Oct. 4

Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

This year’s awards will be presented to Hyman B. Muss, MD, Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Yosef Yarden, PhD, Harold and Zelda Goldenberg Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

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Five-year Review of William Powers, Chair, Department of Neurology

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by William Powers, Chair of the Department of Neurology.

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Five-year Review of Matt Mauro, Chair, Department of Radiology

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Matthew Mauro, Chair of the Department of Radiology.

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UNC Medical Alumni Reception at AAMC Annual Meeting

If you plan to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in San Francisco this November, please join UNC School of Medicine alumni and faculty at a reception on Sunday evening. The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Yerba Buena Salon 12, 6 - 8 p.m. and current and former faculty are invited.

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Panel discussion: Finding a Mentor and making the most out of the Mentoring Relationship

A panel of early career and newly tenured/promoted faculty members will draw on their experiences of being mentored to offer advice to their peers on how to find mentors, build relationships, and avoid missteps. David Kiel, Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) Leadership Coordinator, will moderate the panel.

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George F. Sheldon honored with ACS 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

George F. Sheldon honored with ACS 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

On Oct. 1, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) presented George F. Sheldon, MD, Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Professor of Social Medicine, with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award during Convocation Ceremonies that preceded the official opening of the ACS Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.

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Upcoming Opening Doors Fall Session - Oct. 17-19

It's not too late to register! This program is an opportunity to further develop our understanding of human differences as a means of improving our climate for inclusion and valuing of each person within the School of Medicine and University. Please see the brochure for additional details and consider your involvement in the Opening Doors program.

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Inaugural Research Day of the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

This research day on Oct. 19 will provide a forum to share the Department's research and to promote scientific interactions with students and researchers from other departments and institutions. This year’s event will include talks from Dr. Warren Grill, a neural engineer from Duke University, and Dr. Geraldine Dawson, the Chief Scientific Officer of Autism Speaks.

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All ITS Services down Oct. 18, 6:30 -7:30 a.m. and Oct. 19, 5:30 - 7 a.m.

ITS Networking will be doing major upgrades to core networking in both of its data centers (ITS-Manning and Franklin) on Oct. 18 from 6:30 -7:30 a.m. and on Oct. 19 from 5:30 - 7 a.m. This will require completely shutting down all network connections, physically replacing the chassis, re-installing the old modules, and re-connecting each of the switches.

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2013 UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program

2013 UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is currently accepting letters of intent for 1-2 year grants of approximately $20,000/year for pilot & feasibility research projects in nutrition or obesity.

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CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Series

Jonathan Hansen, MD, PhD, will present, "Inflammation-induced Alterations in the Function of Commensal Gut Microbes" at Thursday's CGIBD Research Seminar Series.

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Drs. McLendon, Thomas honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Drs. McLendon, Thomas honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

On Friday, Sept. 21, Drs. William McLendon and Colin Thomas were presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for work to make UNC Health Care one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and for their efforts to preserve its history for future generations.

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CHIP Lecture: The Duke BioBank

This talk will cover Duke's effort to link the many biobanking entities at Duke via an informatics system.

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Research Ethics Grand Rounds

Jean Cadigan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine will present, "Neglected Ethical Issues in Biobank Management: Results from a National Survey."

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AOE Basic Teaching Skills Curriculum: Writing Meaningful Test Questions

"Writing Meaningful Test Questions" will be presented by Kurt Gilliland, PhD, and Ryan Madanick, MD, on Oct. 9, from noon - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch!

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AOE Basic Teaching Skills Curriculum: Teaching Through Simulation

"Teaching Through Simulation" presented by Rick Feins, MD, will be Oct. 18 noon - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch! All are welcome.

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AOE Basic Teaching Skills Curriculum: Bedside Clinical Teaching

"Bedside Clinical Teaching" will be presented by Peadar Noone, MD, on Nov. 28 from 4 - 5 p.m. All are welcome.

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AOE Basic Teaching Skills Curriculum: Delivering Feedback

"Delivering Feedback" will be presented by Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, on Dec. 19 from noon -1 p.m. Bring your lunch! All are welcome.

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Information Security Tip of the Week

Please take five minutes to watch an excellent video from SANS, a leading security organization, that gives some tips on how to avoid getting stung by malicious email.

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UNC home football games affect parking, transportation

The next UNC home football game is this Saturday, Oct. 6, at 12:30 p.m. Please plan appropriately as you travel to/from UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine, as traffic will be heavy several hours before game time. Also, remember that certain parking lots are reserved for UNC home football games.

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Larysa Pevny, PhD, 1965 – 2012

Larysa Pevny, PhD, 1965 – 2012

Larysa Pevny, PhD, Associate Professor of Genetics, member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, and Director of the UNC Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, passed away on Sept. 30, 2012. She was a pioneer in the fields of neuroscience and stem cell biology and is remembered as a brilliant, generous and supportive colleague.

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Lab Memo 140: Shiga Toxin Testing

Effective Oct. 5, the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory will offer testing to detect Shiga toxin in stool.

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School of Medicine Web Satisfaction Survey

This week is your last chance to take this five-minute survey. You could win a $25 Visa gift card! This week's winner is Tim Dinh.

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