October 17

CHER Health Disparities Seminar - "Fat or Fabulous: Gender and Race Effects on Sexual Risk Taking among Obese and Non-Obese Adolescents"

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, is from the Magee-Women’s Hospital, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This presentation will examine the literature linking obesity and sexual risk behaviors highlighting how gender and race-based beauty norms may account for these differences.

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Second Annual NCRP Fall Event

The UNC Network for Clinical Research Professionals (NCRP) & NC TraCS Institute invite the UNC research community to attend the 2013 Fall Event. Please join us for an afternoon of networking, lunch and presentations. The keynote speaker will be M. Jenene Roberts, RN, Clinical Research Compliance Consultant. Her presentation will highlight the impact each individual member of the research team has on the outcome of research and how we as researchers affect the lives of those who participate in clinical trials. Registration required.

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Request for Pre-Proposal Applications - 2014 UNC NORC Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is currently accepting pre-proposals for 1-2 year grants of approximately $20,000/year for pilot & feasibility research projects in nutrition or obesity. To apply for funding, please submit a pre-proposal application by Oct. 24, 2013.

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14th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium

The symposium on Oct. 24 will feature researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Princeton University, and Washington University.

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SOM Faculty: Five-Year Review of M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH and Wayne Price, MD

Drs. Menard and Price are co-directors of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health. If you wish to submit a letter, please send your correspondence to the committee prior to November 15, 2013.

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SOM Faculty: Five-Year Review of Marschall Runge, MD, PhD

Dr. Runge is chair of the Department of Medicine. If you wish to submit a letter, please send your correspondence to the committee prior to October 31, 2013.

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YOUR HEALTH®: AHEC- Past, Present and Future in Health Care Transformation with Dr. Warren Newton

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Warren Newton, Vice-Dean and Director of North Carolina AHEC, WiIliam B. Aycock Distinguished Professor, and Chair of the UNC Department of Family Medicine. Please tune in!

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"Residents as Teachers," presented by Kevin Biese, MD

In this Academy of Educators session Dr. Biese will discuss practical and efficient strategies to assist residents to become more effective educators in the variety of settings in which they teach others.

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Dental School to lock buildings at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

The Dental School will lock buildings earlier than usual because of the Thursday night football game. Please use alternate routes if you typically travel through the Dental School.

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David Eifrig, MD, first chair of Ophthalmology, has died

David Eifrig, MD, first chair of Ophthalmology, has died

David Eric Eifrig, 78, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois and graduated from Carleton College in 1956. He was a loving husband, father, and a retired ophthalmologist.

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From the Gazette - Earp: Carolina’s capacity to prevent and treat cancer must continue to grow

Shelley Earp is not going anywhere, but at year’s end he will leave a position he has held for the past 16 years as director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include Basic Bioinformatics Tools (BBT) Workshops, rescheduled Biostatistics Grand Rounds, and Pragmatic Clinical Trials Seminar. New deadline for TraCS $2K Pilot Grant Program is Nov. 19.

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“Acute Neuropsychological Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury”

Janet Niemeier, PhD, ABPP, of Carolinas Rehabilitation (Carolinas Healthcare System) will deliver this lecture as part of UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's Grand Rounds.

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MD Students: The 2014 Healer’s Art Course

At UNC, the Healer’s Art is a 15-hour elective taught in 5 evening sessions over an eight week time span. It is a process-based curriculum that enables the formation of a community of inquiry between students and faculty. Students who wish to be part of this year’s Healer’s Art Course at UNC should contact Dr. Robert Gwyther. Up to 50 students are accepted on a first come, first accepted basis.

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