Vital Signs - Sept. 25, 2009

UNC scientists garner new NIH awards for high risk, transformative research
Three scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at encouraging “high risk” and innovative research.
UNC genetics professor named to NIH stem cell research review panel
The National Institutes of Health has named UNC Sarah Graham Kenan genetics professor and chair Terry R. Magnuson, Ph.D., to a panel that will review the acceptability for federal research funds of human embryonic stem cell lines.
VIDEO: Reinvesting in basic research
Portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) went to basic science research. Here's an example of how some of that money is being used in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Daugird new COO of UNC P&A
Al Daugird, MD, MBA, will become the Chief Operating Officer of UNC Physicians & Associates effective Oct. 1. Please read the following announcement from Dr. Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD.
Important Information Regarding Influenza
Please read this message from Dr. Brian Goldstein and memo from Dr. David Weber.
Family House Diaries: A renewed enthusiasm for life
Russell Ford’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. Always has been, but now more so since Ford received a new heart in July.
Heidi Swygard appointed to Wake County Public Health Committee
Heidi Swygard, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, was recently appointed to the Wake County Public Health Committee (PHC).
Hackers attack UNC-based mammography database
On Friday, Sept. 25, the UNC School of Medicine will begin notifying women statewide whose Social Security numbers and other personal data may have been exposed when hackers breached the security of a database containing information recorded as part of a mammography research project.
UNC Lineberger program series to help cancer survivors
Carolina Well, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Program, is offering a program for cancer survivors “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.”
Translational Research to Address Health Disparities Across the Lifespan Symposium - March 19, 2010
Participants at this day-long symposium will discover the important role that translational research plays in reducing health disparities affecting all ages.
AMA Manual of Style available online
The American Medical Association Manual of Style is now available electronically. Read on for the link.
UNC Health Care Honors and Awards Page
Please remember to visit the UNC Health Care Honors and Awards page so that you can join us in commending your colleagues on their successes.
Changes to OIS phone support
In order to improve the quality and efficiency of the OIS Help Desk services, we are planning to move our telephone support to the ITS phone services on main campus. As of Thursday Sept. 24, all after hours calls (5 p.m. - 8 a.m. and weekends) to the OIS Help Desk number (966-1325) will be automatically directed to the ITS telephone support team.
Cancer Hospital Public Open House Sept. 26
You and your family are invited to the Public Open House of the N.C. cancer Hospital from 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Signage will be posted directing guests to free parking adjacent to the N.C. Cancer Hospital as well as the Cardinal, Jackson and Craige parking decks located on campus.
Dr. Nina Browner joins 'Here's to Your Health' to discuss Parkinson’s disease
We hope you can tune in either Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM. Dr. Browner is the Clinical Director at the Movement Disorder Center at the UNC Department of Neurology.
Sign up for Carolina Men Care and Get a Candy Bar!
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, the UNC Beacon Child and Family Program will celebrate its annual Carolina Men Care campaign.
VIDEO: Health Care Reform 101
If you missed the health care reform panel discussion on Sept. 13, a video is now available online.
Art show & auction Benefit Children's Hospital
An art show and auction will held at the Carolina Club Oct. 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital & the Kids Cards program.
Health Disparities Seminar: "Ethics in participatory research"
Dr. Bill Jenkins, an epidemiologist, will present a seminar entitled "Ethics in Participatory Research" on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 from 1 - 2:15 p.m. in the Blue Cross Blue Shield auditorium in the Michael Hooker Research Center at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Perinatal Bereavement Conference
The conference will be held on Oct. 23, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill.
Brief proposals for Community-Academic Partnership Grant due Sept. 30
This grant seeks to build the capacity of new community-academic partnerships to work together to solve problems in translating health knowledge into meaningful community health improvements.
Call for Fuller Award Nominations
Any member of UNC Hospitals attending medical staff is eligible for nomination. Nomination may be made by UNC Health Care employees and by members of the medical staff and housestaff.
Call for Nursing Award Nominations
Nominations may be submitted by members of the medical staff and Housestaff.
N.C. TraCS Institute walk-in and by appointment clinics
The N.C. TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various N.C. TraCS service areas.
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.
UNC Adventures in IDEAS - Vanderwoude Family Seminar Oct. 23
Dr. Nortin Hadler will participate in the seminar, "On Illness: Medicine, Media, Society, and the Experience of Health" along with Drs. Kaja Finkler and Tom Linden.
2009 Commitment to Caring Quality Expo
Calling all Quality Heroes! Register your quality improvement poster by Oct. 2 to be a participant in the 2009 Commitment to Caring Quality Expo.
Bullitt Club & Trent Society Speakers for 2009-2010
The Bullitt History of Medicine Club sponsors a collaborative series of monthly evening meetings with the Trent History of Medicine Society, alternating between UNC and Duke campuses, as well as a series of noon meetings at UNC. Both evening and noon schedules are provided below. All meetings are free and open to the public.