Vital Signs

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

Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

UNC’s residency programs in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Urology are all ranked in the top 25 programs nationwide in the Doximity Residency Navigator.

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Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma, MD, associate professor, department of medicine, division of hematology-oncology, delivered this year's Whitehead Lecture. The themes of Ma’s lecture closely followed its title: “Endurance, Obstacles, Perseverance and Joy: My Transformation from the World’s Crummiest Medical Student to Faculty at the World’s Best Medical School.”

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OIS Security Bytes: The Importance of Updates

OIS Security Bytes: The Importance of Updates

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 Byte focuses on software updates. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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Do you recognize anyone in this historic photo?

Do you recognize anyone in this historic photo?

Next week is the 100th anniversary of this iconic photo taken in front of the Raleigh Times building on Hargett St., in Raleigh. There has been some interest in identifying the boys in the picture. Rumor has it that the grandfather and great-uncle of a School of Medicine faculty member are in the photo?

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Your Health: CPR with Monique Anderson

Your Health: CPR with Monique Anderson

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam, Cristy and guest co-host Bob Gwyther will be talking with Monique Anderson, MD, cardiologist and assistant professor at the Duke University School of Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be "CPR."

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All About Family

All About Family

David Bueso moved to the United States with his family more than 15 years ago. He began working at UNC Hospitals shortly thereafter. Not only has he made a name for himself in the Emergency Department, he’s also found a work family.

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Join the Conquest and My UNC Chart updates from NC TraCS

NC TraCS has some exciting news to share with you regarding Join the Conquest and My UNC Chart! Beginning Aug. 31, 2015, any patient signed up for My UNC Chart will be able to access Join the Conquest, our new research education initiative and clinical study listing system, after logging into their My UNC Chart portal and clicking the “Find Clinical Trials” icon on their page.

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UNC Investigators Receive $1.5 Million Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grant

UNC investigators receive $1.5 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grant.

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Faculty, Advanced Practice Providers Photo Session to be Held Sept. 30

A free drop-in photography session for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only will be held Wednesday, September 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the N.C. Women’s Hospital Conference Room 4.

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Kaufer tests mobile cognitive screening tool

Kaufer tests mobile cognitive screening tool

Dan Kaufer, MD, associate professor in the department of Neurology and director of the UNC Memory Disorders Program, is testing a new approach to screen cognitive decline. This new approach involves the use of a computerized version of a tool that is traditionally administered by a technician.

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Carolina Seminar Series Hosting Career Development Discussion

Carolina Seminar Series Hosting Career Development Discussion

The STEM Series, sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Series, will begin with three focus group discussions during which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their career development experiences at UNC. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation in the 90-minute sessions.

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Jason Ray Foundation Fundraiser and Golf Tournament

The University of North Carolina's Finley Golf Course will host a fundraising tournament for the Jason Ray Foundation on Monday September 21 in Chapel Hill. The tournament will follow the dinner and live auction on the evening of Sunday September 20.

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Alemán talks the importance of humanism in practice and medical training

Alemán talks the importance of humanism in practice and medical training

This year, Marco Alemán, MD, professor of Medicine, was nominated for the AAMC Golden Humanism Award by the Golden Humanism Honor Society at the UNC School of Medicine. We caught up with Alemán to discuss what humanism in medicine means to him and how it plays an important role in medical training.

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Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition for MacNider and Old Clinic has been delayed

The VoIP phone transition previously scheduled for Thursday, August 27 has been delayed. A new date will be announced once confirmed by AT&T and Verizon. Please check http://help.med.unc.edu/voip for status updates. It is important to make sure your new VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall.

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Join the Conquest being integrated with My UNC Chart

Beginning August 31, 2015, any patient signed up for My UNC Chart will be able to access Join the Conquest, our new research education initiative and clinical study listing system, after logging into their My UNC Chart portal and clicking the “Find Clinical Trials” icon on their page.

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The Proof is in the Pudding

The Proof is in the Pudding

Temperance Rowell delves into the flavored world of e-cigarettes to investigate the long-term effects of a new trend.

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UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology fills gap in decreased federal funding, supports 13 blood research projects.

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Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream

New study in Diabetes Care suggests new delayed-release metformin could help 40 percent of type 2 diabetes patients that currently can’t take metformin.

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