Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009

UNC begins Phase III malaria vaccine trial in Malawi
The Phase III trial of the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, known as RTS,S, got underway earlier this month in Lilongwe, Malawi. The first dose of this investigational vaccine was administered at UNC Project-Malawi under the auspices of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.
Family House Diaries: Anna’s Wish: A New Liver for a New Life
This is the fourth in a series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.
Families win stay at accessible beach house for most pledges
The two families who raised the most money for the Run, Walk & Roll, which benefits all pediatric rehabilitation programs within the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, each won a one-week stay at an ocean-front beach house.
VIDEO: It takes two (or more...)
What do a brain surgeon and a head and neck surgeon have in common? Well, if you ask Drs. Anand Germanwala and Adam Zanation, a lot. In fact, they have the multidisciplinary approach down to a science.
VIDEO: N.C. Cancer Hospital - Then and Now with Dr. Stephen Bernard
This video provides a look at cancer care at UNC then, now and into the future from Dr. Stephen Bernard, professor of Medical Oncology.
UNC Health Care signs strategic collaboration agreement with Siemens Healthcare
UNC Health Care and Siemens Healthcare have signed a five-year joint design and development agreement. The agreement allows our medical informatics experts and physicians to work with Siemens to improve our internal IT infrastructure and assist in the creation of new commercial solutions. Our initial work together will be geared toward the augmentation of WebCIS.
Respecting privacy and Protected Health Information when using external e-mail
It is important to remember the following points regarding privacy and protected health information (PHI). These points are especially important to keep in mind when working with external e-mail accounts and services.
Whitehead lecture and awards ceremony recording available
A video of the lecture and awards ceremony and the presentation is now available online.
N.C. TraCS Institute walk-in and by appointment clinics
The N.C. TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various N.C. TraCS service areas.
Biostatistics Seminar Series for Clinical and Translational Science Investigators
The NC TraCS Institute Biostatistics and Education, Training and Career Development Cores are pleased to announce the new Biostatistics Seminar Series for Clinical and Translational Science Investigators.
UNC Adventures in IDEAS - Vanderwoude Family Seminar Oct. 23
Dr. Nortin Hadler will participate in the seminar, "On Illness: Medicine, Media, Society, and the Experience of Health" along with Drs. Kaja Finkler and Tom Linden.
Dr. Marcia Herman-Giddens joins "Here's to Your Health"
This weekend, Dr. Marcia Herman-Giddens joins the Department of Family Medicine's "Here's to Your Health" to discuss tick-borne illnesses and staying healthy outdoors.
UNC home football games affect parking, transportation
A reminder that certain parking lots are reserved for the seven UNC home football games. UNC’s first home game is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 against The Citadel in Kenan Stadium.
Chapel Hill Transit offers new service to Pittsboro
Chapel Hill Transit expanded its express bus service to the town of Pittsboro and Chatham County on Monday, Aug. 24. The cost for the service is $3 one-way or $65 per month.
UNC transportation forum schedule
Mark your calendar for transportation forums in October.
Coronary Stents: What You Need to Know
Dr. Joseph Rossi will cover the safety and efficacy of coronary stents and the medications that are commonly prescribed after stent placement on Friday, Sept. 18 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Expectations Gap
Learn about the gap between your expectations and the reality of the situation. Examine your expectations with more awareness in order to minimize the gap between expectations and reality.
UNC Hospice volunteer training starts Sept. 22
UNC Hospice will begin a new round of training for hospice volunteers at its office at 480 Hillsboro St. in Pittsboro, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Center for Excellence in Children's Nutrition Funding Opportunity
$20K is available to fund a study in pediatric nutrition. Letters of Intent are due Sept. 1.
Request for Applications for 2009 Community-Academic Partnership Grant
Sponsored by the TraCS Institute.
Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology celebrates 13th Annual Research Day Sept. 18
Drs. Ellie Tzima, Mark Zylka, and Eve Marder will present lectures.
UNC Institute on Aging hosts the Sixth Annual Aging Exchange on Sept. 15
Share your research with colleagues. Poster abstracts due Sept. 4.
Register for Mind-Body Skills sessions
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach three-month courses of Mind-Body Skills tailored specifically to health-care professionals and for the general public. Attendance requires an interview with Dr. Moura; each group is limited to eight participants.
NC Cardiovascular Update 2009
The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology present the NC Cardiovascular Update 2009, on Sept. 25-26 at the Friday Center.
2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk
The 2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the RBC Center.
Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Eating Disorders: Tools for the Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Your Practice and the Schools
The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at the Friday Center.
AWARE for All The Triangle
UNC-Chapel Hill helps sponsor Aware for All on Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at North Carolina Central University's School of Education. AWARE for All is an educational program that is free and open to the public for the purpose of providing education to help people make informed decisions about clinical research participation.