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Annual Enrollment Reminder


The 2016 benefits annual enrollment period is underway and will continue through Nov.18. Changes to benefits made during annual enrollment will become effective Jan. 1, 2016. Payroll deductions for the health plan will change in December, and all others will change in January.

Employees who need personal assistance with annual enroll- ment transactions can stop by the Office of Human Resources (104 Airport Dr.) during the following dates/times:

Mon., Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 18, noon to 5 p.m.

Employees should come prepared with their UNC onyen and password information. Assistance is available for navigating the benefits eEnroll portal; however, it is important to note that the OHR Benefits staff can neither perform transactions nor com- plete on-line wellness credit activities on behalf of employees.

Star Heel Awards

You may be a winner! HR Staff may surprise you over the next few of weeks. Each recipient will be announced in our newsletter.

Winners of Star Heel Awards receive a certificate from TIAA-CREFF and a $30 visa gift card

And the winners are…

Rosa Mayorga & Kathryn Fiscelli

Rosa and Kathryn were nominated as a team. Their nominator states that Rosa has been instrumental in assisting with the submission of over a dozen grants the past year. Rosa works tirelessly around crazy schedules to ensure all the grants submission go through smoothly. The nominator goes on to say that Kathryn is also one who tirelessly helps with management of grants. Kathryn is instrumental in communicating and coordinating with other institutional officials. Kathryn and Rosa’s effort as part of the grants management team is the primary reason why my collaborators from other institutions always prefer UNC to be the lead PI on joint proposals.

Congratulations Rosa and Kathryn!

Welcome New Employees

We would like to extend a warm welcome to many new EPA-Faculty and EPA-Non Faculty members who joined the School recently.

Ahmed Aldemerdash, Postdoctoral Re- search Associate in DPET

Tom Angelo, Clinical Professor and Direc- tor of Educator Development of the Acade- my in PACE

Vinicius Alves, Adjunct Lecturer in CBMC

Carter Cao, Assistant Professor in DPET

Daniel Crona, Assistant Professor in DPET

Stephanie Denning, Research Associate in CPIT

Ariande Harris, Assistant Director of Devel- opment and Alumni Affairs in Advance- ment

Alan Forest, Clinical Professor and Direc- tor, Center of Excellence in Pharmacomet- rics in DPET

Adam Freidman, Institute Fellow, in Eshelman Institute for Innovation

Jerry Heneghan, Professor and Director for Center for Simulation Technologies in Phar- macy in PACE

Weston Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate, in CBMC

David Steeb, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Global Engagement in PACE

Laura Tollini, Innovation and Entrepreneur- ship Fellow in EDGE

Jichen Zhao, Postdoctoral Research Asso- ciate in CICBDD

Meet Your Communications Team

Dave Etchison, Director— responsible for responding to questions from the media; publicizing newsworthy people, discoveries, and events; managing the School’s online presence on various social media platforms, and overseeing the School’s marketing efforts.

Carol Perry, Assistant Director— specializes in digital media development and works to improve the School’s website along with producing quality audio, video, and graphics to aid in telling the stories of the remarkable researchers, teachers, and students at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Conflict Management Skills in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday, November 3rd Time: 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

Interviewing Skills for Supervisors

Date: Tuesday, November 17th Time: 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

It Takes All Types: Intro to MBTI

Date: Thursday, November 19th Time: 8:30 am—12:30 pm Location: 104 Airport Drive, 1501-A

To register for courses offered through the Office of Human Resources Training & Talent Development unit, please visit connectcaroli- Log in with your ONYEN and pass- word, then select Self Service on the left of the screen. Under Self Service, click on Training Enrollment. At this screen, you can search by course name, course number, or date to see all available training programs. If you have ques- tions, please call 919-962-2550 or email

Upcoming Lunch & Learn

Bring your lunch and join us for the next Lunch & Learn session on Thursday, November 12th
at Noon in 116 Beard Hall. The topic is E-mail Manage- ment and will be led by Dave Maldonado.

If you would like to attend this session, please email

Upcoming External Events

Jingle Bell Jog

The Campus Recreation annual Jingle Bell Jog is a 2.7 mile fun run or 1.5 mile walk open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. In previous years, over 500 participants have completed the Jingle Bell Jog individually or as part of a departmental team. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to the Glenwood Elementary Family Assistance Program by making a canned food donation. In addition, pet donations will be given to the Or- ange County Animal Shelter. Free refreshments will be provided for participants after the event. This event is rain, shine or snow!

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC A; second floor)

Registration: Both individual and team registration forms can be found on the Campus Rec website or in SRC 101. INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION can be completed online while TEAM REGISTRATION must be printed out, signed by all team members, and turned back in to Campus Rec at SRC 101 or by fax at 962-3621 ATTN: Jingle Bell Jog. Due Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Registration Wednesday, October 28— Wednesday, December 2

Prizes: All participants will be eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. An award will be given to the team with the MOST PARTICIPANTS. An award will also be given to the team with the MOST CREATIVE COSTUMES celebrating the holiday sea- son.

Donations: Collections will be made for two charities this season: Non-perishable food items will be donated to a local food bank. Non-perishable pet items will be donated to the local animal shelters (food, old blankets, leashes, bowls, collars, etc. are all wel- come). Those making a donation to either cause will be eligible for a special drawing.

Contact: Lauren Mangili at

If you’re interested in creating or joining a team from the School, please contact Taylor Libby at

17th Annual Holiday Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 8th Fetzer Gym
7:30 am—1:00 pm

Tar Heel Tribute

Celebrate UNC– Chapel Hill’s Veterans

November 11, 2015
12:15—2:15 PM
The Carolina Club—Alumni Hall Rooms

Celebration includes lunch, entertainment, information about campus and community resources. Employees and students who have served or are currently serving in the military are invited to attend

Visit or call (919)445-1575 for more information.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling

Sessions here at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Where: 102 Beard Hall Time: 8:30 am—4:30 pm
To sign up call 800-732-8353

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