Vital Signs

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

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

On Friday, March 20, excited fourth year UNC School of Medicine students and their families packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the annual Match Day event. The day serves as a celebration of both the completion of medical school and students learning where they will go to complete their residency training.

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Budenz Named Humanitarian of Year by American Glaucoma Society

Budenz Named Humanitarian of Year by American Glaucoma Society

After receiving recognition from American Academy of Ophthalmology in late 2014, Chair of Ophthalmology Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, receives Humanitarian of the Year award from another prestigious professional organization.

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Detecting the Sensors

Detecting the Sensors

Graduate student Jon Hagar is uncovering how our immune systems can overreact to infection and trigger a life-threatening condition.

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39th Annual UNC Lineberger Symposium: "Personalized Medicine, the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Future of Cancer Care”

UNC Lineberger invites you to learn about the discoveries made from an international effort to uncover the genomics of cancer directly from the study authors at their 39th Annual Symposium on April 8 - 9.

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Loeser wins NIH award to build interdisciplinary team

Loeser wins NIH award to build interdisciplinary team

Richard Loeser, MD, director of Basic and Translational Research, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has received a National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) research grant enabling him to build an interdisciplinary research team to study how cell receptors called integrins transmit signals that control the response of cartilage cells to mechanical forces.

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Triangle Walk to Defeat ALS

Join several teams of UNC Health Care employees as they walk to raise money to find a cure for ALS.

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3rd Annual DNA Day 5K

The 3rd annual DNA Day 5K run will take place on April 11. This year the race has partnered with the UNC Science Expo put on by the Morehead Science Center. Come run the race and stay for some amazing science.

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Doctoring the Civil War: American physicians and the transformation of American medicine

Shauna Devine, PhD, of Western University, will examine the ways the American Civil War transformed medicine through a series of never before published medical photographs from Civil War hospitals and laboratories.

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Hoarding and Your Health with Reid Wilson

Hoarding and Your Health with Reid Wilson

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther will be talking with Reid Wilson, PhD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center. The discussion's theme will be "Hoarding and Your Health."

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i2b2 Launch and Training Sessions in March and April

The NC TraCS Institute is proud to launch i2b2, a cohort discovery tool that links with the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health, and will allow users to explore and query de-identified, aggregate data. NC TraCS will provide in-person training sessions.

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New Alpha Omega Alpha inductees announced

Several UNC School of Medicine students, residents and faculty members were recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

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All About Team - Rec Basketball at UNC Hospitals

All About Team - Rec Basketball at UNC Hospitals

Basketball is synonymous with UNC. And within UNC Hospitals, this legacy holds true. Passion for the court reverberates through the halls. The employees hunger for it, and UNC Hospitals’ Employee Recreation and Wellness fuels this desire.

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A Single-Cell Breakthrough

A Single-Cell Breakthrough

UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.

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