May 15

Food, the future, and why students love UNC

Food, the future, and why students love UNC

2014 graduates share what they’ll miss about UNC, how prepared they are for the next step in their careers, and the most important thing they learned at UNC.

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#UNCSOM2014

#UNCSOM2014

Check out this storify from the SOM's 2014 graduation on Saturday, May 10. See commencement from our graduates' perspectives.

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Fun facts, awards, and honors for the Class of 2014

Fun facts, awards, and honors for the Class of 2014

Did you know that 74 percent of our students conducted research during med school? Or that students visited 36 different countries during their time at UNC?

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New this Fall! Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics

A new degree program that focuses on biomedical and health informatics at the master’s level is now available through the UNC’s Graduate School.

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Beginning in fall 2014: Master of Professional Science in Toxicology

A new UNC-Chapel Hill program will combine advanced coursework in toxicology with a breadth of business fundamentals to produce graduates who are prepared for leadership roles at their workplace.

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Mental Health Service Use in Parents Bereaved by Cancer: If we build it, will they come?

Join us for this CCSP Grand Rounds given by Wendy G. Lichtenthal, Director of the Bereavement Clinic in the Counseling Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

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Big Science More Important Than Ever

Big Science More Important Than Ever

Executive Dean Marschall Runge argues in this opinion piece on the Huffington Post that while expensive and time-consuming, big science leads to dramatically improved health outcomes all over the world. He uses the HPTN052 study, led by UNC's Myron Cohen, as an example of effective big science.

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NC moms-to-be seeking more care

NC moms-to-be seeking more care

UNC report card finds positive data on perinatal care

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Breast-feeding still a challenge for NC moms

Breast-feeding still a challenge for NC moms

UNC report card finds majority of women who do not breastfeed cite personal preference

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Brian Strahl Promoted to Full Professor

Brian Strahl Promoted to Full Professor

Dr. Strahl’s laboratory has been at the forefront of understanding how histones and their covalent modifications regulate chromatin structure and function, with a particular emphasis on how chromatin impacts gene regulation.

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Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure

Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure

Research in the Bergmeier lab focuses on the adhesion mechanisms of platelets and neutrophils to sites of vascular injury/activation.

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Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research

Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research

Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & biophysics, was selected as a 2014 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar in cancer research for his research project entitled “Deciphering the role of histone demethylation in hematopoietic malignancies.”

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Allison awarded a fellowship from Debbie's Dream Foundation

Allison awarded a fellowship from Debbie's Dream Foundation

David Allison, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Greg Wang's lab, will use the funding to study the contribution of the polycomb repressive complex (PRC2) towards gastric cancer progression.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

The NC TraCS Institute offers Grant Application Scientific and Editorial Review. Upcoming dates include Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, TraCS Registry Research Forum, and deadlines for the TraCS $2K Pilot Grant Program.

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UNC Horizons Program featured in 2014 Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report

UNC Horizons Program featured in 2014 Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report

The recommendations of the Task Force cover a broad spectrum of causes of child death, including infant mortality, violence and unintentional injury. Since two-thirds of all child deaths are to babies before their first birthdays, the CFTF has a number of recommendations to promote healthy birth outcomes. UNC Horizons is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for NC pregnant and/or parenting women and their children.

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YOUR HEALTH®: The Journey of Medical Ethics and Faith with Dr. John Wyatt

Special guest host, Dr. Karen Halpert, Resident Physician at UNC Family Medicine, will join Cristy to talk with Dr. John Wyatt, Professor Emeritus of Neo-Natal Pediatrics at University College London, about The Journey of Medical Ethics and Faith.

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UNC Health Care/HHT Foundation "Cure HHT Team" 5K

There are only a few days left to register for the UNC Health Care/HHT Foundation co-hosted "Cure HHT Team" 5K walk/run on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at Southern Community Park, just south of Chapel Hill’s Southern Village neighborhood.

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Dr. David Weber to speak about managing highly communicable respiratory diseases in health care settings

In light of the recent MERS diagnoses in Indiana and Florida, Dr. David Weber, professor of medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, will discuss epidemiology, symptoms and transmission of respiratory diseases, patient placement and other precautions for health care providers, management of respiratory disease cases in the health care setting, and other issues.

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