Jan. 9

Acting and Educating

Standardized patient actors play a role, literally, in the education of UNC medical students. They’ve begun playing new parts to enhance resident training.

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Quality Improvement Seed Grants - Call for Proposals

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will award five $50,000 grants to support quality improvement projects to be conducted July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Proposals are due February 3, 2014.

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Ethics in Practice from Bedside to Boardroom: Challenges in 21st Century Health Care

This conference will offer new perspectives in understanding and addressing common ethical dilemmas encountered in daily practice of medicine.

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Fetal and Neonatal Microbiome: Effects on Subsequent Health and Disease

Josef Neu, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine presents this CGIBD Research Seminar.

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Submit your creative works to IRIS!

Got art, music, video, writing, or any creative works? We want it!

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'Hava Nagila (The Movie)' fundraiser at the Varsity Theater

A film screening of “Hava Nagila (The Movie)” will take place at the Varsity Theater on Jan. 30, 2014, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support The Be Loud! Sophie Fund, which is dedicated to supporting UNC Hospitals' pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Announcing a new service from NC TraCS: Grant Application Scientific and Editorial Review. Also, upcoming events include Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, Research Ethics and Biostatistics Grand Rounds, NCRP Educational Session, and Spring 2014 Clinical Trial Investigator Series. Plus, a special call for proposals in Dissemination and Implementation Science.

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TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.

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Jordan five-year review

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine administrative review of the leadership provided by Joanne Jordan, MD, in her position as Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions, and relevant information prior to Jan. 31, 2014.

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"Education is Broken" workshop presented by AOE

Led by Dr. Jeffrey M. Taekman, Assistant Dean for Educational Technology, Director for Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, and Faculty at the Duke Center for Health Informatics at Duke University Medical Center, this workshop covers the rationale behind the use of serious games and virtual environments in the healthcare field.

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"Assessing Learners" workshop presented by AOE

Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice and Dr. Alice Chuang help participants in this workshop examine specific information for assessments by understanding reliability and validity, improving the delivery of feedback as well as becoming familiar with different testing formats.

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Samulski five-year review

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine administrative review of the leadership provided by Dr. Jude Samulski in his position as Director of the Gene Therapy Center. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions, and relevant information prior to Jan. 31, 2014.

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Ma part of the Choosing Wisely® task force

Dr. Alice Ma, MD, from the Division of Hematology Oncology, was on the Choosing Wisely® task force for the American Society of Hematology (ASH). ASH recently released a list of the five most common hematologic tests, treatments, and procedures that should be questioned by patients and physicians.

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