Feb. 14

MHI Seminar Series presents Elizabeth Murphy, PhD

Dr. Murphy is Head of the Cardiac Physiology Section in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, and will present her talk on "Novel Mechanisms of Cardioprotection."

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Love Creates a Miracle

Love Creates a Miracle

Hours after landing in Taipei, Taiwan, Qing Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, got a call no one ever wants to get. His wife was in the hospital and had gone into cardiac arrest. Read Qing's first-person account of his race across the world to get to his wife's side and her "miracle" recovery.

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UNC Surgery Profile: Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD

UNC Surgery Profile: Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also the Surgeon-in-Chief of the NC Children's Hospital. In this video, she discusses how the work she does effects generations of children, what gets her up in the morning, and her life-changing research for a rare cancer.

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Two DAHS students to represent UNC at nationwide interprofessional competition

Two DAHS students to represent UNC at nationwide interprofessional competition

Two students from the Department of Allied Health Sciences will represent the UNC School of Medicine at the annual CLARION case competition, an initiative dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional education and hosted by the University of Michigan.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Michael Rosen “Improving Outcomes Through Collaboration: Why Is It So Hard For Us”

This talk will focus on the basic tenants of abdominal wall reconstruction and the importance of collaborative learning and its application in surgery. In addition, discussion will include common barriers/obstacles to collaborative learning in a surgical environment, as well as the importance of collaborative learning to improving surgical outcomes with real world examples in hernia surgery.

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Department of Emergency Medicine receives first two R01 awards

Department of Emergency Medicine receives first two R01 awards

The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine received its first and second R01 grants last week. Dr. Tim Platts-Mills received a grant to conduct a clinical trial of a shared decision making intervention to improve pain management in older adults; Dr. Michelle Meyer received an award to study stiffening of the arteries as a risk factor for end-organ damage to the brain among Hispanic and Latino adults.

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New Central Line Team Starts Feb. 18

The New CVAD Liaison team will soon be available to assist with central line insertions, CLABSI prevention education, and patient rounding!

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Richter receives summer appointment at Boys Town National Research Hospital

Richter receives summer appointment at Boys Town National Research Hospital

Margaret ‘Gretta’ Richter, a second-year Doctor of Audiology student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received an appointment for T35 summer research training program at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Richter will work alongside Monita Chatterjee, PhD, on a research project in the hospital’s Auditory Prostheses and Perception Laboratory.

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Your Health: Recent Rise in Opioid and Meth Use During Pregnancy

Your Health: Recent Rise in Opioid and Meth Use During Pregnancy

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Lindsay Admon — physician and assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan — about the recent rise in opioid and meth use in pregnancy.

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Verbal Autopsies Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Uganda

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. These results were published in PLOS ONE.

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