Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor’
The New York Times
... “Everyone’s talking about improving patients’ access to care, bending the cost curve and creating team-based care,” said Erin Fraher, an assistant professor of surgery and family medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “Where’s the evidence that moving to doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing achieves any of these?”
Graduate Enrollment Declines in Part Because of Caution About the Economy
The Chronicle of Higher Education
... At some institutions, officials said they weren't surprised that fewer students had enrolled. Steven W. Matson, dean of the graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said applications for the fall of 2010 were "as high, or higher," than in years past, but in tight budget times the university has less money available to support graduate students, particularly new ones. The incoming graduate-student class that year ended up being "slightly smaller" than it was the year before.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Still A Hard Fight For African-American Women
The Huffington Post
... Opting for treatment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, nearly two hours away from her home, Wilson began another series of tests, including one for a genetic mutation knowns as BRCA1, which can significantly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In-patient clinic for post-partum depression unique in U.S.
WTVB (Boise, Iowa)
... "They're not able to get through their activities of daily living. They are often having thoughts of wanting to die or having active thoughts of hurting themselves or thoughts of hurting the baby," said Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The UNC program is one of a kind in this country -- but was based on models used in Europe and Australia.
State and Local Coverage
UNC Hospitals, Rex named among top hospitals for women
Triangle Business Journal
UNC Hospitals and Rex Healthcare are the area’s top hospitals for women, according to WomenCertified, an organization that bills itself as the voice of female consumers. The Hollywood, Fla.-based group released a Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience list. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital and Rex, which is wholly owned by UNC Health Care, were the only two from the Triangle to make the list.
UNC names fall graduation speaker
Triangle Business Journal
UNC-Chapel Hill students graduating this fall will learn the power of positive speaking. UNC said Friday that Barbara Fredrickson, a psychology professor who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will be the December commencement speaker. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 18 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center on Bowles Drive.
UNC Release: http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/4800/75/
Less marriage in Gaston in 2010
The Gaston Gazette
... Using those numbers, the number of same sex couples in Gaston increased from 0.3 percent of households in 2000 to 0.5 percent of households in 2010. “I think what you’ve found there is fully consistent with national trends that traditional intact married with children people are a declining share of overall households,” said Ferrel Guillory, a UNC-Chapel Hill professor and director of The Program on Public Life.
Ackland curator helps solve art mysteries
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Have a work of art you'd like to learn more about? You can have it evaluated by an expert at the Curator's Clinic, held every other month at the Ackland Art Museum. At a recent clinic held by Curator of Collections Timothy A. Riggs, several area residents brought in artwork they wanted evaluated for one reason or another. First up were Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly of Chapel Hill, who showed up with an oil painting and a manuscript from Mexico, where Cassilly said her mother used to travel.
'Never give up the land'
The Charlotte Observer
... Not many people, not even many registers of deed, know about the law, said Charles Szypszak, a professor of public law and government at UNC Chapel Hill. ... "What the law says is that the person who is in contempt has the keys to the jail," said Michael Crowell at UNC Chapel Hill's School of Government. "They are in charge of their own fate. If they want to comply with the order, they can get out tomorrow."
Report details workers' concerns
The Chapel Hill News
A report outlining how UNC-Chapel Hill can improve staff relations and housekeepers' work environment is a "wake-up call," UNC officials said Thursday. About 500 housekeepers, students and community supporters signed a petition requesting that Tonya Sell, assistant director of housekeeping, be moved out of that department, said George James, a housekeeper and a leader in the UE 150 union.
Issues and Trends
NCCU law center idea nixed amid donor concerns
The Associated Press
An offer to establish a constitutional law center at North Carolina Central University law school has been withdrawn after some faculty and alumni expressed concern that $600,000 in startup funds would come from a major financial backer of conservative causes. ... The Popes, through their foundation, have given a considerable amount of money over the years to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Campbell University and other campuses. Most of a $2.3 million gift to UNC-CH in 2006 went to the sports program.
Related Link: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/01/2653773/orr-pulls-idea-for-nccu-law-center.html
Saunders: Sore over cuts to schools
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
... Gladin-Kramer spent the previous five days sitting on a bike, riding it from one end of the state to the other in an effort to call attention to the state legislature's cuts to education. "I'm riding 459 miles because the legislature cut $459 million from the education budget," she said when I talked to her Sunday. She had fewer than 40 miles remaining on a ride which, if successful, could be as significant in its own way as Paul Revere's more famous ride.
Carrboro rethinks loitering ordinance
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
... Mark Dorosin, managing attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, co-signed the letter. He argues that the town already had the power to stop the problems that drew complaints, and didn’t need to write a new ordinance to do it.