Vital Signs - July 16, 2009

From Dr. Roper: U.S. News & World Report Rankings
The U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue was released to the public today, and three UNC Health Care medical specialties were listed among the best in the country: Cancer, 37; Kidney, 28; and Gynecology, 24.
VIDEO: Ovarian cancer screening recommended only for women in high-risk groups
In an article published in the July 9, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson reviews the current state of ovarian cancer screening and explains why it should be limited to women with indicators suggesting they are at high risk.
UNC Lineberger Awards seven grants in Population and Clinical/Translational Cancer Research
Seven UNC Lineberger scientists were awarded research funding for their proposals in Population Sciences and Clinical/Translational Sciences. The grants are submitted to and reviewed by a committee of faculty experts, and the competition is keen.
Family House Diaries: Beating cancer recurrence time and again
This is the third in a series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.
Dr. Victor Strasburger joins 'Here's to Your Health'
Dr. Victor Strasburger joins the Department of Family Medicine’s "Here’s to Your Health" radio show to discuss the impact of media on children and teens this Saturday, July 18.
UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care changes hours
Beginning August 3, UNC Orthopaedics Prompt Care will change its hours of operation for Monday through Thursday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Society for Acupuncture Research seeks abstracts for their 2010 conference
The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), in which Dr. Jongbae J. Park, a faculty member of the Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, serves as a Board of Directors, invites researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts to their 2010 Conference by August 1, 2009, and register to attend
ConnectCarolina begins implementation July 20
UNC is preparing to launch ConnectCarolina, a new integrated administrative system. The first phase of this implementation will take place on July 20, 2009 and involves a new portal where the online campus directory will be accessed.
NC Cardiovascular Update 2009
The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology present the NC Cardiovascular Update 2009, on Sept. 25-26 at the Friday Center.
2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk
The 2009 Triangle Metro Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the RBC Center.
Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Eating Disorders: Tools for the Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Your Practice and the Schools
The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at the Friday Center.
AWARE for All The Triangle
UNC-Chapel Hill helps sponsor Aware for All on Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at North Carolina Central University's School of Education. AWARE for All is an educational program that is free and open to the public for the purpose of providing education to help people make informed decisions about clinical research participation.