Nov. 17

Administrative Assistant Listserv

A new listserv has been created for administrative and executive assistants. Please join this listserv to receive essential information, events, and reminders.

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Call for Nominations: 2012 Oliver Max Gardner Award

Now is the time to nominate a fellow faculty member for the 2012 O. Max Gardner Award. This UNC system-wide award recognizes "that member of the faculty of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, who, during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.” Nominations are due by Dec. 2, 2011.

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Call for Nominations: 2013 Honorary Degrees

The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards invites your nominations for the honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement 2013. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 20, 2012.

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Temitope Keku, MSPH, Ph.D. to present at this week's CGIBD Research Seminar

Temitope Keku, MSPH, Ph.D. will present "Gut Bacterial Dysbiosis and Risk of Colorectal Adenomas" at the CGIBD Research Seminar on Thurs.

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Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds

Jane Buckner, MD, Program Director, Translational Research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle will present “Genotype-Phenotype studies in Autoimmunity: Leveraging what we have learned from GWAS to understand the mechanisms that lead to human autoimmune disease”

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Research Project Management Community Workshop - Raleigh

Participants in the Research Project Management Workshop will learn the importance of project management in health research, the role of the project manager, and keys to successful planning, execution and evaluation of projects. Participants will also understand the importance of monitoring and controlling a project schedule and budget, track project progress, and share best practices and tools related to project management.

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Research Project Management Community Workshop - Greensboro

Participants in the Research Project Management Workshop will learn the importance of project management in health research, the role of the project manager, and keys to successful planning, execution and evaluation of projects. Participants will also understand the importance of monitoring and controlling a project schedule and budget, track project progress, and share best practices and tools related to project management.

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Care and Management of Multiple Sclerosis

Join Luigi Troiani for a discussion on Multiple Sclerosis and variants in relation to signs and symptoms, exacerbations and newer pharmacologic therapies on the horizon.

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Putting the Person into Personalized Medicine- The TraCS Personalized Medicine Consultation Service

The vision of Personalized Medicine is to optimize treatments for individual patients by integrating traditional clinical, pathological, and demographic information with newer tools, such as genomics. The Personalized Medicine Consultation Service provides investigators with expertise in conducting research on the discovery, validation, and implementation of individualized therapy strategies, regardless of depth of investigator experience.

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CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program

The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Disparities (CDTR) and the NC TraCS Institute announce a program to facilitate the success of investigators in the field of diabetes translational research. Read on for more information about the program and how to submit proposals.

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NSF Funding Deadline

NSF Funding Deadline

The full proposal deadline for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is Dec. 2.

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Small Business Research Funding Opportunities - Due Dec. 5

The deadline for small business research funding opportunities from HHS/NIH SBIR/STTR is fast approaching. Read on for more information.

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Learning REACH NC

This class will focus on learning the new faculty expertise profiling tool, REACH NC. Topics covered will include how to use the tool and understanding your profile.

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Communicating With the Media About Your Research

Academic research makes crucial contributions to society, but too often findings are kept within the research community. The goal of this seminar is to help faculty, staff, and students recognize the role that mainstream media can play in communicating knowledge to a wider audience. Attendees will also learn tips about how to work effectively with journalists, and about resources that are available to researchers to support such efforts.

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NC TraCS Institute November Newsletter

NC TraCS Institute November Newsletter

The newsletter includes articles about how NCTraCs research navigators can help you create a clear roadmap for research projects, lab organization for dummies, this month's profile, and more

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Vital Signs published on Tuesday next week

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday next week, Vital Signs will be published at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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WebCIS user input needed for Meaningful Use assessment

Researchers from the Gillings School of Global Public Health are collaborating with UNC P&A's Practice Quality and Innovation team to study the readiness of UNC's outpatient practices for achieving meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). Please take this 5-minute survey.

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Fall Faculty Meeting Materials

Slides from the meeting are available for those who missed the meeting. Dr. Runge discussed the SOM Strategic Plan, Dr. Drake encouraged faculty members to take the AAMC Faculty Survey, and Dr. Roper covered LCME accreditation, changes in continuing medical education, and health care system issues.

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"Amperometric sensors for clinical use: challenges and opportunities"

Mark Schoenfisch, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, will focus on the design of new sensor membranes to enable next generation point-of-care glucose and nitric oxide sensors.

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Manning Drive closure - Nov. 18-20

To facilitate the final stage of work on the Dental School pedestrian bridge over Manning Drive, the portion of Manning Drive (between West Drive and South Columbia Street) will be closed to all through traffic from 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 through 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, Nov. 20.

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UNC Hospitals 2nd Floor Corridor Construction

Portions of the 2nd Floor main public corridors throughout the Hospital will be under construction over the next four months to install a new medical air line from the NC Cancer Hospital to the NC Memorial Hospital.

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ePrescribing Penalties: Confusion around two programs, and what you need to know

There are two, separate federal ePrescribing initiatives that you may have heard of, MIPPA eRx and Meaningful Use (MU) eRx.

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