The first calendar year of the new Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum is coming to a close. As students transition from the Foundation Phase, they will be immersed in a newly designed clinical core curriculum, the Application Phase. Starting in March of 2016, the students rotate through three 16-week courses, structured to maximize longitudinal clinical and professional development. Monthly, the students will return to Chapel Hill for a fourth course, structured in daylong intensive integration sessions.
Heather Foss, Corporate Director of Quality & Performance Improvement at Caldwell UNC Health Care will share details of the Lean Transformation at Caldwell UNC Health Care.
The May 2015 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has recommended Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, for appointment as Chair of the Department of Social Medicine following an internal search. Oberlander will assume this role effective July 1, 2015.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with surgeon Katherine Hughes, MD. The theme of the conversation will be "Avoiding Harm in Health Care."
The 17th International Vasculitis & ANCA Workshop was held in London on April 19-22. Physicians and researchers from around the world gathered to share and hear about the latest advances in the field of vasculitis, and to network with healthcare professionals and scientists.
Phase 2 of the Family Medicine Center will begin on June 10. The current front door will be closed for renovation through October and we will be re-routing patients through the newly created secondary entrance. We are really excited about the changes and look forward to the creation of our new space.
Jeffrey Spang, MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics, recently received a Career Development Grant in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for his project titled "Development of a Functional Osteochondral Replacement Graft: 3D Tissue Engineering and Biomimetic Stem Cell Guidance."
The assessment not only identifies the roadblocks to treatment, but also provides a path to overcoming them.
Fred Sparling, MD, believes in making the best out of a bad situation. It is a philosophy that guided his professional path leading him to his own research lab, chairing two departments at UNC and recently accepting the Association of American Physicians’ (AAP) highest honor.
Members of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) attended the annual meeting of the Osteoarthritis Research Society (OARSI) International World Congress in Seattle, Washington. Many of the presentations centered around UNC TARC's university-community partnership of the 24-year community-based research study in Johnston County, NC.
OIS is changing out the building entrance switch in Burnett Womack on Tuesday, June 9. The network will be unavailable for an hour from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. while this work is being done.
Nortin Hadler, MD, emeritus professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, addressed the University of Michigan Medical School on May 16.