October 3

Mental Health First Aid

Did you know you are more likely to encounter a person in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack? Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined. Mental Health First Aid prepares you to give initial help to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support can be engaged.

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3rd annual UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Conference: the Personalization of Healthcare

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will host its 3rd annual Healthcare Conference in November, which includes a number of keynote speakers, panel discussions and a variety of networking opportunities.

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Inaugural SOM Translational Team Science Awards

The School of Medicine's Strategic Plan includes a new annual award cycle administered by the Office of Research--the Translational Team Science (TTS) Award. TTS awards will support the development of new interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators.

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Hooper named Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences

Hooper named Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Hooper is an international expert in child neuropsychology with much of his research, clinical activity, and community outreach devoted to developmental disabilities. He joined the UNC faculty in 1987 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and as Director of Psychology at the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning.

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Campion named Chair of Orthopaedics

Campion named Chair of Orthopaedics

Edmund R. Campion, MD, professor of Orthopaedics and interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthopaedics effective Sept. 25, 2013.

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Your Health® "Major Innovations in Medicine: Surgery and Hearing Loss with Dr. Craig Buchman"

Your Health® "Major Innovations in Medicine: Surgery and Hearing Loss with Dr. Craig Buchman"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Craig Buchman, Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC School of Medicine, about "Major Innovations in Medicine: Surgery and Hearing Loss."

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include the Qualitative Research Seminar Series and Research Ethics Grand Rounds.

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25th Annual Walk for Hope - Sunday, Oct. 13

Join the UNC PSYCHIATRY team for the 25th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope! The Walk takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. Runners may choose to register for the Run for Hope, which begins at 8 a.m. Help the UNC Department of Psychiatry meet their fundraising goal of $7,000!

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AOE presents Translational Curriculum cases

Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, will lead a workshop and discussion on the ways to incorporate social, historical, ethical components into a possible Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) Curriculum case of asthma.

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Firewall Project for the School of Medicine

Universities including UNC are under constant threat from cyber attackers trying to access personal information and intellectual property. The Office of Information Services (OIS) has completed an assessment of all the devices on the School of Medicine network.

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Department of Radiology Highlights: July - Sept. 2013

Department of Radiology Highlights: July - Sept. 2013

Read below for news, awards, presentations and publications from the Department of Radiology.

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Bose featured in AAP News

Carl L. Bose, MD, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from the Department of Pediatrics, was recently featured in AAP News, the official magazine for the American Academy of Pediatrics. As editor of Helping Babies Survive (HBS), a program dedicated to help babies that survive after birth in third world countries, Bose's work focuses on expanding the curriculum on baby births in such countries.

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings October 7

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the following School of Medicine buildings on Monday, Oct. 7: MBRB, AHEC, AHEC/MedAir, Bondurant, Taylor, and EPA. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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Voice Over IP phone transition update: October 3

Phone installations are in progress in Berryhill and Mary Ellen Jones will follow next week. This will complete the installation phase. The switchover is tentatively scheduled for November 11, 2013.

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Mason Farm Road crosswalk changes

The crosswalk equipment on Mason Farm Road will be out of service from Oct.1 to Oct. 31. The crosswalk will still be in use, but without the signals for drivers. Pedestrians, please take care crossing Mason Farm Road.

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New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage

This notice from the U.S. Department of Labor contains some basic information about the new Marketplace and employment-based health coverage offered by The University of North Carolina.

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State Health Plan Webinar - Oct. 10

There are new health plan options for teachers and state employees for 2014 that reward a range of healthy activities, including smoking cessation, taking an online Health Assessment and naming a Primary Care Provider. Join your colleagues in Bioinformatics 1131 from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 10 for this informational webinar specifically for University employees.

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