Jan. 12

The Lawrence Zollicoffer Symposium and Community Service Day

The Zollicoffer Lecture and Community Service Day are annual events for the School of Medicine, but in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer graduating from the School of Medicine, this year the activities will be expanded to a two-day symposium.

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Imaging Research Building Construction Update

Now that the Imaging Research Building structure is nearly complete, construction activities for the winter months will focus on preparing for a “dry” building by spring, so that detailed interior buildout can begin.

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UNC Kidney Center accepting applications for the Neyhart Scholarship

The Neyhart Scholarship, created by Clara and Greg Neyhart, will award its first scholarship in July of 2012. Applications will be accepted between Jan. 1 and April 15.

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Kidney Kare 5k Run/Walk

Registration is open for the UNC Kidney Center's Kidney Kare 5K, which will take place on Saturday, March 17 in Carrboro, NC.

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Carolina Kidney Kids will host a Girls Night Out

Join Carolina Kidney Kids for Pediatric Nephrology for a fun night of food, fun, and friends.

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CGIBD Research Seminar Series

Ramon Bataller, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Nutrition will present at this week's CGIBD Research Seminar Series.

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Academy of Educators Recruitment

It is time to recruit members for the 2012 entering class of the Academy of Educators (AOE). Please read this letter from the Co-Directors of AOE about the process.

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UNC Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds

Wesley Burks, MD, will present the next grand rounds on Jan. 13. The topic will be, "Developing New Treatment Options for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis."

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2012 Landes-Merrimon Lecture and Student Research Day

Mark your calendars for Student Research Day 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 19! Poster and oral presentations will take place in the afternoon and will be followed by the annual Landes-Merrimon Lecture given this year by James Anderson, MD, PhD.

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School of Medicine Bylaw Changes

Read on for information about the proposed revisions to the SOM bylaws, which provide additional opportunity for peer selection of faculty to standing committees of the medical school. Please review and vote when ballots are distributed via email next month.

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TEACCH to be featured on International Radio Talk Show Jan. 21

Dr. Lee Marcus, Interim Director of Training in the TEACCH Autism Program, will be a guest on an international talk radio show Adults of the Autism Spectrum: Today!

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Save the Date: 2012 Run Walk & Roll

Save the date! This year's Run Walk and Roll to Benefit Children with Disabilities will be held on May 19, 2012 at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, N.C.

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Introduction to Cyberinfrastructure for Health Informatics

The volume and complexity of health-related data is rapidly increasing, outstripping the ability current management and usage practices to cope. This lecture will cover the state of data challenges in healthcare and bio as well as the “stack” of cyberinfrastructure technologies coming together to address these issues.

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Newton Named to State Health Plan Board of Trustees

Newton Named to State Health Plan Board of Trustees

Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC’s Department of Family Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at the School of Medicine, has been named to the board of trustees of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees.

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2012 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards

Nominations are due Feb. 8 for the C. Knox Massey Award. The criterion is "unusual, meritorious or superior contribution made by an employee, past or present, to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill." Chancellor Thorp will present each of the six recipients with an award of $6,000 during the annual spring luncheon.

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