Last week, the annual Academy of Educators Committee on Teaching Awards were announced. This year's winners included 12 faculty members.
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The Merrimon Lecture will be given by Dr. Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, co-author of Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy (2006).
Alison Stuebe, MD, co-authored an article in the June 2013 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology entitled, "Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding." The article demonstrates that suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are harmful to women's health.
Budenz leads report that shows West African urban populations have the highest prevalence of glaucoma in the world
UNC Eye Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Ophthalmology Chair Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, and international collaborators have published a pair of landmark papers describing the prevalence of blindness, visual impairment, and glaucoma in urban West Africa.
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, chair of the department of ophthalmology, was elected to Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, an international honorary society for public health scholars.
Tarantino, Valdar, and Pardo Manuel de Villena receive five-year R01 from the National Institute for Mental Health
Lisa Tarantino, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, are co-principal investigators, and Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, professor of genetics, is co-investigator on a grant entitled, "Role of maternal diet and allelic imbalance in behavior." The grant will fund estimated costs of $3,092,719 over a five-year period.
Read more for a link to the minutes from the May 2013 meeting.
Dr. Kirkman was a Kenan Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics from 1965 to 1991. He was instrumental in making North Carolina’s newborn screening program one of the finest in the world.
Shannon Carson, MD, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, was elected to a two-year term as Chair of the American Thoracic Society's Critical Care Assembly at the ATS International Conference in May.
On May 22, Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology Division Chief, was appointed as the 2013-2014 President of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR).
Upcoming events include SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Overviews and CRMS Training 2.0.
In 2012, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program, was one of two School of Medicine faculty members to be named a Sanders Clinician Scholar. Nearly two years into her appointment, Meltzer-Brody is treating burnout syndrome, a national problem among residents, through the UNC “Taking Care of Our Own” initiative.
The migration to the new voice over IP phone system will begin next week for the Bioinformatics, MacNider Hall, Burnett-Womack and Thurston Bowles.