On March 15, Paul McIntosh will run in the Tobacco Road Marathon. The second-year medical student is running to honor those suffering from Pompe disease, a rare, genetic condition he was diagnosed with in 2012.
TV segment focused diabetes prevention and screening and featured John Buse, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, executive associate dean for clinical research.
While studies have shown that the colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer, researchers have also shown that not all people recommended for the test actually get it.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has appointed Andy C. Kiser, MD, as Byah Thomason-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Surgery, effective March 1, 2015.
All are welcome to attend our March session of Science in the News! This is a new science outreach group focused on getting the greater community to discuss relevant science topics.
How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the UNC Department of Family Medicine and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents one of the first efforts to ask this and other critical, questions. The study was lead by Jacqueline Halladay, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine.
A first of its kind study shows that who we inherit genetic variants from – our mother or father – is crucial for the development of diseases and for research studies aimed at finding causes and potential treatments.
A study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has found that, despite a North Carolina law banning their purchase by minors and requiring online vendors to verify customer age, teens can easily buy electronic cigarettes online.
The deadline to submit photos for this year's Berryhill Photo Competition is March 16. Winners will be announced on March 27. Note that the photo submitted must have been taken since starting at UNC School of Medicine or must be medically related.
Tyler McKinnish, MS-2 co-president, has been selected to serve on the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development (Axis) as a member of its Learning Environment Ad Hoc Committee.
Emily Kertcher, PhD, assistant professor, Occupational Therapy, will provide an overview of the interdependence of educators and allied health professionals and a discussion of how to communicate effectively across disciplines. Specialists in occupational health, physical therapy and speech language pathology will also provide overviews of their fields, including prominent principles of practice to facilitate future joint goal setting and intervention planning across disciplinary fields.
The UNC School of Medicine and Office of Medical Education is currently recruiting tutors for it's Patient Centered Care Course, (formally ICM 1/ICM 2 & CSD/CSI). The deadline to apply is March 16.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Stefano Guandalini, MD, founder and medical director, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. The theme of the discussion will be "Celiac Disease: Then and Now."
The North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center is starting their Excellence in HIV Care Webinar series at 2 p.m. on March 11. Each month, key topics in HIV care will be covered and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters. The first webinar will feature David Wohl, MD, and Joe Eron, MD, of UNC for the 2nd Annual Post-CROI Update. If you were unable to attend CROI in Seattle this year, this is an opportunity to get up to date on what’s new in HIV.
The Tar Heel Trailblazer is a 5k run/walk that will benefit the NC Jaycee Burn Center's aftercare programs. The cost for adults is $20 and includes a free t-shirt. Children under age 15 are free.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size 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. This week's update discusses tips for protecting sensitive information on your devices. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu
Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes.
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
On Friday, Feb. 20, UNC School of Medicine Students took time to reflect on the importance of serving the community.
The February issue of The Rheumatologist Magazine puts UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center in the "spotlight."