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CHAIRMAN'S NOTE

CHAIRMAN'S NOTE

"To be the nation's leading public school of medicine." This is UNC School of Medicine's mission statement. It is simple and direct, but what does it mean? What role do our people play in this vision?

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MCLEAN NIMH STUDY FIRST OF ITS KIND EXAMINING BIOLOGY  UNDERLYING POST-TRAUMATIC DISORDERS

MCLEAN NIMH STUDY FIRST OF ITS KIND EXAMINING BIOLOGY UNDERLYING POST-TRAUMATIC DISORDERS

Vice Chair for Anesthesiology Research Dr. Samuel McLean is a leading pain researcher specializing in the underlying mechanisms of pain in the aftermath of trauma. For over a decade, his research has provided the pain medicine community a better understanding of the broad-based pathophysiology linked to the body’s response to injury, as well as the adverse effects of trauma that vary across patients.

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CME: DAYLONG MEETINGS UPHELD BY YEAR-ROUND PLANNING

CME: DAYLONG MEETINGS UPHELD BY YEAR-ROUND PLANNING

Year-round, the Department hosts/co-hosts four meetings to fulfill Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credit requirements for anesthesiologists and CRNAs from both UNC and peer institutions.

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WELL WORTH IT: FIRST WELLNESS WEEK A HIT DEPARTMENT-WIDE!

WELL WORTH IT: FIRST WELLNESS WEEK A HIT DEPARTMENT-WIDE!

Since its June 2015 founding, the Department’s Wellness Committee has hosted an abundance of activities emphasizing “wellness for all.” Among them, “Wellness Wednesday” guest-lectured Grand Rounds were established, as well as retreats for each residency class to foster comradery. As plans for two to three 2017 wellness events evolve, the Committee’s success in hosting its first “Wellness Week” in October 2016 upheld its ongoing mission of promoting wellness department-wide.

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NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

In 2016, UNC Department of Anesthesiology, contributed to the births of 3703 babies born at UNC Hospitals.

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SILVERS’ DECADE OF ANESTHESIA CARE IN WEST BANK RECOGNIZED BY UNC

SILVERS’ DECADE OF ANESTHESIA CARE IN WEST BANK RECOGNIZED BY UNC

Four+ years after its founding, the Department’s “CRNAs on a Mission” fund has taken significant strides in advancing its mission – to provide a means to collect and distribute funds supporting expenses tied to UNC CRNA medical mission participation.

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PHELPS BRINGS SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING TO UNC’s PROJECT MALAWI

PHELPS BRINGS SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING TO UNC’s PROJECT MALAWI

When Associate Professor Dr. Janey Phelps joined a UNC Project Malawi surgical team in 2014, she witnessed a School of Medicine research partnership based in capital city Lilongwe that’s improving the nation’s health via innovative, culturally acceptable and affordable methods.

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“EXPERIENCE MATTERS”

“EXPERIENCE MATTERS”

Amongst the Department’s teaching faculty, four Professors – Drs. Tony Passannante, Nancy Wilkes, Ann Bailey and David Mayer -- carry 25+-year appointments dating back to the late 1980s. Several decades at UNC has afforded each years of mentorship, exposure to operational strengths and weaknesses, and increasing scopes of responsibility, making this foursome invaluable to shaping the Department’s mission and direction.

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WHAT’S IN A TITLE? … A SIGN OF A LEADER

WHAT’S IN A TITLE? … A SIGN OF A LEADER

The Department would like to recognize six faculty members appointed in recent months to leadership roles that oversee varied areas of patient care, research and education both at the departmental and institutional levels.

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