Vital Signs

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

Leadership for the Kids

Leadership for the Kids

UNC’s Anna Spagnoli, MD, creates a new medical neighborhood model to improve care for children with diabetes.

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UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program

UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program

The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs.

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Sunshine Act Updates—Physician Registration Information

Registration on CMS’s website is voluntary; however, physicians must complete Phase 2 of the CMS registration process if they wish to review their personal financial information before it is made publicly available on Sept. 30, 2014.

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Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.

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In the Gazette: Inspiring heart health in the ‘stroke belt’

In the Gazette: Inspiring heart health in the ‘stroke belt’

Alice Ammerman, PhD, a professor of nutrition in public health and director of Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, reached out to county health officials along with her colleagues and built a project that helps encourage healthy living in Lenoir County.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include a CTSA Tool Shop Webinar on The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository and a week-long course on Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis.

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OIS Security Bytes

OIS Security Bytes

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This month's security byte is about public computers.

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Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon

Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon

The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives. This campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.

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MSEC at-large election results

MSEC at-large election results

Elections were held in June 2014 for three at-large positions on the Medical Staff Executive Committee. Maria Patricia Rivera, MD, Michael Meyers, MD, and Eldad Hadar, MD, were elected to two-year terms by the clinical faculty members.

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Permits for weeknight parking required starting Aug. 15

Permits for weeknight parking required starting Aug. 15

Beginning next month, faculty, staff and students who need to park on campus at night during the week will need to display a permit.

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5 Tips to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout

5 Tips to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout

Physician burnout syndrome is a very real and common phenomenon. It impacts a majority of physicians at some point in their careers. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program, offers these tips for preventing or mitigating physician burnout.

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An Informatics Renaissance

An Informatics Renaissance

Health informatics at UNC has a long tradition. Now with advanced training and research opportunities available to students, three physicians board-certified in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics calling UNC home, and exciting new research coming out of the university, UNC informatics is undergoing a renaissance.

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Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival

Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival

UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease.

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Do you "like" UNC SOM on Facebook?

Do you "like" UNC SOM on Facebook?

The UNC School of Medicine Facebook page highlights news involving our medical students and faculty. Get information about research, students, community outreach events, awards, and more by following our page. Don't forget to invite your friends to like us, too!

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CTSA Tool Shop Webinar: The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository

The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository presented by Leah Bouk, Melissa Cornish & Jessie Tenenbaum from the Duke University CTSI

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Contact Epic@UNC Training team before creating/posting any training, support materials online

Please contact the Epic@UNC Training team at epictraining@unch.unc.edu if you want to create/post any tip sheets or support materials for your department. Per terms of our contract with Epic, we cannot post any Epic@UNC tip sheets/documentation/screenshots on public websites such as www.med.unc.edu or www.unchealthcare.org.

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In the Gazette: As new faculty chair, Cairns wants to hold open, civil conversations that are ‘true to the faculty’

In the Gazette: As new faculty chair, Cairns wants to hold open, civil conversations that are ‘true to the faculty’

Ask Bruce Cairns what it means to be the new chair of the faculty and he quickly deflects the focus from himself: it’s about service to his faculty colleagues and the University as it fulfills its obligation to the people of North Carolina.

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Endovascular Therapies 2014

The three-day conference will be held at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, North Carolina from October 24-26, 2014.

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