Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.
More than 57,000 Americans face a diagnosis of kidney cancer each year. Now patients with advanced disease may soon have another treatment option. Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors and could be safely administered without adding significantly to the risks of surgery.
The University Cancer Research Fund Clinical Innovation Awards are designed to foster new research, with a preference given to innovation in patient care and services that should elevate current care models or break new ground at UNC-Chapel Hill in strategic areas within the UCRF’s mission of discovery, innovation, and delivery.
Jianguo Wang, a member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, was one of the winners for his article entitled, "Levels of microparticle tissue factor activity correlate with coagulation activation in endotoxemic mice."
Bob Blackwell, who has served as UNC Health Care’s vice president for hospital managed care and payor contracting since December 2008, has agreed to serve as chief financial officer for Chatham Hospital in Siler City.
Dr. George Sheldon, Professor of Surgery and Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has just completed the first full-length biography of Hugh Williamson [1735-1819], an illustrious figure in both American and North Carolina history.
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach two ten-week courses of Mind-Body Skills tailored specifically to health-care professionals and the general public. A personal interview is required before admission to the program. Each group is limited to eight participants.
This weekend, Dr. David Ollila of the UNC Division of Surgical Oncology joins the "Here's to Your Health" radio show to discuss melanoma. We hope you can 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.
A one-time exception is being made to the Employee Ambassador Recognition Program to help support relief efforts in Haiti. Traditionally, volunteering must be done with a charity that is a 501c(3) and has a valid NC Solicitation License. However, we know that in light of the Haiti disaster, many employees are volunteering their time to charities that may not fill these requirements, and those efforts should be recognized.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17 (weather permitting), the Town of Chapel Hill began a construction project to install a sidewalk on the southern shoulder of Fordham Boulevard between Manning Drive and Old Mason Farm Road.
Carolina Kids Camp is an eight week summer day camp for children of UNC Health Care employees, UNC employees, UNC students and UNC General Alumni Association employees. Registration begins Feb. 22 and can be done on-line or via paper application.