Aug. 13

Michalak begins Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship

Michalak begins Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship

As her classmates return to Chapel Hill to begin their fourth year at the UNC School of Medicine, Suzanne Michalak will be at a lab bench at Boston Children’s Hospital. The recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship, Michalak will spend the year in Boston researching congenital eye movement disorders in the lab of Elizabeth Engle, MD.

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BBSP welcomes new class of PhD students

BBSP welcomes new class of PhD students

On August 10, a new class of PhD students interested in medical and biological sciences arrived to begin a week of orientation. They will receive their first year of science training through the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP) before selecting one of the BBSP member PhD programs and selecting a thesis advisor and lab in which to do their thesis research. We spoke to several students about what they are most excited about.

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Community-Based Hospitals: Quality vs. Quantity with Steve Burriss

Community-Based Hospitals: Quality vs. Quantity with Steve Burriss

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy, will be talking with Steve Burriss, President of Rex Health Care. The theme of the conversation will be "Community-Based Hospitals: Quality vs. Quantity."

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Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition Scheduled for MacNider and Old Clinic

VoIP phones are being installed in MacNider and Old Clinic but will not be active until September. Please make sure your VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall. There is the potential for a short service outage as early as the night prior to and the entire day of the transition.

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Committee Representative Election Results

In March 2012, SOM faculty members endorsed changes to the SOM bylaws that provided for additional opportunities for peer selection of faculty to standing committees of the medical school. Ballots were completed during the month of July, and committee membership is now being announced.

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Call for Fuller Award Nominations

The H. Fleming Fuller Award is intended as a permanent memorial to Kinston, N.C., physician H. Fleming Fuller, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Memorial Hospital. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Meeting the Needs to Breastfeed

UNC demonstrates a campus-wide commitment to healthy mothers and babies through clinical practice, cutting-edge research, and education for patients and practitioners. From hospital rooms to university classrooms, faculty and staff are dedicated to helping new mothers provide vital nutrition for their babies – and supporting them when it doesn’t go as planned.

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Campus leaders determined to help restore public trust

Bruce Cairns, who is entering his second year as chair of the Faculty Council, and Charles Streeter, who is starting his third year as chair of the Employee Forum, represent different constituents, but they serve the same University. They are also bound by a shared goal for the new academic year: restoring public trust in the institution.

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OIS Security Byte: Clearing the Cobwebs from your internet history

OIS Security Byte: Clearing the Cobwebs from your internet history

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This edition focuses on Temporary Internet Files. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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Leadership Transitions at the Medical Foundation

The Medical Foundation of North Carolina is a charitable not-for-profit organization that raises private philanthropic funds to support the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health Care.

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2015 UNC Physical Therapy Golf Tournament

UNC's Division of Physical Therapy will host its 10th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Foundation for Physical Therapy and UNC's Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA).

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