Vital Signs - Jan. 28, 2010

VIDEO: 2010 Cadaver Memorial Service
On Friday, Jan. 22, first-year medical students in the UNC School of Medicine held a memorial service for the cadavers donated to their anatomy class.
VIDEO: Patients from Haiti earthquake arrive at UNC Hospitals
Three patients who suffered burns during the Haiti earthquake arrived in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals on Tuesday morning, Jan. 26.
North Carolina’s $49 million investment in tobacco reduction programs led to substantial health improvements from 2006-2009, UNC evaluation finds
A comprehensive evaluation of North Carolina’s three major tobacco reduction programs from 2006-2009 concludes that they resulted in substantial reductions in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for youth, young adults and adults across the state. The program has also resulted in model policies the rest of the nation may now follow.
Benjamin to speak about the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Mignon "Mimi" Benjamin, M.D., will speak about the Patient-Centered Medical Home at the Durham-Orange County Medical Society Meeting on Feb. 10.
UNC women’s gymnastics shares the love with Get REAL & HEEL on Valentines Day
The UNC women’s gymnastics team will hold its annual Blue & Pink meet on February 14 at newly-renovated Carmichael Auditorium. The Tar Heels will take on the University of Maryland in a special meet that includes a cancer awareness health fair, benefiting the Get REAL & HEEL program.
N.E.D. Comes to the Triangle
N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) is a band comprised of six Gynecologic Oncologists, including UNC's own John Soper and John Boggess. The band released an EP in September, and they have two upcoming shows in the Triangle.
Core Lab Memo: Change in Hemoccult Slides for Point of Care Testing
Effective Jan. 20, 2010, new hemoccult slides for fecal occult blood testing will be placed in Central Distribution.
Library Office Hours for the School of Medicine
Spring office hours include PubMed informational sessions and an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine resources.
Medical Alumni Endowment Fund Grant application available
The Medical Alumni Endowment Fund offers grant support to UNC School of Medicine investigators that will support innovative research, promote excellence in education or service. The application deadline is Feb. 19, 2010.
Lecture: 'Drops of Life' Feb 02, 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium ,
Michael Magee, M.D., who was once a resident at UNC and is now a renowned author, will be returning on Feb. 2 to give a lecture entitled, "Drops of Life."
Rosenstein joins 'Here's to Your Health'
This weekend, Dr. Donald Rosenstein joins the "Here's to Your Health" radio show to discuss support services for patients and families dealing with cancer. Tune in to WCHL 1360 on Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
“Toward a new approach for studying and eliminating disparities: intersection of social context, life course, health care and health inequities.” Feb 19, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 02:15 PM Room 1001 Micheal Hooker Research Center,
This seminar, presented by Dr. Vijaya Hogan on Feb. 19, is part of the Health Disparities Seminar Series co-sponsored by the UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes and the Cecil G. Sheps Center.
A Conversation with Trudy Taylor – The History of Women at UNC School of Medicine Feb 09, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM G100 Bondurant Hall,
This is a Dean's Office Special Event, hosted by Vice Dean Etta Pisano.
Voice Messaging system outage
The hospital voice messaging system will be down for scheduled maintenance from 8 - 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.
NC TraCS Institute Community Engagement Core offers Program Evaluation Workshop
The NC TraCS Community Engagement Core, the Carolina Community Network, Wake AHEC, Greensboro AHEC, and NC TraCS Clinical and Community Translation Core proudly co-sponsor a series of free workshops on research topics. The next workshop in the series is "Program Evaluation."
UNC men's next home game Jan. 31
UNC has five men's basketball home games remaining this season. On game days, please be prepared and allow extra time when traveling to/from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine.
Upcoming Events at UNC Wellness Center
Upcoming events include: Life Coaching Series - Discovering Your True Calling, Ask the Cardiologist, and Healthy Heart Screenings.
Facilities Services News now online
The latest edition of Facilities Services News is available online. This issue contains information about the Grounds Department’s preemptive efforts to keep the campus safe during winter weather, an update on Facilities Services’ response to its most recent customer survey, and the impressive energy and monetary savings achieved to date through campus-wide Energy Conservation Measures.
Jan. 20 issue of Connections
The Jan. 20 issue of Connections features a patient story from the SECU Family House, a profile of Promise Idol Tina Turner and more.
Chapel Hill Transit updates
Updates include reroutes to the CCX, D, NS, CL, G, HU, and T bus lines due to construction on West Drive, and F route stop closings due to construction on Fountain Ridge Road.