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Santas and Elves visit UNC Hospitals
For more than 25 years, Santas and elves have visited patients at UNC Hospitals as part of an annual event sponsored by the Volunteer Association. During their visits, they sing carols and deliver stuffed holiday bears to patients and their families, some of whom tear up, hug, and simply have a chat with Santa Claus.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Dec. 23
Tuned into Neuroscience
There are a host of ways neuroscientists can study the brain. Some analyze its chemistry, others its structure. UNC researcher Flavio Frohlich examines its electrical system, what he calls the “language of the brain,” and investigates how miscommunication in these signals can play a role in psychiatric illnesses.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / August 29
U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools
Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / March 30: National Doctors' Day
386 physicians from UNC Health Care named to prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors In America® list
Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / March 30: National Doctors' Day
In the Halls of New Knowledge
A wide variety of research was on display this week during Student Research Day.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 3
From Teacher to Volunteer
Rita Bigham spent 19 years as an elementary school teacher in Carrboro. Today, with the help of her dog, Pippin, she is lifting the spirits of patients and UNC Hospitals staff as a volunteer in the Pet Therapy Program.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Feb. 19
Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: UNC’s BBSP at 12 Years Old
With the number of applicants growing each year, UNC’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) has become a leader in introductory programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the life and biomedical sciences. From lab rotations, wellness resources to career exploration opportunities, BBSP continues to train better students to become even better scientists.
Located in News / 2019 / December
PICU paves way for Clean In, Clean Out campaign
Several years ago, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) leadership implemented changes that led to a dramatic improvement in its hand hygiene compliance rates. The PICU effort was so successful that it became a model for the 2013-2014 UNC Hospitals’ Clean In, Clean Out campaign.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Jan. 23
Triumph over tragedy
When Cruz Santibanez woke up in UNC’s surgical intensive care unit on July 4, 2008, she’d cleared the first hurdle – she was alive. The next thing on her list: getting back to class.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / May 8
Trauma Day
This year a team of UNC Hospitals’ personnel conducted Trauma Day, previously called ED Day, to benefit area high school students who have been selected as UNC Hospitals’ volunteers. The interdisciplinary group put together a large-scale simulation that educated students while enhancing high-tech, inter-professional simulations at UNC Hospitals.
Located in Employee News Online / 2014 / Sept. 25