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

Creative Writing, Clinical Learning

Creative Writing, Clinical Learning

Second-year medical student Eric Tran blends passion for language, medicine, and serving the underserved.

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.

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In Good and Caring Hands

In Good and Caring Hands

Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT, USN (Ret), has taken the lessons he learned in the Navy and applied them to helping military families as they cope with the challenges of having a newborn in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Hospitals.

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Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk benefitting the UNC Kidney Center

The Tenth Annual Kidney Kare 5K and Kids Kare Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at McDougle Middle School in Carrboro, NC.

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Announcing leadership appointments

Dr. Roper has appointed several faculty members to leadership positions in the School of Medicine. The UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine senior executive team has been expanded, as well.

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New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons

New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons

For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.

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Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

UNC geneticists led by Terry Magnuson, PhD, and Ron Chandler, PhD, create the first mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma; show how a known drug can suppress tumor growth.

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Science in the News: Adult science discussion group

Science in the News is a science discussion group that brings together UNC scientists with the public in the Triangle.

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Construction begins at UNC Family Medicine Center

Construction begins at UNC Family Medicine Center

The long-awaited transformation of the Family Medicine Center is now in full swing. Construction will take place in four phases, the first being a new sports medicine/procedural center on the east side of the building and an expanded parking lot.

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"Tell Me More" Project, Feb. 9 - 13

"Tell Me More" Project, Feb. 9 - 13

On Feb. 9, students from the School of Medicine will launch the “Tell Me More” project throughout the Medicine Services of UNC Hospitals to help patients share who they are as people, beyond the confines of the hospital.

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Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and vice dean for Education, School of Medicine, has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award was first given by the University in 1995 to recognize the important role of post-baccalaureate teaching.

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Systematic Review Series offered at Health Sciences Library

This spring, catch one or all of the Research Hub @ HSL’s six-part series on systematic reviews. The sessions will provide an introduction and walk attendees through topic refinement, power searching, tracking references, study selection and presentation of results.

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Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.

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UNC Family Medicine's January Newsletter

The January 2015 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.

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Speech & Language Development: From Children to Adults

Speech & Language Development: From Children to Adults

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam Goldstein and Cristy Page from UNC Family Medicine will be talking with Dr. Betsy Crais, Professor at UNC’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The theme of discussion will be "Speech & Language Development: From Children to Adults."

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Health Literacy, Health Disparities & Chronic Disease Self-Management Conference

The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research is presenting the Health Literacy, Health Disparities and Chronic Disease Self-Management Conference on March 18. The event will feature speakers from across the country discussing ways to improve health care for underserved populations and the latest research into factors that influence people's ability to manage their own health.

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Research study looking for males, 8 - 12 years of age, with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

The ASPIRE team is currently conducting a research study involving children (ages 8 - 12 years) with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this study is to learn how the parts of the brain coordinate to sense touch in children with ASD as well as typically developing children.

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Accelerate Your Research: Systematic Review Series

These stand-alone sessions are designed to enhance your knowledge of the individual parts of the systematic review process. Early career researchers, faculty, postdocs and graduate students can come to any of these sessions to learn more about refining topics, power searching, tracking references and studies, selecting and assessing studies and presenting results. Registration preferred but not required.

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VoIP Phone Maintenance in MBRB beginning Tuesday, Feb. 3

ITS will be performing network maintenance in MBRB beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3. This work will take place between 5 - 8 a.m. each successive morning that week until the entire building has been upgraded. VoIP phone users should verify that their phone is working beginning at 8 a.m. each morning that week and unplug/replug the power to the phone if not.

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