August 22

CPX brings together standardized patients and a high-tech monitoring system to test medical students

CPX brings together standardized patients and a high-tech monitoring system to test medical students

To graduate from the UNC School of Medicine, students must pass the Clinical Performance Examination (CPX), a test that combines use of standardized patients, a feature of the UNC curriculum since the early 1980s, with a high-tech monitoring system that enhances learning and teaching.

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Brushes with Life art gallery battles mental illness

Brushes with Life art gallery battles mental illness

Brushes with Life, an art gallery and peer and art support group located at the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital, provides patients living with mental illness a space to showcase and sell their art—and reduces the stigmatization of mental illness in the process.

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Preparing for Pregnancy: Mind, Body, & Spirit

Thinking of becoming pregnant? Then attend this new and innovative class taught by a Certified Nurse Midwife. Topics covered: healthiest food before and durning pregnancy; advice on vaccinations; recent research findings on importance of health before pregnancy; emotional aspects of pregnancy; and much more!

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Mackman awarded $1.5-million grant from NIH-NHLBI

Nigel Mackman, PhD, John Parker Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the McAllister Heart Institute, was awarded a $1.5-million, four-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI to study the role of the thrombin-PAR1 pathway in viral infection.

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(New location) NHLBI Director Gary H. Gibbons, MD, to visit UNC

Dr. Gibbons will give an address to investigators interested in the research of the NHLBI entitled, "Charting Our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHLBI."

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include NIH Public Access Policy and Compliance Requirements Info Session. Deadline for proposals for C-CCNE Pilot Grant Program is September 16.

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UNC PhD student blogs for Nature

Stephani Page, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, is a member of the Bourret/Silversmith Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. She recently blogged about her experience advocating for science on Capitol Hill.

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UNC School of Medicine-Asheville Educational Conference and Dinner

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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Medicine's Michelangelo

The Health Sciences Library is proud to host Francine Mary Netter as she discusses her upcoming book, 'Medicine’s Michelangelo,' about her legendary father Dr. Frank Netter.

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Important Title IX contact information

Please read this message from Christi Hurt, UNC's Interim Title IX Coordinator, regarding the Title IX team, campus resources and reporting options for community members.

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For Nancy Nye, being at Carolina was a dream come true

This story from The Gazette features Nancy Nye, the administrator for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who is retiring Sept. 1.

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Schools cross disciplines to debunk myths and misinformation about prenatal oral health

In the Gazette, this story details the Prenatal Oral Health Program at UNC, a joint venture of the schools of Dentistry and Medicine that educates students and the public about oral health and pregnancy.

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YOUR HEALTH®: Faith & Death with Rabbi Daniel Greyber & Reverend Joe Harvard

Special guest host, Dr. Liz Baltaro, from the UNC Department of Family Medicine, will join Adam to talk about Faith & Death with author Rabbi Daniel Greyber, of Beth El Synagogue in Durham, and Recently Retired Senior Pastor Reverend Joe Harvard.

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Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds for Clinical Ethics will be given by Ross Koppel, PhD, FACMI, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture is entitled, "Pushing Healthcare Information Technology: Examining the Ethics and Consequences of U.S. Policy and HIT Vendor Practices."

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Building Change to Voice Over IP (VOIP) project

As a result of issues found during the initial building surveys, the following buildings will NOT be part of the phone migration scheduled for November 2013: MacNider, Old Clinic, and Lineberger. Each of them will require some engineering work before they can be migrated (see details below). Once the engineering work is complete, the buildings will be put back in rotation for migration. The deadline for getting all buildings on campus migrated is the end of 2014.

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