May 5

Fire Alarm Testing Molecular Biology Research Lab/Glaxo May 10

There will be a fire alarm test for Molecular Biology Research Lab/Glaxo on May 10. If the alarm sounds for more than seven minutes, please evacuate the building.

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Fire Alarm Testing Brinkhouose-Bullitt May 12

There will be a fire alarm test for Brinkhouse-Bullitt on May 12. If the alarm sounds for more than seven minutes, please evacuate the building.

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NC TraCS IND/IDE Workshops

Calling all Investigators, Regulatory Personnel, Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Research Associates (CRAs)! This two-day course will offer best practices when conducting clinical trials using FDA approved and non-approved drugs or devices. It will cover the IND/IDE process and the regulatory obligations of the sponsor- investigator once an IND/IDE is filed with the FDA.

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Rubin to serve as chair within the Center for Scientific Review

Rubin to serve as chair within the Center for Scientific Review

Janet E. Rubin, MD, will serve as chair of the Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

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UNC Student National Medical Association honored at national conference

The UNC Chapter won "Chapter of Year" for Southeast region. Read more for other ways UNC was honored at the Annual Medical Education Conference, which is sponsored by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

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UNC, Feins win grant to study surgery simulation training

UNC, Feins win grant to study surgery simulation training

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a three-year, $1.05 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study use of simulators for cardiac surgery training.

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AOE Workshop: "The Longitudinal Curriculum in Asheville"

This is one of three of concurrent workshops sponsored by the Academy of Educators that will take place May 18. The workshop's full title is, "The Longitudinal Curriculum in Asheville: Particular Benefits for Third Year Students: Psychiatry, Professionalism and Mentoring and Career Choice."

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AOE Workshop: "Transcending Basic Lessons: Active Learning at UNC"

This is one of three of concurrent workshops sponsored by the Academy of Educators that will take place May 18.

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For Laboratories: Tornado Watch and Warning Preparations

Please read this message from the UNC Department of Environment, Health, and Safety. The following list was developed to help you prepare your lab and protect your research assets at the threat of a tornado.

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Ewend to give community talk, "Brain surgery while you're awake?"

What is an awake craniotomy? How can scientists help patients with Parkinson's disease? How do surgeons use a CyberKnife? The talk will be given as part of Morehead Planetarium's Carolina Science Cafe series.

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Bright to join School of Medicine as Assistant Dean - A message from Dr. Roper

Cedric Bright, MD, will become Assistant Dean for Admissions and Director of the Office of Special Programs in July.

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New implantable cardiac pacemaker approved for use in MRI

The FDA has approved for use in MRI a new implantable cardiac pacemaker, Medtronic’s RevoMRI SureScan Pacing System.

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Nominations now being accepted for the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Awards

The award is to be used at the discretion of the recipient for support of research and scholarship. The due date for applications is May 31, 2011.

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