Vital Signs

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

On Auto Attack

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

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UNC Family Medicine supports enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Saturday, Nov. 15, is the first day of open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Part of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find affordable health coverage. Staff and volunteers throughout Orange County are ready to assist people with enrolling in a plan that is right for them.

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UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA on November 15, 2014. This award is the highest honor that the ACR/ARHP bestows.

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Burns, Courage and Leadership with Bruce Cairns

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Bruce Cairns, Faculty Chair at UNC and Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center to talk about about burns, courage and leadership.

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OIS Security Bytes - PHI Identifiers (Byte 2 of 2)

OIS Security Bytes - PHI Identifiers (Byte 2 of 2)

UNC’s Office of Information Systems is 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. Read more about Protected Health Information and what you can do to protect patient privacy.

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UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

A novel siRNA-based molecule, developed by Chad Pecot, MD, successfully targets KRAS, a well-studied but hard to halt protein important for cancer development and metastasis.

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Network for Clinical Researchers Third Annual Fall Event

"The Subject of Research" is this year's theme for our Third Annual Fall Event . Please join us for an afternoon of networking, lunch, poster presentations, and gifts. The keynote speaker for this event is Sam Sathers. A panel of former research subjects will also be featured.

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NIH Public Access Policy and Compliance Requirements

This session is part of the will cover the NIH Public Access Policy, its core requirements, and updates to compliance requirements. This class was developed for NIH-funded investigators, trainees, research administrators, and other research staff.

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The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

This month’s Real Medicine story is about a second year medical student at UNC named Kate Magee. A Raleigh, N.C. native, she’s also the recipient of an Albert Schweitzer fellowship.

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