April 11

Research study: Recruiting 18-35-year-olds interested in using a weight loss app

UNC researchers are studying innovative ways to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss in young adults using a smartphone app, digital health tools, and daily messaging. We are seeking volunteers to enroll in a 12-week research study that tests a smartphone-delivered weight loss program designed specifically for young adults.

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Womack named associate director of UNC Partnerships in Aging Program

Womack named associate director of UNC Partnerships in Aging Program

UNC Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP), a campus-wide initiative in the University's Office of the Provost, has recently named Jennifer “Jenny” Womack, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, as its associate director. Womack is a clinical professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, housed in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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IGHID celebrates 12th anniversary

IGHID celebrates 12th anniversary

The UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) celebrated its nearly 12-year anniversary of improving clinical care, research and educational opportunities in the US and abroad on Friday, April 5, with a symposium on Carolina's campus.

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UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2019: Highlights & Honors

UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2019: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some UNC Department of Radiology highlights and honors from 1st Quarter 2019 (January – March 2019).

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Hospital-wide Dementia Friendly Training at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

Hospital-wide Dementia Friendly Training at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

Hospital-wide dementia-friendly training is well underway at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, where nearly two-thirds of all staff and providers who interact with patients have completed training. UNC Health Care is the first major health care system in the state with plans to deliver hospital-wide training to multiple partnering hospitals. After the Hillsborough pilot, the training program will expand to NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville, and Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro.

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Seeking physician scientist parents of children with special needs for research study

Has your young adult with special needs recently transitioned from high school to college/work/volunteering. The purpose of this research is to study how working physician scientists experience and manage this transition. Participation involves a 90 minute group discussion with other physician scientists whose young adult has gone through the same transition.

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Your Health: Giving Diseased Heart Tissue New Life

Your Health: Giving Diseased Heart Tissue New Life

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Li Qian—associate professor in UNC’s department of pathology and laboratory medicine AND director of the McAllister Heart Institute—about the work she’s doing to give diseased heart tissue new life.

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Juliano, Margolis honored during AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

Juliano, Margolis honored during AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

Two faculty within the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases were honored during the joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago.

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UNC School of Medicine Community Service & Advocacy Day

Community Service Day at the UNC School of Medicine will be held on Monday, April 15. Community Service and Advocacy Day recognizes the outstanding contributions students have made to the UNC School of Medicine and the broader community. This year, more than 20 students will be presenting their community service projects including the 2018-19 Eugene S. Mayer Society for Community Service Inductees, recipients of the Allcott and Salber-Phillips Awards, and the Schweitzer Fellows.

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Head for the Cure Kickoff Event

Join Head for the Cure and UNC Neuro-oncology staff and clinicians at Top of the Hill on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm to start planning for this year's 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 7.

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Health Humanities Journal Exhibition Night

The Health Humanities Journal of UNC-CH will hold its semesterly exhibition night on April 12, Friday from 6:30-7:30 PM where it will unveil its Spring 2019 issue of the journal.

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SOM Lunch & Learn Family Medical Leave (FML)

The April SOM Lunch & Learn will highlight the Family Medical Leave (FML) Process. Shanel Boyd Haskins, UNC OHR Benefits & Leave of Absence Consultant will present this month’s Lunch & Learn training, and we are very grateful to have her support our ongoing educational efforts at the SOM.

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Bryson Center for Judicial Science Education established

The UNC Department of Genetics and the National Courts and Sciences Institute (NCSI) have collaborated to establish the Bryson Center for Judicial Science Education as a reliable scientific source to provide valid translational education and research for American trial courts and appellate jurisdictions as they grapple with complex criminal and civil cases involving new scientific evidence.

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Honoring the winners of the UNC School of Medicine Nursing Awards

Honoring the winners of the UNC School of Medicine Nursing Awards

The School of Medicine Nursing Awards, which were established in 1990, serve as recognition of the contributions that nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research and the public service mission of UNC. This year, nine outstanding nurses were honored.

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