Feb. 10

UNC’s Emerging Company Showcase

Carolina KickStart of the NC TraCS Institute, the Office of Technology Development, RENCI and Kenan-Flagler Business School present the 2011 UNC-Chapel Hill's Emerging Company Showcase. This event will showcase early stage companies spinning out of UNC.

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Introduction to Program Evaluation Workshop Series

The NC TraCS Institute, in collaboration with Wake AHEC and Greensboro AHEC, proudly co-sponsor a series of free workshops on research topics. In these workshops participants will discuss the purpose for doing evaluation and become familiar with the major types of program evaluation including processes, impacts, and outcomes. Participants will also become familiar with different evaluation designs & methods and cover resources available.

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N.C. Conference on Practice-based Research

The N.C. Conference on Practice-based Research is a symposium for primary care providers, clinic staff, and research coordinators. The symposium will take place March 4.

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Core Lab Facilities Showcase

The NC TraCS Translational Technologies Core is hosting a Core Lab Facilities Showcase on April 28. There are more than 60 core facilities at UNC that support investigators in various areas of research, including those involved in animal studies, biochemistry, clinical research, genomics, imaging and proteomics.

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Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, to visit Department of Pediatrics as 2011 Denny Visiting Professor

Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, to visit Department of Pediatrics as 2011 Denny Visiting Professor

Dr. Virginia Moyer, Section Head of Academic General Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and Deputy Editor of Pediatrics, will be at UNC Feb. 17-18.

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David Margolis featured in website commemorating JFK 50th anniversary

David Margolis featured in website commemorating JFK 50th anniversary

David Margolis, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, is featured in a new website which explores the legacy of President John F. Kennedy through the core themes of public service, science and innovation, civil rights, domestic affairs, the arts, foreign policy and diplomacy and the environment.

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Smith leads World Heart Federation

Smith leads World Heart Federation

Dr. Sidney Smith, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, began serving a two-year term as President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) in January 2011.

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Department of OB/GYN Presents: Optimizing Women's Health from Adolescence to Menopause

This course will explore the most recent evidence and recommendations for preventive health across the female reproductive lifespan. Geared towards all primary care providers of women’s health, the program will address topics encountered commonly in an office practice including human papillomavirus (HPV), the spectrum of cancer screening, a range of pregnancy related topics including breastfeeding, gestational diabetes and peripartum depression. The care of the menopausal patient, including the topics of osteoporosis and treatment of hot flashes, will round out the program.

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Call for nominations: 2011 Women’s Advocacy Award

The Carolina Women’s Center (CWC) announces its call for nominations for the 2011 Women’s Advocacy Awards. This award recognizes faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars or students at the UNC-Chapel Hill who have made a substantial contribution to the climate for gender equity on campus as a result of their leadership in advocating for women. The deadline for nominations is March 4 at 5 p.m.

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VIDEO: 2011 John B. Graham Student Research Day

VIDEO: 2011 John B. Graham Student Research Day

The John B. Graham Student Research Society's 43rd Annual Student Research Day took place Thursday, Jan. 20. Research Day began with the Landes-Merrimon Lecture, given this year by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the Duke School of Medicine. Students' podium and poster research presentations followed the lecture. Research award presentations and inductions into the Society took place at a banquet that evening.

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UNC infectious diseases fellow receives career development award to investigate dengue virus

UNC infectious diseases fellow receives career development award to investigate dengue virus

William Messer, MD, PhD has been awarded a career development award from the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence for Emerging Infections & Biodefense (SERCEB). Messer is a third-year infectious diseases fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Sustaining healthy communities in today’s economy - a panel debate across disciplines

The panel debate will engage a wide range of professional perspectives - health, business, law, political, and beyond - to promote collaboration and dialogue towards the topic of working together to promote sustainable, healthy communities in challenging economic times. Is it possible? If so, how can we accomplish it?

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February commuter news

Read news updates from Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit below.

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2011 UNC School of Nursing Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., assistant dean of diversity and cultural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will present her research on immigrant and migrant children at an event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 21. The talk, “Children of the Road,” is the 2011 UNC School of Nursing Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture.

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Eugene S. Mayer Society Community Service Day and Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture

The Eugene S. Mayer Society presents Community Service Day on Friday, Feb. 18 in the N.C. Children's and Women's Hospital Lobbies. Following Community Service Day, Elijah Saunders, MD, will present "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Health and Health Care," as the 31st annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecturer.

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UNC Imaging & Spine Center Open House

Please join your colleagues at UNC Health Care for an open house of the new Imaging and Spine Center on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Cardiac Electrophysiology 2011

A symposium for cardiologists and general internists. Practical approaches to the management of patients with cardiac failure and complex arrhythmias. Featuring guest speaker, Dalane Kitzman, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Donohue joins YOUR HEALTH radio

Donohue joins YOUR HEALTH radio

Dr. Jim Donohue will join us to talk about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Dr. Donohue is Division Chief of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Medicine.

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