March 6

Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards $1 million research grant to UNC Lineberger

Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards $1 million research grant to UNC Lineberger

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $1 million women’s cancer research grant to UNC Lineberger to evaluate the impact of physical activity among breast cancer survivors.

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Chalfie delivers lecture at fourth annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Chalfie delivers lecture at fourth annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Dr. Martin Chalfie, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was invited to campus by UNC's Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies.

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Hanvey helps communities and families in need

Hanvey helps communities and families in need

First-year medical student Blaire Hanvey was recently honored with the June C. Allcott Fellowship in Medicine and the Zollicoffer-Cross Community Health Fellowship.

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YOUR HEALTH®: "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks" with Marc & Maya Silver

YOUR HEALTH®: "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks" with Marc & Maya Silver

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Marc Silver and his daughter Maya Silver, co-authors, about their book, "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks."

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Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

Parham is being recognized by the Society for Gynecologic Oncology for his work on cervical cancer and selfless dedication to improving the lives of women in Zambia.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include the Epic Research Town Hall (Part 2), NC A&T Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Joseph DeSimone, "Monitoring and Auditing Clinical Trials," and Research Ethics Grand Rounds. Plus, new services from RTI International for UNC investigators.

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An Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This is the first of the four-part lecture series, "What's the Big Idea?: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Its Role in Twenty-First-Century Health Care." Join us for an overview and specific examinations of aspects of complementary and alternative medicine from an array of imminent researchers and practitioners. In this lecture, we will examine the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States and some rationales for its growth in popularity, and get an overview through brief descriptions of CAM practices and research.

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Mindfulness

This is the second of the four-part lecture series, "What's the Big Idea?: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Its Role in Twenty-First-Century Health Care." This presentation describes the evidence showing how mindfulness meditation can improve coping and reduce distress, how it can alleviate pain and other symptoms, and how it can generally promote mental and physical health and wellbeing in both healthy individuals and those with a broad range of health conditions. It also explores findings on the proposed mechanisms of mindfulness.

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What is Acupuncture? Explanations from Traditional and Scientific Perspectives

This is the third lecture of the four-part lecture series, "What's the Big Idea?: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Its Role in Twenty-First-Century Health Care." This presentation will describe the fundamentals of oriental medicine, specifically acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine; scientific research on their mechanisms of action; evidence of clinical efficacy; and their application across a wide range of conditions.

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Modern Medical Practice

This is the fourth lecture in the four-part lecture series, "What's the Big Idea?: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Its Role in Twenty-First-Century Health Care." This presentation describes the role of botanical medicine, including herbal and supplements, in the U.S. health care system.

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13th Annual Duke/Durham Health Summit

This year’s summit, Beyond the Affordable Care Act: Are We Ready for What’s Next?, will include updates and information about community initiatives, an educational session about the health insurance marketplace, and a discussion with health and human service organizations about the local impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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Rimland is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Medical student, Casey Allison Rimland, has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar.

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He spent five decades ‘folding socks’

He spent five decades ‘folding socks’

After 50 years, Dr. Jim Bryan is retiring from UNC. And no one can replace him.

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Match Day social media campaign

UNC Health Care will celebrate the hard work of our medical students through its Match Day social media campaign. We invite all fourth-year students to share their stories about the perfect match.

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Why Media Matters

Join us for UNC OB-GYN Grand Rounds on Wednesday, March 12, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Mahin, Media Relations/Broadcast Manager, UNC Health Care Media, will present!

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