The school ranked 2nd in primary care and 20th in research among medical schools in the United States. For the first time, UNC ranked in the top 10 for Women's Health. UNC ranked highly again in Family Medicine, Rural Medicine, and AIDS.
Patricia Oliver, assistant dean for finance in the UNC School of Medicine, has been honored by UNC-Chapel Hill with a 2010 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions Carolina bestows to faculty and staff.
UNC scientists and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases.
Andy Hemmert, Jon Edwards, and Ben Hill comprised the team of UNC graduate students who competed and won third place and a $5,000 cash prize to be split amongst them at the 4th Annual Global Venture Challenge. Hemmert and Edwards are graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.
Name a child who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck, big rig or bulldozer! Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place!
To teach providers how to improve communication skills concerning decisions to start or withdraw specific life-sustaining treatments, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering this Webinar series: "Managing Advanced Disease and Palliative Care."
The Center for the Study of the American South is honored to have Congressman John M. Spratt Jr. (D-SC) presenting this year's 5th Annual Charleston Area Alumni Lecture on Southern Affairs on Monday, April 19 at 5 p.m. Congressman Spratt will be speaking about the new health care bill and its relationship to the South.
The Executive Committee of the North Carolina Conference on Aging (NCCOA) announces and seeks presentations for the annual North Carolina Conference on Aging to be held Oct. 13 - 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C. The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2010.
The NC TraCS Research Recruitment Office (RRO) will host the workshop. You will learn how to be proactive when planning for subject recruitment by learning how to develop a recruitment action plan early in the study start-up process as well as how to handle ongoing studies that are not recruiting well.
Two sessions will take place on April 16. "TraCS Data Management Initiative" will be presented by Hope Bryan, Brent Lamm, and Lisa LaVange. "Mixed-treatment meta analysis to compare second-generation antidepressants" will be presented by Shrikant Bangdiwala, Vishali Jeyaseelan and Gerald Gartlehner.
In this issue: Dr. Wanda Nicholson welcomed to the Center for Women's Health Research (CWHR), AT&T supports CWHR with donation, Spotlight on Research: PPIUD Study, New research submissions at CWHR and Upcoming annual campaign for Mother's Day.
The Pediatric Interest Group of UNC School of Medicine and Kids Cards invite you to the 5th annual Bids For Kids benefit art auction on May 7. All the work is done by the children of N.C. Children’s Hospital and the proceeds raised benefit patients and families of N.C. Children’s Hospital.
UNC Health Care is looking for walkers and captains to participate in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2010 Race for the Cure. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 12 at Meredith College, Raleigh.
The presenter is Dr. Fatimah Jackson, director of UNC Institute for African American Research. This seminar is part of the Health Disparities Seminar Series, but will be held at a special time and location.