Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

$50,000 Seed Grants Awarded

Six projects have been awarded $50,000 each as part of the IHQI's Seed Grant program.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium, Basic Review of Statistics for Coordinators, Biostatistics Grand Rounds, New PI Training Series, Thurston Speaker Series, NIH Public Access Policy Class, Fulbright Informational Session, and Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel.

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Pain, Addiction and the Law Conference

Pain, Addiction and the Law Conference

This ACCME Accredited educational program addressing the issues facing the chronic pain patient and the use of opioids is co-sponsored by UNC School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, and the Pain Society of the Carolinas.

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YOUR HEALTH®: Glaucoma & Blindness Prevention

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking to UNC Eye's Dr. Scott Lawrence about glaucoma and blindness prevention.

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Three Startup Companies Receive Commercialization Awards from Carolina KickStart, NC TraCS

Healthspan Dx LLC, New Paradigm Therapeutics, Inc., and Spyryx LLC have received a total of $94,500 in commercialization awards from Carolina KickStart, a service of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS).

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UNC doctor and daughter back at Boston Marathon

Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!

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Medical Alumni Weekend

Medical Alumni Weekend

More than 160 alumni and guests turned out for the annual Spring Medical Alumni banquet on Friday, April 11, which honored recipients of the School of Medicine and Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Medical Alumni Award, Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Introducing "Real Medicine: Stories That Connect"

Introducing "Real Medicine: Stories That Connect"

"Real Medicine: Stories That Connect" is a new UNC Health Care video series. We are sharing stories that inspire, motivate, and connect the people of UNC Health Care.

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Estroff receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring

Estroff receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring

Sue Estroff, PhD, is professor of social medicine, psychiatry and anthropology. She was profiled by the University Gazette earlier this month.

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New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.

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Hagele picked to be "Tar Heel of the Week"

Dana Hagele, MD, MPH, medical director and co-principal investigator of the N.C. Child Treatment Program and assistant professor of social medicine and maternal and infant health, was profiled by the Raleigh News & Observer on April 12, 2014.

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Myron Cohen five-year review

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine administrative review of the leadership provided by Dr. Myron Cohen, MD, in his position as Director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases. The five-year review is a standard procedure of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The review will take place over the next four to five weeks.

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Touch A Truck benefits the N.C. Children's Hospital

The event is a joint fundraiser for N.C. Children's Hospital's Promise Grant and Boy Scout Troop 39. Donations help children year-round.

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UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

The APTP award honors innovative programs, departments or academic institutions for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in prevention and public health and encouraging students’ interest in the discipline.

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration

Representatives from UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation's Program on Integrative Medicine will be demonstrating Tai Chi and Qigong on April 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the stage in front of the Children’s Hospital.

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2014 Faculty Elections

Eligible faculty are encouraged to vote via electronic ballot by midnight on Monday, April 21, 2014. If you have not received your ballot or are having trouble voting please contact Dennis Schmidt at dennis_schmidt@med.unc.edu.

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Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.

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UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

At the heart of a new study are two proteins that work together to help cancers metastasize

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