July 10

Dudley named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Dudley named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Andrew Dudley, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology, was recently named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar. His funded research proposal will investigate “Mechanisms of tumor escape from anti-angiogenic therapy.”

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Election results for SOM committees

School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to serve on the following committees: the SOM Full Professor APT Committee, the SOM Fixed Term Promotions Committee, and the Admissions Committee. See the full list of those who were elected this year.

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Dibbert, Pinkney to fill key positions in Chancellor’s Office

Debbie Dibbert, who has served as director of external affairs for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and vice president of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina since 2003, will become the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff beginning Aug. 11.

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Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy

The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology welcomes Todd Baron, MD, a nationally known advanced endoscopist. Dr. Baron comes to UNC from the Mayo Clinic.

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OIS Security Tip of the Month

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu. This month's tip is based on sending sensitive data to the wrong person using Outlook.

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UNC SOM Facebook Page

UNC SOM Facebook Page

The UNC School of Medicine now has its very own Facebook page for news and updates about our medical students and faculty. Share our posts with family, friends, and prospective students, and "LIKE" our page.

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UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine

UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine

The Center for Aging and Health/ Division of Geriatric Medicine has received funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine for a collaborative project led by Drs. Timothy Platts-Mills and Sheryl Zimmerman.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include a course on Community-Based Participatory Research: Practical Tools and Structures, NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium, and Triangle Global Health Consortium Conference. Applications to the R-Writing Group are due July 28.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work

Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work

Late last month, 15 people boarded a plane and embarked on a 12-day journey to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the largest volcanoes in the world. They trained for months and set a $250,000 fundraising goal for the African Long Climb, with a large portion of the funds earmarked for the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease (IGHID) – even though most of the climbers have no direct tie to UNC.

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