April 6

Visualizing the AAMC's Mission Management Assesment

Visualizing the AAMC's Mission Management Assesment

Since 2009, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released its annual Missions Management Tool report to highlight the missions and goals of the AAMC’s member institutions. The 2016 report contains data on 45 measures across six categories and once again, UNC School of Medicine sits among the national leaders in many measures. Check out this graphic covering the results.

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Mary Ellen Jones renovation update

More construction updates and photos are available in the latest edition of the Mary Ellen Jones renovation newsletter.

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Spring Medical Alumni Weekend

Our Spring Alumni Weekends celebrate the reunions of past medical school classes as they come together to reminisce about the past and share plans for the future. They also allow us to recognize the contributions of our alumni, faculty and other individuals to the School of Medicine and the practice of medicine.

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Carolina Improvement Science Initiative

Carolina Improvement Science Initiative

This symposium will bring together faculty, staff, and graduate students from across campus who are engaged in research on improvement at scale. This symposium aims to identify expertise in what might be called a family of improvement approaches that may be organized into a strategic campus-wide effort.

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Sunshine Act – Open Payments Update: Annual Review and Dispute Period Ends May 15

The deadline for physicians to review reported information before it is posted for public viewing is May 15, 2017. If any of the reported payments appear to be inaccurate, physicians may resolve the dispute directly with the manufacturer until May 15.

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Analyzing AAMC Faculty Forward Survey: Part II

Throughout the month of February, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development hosted a series of town halls to share results from the 2016 AAMC Faculty Engagement Survey. This week, we are taking a closer look at the reported average workweek, mentoring, and burnout.

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Jonas describes rheumatoid arthritis in new podcast episode

Jonas describes rheumatoid arthritis in new podcast episode

In Episode Seven of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Beth Jonas, MD, talks about rheumatoid arthritis, how it is diagnosed and treated, and lifestyle changes that can help patients. Jonas is an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, and she directs the UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program.

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IPE Event: Expanding Interprofessional Education: Moving from Silos to Full Integration

Attention Health Affairs students! Bring your lunch and enjoy this presentation on interprofessional education across the UNC system with a focus on IPE activities at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Vascular and cardiac surgery collaboration yields great results

Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, joined efforts for an endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysm involving the great vessels. This minimally invasive repair was performed as part of a physician sponsored IDE (PS-IDE) trial spearheaded by Farber. The procedure was life saving for the patient, who was not a candidate for traditional open repair.

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Department of Neurosurgery mourns the passing of Robert H. Wilkins, MD

Department of Neurosurgery mourns the passing of Robert H. Wilkins, MD

Robert H. Wilkins, MD, who served as the director of academics for the Department of Neurosurgery, passed away on Friday, March 31.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Guest lecturer Donald Lynch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology & Vascular Medicine, at the University of Cincinnati, will present "Thromboinflammatory Response Following Transcatheter Valve Interventions".

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Shaheen honored by CDIM

Shaheen honored by CDIM

Amy Shaheen, MD, received the Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research Award during the CDIM National Meeting.

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Research study seeks HIV‐1 Negative individuals willing to donate blood sample

Researchers are looking for adult men and women that are HIV‐1 negative and willing to provide a blood sample. The samples are being collected to serve as a control whereas the researcher will be able to look at cells in a healthy immune system compared to the immune cells found in a viral suppressed HIV‐1 positive person.

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Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, has been elected President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He will begin his term as President-Elect in May.

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James Scatliff: A half century in the classroom

James Scatliff: A half century in the classroom

The Department of Radiology will host a memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Scatliff on Saturday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. The service will be held in the Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) Auditorium. Parking is available at the Ambulatory Care Center or in the "S6" parking spaces located along Mason Farm Road.

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Your Health: From Abuse to Abundance

Your Health: From Abuse to Abundance

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Bob Gwyther, MD, will talk with Jamila Battle, MD, about her book "From Abuse to Abundance" and how to address trauma that can hold you back.

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Seeking Nominations: Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The Selection Committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2017 Lecturer.

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