Vital Signs - Oct. 28, 2009

Family House Diaries: Going Forward in All New Skin
20-year-old Caitlin Hughes of Charlotte lost 90 percent of her skin after suffering a severe reaction to antibiotics prescribed for acne. This is the story of her remarkable recovery.
Health Care Reform 102
Join us on Nov. 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the 4th floor Clinic Auditorium for our second panel in our Health Care Reform series. Our distinguished guests will discuss the latest developments in health reform on Capitol Hill and how it will affect our future health care delivery system.
VIDEO: M.S. Society Benefit Friday, Oct. 30
Roll the dice and celebrate Halloween in black tie while raising money for the Physical Therapy MS Scholarship Fund at UNC Chapel Hill. The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy to establish the Physical Therapy MS Curriculum and Scholarship Fund.
You're Invited to the NC TraCS Institute Open House!
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute faculty and staff invite you to our Open House, Friday, Oct. 30 from 1 - 6 p.m.
Registration now open for NC TraCS Institute Symposium: Translational Research to Address Health Disparities Across the Lifespan
The Symposium will be held on March 19, 2010. Register for free by Jan. 22. Space is limited!
NIH Notice: Transition of Institutional Training and Institutional Career Development Programs to Electronic Submission
This transition will affect submission due dates on or before Jan. 25, 2010. This notice was issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/NIOSH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Two-way and nationwide pager outage on Wednesday, Nov. 4
Two-Way and nationwide pager outage will last two hours, from 7 - 9 a.m.
8th Annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon Celebration
The 8th annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon will be Thursday, Nov. 19. Please read the following information about Promise Idol and a new online volunteer sign-up so that you can participate in this event.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week Nov. 16-19, register by Nov. 7
The UNC Rehabilitation Center will host the first Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week Nov. 16-19. The goal of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is to help educate faculty, staff, case management, therapists and nurses regarding the resources available at UNC Health Care, so that we better serve our spinal cord injured patients.
Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health"
Dr. Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum. You can tune in Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM.
Bereavement Support Services News
Join UNC Hospitals Bereavement Support Services for Grief Awareness Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Women's Hospital lobby. Employees are also invited to attend a seminar, "Grief in the Workplace: Helping employees cope with end of life issues," on Nov. 4.
Research Workshop: "Participatory Approaches to Research"
The NC TraCS Community Engagement Core and The Carolina Community Network proudly co-sponsor a series of free workshops on research topics. The next workshop in the series is "Participatory Approaches to Research." It will provide an overview of research approaches that involve communities as research partners, such as community-based participatory research.
Call for Nominations: 2010 University Awards for the Advancement of Women
On behalf of the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Carolina Women’s Center is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2010 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year, three individuals—one faculty member, one staff member, and one undergraduate/graduate student/postdoctoral scholar — may be selected to receive the award.
Health Science Library Journal Trial: Science Translational Medicine
HSL has set up a trial for a new journal, Science Translational Medicine, for which it is seeking feedback on its usefulness to UNC faculty, staff and students.
Center for Women's Health Research Newsletter
The fall 2009 newsletter is now available online.
October Edition of "Facilities Services News" is now online
This edition will include information about the University's impressive petroleum savings and the high score we earned on the Sustainability Report Card.
"The New PubMed" Classes
The drastic overhaul will change the way people search the database. The Health Sciences Library is offering a special set of classes to teach people how to use it.