In late 2009, Bill Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, addressed the issue of health care reform and its potential impact to the UNC Health Care System.
Faculty researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have attracted an estimated $287 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the benefit of the state of North Carolina.
Calling his work “one of the most important findings in breast cancer and health disparities in the last decade,” the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has named Charles M. Perou, PhD the 2009 Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
The deadline for the 2009 Patient Safety Culture Survey has been extended to midnight on Dec. 21. Participants will be eligible to win one of forty gift cards. If you submitted your entry form before Monday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., please resubmit your entry form by making your own form with name, work area, phone number and e-mail.
For the past 8 months, UNC Health Care has been negotiating with CIGNA regarding our insurance contracts. Our current contracts are set to expire on Dec. 31, and we must reach agreement on new contracts if we want to continue our relationship with CIGNA.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine say a recent discovery suggests that inherited genetic variations exist between whites and blacks living in the U.S., leading to less efficient metabolism of glucose and predisposition to diabetes in blacks.
Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are also hallmarks of depression, and could explain the Grinch’s disdain for the Who – the tall and the small – his mistreatment of his dog Max and, ultimately, why he tried to stop Christmas from coming.
With the holiday party season at hand, UNC's Dr. James C. Garbutt offers these tips about how to enjoy a few drinks responsibly — while sparing yourself and those around you from the potentially disastrous consequences of overdoing it.
Thanks to the generosity of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, eligible breast cancer patients who develop lymphedema may apply for funds awarded to the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to provide them with compression garments and wraps critical to their therapeutic intervention.
This weekend, Dr. Carol Ford joins Department of Family Medicine's 'Here's to Your Health' radio show to discuss healthy teens. We hope you can tune in 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. on WCHL 1360 AM.
The Beacon Child and Family Program and the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County are pleased with the number of cell phones that have been donated to benefit services for victims of family violence. Please keep up the good work! Take your cell phones to the Women’s Health Information Center on the ground floor of the N.C. Women’s Hospital.
On Thursday, Dec. 10, UNC Friends of the Library presents the 17th annual Winter Stories program for children of all ages. Winter Stories will be the finale of the campus-wide book drive to benefit the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.