Jan. 14

An Education in Medical Simulation

An Education in Medical Simulation

Traditionally, graduate educational areas such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy have driven UNC’s commitment to medical simulation on campus. Today, undergraduates may also participate in simulation through a new course taught by the School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center.

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UNC Children's 2016 BaseBall Gala

UNC Children's 2016 BaseBall Gala

Tickets are now available for BaseBall, the annual gala to benefit UNC Children's. The gala will be held April 30 at Boshamer Stadium.

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UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physician receives national recognition

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physician receives national recognition

The American College of Rheumatology has recognized UNC associate professor and rheumatologist Beth Jonas, MD, with its Distinguished Fellowship Program Director award. News of the award and an interview with Dr. Jonas was published in The Rheumatologist.

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2015 SOM Nursing Recognition Awards

Eight outstanding nurses were recently recognized as winners of the 2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards. These awards were established as a way to express the faculty's respect and appreciation for nurses whose personal contributions have made a significant contribution to patient care. Each award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used over a three year period for professional development.

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Improving health outcomes through narrative intervention

Improving health outcomes through narrative intervention

A group of researchers from the departments of English and Comparative Literature, Medicine, and Occupational Therapy have teamed up to study possible connections between writing and health in a new interdisciplinary study called “Writing Diabetes.”

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Environment, health and peace with Amer Sweity, Matan Afik and Jack Platt

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Amer Sweity, post-doctoral fellow at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Matan Afik, undergraduate student at the Arava Institute and Jack Platt, CPA. The theme of the conversation will be "Environment, Health and Peace."

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Lunch & Learn Webinar - Walk With A Doc: Benefits of Walking May Surprise You

This 30-minute Lunch & Learn webinar features a board-certified cardiologist who is the founder of the national Walk With A Doc program. The webinar will discuss the known, as well as many of the less well known benefits of walking, and will encourage participants to take a more active role in managing their health.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

UNC Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow Basil Abu-el-haija, MD, will present "Sudden Cardiac Death in Competitive Athletes - Can We Predict and Prevent These Tragic Events?"

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Walk With A Doc

Join Dr. Amanda Nelson and other providers, staff and researchers from UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Rheumatology Clinic on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. rain (indoor track) or shine (walking trails) for an energizing one mile walk.

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UNC vascular surgeons first in North Carolina to utilize new carotid stent system

UNC vascular surgeons first in North Carolina to utilize new carotid stent system

On Jan. 8, a team of UNC vascular surgeons were the first physicians in North Carolina to utilize the ENROUTE Transcarotid Stent, a new carotid stent system developed by Silk Road Medical, Inc.

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Seeking applications for funding for physician scientist caregivers

UNC is one of only 10 U.S. medical schools to receive a five year grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) that is specifically designed to help retain physician scientists who are facing significant extraprofessional caregiving responsibilities. With the DDCF award, the Dean’s Office has created a “Caregivers at Carolina” Program.

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Listen to podcast on Physician Scientist Training Program

Recently, Physician Scientist Training Program Director Joseph Alex Duncan, MD, was interviewed by Department of Medicine Chairman Dr. Ron Falk, MD, about this program. The conversation centered on UNC's efforts to attract young physician-scientists and pair them with dedicated mentors.

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Carolina Kickstart director co-authors new book on university start-ups

Don Rose, director of Carolina Kickstart and adjunct lecturer at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business school is the co-author of a new book meant to serve as a comprehensive guide to understanding, starting, and managing university startups.

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Care and Payment Models to Drive Healthcare Improvement

Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will discuss care and payment models to drive healthcare improvement. Hosted by UNC's Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement. Register today!

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2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture video available

This year's Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture was delivered by J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. A video of the full lecture is now available.

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