The deadline for nominations is extended to Tuesday, Sept. 15 for the 2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards. The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and its physicians established a program in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievement by nursing professionals. These awards serve as tangible recognition of the countless vital contributions nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research and public service missions of the School of Medicine.
Through the Office of International Activities at the UNC School of Medicine, approximately one-third of UNC medical students experience international health electives during their time in Chapel Hill. This past summer nearly 50 students traveled abroad to research, teach, and enhance their clinical skills while serving underserved populations. The experiences provided students with invaluable insights and encouraged some to continue to make international work part of their lives and careers. Last week students shared their experiences via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and read what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, Leigh Callahan, PhD, and Richard Loeser, MD, were awarded a five-year, $6.7 million grant from the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for a pragmatic clinical trial of weight loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina.
The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) is hosting a "medical hackathon" event September 18th-20th at the Duke School of Medicine. Students and professionals will work side by side to build innovative solutions for the most pressing issues in health care.
New VoIP phones recently installed in MacNider and Old Clinic will be activated Friday, September 4. 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.
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 week’s Byte focuses on the importance of securing paperwork with sensitive information. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Bob Gwyther will be talking with Thomas Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Press Ganey. The theme of the conversation will be "Why Strategy Matters Now."
Barbara Entwisle has decided to conclude her service as Vice Chancellor for Research and return to her role as a Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences following the current academic year. Read a message from Chancellor Folt.
Do you know of an outstanding teacher, mentor, or teaching assistant? Who has inspired you at Carolina? Who has helped you learn, grow, and become excited about your education? Who is an outstanding educator that deserves recognition? Nominations are currently being accepted for the University Teaching Awards. The submission deadline is Oct. 1.
The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases released its 2015 Progress Report. In addition to the vivid photographs, powerful quotes and impressive facts about their work in North Carolina and abroad, the Institute has compiled a number of related multimedia options for readers to see more about the Institute’s commitment to clinical care, research and teaching.
Most doctors are motivated by the desire to help others, but Abhi Mehrotra, MD, has taken things a step further. Over the course of his career, he’d come to realize how the administrative side of medicine impacts the patient side on a day-to-day basis. Fueled by a desire to finesse his business skills and pursue opportunities to positively affect patient care, Mehrotra enrolled in the Weekend Executive MBA (EMBA) Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
This year's recipients of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine are Qi Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, and Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine.
William Fischer II, MD, associate program director for research in the Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, is the recipient of this year's Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.
A free photo session is being offered for School of Medicine staff members including post-docs, residents, fellows, research coordinators, administrative professionals, etc.