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Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases merge
The UNC Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have merged under the institute name to create a single, unified global health organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 16
Rutala and Weber publish editorial in JAMA
William A. Rutala, PhD, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, and David J. Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, discuss disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes in the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assocation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 9
New Document Outlines Best Practices for Obtaining Blood Cultures
Following best practices for ordering/collecting blood cultures helps us to select appropriate treatment for patients and avoid blood culture contamination. The housewide, multidisciplinary CLABSI Prevention Workgroup, in conjunction with representatives from departments across the hospital, recently created the Best Practices for Obtaining Blood Cultures (excluding neonates) to ensure all of us have access to information on evidence-based practice for ordering and collecting blood cultures.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Sept. 13
Providing Feedback, Protecting Patients
More than halfway through year two of Clean In, Clean Out, the Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (TICU) is embracing an important new emphasis of the UNC Hospitals' hand hygiene program: providing and receiving feedback graciously.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / March 5
Rutala receives 2013 Hygieia Medal
William A. Rutala, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was awarded the 2013 Hygieia Medal for his lifetime of work on health care-acquired infections.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 16
Invention enables immune suppressed children to “play dirty” in the hospital
UNC Children’s welcomes the debut of WonderSphere, a first-of-its-kind, portable apparatus that allows hospitalized children hands-on experience with nature, working with plants and dirt. The airtight, transparent chamber is the brainchild of Wonder Connection, a program bringing the wonders of science to the bedsides of hospitalized children, and was born of a collaboration among Wonder Connection, UNC Hospitals Epidemiology Department, N.C. State University engineering students, and a product design firm.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / November
UNC Awarded $19.4 million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards
The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Chancellor to hold Zika awareness event for UNC campus community
UNC School of Medicine researcher and public health officials to discuss Zika research and prevention at upcoming event for students, faculty and staff at campus event.
Located in News / 2016 / June