Vital Signs

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

Influenza Vaccinations for University Employees

It's time for flu shots! University employees who get a flu shot from University Employee Occupational Health Clinic will receive a coupon for 20% OFF any single item in the Clothing & Gifts department or Bull's Head Bookshop at UNC Student Stores.

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The AMSA Training Ground: Seize Your Advantage in Public and Global Health

Please read for a message from Dr. Roper about this event, which will be hosted by the UNC AMSA chapter on campus Oct. 25-26.

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Class of 2018 immersed in first year of TEC curriculum

Class of 2018 immersed in first year of TEC curriculum

Prompted by a rapidly changing health care environment, the Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum was developed to provide a more student-centered and patient based way of learning that facilitates translation and integration of basic, clinical, and population science to enhance human health and well-being.

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Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, Chairman of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology, was recently announced as the recipient of an outstanding humanitarian award from one of the field’s most prestigious professional organizations.

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Game Day Lecture - ‘Inside the Helmet’

Before you watch North Carolina’s football team play Saturday, take a bit of time to learn more about what’s inside those helmets. Kevin Guskiewicz will be speaking at the UNC-Chapel Hill Game Day Lecture Series.

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Call for Nominations: Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

The UNC Faculty Council's Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards now invites your nominations for next year's Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which will be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony.

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ConnectCarolina: Solutions and Support

ConnectCarolina: Solutions and Support

Multiple options are available for ConnectCarolina users to receive technical help and support.

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OIS Security Bytes: What is PHI?

OIS Security Bytes: What is PHI?

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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Sex, Therapy, and Marriage with Dr. Sara Rosenquist and Dr. Stephen Shaban

Special guest host, Amir Barzin, UNC Family Medicine's Chief Resident Physician, will join Cristy this weekend on YOUR HEALTH to talk to Dr. Sara Rosenquist, psychotherapist and author, and Dr. Stephan Shaban, Urologist at Associated Urologists of North Carolina about Sex, Therapy, and Marriage.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include a special seminar from Carolina KickStart, a $2K Pilot Grant deadline, Clinical Trials Investigator Series, Mentoring Series, and Biostatistics Seminar Series.

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Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed as the clinic medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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NC Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting

Don’t miss the 2014 NCASM annual meeting on Nov. 8, jointly sponsored by UNC in Chapel Hill and earn CEU's!

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Information lunch session for 10th Year of Healer's Art Course

For the 10th year UNC School of Medicine is offering the Healer’s Art Course for medical students. We are also recruiting interested faculty to take the course in a faculty group as preparation for becoming teachers.

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UNC's 15th Annual Neuroscience Symposium

The 15th Annual Neuroscience Symposium will take place on Thursday, October 23, at the Carolina Club. Featuring talks by Gina Turrigiano, Anatol Kreitzer, and David Van Essen.

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Head For The Cure 5K

The Lineberger Cancer Center and the Department of Neurosurgery has partnered with Head for the Cure Foundation to host this first annual 5K event on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Proceeds from the race benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative of which UNC is a proud member.

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UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

By bumping up the levels of a well-known protein in the heart, UNC researchers have found a new way to generate more blood vessels following a heart attack.

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Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.

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 Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.

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