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20% Employee & Family Discount at UNC Optical Shop

20% Employee & Family Discount at UNC Optical Shop

UNC Health Care employees, University employees, and their immediate family members are eligible for a 20% discount on new eyewear at UNC Optical Shop.

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Colin G. "Tim" Thomas, Jr., 1918-2014

Colin G. "Tim" Thomas, Jr., 1918-2014

Colin Gordon Thomas, Jr., internationally recognized surgeon, revered medical educator, outstanding scholar, pioneering research scientist, and devoted Tar Heel, died on September 2, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the age of 96.

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Metabolomics Approaches Seminar

Kirk Pappan, PhD, Senior Study Director, Metabolon, Inc., will be speaking at this seminar to review recent advances in relevant metabolomics approaches and will examine several case studies demonstrating the power of metabolomics as a tool for advancing obesity and nutrition-related research in rodent model studies.

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Severe hypoglycemia and CAD risk in health system patients eligible for ACCORD: An application of CER using EMR data

James Meigs will be visiting on Thursday September 25, 2014 for this CER conference. He is on the faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Chair of the American Diabetes Association's Council on Epidemiology and Statistics.

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Endocrine Conference: Clinical implications of type 2 diabetes genetics

James Meigs will be visiting on Thursday September 25, 2014. He is on the faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Chair of the American Diabetes Association's Council on Epidemiology and Statistics.

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Sparling Symposium

A celebration of Fred Sparling’s 45 years at UNC and his lasting contributions to basic and translational science.

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Nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards

The faculty’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards to be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony.

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Guest Speaker - James Meigs

Guest Speaker - James Meigs

James Meigs, MD, MPH, will be visiting on Thursday September 25, 2014. He is on the faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Chair of the American Diabetes Association's Council on Epidemiology and Statistics.

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Broadhurst, Cline, and Goheen named 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has announced the 2014 recipients of the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 22 Fellows from 18 medical schools were selected. From the UNC School of Medicine, Rob Broadhurst, Amelia Cline, and Morgan Goheen were named 2014 Fellows .

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20% Employee & Family Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

20% Employee & Family Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

UNC Health Care employees, University employees, and their immediate family members are eligible for a 20% discount off LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center.

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Helping combat the Liberian Ebola outbreak

Helping combat the Liberian Ebola outbreak

Most students’ first days of class are spent reviewing syllabi, getting to know their classmates and feeling out instructors. In assistant professor Steven King’s “Design and Development of Mobile Apps” course in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, however, this semester’s students went straight to work brainstorming how to visually represent statistics of Liberia’s Ebola crisis.

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NC TraCS Open House - Oct. 1

We would like to invite you to an Open House for the NC TraCS Institute, home of the NIH UNC Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include Biostatistics Seminar Series, Triangle Global Health Consortium Conference, Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, Principal Investigator (PI) Development Series, NCRP Educational Session, and Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Seminar. Also, introducing the Hamner-UNC Organ Injury Biomarker Core.

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Reporting in ConnectCarolina/InfoPorte

Reporting in ConnectCarolina/InfoPorte

The Oct. 1 go-live of the Finance and HR/Payroll components of ConnectCarolina will change how reporting is done across campus, with InfoPorte becoming the primary reporting and data analysis tool.

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UNC Staff & Faculty Football Appreciation Game

In honor of UNC Employee Appreciation Day, the Office of Human Resources and UNC Athletics have collaborated to bring you discounted football tickets!

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2014 Employee Appreciation Day

Kick Up Your Heels at Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Only 2 Days Left to Review Your Data Before it Goes Public

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will for the first time publish Open Payments (“the Sunshine Act”) data. This is a national program that promotes transparency by making public information about financial interactions between industry and individual physicians and teaching hospitals.

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Participate in Student Stores Discussion and Get Free Lunch & $25 Gift Card

UNC Student Stores is conducting market research in order to better serve the UNC community. To help inform these efforts, we are seeking input from various UNC-affiliated groups, including current UNC faculty, regarding their thoughts and perspectives about Student Stores products and services.

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Overview of Adult HIV Care for New Clinicians

The North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center (NCATEC) will be hosting a comprehensive 2-day training event on October 30-31 in Charlotte, NC. The event is designed for clinicians including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists and PAs who seek to improve their HIV treatment skills. Topics include current HIV treatment regimens and initiation guidelines, new hepatitis C treatments, PrEP, opportunistic infections, contraception, preconception, pregnancy, and more. CMEs offered.

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Enterovirus D68: What families need to know

With Enterovirus D68 making headlines across the nation, a group of our pediatric experts collaborated on a list of frequently asked questions, assuring families with reliable information about the virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children throughout the U.S.

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Workshop: Building More Effective eInterventions Through Functional Design

Are you interested in designing more effective eHealth interventions for behavior change? If your answer is yes, please attend CHAI Core's spooktacular free workshop on Halloween at the North Carolina Botanical Garden!

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