September 12

Our Resident Microbes: What is Your Gut Microbiome Telling You?

As part of the Friday Center's "What's the Big Idea?" lecture series, this presentation will introduce you to the terms “microbiome” and “microbiota” and will highlight the importance of a healthy gut microbiota. The talk will also define the most current scientific methods to analyze the human-associated microbiota and the effect of diet, nutrition, and other factors on the gut microbiota composition.

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Why Do We Get Old and What Does This Have To Do with Cancer?

Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless will discuss the molecular biology of human aging. Particularly, he will discuss cellular defense mechanisms that prevent cancer, but in the performance of this beneficial function, cause us to grow old.

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Nodding Syndrome: Potential Etiologies of an Enigmatic Disorder

Nodding disease has emerged as an important public health issue in Eastern Africa over the last decade. This mysterious illness is devastating to those who acquire it and we still do not understand what is causing it. We will investigate the evidence for the different etiologies of this unexplained disease and discuss their implications for treatment and control.

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Infections from Pets: Dogs, Cats, and Others

There are millions of pet animals in the United States and in this talk will focus on infections that can be acquired from pets and how to protect yourself from these infections.

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UNC Hospitals "Legs for Life®" Free Screenings

Free screenings for vascular diseases will be held at UNC Hospitals in September as part of the Legs for Life® campaign, a national screening program designed to raise awareness of the dangers of vascular disease.

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Eighth Annual Cutting Edge of Pediatrics

The eighth annual program will explore a variety of challenges related to pediatric surgery. Our expert faculty will cover a range of topics relevant to the care of the pediatric surgery patient.

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From Endeavors: Convergent Care

Heart surgeon Andy Kiser perfects a treatment for a potentially deadly form of irregular heartbeat and opens up a whole new vein of training for surgeons.

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From Endeavors: Better Birth

Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, an associate professor of social medicine and an adjunct associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, and Emily Namey, a senior research associate at FHI 360, worked together to interview 101 women for the Good Birth Project.

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UNC Sustainability Project Ideas

Do you have an idea for a sustainability-related campus initiative, program, or project? Need some help identifying the next steps or overcoming existing barriers?

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North Carolina AHEC Review newsletter - Fall 2013

Read the Fall 2013 newsletter for the latest coverage on newly announced positions, research, programs and awards from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program.

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Call for nominations: Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards are to be awarded at the annual Spring Medical Alumni Banquet. Nominations are due by Oct. 1.

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Caron named inaugural chair of department of cell biology and physiology

Caron named inaugural chair of department of cell biology and physiology

Kathleen Caron, PhD, is associate professor of cell biology and physiology and genetics. Her research focuses on vascular biology and modeling human diseases in mice. She has served as assistant dean for research for the School of Medicine since 2010.

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Byerley appointed Vice Dean for Education

Byerley appointed Vice Dean for Education

Julie Story Byerley, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics and Vice Chair for Education in the Pediatrics Department, will lead the development of the new MD curriculum.

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Corbie-Smith selected to lead new Center for Health Equity Research

Corbie-Smith selected to lead new Center for Health Equity Research

The Center for Health Equity Research, with the support of the Strategic Plan of the UNC School of Medicine, launches this fall under the leadership of Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc. The Center will bring together research from across schools inside and outside of the university, making it a home for scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines and areas of expertise.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include Illustrating and Supporting Research with Photography and Art, Qualitative Research Seminar Series, Life Science Vendor Show, NIH Public Access Policy Info Session, Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, Biostatistics Seminar Series for Clinical and Translational Scientists, and What Does It Take to Be a Community-Engaged Scholar?

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YOUR HEALTH®: Uncertainty in Medicine with Dr. Alex Smith

Special guest host, Dr. Irene Skowronek, a psychologist from the UNC Department of Family Medicine, will join Adam to talk with Dr. Alex Smith, assistant professor of geriatrics at the University of California San Francisco, about "Uncertainty in Medicine."

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UNC-1 Wireless Access to be removed from several SOM buildings September 16

The UNC-1 Wireless SSID will be removed from the School of Medicine buildings listed below on Monday, Sept. 16. To avoid losing wireless connectivity, users should install the UNC-Secure configuration as soon as possible.

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