The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced Wednesday the appointment of Etta D. Pisano, MD, as the new Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs. Dr. Pisano currently serves as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of the UNC School of Medicine, Director of the NC TraCS Institute, Director of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, and Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Pisano will assume her new positions at MUSC on July 1, 2010.
Richard M. Goldberg, MD has been appointed to a newly-created position with the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
On April 6, a new protocol will take effect for every adult in-patient admission. The protocol, a simple process for providers, could make a world of difference to patients who are at risk for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE).
On April 6, a VTE risk assessment and prophylaxis protocol will be released that instructs providers to perform a standardized VTE risk assessment on each adult patient admitted to UNC Hospitals. This risk assessment will link to a menu of appropriate prophylaxis options within our CPOE system.
Anthony Viera, M.D., M.P.H., Otto Zhou, Ph.D., and the UNC Family Medicine Center, under the direction of Sam Weir, M.D., were among 28 winners of the 2010 Health Care Hero Awards sponsored by Triangle Business Journal in March.
When patients are sad to hear they won’t be coming to your clinic anymore, you know you must be doing something right. And, apparently, that’s how patients feel about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in the Wound Healing and Podiatry Clinic.
Sarah Avery, the medical reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, visited UNC hospitals last Wednesday to walk around and talk with our patients and staff about the health care reform bill the day after it was signed into law.
When technology is developed and patented at an academic institution, a license is a vehicle for transferring that technology to the private sector for commercial development. Participants will learn about the context in which university license agreements are undertaken and the typical terms of a license for a traditional early stage spinout company. Jason Wood, JD, and Dan Porper, JD, from Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP will present.
Do you wish you could interview a physician or nurse to see if they are right for you? Are you looking for a primary care physician or nurse practitioner? Do you need help navigating the health system because of a health condition? Are you expecting a baby or need advice on parenting skills?
Dr. Robert Lowman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, will be conducting a workshop that presents twelve key concepts related to success in grant writing. Designed for the grant writer with limited experience, this workshop starts from the premise that nothing succeeds like a good idea.
The NC TraCS Community Engagement Core, the Carolina Community Network, Wake AHEC, Greensboro AHEC, and NC TraCS Dissemination Core proudly co-sponsor a series of free workshops on research topics. The next workshop in the series is "Communicating Health Information to Community Members."
The Community-Campus Partnership (CCP) seeks proposals for projects that align with local priorities in Caswell and/or Lenoir counties. Projects must build local capacity, skills, or knowledge to address current and future challenges in the areas of community and economic development, education, infrastructure, or public health; and/or improve the livability and viability of local communities.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 5 of Grand Challenges Explorations, a $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply, regardless of education or experience level.
Name a child who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck, big rig or bulldozer! Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place!
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach two ten-week courses of Mind-Body Skills; one tailored specifically to health-care professionals and another for the general public. A personal interview is required before admission to the program. Each group is limited to eight participants.
To help recognize April as national Donate Life month, a number of events are scheduled in April at UNC Hospitals and across the University. Stop by these events to sign up as an organ donor and learn more about organ donation and our transplant services at UNC Health Care.
Please take a look at the newest edition of "The Comfort Zone," a newsletter dedicated to pain management. The newsletter is full of great information for all disciplines including: safe ordering of fentanyl patches, fibromyalgia, and the new Pain Resource Nurses Program started in pediatrics.
The University will work to educate pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers around campus on Wednesday, April 7, on the importance of visibility and attentiveness as a part of “Yield to Heels,” an on-campus pedestrian safety education campaign.