Vital Signs - Sept. 3, 2009

SOM faculty attract nearly $350 million in NIH and ARRA funding
Please review the letter from Drs. Bill Roper and Etta Pisano.
Video: Patient-doctor communication with patients who have high blood pressure is worse for blacks than for whites, study finds
Black patients with high blood pressure experience poorer communication with their doctors than white patients do, a study led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher has found.
UNC study: Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce infant deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo
Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Ankle blood flow test helps identify stroke survivors most at risk for future strokes, heart attacks and death
A simple test that measures blood flow through the ankle helps identify people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) before they start showing symptoms, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found.
Please join us in celebrating the New Face of Cancer Care
The N.C. Cancer Hospital is now open and is serving the people of North Carolina!
Video: N.C. Cancer Hospital - Then and Now with Dr. Joel Tepper
This video provides a look at cancer care at UNC then, now and into the future from Dr. Joel Tepper, professor of Radiation Oncology.
Chapel Hill Transit will not operate on Monday, Sept. 7
Chapel Hill Transit will resume operations as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Free prostate cancer screenings offered Sept. 23-24
The Urology Clinic will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 1 - 7 p.m. Sept. 23-24 for all men over 40 years old or with a family history of prostate cancer.
Health Science Library Office Hours for the School of Medicine
School of Medicine librarian Lara Handler is available online Wednesday from 12 - 1 p.m. and by appointment.
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.
Request for Applications for 2009 Community-Academic Partnership Grant
Sponsored by the TraCS Institute. Applications due Sept. 30.
Journal Cancellations at UNC Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library has concluded the journal review that it began earlier this summer, and selected 153 titles to be cancelled in 2010.
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.
UNC Institute on Aging hosts the Sixth Annual Aging Exchange on Sept. 15
Share your research with colleagues. Poster abstracts due Sept. 4.
Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology celebrates 13th Annual Research Day Sept. 18
Drs. Ellie Tzima, Mark Zylka, and Eve Marder will present lectures.
Request for Applications for 2009 Community-Academic Partnership Grant
Sponsored by the TraCS Institute.
Register for Mind-Body Skills sessions
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach three-month courses of Mind-Body Skills tailored specifically to health-care professionals and for the general public. Attendance requires an interview with Dr. Moura; each group is limited to eight participants.
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.
2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk
The 2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the RBC 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.
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.