March 20

New Assistant Professor of UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program

New Assistant Professor of UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program

The UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to announce that Samip N. Patel, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor.

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AOA Service Leadership Grant Awarded to UNC Medical Students and Faculty

AOA Service Leadership Grant Awarded to UNC Medical Students and Faculty

The 2014 AOA Service Leadership Grant was awarded to a team of medical students and faculty, led by Dr. Amelia Drake.

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2015 Promise Grant Application

2015 Promise Grant Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Promise Grant Cycle. The deadline for submissions is April 14 at 5 p.m.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include a workshop on Pitfalls in Investigator Initiated Protocols, the New Principal Investigator (PI) Training Series, and SPES Seminar Series: Research Collaborations with Ackland Art Museum. Deadlines are approaching for the Carolina KickStart Technology Fellowship, TraCS $2K and CDTR Pilot Grant Programs, and the US FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program.

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YOUR HEALTH®: The Gift of Cord Blood Donation with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg

YOUR HEALTH®: The Gift of Cord Blood Donation with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, internationally renowned expert, physician, and chief of the division of pediatric blood and marrow transplantation at Duke University, about "The Gift of Cord Blood Donation."

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Register for Mind-Body Skills Sessions

Register for Mind-Body Skills Sessions

Mind-Body Skills Courses, taught by Vera Moura, MD, MSMBM, are offered year-round in the mornings (9:30 a.m. - noon) and evenings (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) for health care professionals and the general public, including individuals with stable chronic conditions.

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Living with SCI: Maximizing Medical and Functional Outcomes

Living with SCI: Maximizing Medical and Functional Outcomes

UNC Health Care's Annual Spinal Cord Injury Conference is scheduled for November 7 & 8, 2014, and is for physicians, allied health professionals and students participating locally, regionally, and nationally.

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AOE Presents LGBT Health Inequities, Anxieties and Disparities

The lecture will be facilitated by Shane Snowdon, MA, Director, LGBT Health and Aging Program, Human Rights Campaign, Washington D.C.

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A Commitment to Service

A Commitment to Service

Bruce Cairns, Professor of Surgery, has worn many hats: Navy doctor, disaster planner and responder, burn surgeon, director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, School of Medicine representative in UNC faculty governance, to name a few. This year he’s running for UNC Faculty Chair.

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Shaheen appointed chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Shaheen appointed chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Nicholas Shaheen had served as interim division chief since July 1, 2013, after Robert Sandler, MD, MPH, stepped down to focus his efforts on the research activities of the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease.

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Women in Media Leadership Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, investigative journalist and editor Amanda Bennett will speak as part of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Women in Media Leadership Series March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Center. Bennett has written extensively about the struggle against AIDS, and most recently she published a memoir on her husband's cancer treatments and end-of-life issues in the context of the American health care system.

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Responding to Patient Needs in the VA Healthcare System: Connecting the Right Care Team Members to the Right Patients

This seminar, led by George Jackson, PhD, MHA , a research health scientist and the director of the Implementation Science Lab, located in the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center, is the second seminar in the Program on Health Workforce's 2013-14 Seminar Series.

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