Jan. 11

Fuel your New Year’s Resolutions with Mindful Intention!

The UNC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers training in meditation and mind-body awareness. In these courses, you will learn how to slow down, set priorities, stay calm, focused and relaxed, and improve your ability to meet life’s challenges. The Mindfulness practice will enhance your body's natural adaptive healing ability and will cultivate the mind's clarity and insight.

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Castillo receives American Society of Neuroradiology Gold Medal

Castillo receives American Society of Neuroradiology Gold Medal

Mauricio Castillo, MD, has been selected as one of two recipients of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)’s 2018 Gold Medal. This award is given annually to distinguished neuroradiologists in recognition of outstanding service to the subspecialty.

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Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture- Managing Lung Cancer Heterogeneity

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Jason Akulian, MD, MPH. Dr. Akulian will discuss management of lung cancer heterogeneity. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (pending approval) for eligible participants. We invite anyone interested to view our lectures. Lectures are viewable online via GoToWebinar or by participating in the lecture at one of our designated viewing sites. Please contact us for more information about GoToWebinar registration or to be connected with a site coordinator near you.

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Professional Development Drop-In Session: Questionnaire Design

This session covers fundamentals of question formulation and tips for designing questionnaires.

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Hooper Named Interim Director of Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Hooper Named Interim Director of Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Stephen Hooper, PhD, began work as interim director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute on January 1.

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UNC/MAHEC Academic Partnership Awards

In 2016 and 2017, the General Assembly in North Carolina awarded funding to UNC School of Medicine with MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) in western North Carolina to establish the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, a new model for distributed health education at UNC to more comprehensively reach out to the rest of the state. A call for proposals has been distributed for projects to expand this collaboration. Proposals are due Feb. 19.

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Making the Invisible Visible: The Triple Impact of Nursing

Nurses are critical to good health care in the US and around the world. But did you know they're also a driving force behind improving gender equality and strengthening economies? Please join us for a special evening event highlighting the powerful—and sometimes surprising—impact of nursing.

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Your Health: Keeping Diabetes in Check

Your Health: Keeping Diabetes in Check

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Laura Higginbotham talk with Dr. Natalie Strand, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist living with type 1 diabetes, about the best ways to manage the condition. And she should know—she sped around the world during season 17 of The Amazing Race, not only keeping her diabetes in check but winning the game to boot.

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Real-life Interdisciplinary Health Care

Come hear real-life examples of healthcare professionals from the UNC Interdisciplinary Parkinson's Disease Clinic on working across disciplines to provide quality patient care. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and practitioners.

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Zollicoffer Lecture & Banquet

The 37th Annual Zollicoffer Conference consist of several events between Feb. 22-24 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer, the fourth African American graduate of the UNC School of Medicine and founder of the Garwyn Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Throughout his life, Dr. Zollicoffer exemplified qualities that students admire and hope to emulate as future physicians. The annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture will be delivered by William Lynn Weaver, MD, chief of surgery at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. More information and a full schedule of events.

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RWJF Clinical Scholars Applications open January 12th

RWJF Clinical Scholars Applications open January 12th

RWJF Clinical Scholars are teams of health care professionals motivated to leverage their passion and ideas to improve health beyond the clinical setting. Teams receive three years of program funding and executive coaching and leadership training.

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Interprofessional Geriatrics Experience

Interprofessional education experience introduces a collaborative approach towards caring for older adults.

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Download and register DUO mobile app to ensure remote access to UNC Health Care applications

​​Starting in February 2018, to enhance our information security, UNC Health Care will begin requiring 'Two-Step Verification' using the DUO mobile app for Android or iOS when accessing certain UNC Health Care applications remotely (outside of UNC Health Care locations). This includes off-site access to access Citrix, Epic@UNC, Webmail, etc.

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Invitation to enroll in SmartNotice emergency alert system

On Friday, Jan. 12, all employees at UNC Medical Center and the UNC School of Medicine will receive an email invitation from noreply@onsolve.com with the subject link "Contact Group Enrollment Invitation" inviting them to enroll in the SmartNotice emergency alert system if they have not signed up for the program already.

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ComSciCon: science communication workshop for graduate students

Graduate students conducting research in science, technology, health, mathematics, and related fields are invited to apply for ComSciCon-Triangle 2018, a science communication workshop organized by and for graduate students in the Research Triangle. At this two-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to develop their science communication skills, network with fellow graduate students passionate about science education and outreach, learn from expert writers and professional science communicators, and produce an original writing for publication. Click here for examples of published pieces from past ComSciCon attendees. ComSciCon-Triangle is a local version of the national ComSciCon workshop, held annually in Cambridge, MA. Founded in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard and MIT, over 300 graduate students nationwide have already participated in the national ComSciCon programs.

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