Vital Signs - July 24, 2009

VIDEO: Dr. Roper on 'North Carolina People' with Bill Friday
Earlier this month, Dr. Roper appeared on UNC-TV's "North Carolina People" with Mr. Bill Friday to discuss health reform on the national level and the specific challenges we face in North Carolina.
Giving Antiretroviral Drugs to Infants or Mothers Reduces Transmission of HIV Through Breast Milk
Giving daily antiretroviral syrup to breastfeeding infants or treating their HIV-infected mothers with highly active antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission through breast milk, a study led by UNC-Chapel Hill investigators has found.
UNC Has Strong Presence at 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Faculty and students from UNC presented over 40 abstracts at the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which took place July 19-22, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Henry receives Community Policing Award
Quintel Henry was honored by the UNC Department of Public Safety.
UNC study: Nursing home interventions improve quality of care, reduce staff turnover
A study recently released by the UNC Institute on Aging has identified three workplace interventions that are improving quality of care and reducing staff turnover in North Carolina’s nursing homes.
Goldstein and Hadler comment on health care reform in the July issue of the University Gazette.
The July edition of the University Gazette is now available at
N.C. Cancer Hospital Employee Open House
All UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees and faculty are invited to get a sneak peek of the new N.C. Cancer hospital at an employee open house from 3-7 p.m., Friday, July 31.
Panel discussion to address global family planning efforts
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and area health researchers will meet July 30 for a panel discussion addressing the importance of scaling up family planning efforts around the world.
UNC Hospitals Blood Donation Center will move to N.C. Cancer Hospital
The Blood Donation Center will move to the N.C Cancer Hospital and will be open for donations beginning August 31. The Blood Donation Center will be located on the third floor, next to the clinical trials area.
Barbara Fredrickson joins 'Here’s to Your Health'
This weekend, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson joins the Department of Family Medicine’s radio show to discuss positive psychology.
Center for Excellence in Children's Nutrition Funding Announcement
The Center offers $20K in grant funding for pilot study involving pediatric nutrition. Applications due Sept. 1.
Bar Code Label and Forms Quick Reference Guide
A reference guide and online course are available to better understand the new bar code patient identification process.
Policy manual update
Please note the new and updated policies for the UNC Health Care Policy Manual.
July 22 Connections now available
UNC Health Care publishes Connections, its employee newsletter, every two weeks.
2009 UNC Transportation Forums
UNC Transportation will host two transportation forums for 2009. A panel of experts, including the DPS staff, will be available to answer questions on commuting concerns.
ACC bus stop relocated
Beginning Aug. 24, the bus stop at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) will be relocated eastward to the side of the pedestrian crosswalk on Mason Farm Rd., in order to provide safer access to the buses. The shelter will be moved with the stop.
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.
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.
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.
The Society for Acupuncture Research seeks abstracts for their 2010 conference
The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), in which Dr. Jongbae J. Park, a faculty member of the Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, serves as a Board of Directors, invites researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts to their 2010 Conference by August 1, 2009, and register to attend
2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk
The 2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the RBC Center.