Aug. 5

Combating chemical warfare with a catch-all antidote
Andy Hemmert, former post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, has altered the structure of an enzyme so that it will destroy all known nerve agents used in chemical warfare. Now the U.S. Army is testing it.
Reminder: Memorial Service for Dr. Patricia Gregory Aug. 10
Patricia Gregory, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 13 at UNC Hospitals. She was an assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The memorial service will be held Aug. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in the N.C. Memorial Hospital chapel.
From Dr. Roper - U.S. News & World Report update
Please read the following message from William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, about our goals concerning the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Lee featured on 'North Carolina People'
Michael Lee, MD, MHA, chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, was recently interviewed on William Friday's North Carolina People, as featured on UNC TV.
Gilliland to give 2010 Richard H. Whitehead Lecture Aug 18, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 2204 Medical Biomolecular Research Building,
Kurt O. Gilliland, PhD, will present, "Millennial Medicine: From Manteo to Murphy" on August 18.
VIDEO: Stay safe in the heat
Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, UNC Emergency Medicine Physician, offers some insight on heat-related illnesses.
Escription Update
On Thursday, Aug. 5, Escription will update the failover Intelliscript server that provides backup routing of our dictation traffic.
2010 Commitment to Caring Quality Expo
Calling all Quality Conductors! The annual Commitment to Caring Quality Expo will be held on Oct. 19. Celebrate what your unit/department/team has done to improve the quality of our institution this year by participating in the expo.
Rimer joins YOUR HEALTH radio
This week, Dr. Barbara Rimer, Dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, joins YOUR HEALTH to talk about innovations in public health.
NC TraCS Institute Pilot Grant Program - Next due dates
NC TraCS offers a Pilot Grant Program with $4.3 million available this year to support basic, clinical, and social scientists for bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-practice translational research. The goal is to promote development of novel solutions that will ultimately improve patient and community health outcomes for the citizens of North Carolina.
August Commuter News
Commuter news updates include: Transit Service: August through Labor Day, Chapel Hill Transit Changes Beginning Aug. 23, Approved Changes to Triangle Transit Routes; and Hwy 54 Park and Ride Lot to Become a UNC Park & Ride Lot on Aug. 15.