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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a look at some of our highlights and honors from April - June 2014.
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.
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.
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.