April 5

Touch-A-Truck event benefits NC Children's Hospital

This event, on April 15, provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place!

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Cohen profiled by Science magazine

Cohen profiled by Science magazine

Learn more about the HPTN study, called the "Breakthrough of the Year," in this Q&A about the the process of discovery with Dr. Mike Cohen, Director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

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Newton named American Council on Education Fellow

Newton named American Council on Education Fellow

Dr. Newton’s fellowship will focus on understanding the relationship between integrated health systems and universities, as well as identifying best practices among integrating health systems.

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SOM Faculty: New functionality in Infoporte

The School of Medicine will soon implement the “Faculty” portion of Infoporte, an exciting new software system that will provide faculty with a single portal for most of their administrative needs.

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Upcoming Mindfulness Training Courses for Stress & Pain Management

Mindfulness is a way of consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, or the challenges and demands of everyday life. Receiving mindfulness training can teaches you how to slow down, recognize the warning signs of stress reactions, and to stay focused and relaxed in ways that enhance the body’s natural adaptive and healing abilities and the mind’s ability to choose healthy responses.

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Triangle Business Journal names Cohen, Zanation, Sharpless "Health Care Heroes"

Dr. Myron Cohen won the Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Norman Sharpless, the Innovator/Researcher award, and Dr. Adam Zanation the "Rising Star" award.

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Improving Bowel Control: A Symposium for Nurses, Physicians, and Allied Health Professionals

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals with the knowledge they need to assess, diagnose, and treat fecal incontinence, as well as to assist patients and families lower their risk for and cope with the challenges of this condition.

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Seminar: Bio-Surveillance in the State and Nation

David D. Potenziani, PhD, will describe the process of incorporation and visualization of novel data resources and demonstrate the use of disparate data and advanced analytics for early detection and situational awareness.

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Whitehead receives 5-year AHRQ R01 grant for managing fecal incontinence

Whitehead receives 5-year AHRQ R01 grant for managing fecal incontinence

William E. Whitehead, PhD, Director of the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders, was awarded a 5-year AHRQ R01 grant to test a promising cost-effective nurse-delivered conservative treatment for fecal incontinence that was developed at the Center.

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YOUR HEALTH: Magnetic Stimulation for Depression with Dr. Susan Killenberg

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, we’ll be joined by Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC, Dr. Susan Killenberg to discuss Magnetic Stimulation for Depression.

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Data Warehouse helps create a national data hub for research about COPD

UNC’s Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDW-H) is helping create a national data hub for research to improve treatment of patients with COPD. UNC has partnered with five other clinical centers to create a national data hub for investigating what tests and treatments are most effective for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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Ransohoff to moderate upcoming Biotech Forum

New biomarkers will play a key role in expanding the applications of personalized medicine, but the development and regulatory hurdles are significant. The Biotech Forum will be lead by a panel of leading thought leaders that will stimulate discussion regarding new applications for biomarkers, key trends in companion diagnostics, best practices for clinical research in the field, and regulatory challenges in the personalized medicine arena.

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UNC docs to perform surgery as part of the Advances in Gynecology and Pelvic Pain conference

Dr. John Steege and Dr. Matthew Siedhoff, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will perform a laparoscopic surgery, either hysterectomy or myomectomy, using a live audio and video feed to a conference room, as part of this 2012 conference. Read on for more details.

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TEDMED 2012

The School of Medicine will simulcast the event, TEDMED LIVE, in Bondurant Hall, G-074. Please note, the conference is not available on the web.

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AOE events: Charon visits campus to discuss narrative teaching methods

Rita Charon, MD, PhD, of Columbia University, is visiting campus in April to work with our faculty on how narrative methods can serve the medical curriculum at UNC.

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Curious about the state of the Affordable Care Act?

If so, read Jonathan Oberlander's Q&A with the New York Times' reporter Gina Kolata. Dr. Oberlander is Professor of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine, and Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.

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