July 24

ASPIRE Research: Autism and Irritability Study

ASPIRE is conducting a research study for 6 to 17 year olds who experience irritability related to autism. The study is looking at an investigational medication called lurasidone to find out whether it is safe and effective in managing irritability in children and teenagers with autism.

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Deadline: Cancer Health Disparities Pilot Grants

The Carolina Community Network Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN II) welcomes NIH-defined new or early-stage researchers to apply for small-scale, time-limited pilot research grants that address cancer health disparities.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff

Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.

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UNC investigators receive $3.7 million NIH grant

UNC investigators receive $3.7 million NIH grant

The grant will allow UNC researchers, led by Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, to perform the first-ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. Graduate students, fellows, or faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in potentially developing an NIH Diversity Supplement application related to the study are invited to send a cover letter to the program manager.

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Several UNC faculty published in JAMA theme issue on HIV/AIDS

Several members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty had articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) July 23/30, 2014, HIV/AIDS theme issue.

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YOUR HEALTH: Muscles, Joints, Aches and Related Diseases with Dr. Joanne Jordan

YOUR HEALTH: Muscles, Joints, Aches and Related Diseases with Dr. Joanne Jordan

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, Joseph P. Archie, Jr., Professor of Medicine and Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC.

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MED: Unforgettable Journey, Remarkable Opportunity

MED: Unforgettable Journey, Remarkable Opportunity

This summer, the Medical Education Development (MED) program celebrates 40 years of teaching. Sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Careers Opportunities Program, and the State of North Carolina, MED is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked opportunity to reach their educational goals.

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Edward R. Perl, MD, 1926-2014

Edward R. Perl, MD, 1926-2014

Edward R. Perl, MD, a preeminent neuroscientist, passed away on July 15 after a long life dedicated to science, education, and service at the University of North Carolina.

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