Vital Signs

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

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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Med student next door

Med student next door

Albert Schweitzer fellow and second-year medical student Kate Magee felt that her relationships with the community members she serves needed to grow stronger in order to see a change in their lives. Instead of being viewed as an outgoing visitor, she became a welcoming neighbor and friend.

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All the Cell’s a Stage

All the Cell’s a Stage

Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.

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International Health: From Ebola to HIV

International Health: From Ebola to HIV

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Myron Cohen, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Vice Chancellor for Global Health.

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Life after Dissertation

Life after Dissertation

UNC has received a $1.8 million NIH grant to expand training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees who seek a career inside or outside academia.

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A Children's Nurse who Cares for Squirrels, Too!

A Children's Nurse who Cares for Squirrels, Too!

Lauren Georges, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at North Carolina Children's Hospital, rescues these animals who've been injured or orphaned, and raises them to be released once again into the wild.

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UEOHC Family Flu Clinic

Be sure to make an appointment for a flu shot from the Family Flu Clinic at the Center for Rehabilitation Care on Oct. 11.

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UEOHC Flu Shot Clinic at Genetic Medicine Building

Come by and get your flu shot Oct. 14 in the lobby of Genetic Medicine. Walk-ins are welcome!

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ConnectCarolina Help and Support

ConnectCarolina Help and Support

As users continue to get up to speed using ConnectCarolina, there are multiple options available for help and support.

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NC AHEC Review Fall 2014 Newsletter

NC AHEC Review Fall 2014 Newsletter

Recent events and stories highlighting the National AHEC Conference, the Rural Primary Care Student Program receiving $3M gift and the 40th anniversary of AHEC.

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NCDS issues call for Data Fellows

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and capitalize on the opportunties of big data, seeks participants for its 2015 Data Fellows Program.

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UNC Family Medicine's September Newsletter

The September 2014 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.

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AOE: Bedside Teaching in Different Areas led by Marco Aleman, MD

Please join us for this interactive workshop that will focus on addressing the benefits as well as challenges of identifying and communicating ground rules for bedside teaching to students.

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