UNC Eye faculty member, Dr. Bruce Baldwin, Optometrist, PhD, was elected President of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas on January 24.
UNC Kidney Center Fellow Elizabeth Brant, MD has been awarded the first-ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship, which will support her continuing research fellowship for two years, beginning July of 2013.
Recruitment for Clinical Skills Development (CSD) and Clinical Skills Integration (CSI) courses has begun. Applications for a tutor position will be due Friday, March 1.
Read the January issue of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center's newsletter.
In the 21st century, we ignore cybersecurity at our own peril. This class offers an introduction to computing security to give the healthcare informatician a grounding in this increasingly crucial subject. The session focuses on conceptual fundamentals rather than technical implementation and includes resources for further study.
UNC Horizons presents 9th Annual Spirituality and Addiction Conference: Spirituality as a Component of Recovery
UNC Horizons, a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and parenting women that is a program of the UNC Department of OB-GYN, hosts an annual conference focusing on the needs of women and their children affected by addiction.
Jill A. Fisher, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine will present, "Healthy Volunteers' Perceptions of Risk: The Influence of Informed Consent and Urban Legend in Phase I Clinical Trials"
Read more for a link to the minutes from the January 2013 meeting.
Medical resident physicians from North Carolina can apply for scholarship funding for a one- to two-month supervised global health elective at a HOPE program site. Applications are due Feb. 28!
The Student National Medical Association, along with the Office of Special Programs, would like to invite everyone to view a beautifully crafted exhibit that was recently unveiled in honor of Black History Month.
On Feb. 7, the UNC School of Medicine Gene Therapy Center and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine collaborated to host a joint symposium for the first time. Jude Samulski, PhD, professor of pharmacology and director of the UNC Gene Therapy Center and Anthony Atala, MD, chair of the Department of Urology and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine served as keynote speakers.
The Carolina Refresher Course is a unique continuing medical education activity that utilizes problem based learning discussions, interactive lectures, pro-con debates and hands-on workshops to create an effective learning experience.
The School of Medicine Office of Graduate Education and the Biological Biomedical Sciences Program are sponsoring a reunion for biosciences graduate alumni from 14 member PhD programs from the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dentistry.
The next UNC men's basketball team home game is Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. Go Heels!
In January 2013, NC TraCS submitted a new CTSA grant application to NIH. Funding for the current CTSA grant ends April 30, 2013. The next round of TraC$5-50K grants will be due on June 4, 2013, instead of the original posted date of March 26, 2013. Once we hear from NIH about our CTSA application, future pilot due dates will be established and posted on the NC TraCS website.