Jan. 10

Primary Progressive Aphasia/FTD Seminar

Presented by: UNC Memory Disorders Program, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina and Triangle Aphasia Project

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Clinical Scholars Application Informational Webinar

Webinar to help you prepare your application for leadership training and grant funding opportunity due March 13

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UNC Neurosurgery & Neurology News

UNC Neurosurgery & Neurology News

Check out what's new in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology from September - December 2018.

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New feature to offer updates from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

New feature to offer updates from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development exists to support the development of medical school faculty and to assure their academic success. Beginning this month, and running every other week, Vital Signs will run a new feature from our Office. Check back regularly for exciting updates related to new faculty development opportunities; information on appointments, promotion, and tenure; updates related to the wellness of the institution; event notifications; and more.

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Eron Appointed Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Eron Appointed Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Ronald Falk, MD, chairman of the UNC Department of Medicine, has announced that Joseph Eron, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Cohen Steps Down as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Cohen Steps Down as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases

After 30 years as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, will step down from his post. He will continue in his many other roles as professor, researcher and physician, directing the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.

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Your Health: Thinking outside the silos that separate medical disciplines

Your Health: Thinking outside the silos that separate medical disciplines

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Deborah Porterfield talk with Dr. Kimberly Sanders — professor in both UNC’s school of pharmacy and the department of dental ecology — about thinking outside the silos that separate medical disciplines.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Sunil Rao, MD, Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, will present "Improving the Safety of PCI: Tribulations, Trials, Transfusions, and Twitter".

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MHI Seminar Series presents Dr. Young-sup Yoon, MD, PhD

Dr. Yoon, the Bruce Logue Chair and Professor of Medicine at Emory University, will be presenting his talk on "Vascular Regeneration with Stem Cells, Reprogrammed Cells, and Engineering.

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Thrombosis & Hemostasis Seminar Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Zwicker

Dr. Jeffrey Zwicker, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Title: Prevention of thrombosis in cancer with a flavonoid targeting protein disulfide isomerase

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TEACCH® Autism Program Training: Strategies for Success in General Education for Individuals with ASD

This two-day workshop will focus on educating students ages 6-19 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who spend the majority of their day in the general education classroom following the standard course of study.

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TEACCH® Autism Program Training: Managing Challenging Behaviors Using Structured TEACCHing Training

This two-day workshop will provide participants with a behavior problem solving process and practical strategies to address challenging behaviors in preschool through high school-aged individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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38th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet

This year's Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet celebrates the legacy of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer and the spirit of community service and inclusion at UNC School of Medicine. Following the lecture, join us for a banquet honoring Zollicoffer 2019 lecturer Donald Wesson, MD, and his contributions to the medical field and medical education. We will also recognize the contributions of SNMA, LMSA, and QSA students to the community.

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38th Annual Zollicoffer Lecture

Named in honor of Lawrence Zollicoffer, MD the lecture is intended to increase the awareness of minority health issues and introduce the student body to dynamic minority role models in the field of medicine. This year the committee is honored to host Donald E. Wesson MD, FASN as the 2019 Zollicoffer Lecturer. A renowned scientist and clinician, Dr. Wesson is also an extraordinary educator and mentor who has made an indelible mark on medical education.

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Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients

Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients

A common strategy used by hospitals to reduce overcrowding of inpatient units may not produce consistent results, a new study suggests. Discharges Before Noon, or DCBNs, are thought to mitigate overcrowding and improve patient outcomes by allowing for earlier emergency department admissions; however, studies of the relationship between DCBNs and length of stay have had mixed results. At the same time, early discharge rates remain a high priority for many hospitals across the country.

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Berkowitz Co-Authors NEJM Perspective

Berkowitz Co-Authors NEJM Perspective

Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of general medicine & clinical epidemiology, is a co-author of a Perspective on population health published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Effective Monday, Jan. 14: Visitor Restrictions across UNC Hospitals for Children Under 12

Due to recent increases in the number of cases of respiratory illness and to ensure the safety of our patients, children ages 11 years old and younger are prohibited from visiting inpatients and inpatient waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals (including the Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and Wakebrook campuses, but excluding inpatient Hospice) and are prohibited from perioperative waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals Medical Center (Chapel Hill) and Hillsborough Hospital beginning Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

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