April 26

Multidisciplinary approach leads to positive outcomes in Newborn Nursery Unit

Several recent quality improvement efforts led by Carl Seashore, MD, the group of nurse practitioners including Jamie Haushalter, Emily Freeman, Ashley Wallace and Lara Reller and other faculty have dramatically improved the care of babies in the Newborn Nursery Unit and are spreading across the state.

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Register for HIV in 2018: Clinical Update and Vulnerable Populations

Do you care for people living with HIV? Join faculty from the UNC School of Medicine and public health colleagues from the state for their annual conference about HIV clinical updates.

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UNC School of Medicine Strategic Plan: Discussion of Priorities

The UNC School of Medicine is working on a new strategic plan. Following a faculty survey, interviews, and group discussions, several priority focus areas have been identified. Please join Drs. Julie Byerley and Blossom Damania at one of three upcoming town hall meetings to discuss these priorities.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

The medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, has announced the induction of new members including medical students, residents, and faculty.

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Davis elected Vice President of Society for Pediatric Research

Davis elected Vice President of Society for Pediatric Research

Stephanie Davis, MD, who will assume the role of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, has been elected Vice President of the Society for Pediatric Research.

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Kibbe co-authors JAMA piece on wearable device intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease Patients

Kibbe co-authors JAMA piece on wearable device intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease Patients

The piece, co-authored by Melina Kibbe, MD, the Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, found that a home-based exercise program, consisting of wearable devices and telephone coaching, did not improve walking ability for patients with peripheral artery disease.

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Surgery Grand Rounds - Dr. Raman Mahabir, "Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL): What We Need to Know”

Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving the capsule or effusion surrounding a breast implant. There are 186 cases in the US and nearly 600 worldwide with 12 deaths reported. To date, there are no reported cases of BIA-ALCL associated with smooth breast implants and appears limited to patients exposed to implants with textured surfaces. Through a partnership with a partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Foundation, we continue to investigate the pathogenesis of this rare entity.

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McNaull Appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality and Safety

McNaull Appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality and Safety

UNC Hospitals is very pleased to announce the appointment of Peggy McNaull, MD, as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality and Safety.

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Riches Appointed Clinical Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Riches Appointed Clinical Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Marcie Riches, MD, was recently appointed clinical associate chief for the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology. She is also a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year award.

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Nowell Receives 2018 Boka W. Hadzija Award

Nowell Receives 2018 Boka W. Hadzija Award

Sallie Nowell, a doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the 2018 Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student.

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Your Health: Superheroes, Pop Culture & Psychology, from Batman to Black Panther

Your Health: Superheroes, Pop Culture & Psychology, from Batman to Black Panther

As Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters this weekend, we’ll revisit a recent YOUR HEALTH® episode where Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jonathan Fricke welcomed Dr. Travis Langley—professor of psychology at Henderson State University and editor and lead author of the Popular Culture Psychology book series—to talk about superheroes, pop culture and health, from Batman to Black Panther.

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Cancer Transitions Wellness Program

Join UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program for our Cancer Transitions Wellness Program. Cancer Transitions™ is a FREE workshop to help patients and their caregivers move forward with life after treatment ends.

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