Campus Updates

Story of medical failure inspires next generation of health professionals

On Thursday evening, patient safety activist Helen Haskell spoke with students from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Affairs schools about medical error. Approximately 1 in 300 people die from health care errors in the United States every year, and Haskell’s son, Lewis Blackman, was a victim of preventable errors. She shared her son’s story in the hope…

Students take center stage at BOT

At Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, athletics took center stage. A half-dozen student-athletes stepped forward to share their day-in-the-life experiences, and Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined six areas in which the University plans to better serve student-athletes moving forward. “Shaping what it means to be a…

High-quality early intervention brings health benefits 30 years later

Children who received high-quality early care and education in UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Abecedarian Project from birth until age 5 enjoy better physical health in their mid-30s than peers who did not attend the childcare-based program. The findings, which appear in Science, have substantial implications for health care and prevention policy. The…

Relay For Life raises money for American Cancer Society

The main event of Relay For Life of UNC-Chapel Hill begins Friday, when Carolina students, faculty, staff and the Chapel Hill community take to Fetzer Field and walk around Belk Track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, with a lap around the track honoring cancer survivors,…

Landmark study to guide stroke protocol

Neurologists have long debated how to help prevent certain stroke patients from suffering a second stroke. Research from UNC’s School of Medicine provides the first evidence for which course of treatment is truly best for patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near the site of stroke: they should have their blood pressure lowered to…

Match day!

Match Day Celebration on March 21 saw 163 fourth-year medical students (99 percent of the class) find out where they will spend the next few years of their medical training as residents. The students were matched into residencies that cover 22 specialties; 49 percent of the students will take residencies in primary care specialties; 33…

Sweet 16? Women’s basketball plays today

The UNC women’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament second round today, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. Tickets are free for all UNC students, and free pizza will be given to the first 200 students beginning at 6 p.m. North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields struggled for much…

Banjo’s ‘first couple’ to perform March 25

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform at UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 P.M. Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) present the husband and wife musicians who will perform as a duo for the first time in Chapel Hill. This performance is a rare chance to see Washburn and Fleck perform together. They will…

UNC to celebrate dedication of Marsico Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate Marsico Hall (formerly called the IRB building or the BRIC building) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Marsico Hall—one of the largest buildings on the UNC campus—will house basic and translational research across several disciplines and will feature state-of-the-art imaging equipment that will fundamentally advance…