Vital Signs

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

UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discover about potential underlying causes of autism

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Save the Date: NC TraCS KL2 Application Deadline

The deadline for the 2015 KL2 application cycle is Friday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m.

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Author Lee Smith featured at No Limits Gala

Author Lee Smith featured at No Limits Gala

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health‘s inaugural fundraising gala will feature writer Lee Smith. Proceeds from the event will support the Center's programs.

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Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Sarah D. Linnstaedt, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant from The American Pain Society. This prestigious junior faculty award will help Dr. Linnstaedt to advance her studies examining the role of microRNA in chronic pain pathogenesis.

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DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. DeSimone is also a professor of pharmacology.

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Quality Improvement Seed Grants

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement is pleased to announce the second cycle of funding through IHQI’s Seed Grant Program.

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Healthy Youth and Risky Behavior with Dr. Hope White and Sherry Lehman

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Hope White (left), Data Consultant, and Sherry Lehman (right), HIV Consultant for North Carolina Healthy Schools to talk about Healthy Youth and Risky Behavior.

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ConnectCarolina: Support and Access

ConnectCarolina: Support and Access

Multiple support options remain available to help employees get acclimated to working in ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte.

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Famous Factory Meatloaf: The Clinician as Technician and the Renewal of Healthcare through Quality Improvement

This November Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS, of the University of Colorado. Dr. Nussbaum serves many roles including Director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Denver Health Medical Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Physician Quality Officer of the Denver Health Medical Center.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include PI Development Series,Bench to Boardroom Startup Seminar Series, and Clinical Trials Investigators Series.

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4th Annual Psychiatry Research Day

The Fourth Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day will be held October 29 and will highlight current research in the Department.

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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Mentor on a Mission

Mentor on a Mission

After 24 years as a dedicated UNC teacher, doctor and mentor, Jacob Lohr, MD, received the highest award he could ask for – an academic service award from his peers.

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UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

Please review these details on preparations underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.

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Larson named Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine

James Larson, MD, is professor of emergency medicine and medical director for the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department.

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Sowing the Seeds: How the UNC School of Medicine Grows Better Health Across North Carolina

Sowing the Seeds: How the UNC School of Medicine Grows Better Health Across North Carolina

Learn more about the UNC School of Medicine and our vital role in the state and nation in this new whiteboard video. We encourage you to share the video with your friends and colleagues around the state.

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UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.

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Influenza Vaccinations for University Employees

It's time for flu shots! University employees who get a flu shot from University Employee Occupational Health Clinic will receive a coupon for 20% OFF any single item in the Clothing & Gifts department or Bull's Head Bookshop at UNC Student Stores.

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The AMSA Training Ground: Seize Your Advantage in Public and Global Health

Please read for a message from Dr. Roper about this event, which will be hosted by the UNC AMSA chapter on campus Oct. 25-26.

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