Vital Signs

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival

Run for Science! The second annual NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival will take place May 17 on UNC’s campus. All proceeds from the 5K run will support science outreach and education in North Carolina including NC DNA Day. DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from UNC and other leading N.C. research institutions visit over 100 high school classrooms statewide to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, to support North Carolina science teachers, and to bridge the gap between North Carolina’s leading research enterprises and high school science classrooms.

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Turner-Brown named new Assistant Director for TEACCH Autism Program

Turner-Brown named new Assistant Director for TEACCH Autism Program

Lauren Turner-Brown has accepted the position of Assistant Director for the UNC TEACCH Autism Program effective July 1, 2014.

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New Round of SOM Bridge Funding

Submissions for the last round of SOM Bridge Funding in Fiscal Year 14 are now being accepted.

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Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk

The walk is the area’s largest fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for people affected by IBD.

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Francine Mary Netter to discuss 'Medicine's Michelangelo'

Stop by the Health Sciences Library for the next Bullitt History of Medicine Club meeting featuring Francine Mary Netter, daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD, who will discuss her father's biography.

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