March 28

CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar

J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology, will present "The Genesis of Human GALT: In the Beginning God Created Cryptopatches" at the CGIBD Research Seminar on March 28.

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The Seventh Annual Run for the Promise Gala

Gather your friends and join honorary hosts Wesley and Jan Burks at the seventh annual N.C. Children's Promise Gala, Run for the Promise, on Saturday, May 4, 2013 for a Kentucky Derby party benefiting North Carolina Children's Hospital!

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Stroke 101

In this presentation, Dr. David Huang will examine stroke types—ischemic strokes versus hemorrhagic strokes—and how they happen. We will discuss the various treatments available for the different types of strokes and what doctors and patients can do to prevent future strokes. This lecture is part of the 2012 "What's the Big Idea" lecture series at the Friday Center.

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Dance for Parkinson’s… Exploring the Brain’s Movement Potential

In this talk, part of the "What's the Big Idea?" lecture series, Dr. Glenna Batson will review the evidence on dance and Parkinson’s—not only the functional benefits, but also the positive impact on brain connectivity. She will discuss her recent research on balance, describing the unique improvisational structure that helped participants generate creative movement strategies on their own.

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Golf for Promise tournament - April 15

Golf for Promise, a fundraiser organized by Jessica Kittelberger, an 11th grader at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, supports programs and services at N.C. Children's Hospital.

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Brain Development in Infancy and Childhood: Genes, Gender, and Risk for Mental Illness

The rapid maturation of cognitive and motor skills in the first two years of life is truly astonishing; the infant learns to walk, talk, and demonstrates significant advances in memory, reasoning, and social understanding. In this talk, Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer will discuss what neuroimaging has revealed about the structural brain changes that accompany this dramatic functional development, as well as how factors such as genes and gender impact brain development and later risk for mental illness.

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Autism across the Lifespan: A Forty-Year Perspective from the UNC TEACCH Autism Program

In this lecture, we will discuss the changing nature of autism across the lifespan of TEACCH and across the developmental lifespan. For example, when TEACCH was created in 1972, one in every 2,500 individuals was thought to have autism. Forty years later, autism is thought to affect one in every 113 individuals. We will discuss the growing need for services and community support that is paralleling this increased rate of diagnosis. We will also discuss autism across the developmental lifespan, including our growing ability to diagnose autism in toddlers and our new knowledge of what autism looks like in adulthood.

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Successful Joint Endeavor: 5th Annual BRIC-Radiology Research Day

Successful Joint Endeavor: 5th Annual BRIC-Radiology Research Day

On Thursday, March 21, the 5th Annual BRIC-Radiology Research Day was jointly hosted by UNC's Department of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC).

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What's the Big Idea? Exploring the Human Brain—More Big Ideas!

What's the Big Idea? Exploring the Human Brain—More Big Ideas!

In the spring of 2012, the Friday Center offered its popular What’s the Big Idea? lecture series on the topic of brain research—one of the most popular and discussed series ever offered in this program. Many attendees requested a new series with more lectures on the subject of the human brain. So this spring, the Friday Center will offer a follow-up series, with four new presenters sharing their work in four areas of brain research not covered in the 2012 lectures.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming lectures: Clinical Trials and Red Tape, NCROP Educational Session, From Ivory Tower to the Marketplace: The Highs and Lows of Technology Transfer.

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CHIP Lecture: Healthcare as a Complex System

Complex systems have been a topic of study in natural sciences for decades. This talk will introduce the concept of complex adaptive systems and their potential applications in healthcare.

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9th Annual Spirituality and Addiction Conference: Spirituality as a Component of Recovery

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.

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Clark selected as 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology Howard M. Pollack Medalist

Clark selected as 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology Howard M. Pollack Medalist

UNC Department of Radiology Professor Emeritus Richard L. Clark, MD, was selected as the 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Howard M. Pollack Medalist for outstanding career contributions to the field of uroradiology and abdominal radiology, and to the Society itself.

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Coming soon to a screen near you … School of Medicine web redesign

The School of Medicine Office of Information Systems (OIS), the communications staff, and dozens of web managers have been working for months to prep their sites for the new look and feel of the School of Medicine website. Individual websites that are part of the larger med.unc.edu domain will begin to change in the next few weeks.

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