Oct. 15

Enhanced Recovery Program at UNC:  Improving perioperative care for patients across North Carolina

Enhanced Recovery Program at UNC: Improving perioperative care for patients across North Carolina

The Enhanced Recovery Program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary initiative between the departments of anesthesiology and surgery to improve the perioperative care of patients at UNC. The first Enhanced Recovery pathway was implemented in July 2014. Over the next year, it is anticipated that the Enhanced Recovery program will have reached over 1,000 patients. One of the very first patients to go through an Enhanced Recovery pathway at UNC reflects on his surgical experience one year later.

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American Asthma Foundation: 2016 AAF Scholar Awards

The 2016 American Asthma Foundation Scholar Awards support highly innovative research from investigators across the broad spectrum of science, including chemists, physicists and engineers. The awards seek to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma; most AAF Scholars are studying asthma for the first time. Award funding is up to $450,000 over three (3) years. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.

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Serving the Underserved in Honduras

Serving the Underserved in Honduras

Summer 2015 marked the twelfth annual community health clinic led by the Honduran Health Alliance, a UNC School of Medicine student-led group that provides critical health services for Honduran women, clinical education for UNC medical learners, and experiences that inform the careers of future doctors.

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Kate Taylor Homecoming Concert

Kate Taylor returns home to Chapel Hill for two events, a concert and a meet-and-greet, benefiting the Dr. Isaac M. Taylor Scholarship Fund at the UNC School of Medicine, named for Kate's father, who was dean of the School from 1964-1971.

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AWARE for All - The Triangle

You are invited to AWARE for All - The Triangle, a free educational event featuring a health fair and an informative presentation about clinical research participation. AWARE for All is a free program that aims to educate and empower people like you to make informed decisions about clinical research participation. Learn how we can all help advance public health and contribute to new medical advancements.

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The Changing Laws of Vaccines with Michelle Mello

The Changing Laws of Vaccines with Michelle Mello

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, professor of Law and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. The theme of the conversation will be "The Changing Laws of Vaccines."

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Reminder: Annual SOM Faculty Meeting to be held Oct. 22

Please make plans to attend the annual School of Medicine faculty meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4-5 p.m. in the Old Clinic Auditorium.

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Research Recruitment via the Electronic Medical Record

This training will cover the various ways the electronic medical record can be used to facilitate research recruitment, including use of the Carolina Data Warehouse and i2b2.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha inducts new members

Recently, 20 new student members were inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).

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Panel Discussion on Open Access Publishing

The 5th annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium will host a panel discussion on open access publishing.

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Moynihan joins HSL to lead health information technology efforts

Moynihan joins HSL to lead health information technology efforts

Brian Moynihan joined the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Oct. 1 as the head of Health Information Technology Initiatives, a position created to help HSL stay on the forefront of technological innovation happening in health care education, practice and research.

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Student-led event celebrates diversity

Student-led event celebrates diversity

On Oct. 7, UNC School of Medicine students and faculty gathered in the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for Doctors for Diversity, an event aimed at discussing and celebrating the importance of diversity in medical training and patient care.

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OIS Security Bytes – Project SIR

OIS Security Bytes – Project SIR

The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. OIS in conjunction with ITS is working with the entire School of Medicine community to provide the tools, procedures and reporting necessary to help data owners discover all of the sensitive information that they may have and to provide options to secure such information.

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Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Wardrop honored by Ohio State College of Medicine

Wardrop honored by Ohio State College of Medicine

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and director of the internal medicine and pediatrics residency program recently received an Early Career Achievement Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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