Aug. 12

Developing a new focus on communicating with patients
Even as a chemical engineering student at UCLA, Darren DeWalt was interested in health care. At the time, he was keenly aware of two things: that he wanted to help people and that he had no desire to spend his life in a lab.
Goldstein honored with Resolution by Medical Staff Executive Committee
Brian P. Goldstein, MD, MBA, former chief of staff for UNC Hospitals, was honored by the Medical Staff Executive Committee, who recently passed a resolution to show appreciation for Goldstein's many contributions to UNC Hospitals during time time he was chief of staff, from 2002 - 2010.
Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium Oct 22, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM William & Ida Friday Center,
This continuing medical education conference will take place Oct. 22 and seeks to underscore the importance of the proper diagnostic approach to, and treatment of, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Marks joins YOUR HEALTH radio
This weekend, Dr. Larry Marks, Chief of the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about the use of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. This is the first in a four-part series on cancer care.
UNC-Duke Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference Sep 25, 2010 from 07:15 AM to 04:00 PM The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC,
Infants and young children constitute a high risk population for undergoing anesthesia and surgery due to unique anatomic, physiologic, and developmental differences compared to adults. This conference will provide the anesthesia care team with current information on a variety of common pediatric anesthesia problems.
3rd Update in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Sep 11, 2010 from 09:45 AM to 03:15 PM The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC,
This educational activity will address the diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease by utilizing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the treatment of IBD patients.
UNC Hospitals a breastfeeding-friendly business
Congratulations to UNC Hospitals for winning the Breastfeeding-friendly Business Award. This award is a designation that signifies that a business has taken simple, cost-effective actions to support employees and its customers who are breastfeeding.
Attention CAP Permit Holders - UNC Park & Ride information
UNC Park & Ride permits will be mailed out via two-day express mail on Aug.18. No citations will be given to those parking in valid parking spaces in the UNC Park & Ride lots through Friday, Aug. 27.
Pittsboro St./University Dr. bus stop closure
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 12, the bus Stop on Pittsboro St. at University Dr. will be closed through the weekend or until the road repairs are completed.
2010 'Start! Triangle Heart' Walk
Join the UNC Team at the 2010 "Start! Triangle Heart" Walk! This year's event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the RBC Center in Raleigh.
"You're a good man, Charlie Brown" - Benefit for Ronald McDonald House
Bring the family and join Szymanski Studios as they present "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" on Saturday, Aug.14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m.
The Weigh to Wellness - Change your health one step at a time
The UNC Wellness Center is determined to help you achieve new heights of wellness through a goal oriented 12-week program of exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modification.
Palliative care supports patients, families through difficult times
In this blog post, Dr. Laura Hanson, co-director of the UNC Palliative Care Program, comments on a New Yorker piece discussing the emerging field of palliative care.
REMINDER: Gilliland to give 2010 Richard H. Whitehead Lecture
Kurt O. Gilliland, PhD, will present, "Millennial Medicine: From Manteo to Murphy" on Aug. 18 at noon in the MBRB room 2204.
Get your kids’ sleep schedule back on track for back to school
With school starting soon, you might consider using these last couple of weeks to reestablish routines and earlier bedtimes.
News from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
News includes information on the Spinal Cord Injury Conference and information for those interested in contributing to the memorial fund or the "tree of life" created to honor Dr. Patricia Gregory.
Partnering with Families to Implement Family-Centered Care in the PICU
Family-Centered Care is this year's focus for the Improving Pediatric Critical Care (IPCC) program. Under the direction of Dr. Tina Schade Willis, the program was formed in 2009 through a partnership between UNC Dance Marathon and N.C. Children's Center for Clinical Excellence.
Photo sessions for School of Medicine faculty
Two drop-in photography sessions will be offered for School of Medicine faculty members, leadership and administrative staff, as well as hospitals leadership. These photos will be used for websites, directories, news releases and publications.
Information Security & Privacy Week - Aug. 23 - 27
UNC Health Care will celebrate Information Security & Privacy Week on Aug. 23 - 27. Please read on to learn about the festivities planned and your chance to win an iPod Shuffle.
Larry Keith honored at MED closing ceremony
The UNC community celebrated the life of Mr. Larry Keith and the hard work of 81 future health care providers at the UNC Medical Education Development (MED) program closing ceremony on July 31.