Vital Signs - March 25, 2010

VIDEO: School of Medicine Match Day 2010
Tears, hugs, screams, cheers – it’s Match Day again. On March 18, fourth year medical students and their families packed the 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium to the gills for the event.
UCRF Strategic Plan Moves to Implementation
The University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) is a nation-leading investment in research to reduce the burden of cancer in North Carolina – our state’s leading cause of death. Established in August 2007 by the State of North Carolina, the fund supports cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Hospitals.
VIDEO: Partnering with Habitat to make a difference
As part of its Commitment to Communities program, UNC Health Care is sponsoring the construction of a Habitat for Humanity Home. The home will be owned by UNC Health Care employee Felicia Weaver of the division of Plastic Surgery. To date, more than 200 UNC Health Care and School of Medicine employees along with their families and friends have volunteered to help build the home.
Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs
For the first time in his life, Justin Hughes, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Ash, N.C., is able to breathe normally and sleep without coughing thanks to a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals.
Physical Therapy students spend Spring Break on medical mission in Guatemala
In early March, 13 UNC-Chapel Hill physical therapy students, along with faculty members Sadye Errickson and Dawn Phillips, spent their spring break in Antigua, Guatemala, working with pediatric and adult patients at the Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro.
NC TraCS Institute Poster Session at Health Sciences Library on April 8 Apr 08, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Health Sciences Library, room 527,
Our faculty and staff will be on hand at the poster session to answer questions and to share information about the wide range of services and resources TraCS offers. We invite you to come discover the wealth of resources available to you right here at UNC. Learn how our services and resources can support and further your research.
UNC’s Emerging Company Showcase Apr 13, 2010 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Koury Auditorium, McColl Building,
Together NC BioStart of the NC TraCS Institute, the Office of Technology Development and Kenan-Flagler Business School are pleased to announce UNC-Chapel Hill's Emerging Company Showcase. This event will highlight early stage companies built around innovative UNC-Chapel Hill technologies, primarily in the life science space.
Tulsky joins Here's to Your Health
This weekend, Dr. James Tulsky, Director of the Duke University Center for Palliative Care, joins Here's to Your Health to discuss ethics and communication in palliative care. This is the second in a series of programs on medical ethics that will air over the next two months.
Harry Guess Memorial Lecture on Friday April 9 Apr 09, 2010 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM Tate-Turner Kuralt Auditorium (Room 136) ,
The UNC student chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology along with the UNC Department of Epidemiology are proud to present the 3rd annual Harry Guess Memorial Lecture. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Stephen Evans from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Upcoming lectures at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Upcoming lectures include "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions"; the Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture; and a special lecture given by James S. Marks, MD, MPH, senior vice president and director of the health group at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Community Grief Recovery Group
UNC Hospitals' Bereavement Support Services is offering a Community Grief Recovery Group this spring. The group is free of charge and open to anyone grieving a death regardless of faith background.
Dialysis Policies and Procedures
The Dialysis Policy and Procedure Manual is now available online.
Transit Update
The following update includes information about bus routes for the Easter Holiday and information about the possible service changes for US 15-501 between Chapel Hill and Durham.
March 23 Connections
The March 23 issue of Connections is now available.