual Minority Health Conference

The 32nd Annual Minority Health Conference, The Promise of Health Equity: Advancing the Discussion to Eliminate Disparities in the 21st Century, will be held on Feb. 25 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

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Bullitt History of Medicine Lecture - "Infectious Fear: Politics, disease and the health effects of segregation"

For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African-Americans. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., examines how individuals and institutions - black and white, public and private - responded to the challenges of tuberculosis in a segregated society.

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Patterson named Associate Dean for Medical Entrepreneurship

Patterson named Associate Dean for Medical Entrepreneurship

Working in collaboration with both the UNC School of Medicine and UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, will facilitate programs that promote technological advances and steward business ventures and entrepreneurial development.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 31

The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

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Core Lab Memo #95 – Vitamin D Testing

The laboratory announces the introduction of in-house testing for Vitamin D using ultra performance liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry.

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NHL Legacy Classroom to be unveiled Friday at Children's Hospital

The National Hockey League (NHL), the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA), the Carolina Hurricanes and Hockey hall of famer Pat LaFontaine and his "Companions in Courage" charity will officially unveil a new, state-of-the-art “NHL Legacy Classroom” at the N.C. Children’s Hospital at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

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Oncology winter coat drive warming hearts

Oncology winter coat drive warming hearts

Winter weather chilled North Carolina throughout December and the freezing temperatures continue. UNC Oncology staff teamed with their family and friends to donate more than 70 new and gently used coats to the Oncology Winter Coat Drive 2011.

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Burlington Imaging and Breast Center to partner with UNC Hospitals to provide imaging services

In an effort to build and expand upon the imaging services we provide to our patients already, we are excited to announce a partnership with Alliance HealthCare Services, effective Feb. 1, 2011, to form UNC Hospitals Burlington Imaging and Breast Center. The facility will be an outpatient clinic of UNC Hospitals.

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VIDEO: Roper discusses the state of health care in North Carolina

VIDEO: Roper discusses the state of health care in North Carolina

Dr. William Roper, UNC Health Care System CEO, visited the UNC-TV studios last week to discuss the state of health care in North Carolina and the impact of health care reform.

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VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV - Ariel/Joshua part 5

VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV - Ariel/Joshua part 5

Six-year-old Joshua Cooley first came to N.C. Children's Hospital at 3 days old and had a liver transplant at the age of 9 months. He and his sister, Ariel, chat with Dr. Daniel Lercher, a pediatrics resident, about why Dr. Lercher decided to become a doctor.

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Bariatric Support Group

This group welcomes bariatric patients to an open-forum support group to be held monthly. Anyone who has had, or is interested in bariatric surgery is invited to come. The next session will be held Feb. 9, 6:45 - 7:30 at the Orange County Public Library on Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

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St. Baldrick's fundraiser March 19 at Top of the Hill

Go ahead – throw vanity out the window. We dare you to experience the brilliance of being bald while raising funds for life-saving research. To get involved, register online to have your head shaved on March 19 at Top of the Hill and ask your family and friends to make donations on your soon-to-be bald head.

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Kid Cards Valentines for sale in the lobby

Kid Cards Valentines for sale in the lobby

Kids Cards Valentines are on sale at the Lobby Cart now through Feb. 14. Also available are all-occasion cards and other items, like notepads and Post-It cubes.

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Silent auction to help end family violence

You are invited to join our honorary co-hosts Gary and Cindy Park at the 6th annual Silent (No More!) Auction fundraising event of UNC Hospitals' Beacon Child and Family Program on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Siena Hotel. The event is hosted by Molly Maid of Chapel Hill and the Ms. Molly Foundation.

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