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February 3, 2022

“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” —Ola Joseph

In the News

1. NC Commission for the Blind Call for Nominees

The NCMS has an opportunity to appoint a new member to the NC Commission for the Blind. The commission serves in an advisory capacity on issues relating to services for persons with disabilities, especially independent living programs and services. The council also develops and submits a state plan to monitor, review and evaluate such issues and programs.

Physicians interested in the NC Commission for the Blind position should complete the application form and return it to Evan Simmons, [email protected], by Friday, February 18th. Interview Date for NC Commission for the Blind Appointment (Virtual): Thursday, April 21st.

2. On Point: Address rising violence in the ER – by Michael Utecht, MD

On Point is a new NCMS blog feature, offering different perspectives on emerging health care issues impacting patients and the profession of medicine. In this inaugural post, NCMS President Michael Utecht, MD, offers his point of view on addressing violence in the ER.

3. 12 Black American Pioneers Who Changed Healthcare

Read about these 12 trailblazing clinicians, researchers, and advocates who championed and advanced medicine.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. Duke researchers using smart watches to detect early signs of COVID-19 infection, WRAL, 2-1-22
  2. AMA Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, discusses booster shots and “stealth” Omicron variant, AMA, 2-22-22

Learning Opportunities

Tired of Turnover: Engaging Your Workforce Today Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST | Zoom

This session will focus on national and regional trends as they relate to the healthcare workforce. Learn new strategies to engage with employees, making retention a byproduct for your practice.


Upcoming Events

·       2022 NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Codequest (Feb. 5, 2022) – NOW VIRTUAL

·       2022 NC-ACP Annual Scientific Session (Feb. 11-12, 2022)—NOW VIRTUAL

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