Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

He’s No Dummy

He’s No Dummy

His name is Bruce, he’s 5 years old, and he makes surprise visits to any locations at UNC Hospitals where children are patients.

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Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

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Getting hip to vitamin D

Getting hip to vitamin D

A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.

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New course teaches phlebotomy basics

New course teaches phlebotomy basics

Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Staff covers the basics of drawing blood for research coordinators faced with this responsibility, but with little to no experience.

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UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

To support the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Garret Stuber, PhD, will use a new kind of microscope to further his lab’s investigation of brain circuits related to obesity.

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From the Gazette: Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

From the Gazette: Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that was what he wanted to do in high school, when he had a summer job transporting patients at Oak Forest Hospital in Illinois.

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Lighting up Neurons

Lighting up Neurons

Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.

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Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

E. Allen Liles, MD, is one of 10 nationwide selected for this honor and featured in the November issue of ACP Hospitalist. Liles is director of the UNC Hospitals Medicine Program and associate professor in the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology.

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Vital Signs to publish early due to Thanksgiving holiday

Vital Signs will be published on Tuesday, Nov 25. Submissions will be due Monday by 5 p.m.

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2014: The Cholesterol Odyssey with Sid Smith

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam and Cristy will be joined by Sid Smith, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine at UNC. Smith is also Past President of the American Heart Association.

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Family Medicine November Newsletter

The November edition of UNC Family Medicine's Intercom is now available.

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Search committee seeks chair for Department of Emergency Medicine

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, has appointed a search committee to find a well-qualified academic leader to serve as the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Weissler elected Chair of American College of Surgeons' Board of Regents

Weissler elected Chair of American College of Surgeons' Board of Regents

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, is chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

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UNC team receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Best Practices Award

UNC team receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Best Practices Award

A team from the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic and UNC Family Medicine Center were one of six teams to be selected for this national award.

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Will You Be My Doctor?

Will You Be My Doctor?

"I remind myself that mercy, which is a willingness to enter into the chaos of another, is part and parcel of what I signed onto as a physician," Dr. Tim Daaleman, Vice Chair of the UNC Department of Family Medicine, shares his thoughts in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health continues Thanksgiving Tradition

Center staff and volunteers will serve a Thanksgiving meal for clients and their families at the Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill on Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. - noon.

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Call for Proposals: SOM/NC TraCS Translational Team Science Awards

As part of its strategic plan, the School of Medicine has partnered with NC TraCS to support the development of new synergistic interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators at UNC.

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Video: 30th Anniversary of the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Video: 30th Anniversary of the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The School of Medicine community celebrated 30 years of lectures honoring Mrs. Norma Berryhill on Oct. 22. Watch this video about the legacy of the Berryhills featuring Cat Berryhill Williams, Stuart Bondurant, MD, Andrew Greganti, MD, and Myron Cohen, MD.

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Video: The Rise and Fall of HIV Disease:  A View from UNC

Video: The Rise and Fall of HIV Disease: A View from UNC

The 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture is now online. It was presented Oct. 22, 2014, by Myron Cohen, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.

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The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

Edward Miao, MD, PhD, earns a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between dangerous pathogens and the human immune response.

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