June 13

Winners of 2013 Academy of Educators Committee on Teaching Awards announced

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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Check your School of Medicine ID badge expiration date

Don't get caught without access to your building! If your ID expires in 2013, please visit the Photo ID office in 41 MacNider during normal business hours to get a new badge.

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Save the Date: 2013 Merrimon Lecture & Health Justice Conference

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).

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Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

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.

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Budenz leads report that shows West African urban populations have the highest prevalence of glaucoma in the world

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.

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Budenz elected to prestigious Public Health Society

Budenz elected to prestigious Public Health Society

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.

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Tarantino, Valdar, and Pardo Manuel de Villena receive five-year R01 from the National Institute for Mental Health

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.

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Henry Neil Kirkman, Jr., MD, 1927- 2013

Henry Neil Kirkman, Jr., MD, 1927- 2013

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.

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Carson elected Chair of American Thoracic Society’s Critical Care Assembly

Carson elected Chair of American Thoracic Society’s Critical Care Assembly

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.

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Castillo appointed 2013-2014 ASNR President

Castillo appointed 2013-2014 ASNR President

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).

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Overviews and CRMS Training 2.0.

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Taking Care of Our Own, a first-of-its-kind program, treats burnout syndrome among physicians

Taking Care of Our Own, a first-of-its-kind program, treats burnout syndrome among physicians

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.

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Transition to new phones continues Monday, June 17, in School of Medicine

The migration to the new voice over IP phone system will begin next week for the Bioinformatics, MacNider Hall, Burnett-Womack and Thurston Bowles.

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