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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards are to be awarded at the annual Spring Medical Alumni Banquet. Nominations are due by Oct. 1.
Read more for a link to the minutes for the August 2013 meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.