It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr. H. Robert Brashear, Jr. Dr. Brashear joined UNC Orthopaedics in 1953 and his legacy of excellence in teaching of orthopaedic residents and medical students remains with our training program today.
Partnership for a Healthier America, an independent, non-partisan organization that aims to mobilize the private sector, thought leaders, media and local communities to action and to further the goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to curb childhood obesity within a generation, has named William L. Roper, M.D., MPH, to its national board.
Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.
The Infection Control Contact Precautions Policy was updated April 5. The updated policy will require gloves to be worn at all times (donned prior to entering a room) and a yellow isolation gown worn whenever the health care worker, student, or visitor anticipates that their clothing will have direct contact with the patient, potentially contaminated environmental surfaces or equipment in close proximity to the patient.
The UNC Institute on Aging is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2010 Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Awards. These annual awards have been established to recognize Dr. DeFriese's thirty-year distinguished career in the conduct and development of research to improve the quality of lives of older North Carolinians, and especially to his unwavering commitment to developing and supporting the careers of his colleagues.
Please join the NC TraCS Institute and the UNC Health Sciences Library for the first in a series of workshops designed to answer questions about PubMed Central submission of NIH publications on April 14.
It's a Kentucky Derby party benefiting North Carolina Children's Hospital. Join honorary hosts Butch and Tammy Davis at the fourth annual N.C. Children's Promise Gala, Run for the Promise, on Saturday, May 1. Visit the Promise Gala's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RunForThePromise.
This weekend, Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Please tune in to WCHL 1360 AM either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The public is invited to join the teams and individuals signing up now for the 6th annual Triangle Arthritis Walk. This family and dog-friendly event on Saturday, April 17 at the Imperial Center in Durham/RTP, from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Upcoming events include: Steppin' Out 2010 - National Walking Challenge; Life Coaching Series - Change Your Day, Transform Your Life!; Osteoporosis: Risks, Facts, Myths, and Bone Health; Life Coaching Series - Effective Decision Making; and Positive Self-Talk: How To Really Do It!