Vital Signs

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

A Mother and an Advocate

A Mother and an Advocate

Patience Leino and her husband, Jordan, only spent 24 weeks with Isaac, their first child, but his memory lives on through Patience’s quest for optimal patient- and family-centered care at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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New Round of SOM Bridge Funding

Submissions for the first round of SOM Bridge Funding in Fiscal Year 2015 are now being accepted. The deadline for this round of application submissions is Thursday, November 6, 2014.

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$50,000 Innovation Pilot Award Applications Out Nov. 3

UNC School of Medicine and Health Care System Center for Innovation to release 2015 internal innovation award applicants on Nov. 3.

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UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC TV reporter Daniel Lane stopped by to interview Eric Ubil, PhD, who as a graduate student studied how fibroblasts that form scar tissue can be turned into endothelial cells to help repair the heart after a heart attack.

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Chelminski Appointed Director of UNC Physician Assistant Program

Chelminski Appointed Director of UNC Physician Assistant Program

Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, as the new Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) master’s degree program currently under development within DAHS.

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Cross College Book Drive begins Nov. 3

Cross College Book Drive begins Nov. 3

From Nov. 3 - Dec. 4, medical students will collect children’s books to donate to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The books will be sent to the Book Fairy organization, which delivers them directly to the patients. Last year more than 1,100 books were donated.

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UNC Family Medicine October Newsletter

Find out what happened at UNC Family Medicine this past month.

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WRAL documentary - “A Call for Help”

WRAL documentary - “A Call for Help”

John Gilmore, MD, Director for the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health was interviewed for the WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help" which aired last week. This documentary examines the Keith Vidal story, and looks at new training designed to help officers interact with mentally ill or mentally distressed people, to help calm those interactions and avoid violence or arrest. Click the link below to watch the video.

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ConnectCarolina: Support Continues

ConnectCarolina: Support Continues

Multiple support options remain available to answer questions about working in ConnectCarolina

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4th Annual UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Conference

Each year, the Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Conference attracts around 400 attendees from both academia and industry. This year’s topics will include: Innovating the Product Pipeline, Digital Health and Patient Privacy, Big Data in Healthcare, and Healthcare Finance, as well as an Entrepreneurship Showcase.

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Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.

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Halloween Open House in HSL’s Special Collections

Today's medical and dental practices have come a long way. Visit the HSL Friday to see some of our oldest medical artifacts.

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Karolin Luger invited lecture is November 4

The Mary Ellen Jones Distinguished Women in Science Seminar will be given by Karolin Luger, PhD, HHMI Investigator and University Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University.

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OIS Security Bytes: Backup Reminder

OIS Security Bytes: Backup Reminder

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-sized IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

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Author Lee Smith featured at No Limits Gala

Author Lee Smith featured at No Limits Gala

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health‘s inaugural fundraising gala will feature writer Lee Smith. Proceeds from the event will support the Center's programs.

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Quality Improvement Seed Grants

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement is pleased to announce the second cycle of funding through IHQI’s Seed Grant Program.

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Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Cancer and Older Adults: Care and Treatment

Learn more about cancer, aging and resilience from UNC Cancer Care experts at this free, public event.

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