Jan. 6

Lab Memo #12: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Viral Load Testing on Blood Samples

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory has changed the laboratory method for measuring CMV viral load in blood. As of Jan. 3, UNC Hospitals will switch to a more automated assay. This change should not substantially alter the quantitative values that are reported.

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Park to serve as director of Transfusion Medicine Services in McLendon Labs

Effective Jan. 3, Yara A. Park, MD, will be the director of Transfusion Medicine Services in McLendon Clinical Laboratories.

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John B. Graham Student Research Day and The Landes/Merrimon Lecture

The John B. Graham Student Research Society's 43rd Annual Student Research Day will take place Thursday, Jan. 20. The events of the day will commence at 12:30 p.m. with the Landes-Merrimon Lecture entitled, "Forging an Understanding of Iron Disorders." This year's lecture will be given by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics & Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology at Duke University.

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News from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

News updates include: Upcoming Mindfulness Courses and "Autoimmunity in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Rehabilitation" lecture.

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Interested in cell cycle? Circadian rhythms? Metabolism? Neuronal development? Cancer?

Register today for Friday's 13th Annual Cell & Molecular Biology (CMB) Symposium, "What Goes Around Comes Around: Biological Oscillators in Human Health and Disease", sponsored by the CMB Graduate Program.

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Career Development Awards and Coping with NIH Changes Seminars

The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce two half-day seminars on Jan. 21 taught by Dr. Stephen Russell. (Please note one seminar is a repeat of a seminar previously presented in August 2010). Dr. Russell is a former UNC faculty member whose seminars provide detailed information on the proposal preparation process and strategies to achieve funding. The deadline to register for Coping with NIH Changes is Thursday, Jan. 13.

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Trent History of Medicine Society & Bullitt History of Medicine Club speaker series continues Jan. 11

P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, FACP, will discuss “The Federal Government’s Efforts to Racially Integrate Hospitals under Medicare, 1963-1967”.

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NC TraCS presents, "The Agilent Technologies SureSelect™ Platform for Target Enrichment: Focus your next-gen sequencing on DNA that matters."

Presented by Emily M. Leproust, PhD, Director Applications and Chemistry R&D – Genomics. During this presentation you will learn how the SureSelect Target Enrichment technology works and its main applications, as we cover the recent literature and the scientific discoveries that our technology has enabled.

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NC TraCS Participatory Research Approaches Workshops

The Participatory Research Approaches Workshops will provide an overview of research approaches that involve communities as research partners. This training will introduce community-based participatory research (CBPR), and cover the guiding principles, benefits, and challenges of this approach. This training will also feature a presentation by community experts on a specific participatory research project based in North Carolina.

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A2K updates Jan. 9

On Sunday, Jan. 9, required regulatory updates to A2K are scheduled that will take approximately two hours to complete. This outage will start at 3 p.m. and A2K should be back online at 5 p.m. The required downtime will affect Physician Order Entry, A2K and Interfaces to all external system including e-Chart, WebCIS and Labs.

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The Affordable Care Act: Implementation in a Changing Environment

Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association will give a lecture in the School of Public Health entitled, "The Affordable Care Act: Implementation in a Changing Environment" on Thursday, Jan. 27.

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2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

The annual UNC Health Care Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program is scheduled to take place on Friday, Jan. 14, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Children's Hospital Lobby. During his life's work, Dr. King was committed to caring about all people. This is in direct correlation with our mission here at UNC Health Care.

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VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV - Ariel/Joshua Part Two

VIDEO: NC Children's Promise TV - Ariel/Joshua Part Two

The "N.C. Children’s Promise TV" project took five N.C. Children's Hospital patients and turned them into reporters for a day during the ninth annual Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon on Nov. 18. Joshua and sister, Ariel, talk with dad, Darrell, about how special the annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon is for the Children's Hospital's patients and their families.

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Upcoming Programs at the UNC Wellness Center

Jump start your new year by joining us at the UNC Wellness Center for one of our many support groups, health education classes, or nutrition classes.

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UNC Hospitals' Grief Recovery Group

UNC Hospitals' Bereavement Support Services is offering a Community Grief Recovery Group this winter. The group is free of charge and open to anyone grieving a death regardless of faith background.

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