April 16

Recapping the 2015 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards Presentation

The Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards are presented to residents who both demonstrate sincere dedication to patients and their families and maintain exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients and visitors. This year, six outstanding physicians were honored.

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Verde Receives PEO Scholar Award

Verde Receives PEO Scholar Award

UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Audrey Verde has received the 2015 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), a national group dedicated to the advancement of women in academics. The Scholar Award is a $15,000 scholarship for women pursuing a doctorate-level degree.

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i2b2 Training Sessions

Several new i2b2 training classes have been added and group trainings are also now available. The first will take place on April 17.

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Nutrition and Cancer with T. Colin Campbell

Nutrition and Cancer with T. Colin Campbell

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, professor emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. The theme of this week's conversation will be "Nutrition and Cancer."

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Research Ethics Grand Rounds

Handling research animal ethics: Interactions between science and welfare. Presenter will be Nicole Nelson, PhD, Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Science in the News

Science in the News brings UNC researchers together with the public to discuss science topics making headlines. On Thursday, April 16 the group will discuss renewable energy.

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Elsevier Foundation - New Scholars Program

The Elsevier Foundation has released a call for proposals to the New Scholars program, which funds programs aimed at addressing the attrition rate among early- to mid-career female scientists. Multi-year grants (up to three years) can request $5,000 to $50,000 per year for up to $100,000 project total. Preliminary applications will be accepted May 6 to June 17, 2015.

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Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Cancer Research Grants

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation has announced a call for proposals for cancer research. No award max is posted, but previous awarded grants averaged $100,000. Application is due June 1, 2015. Application review will take place in September.

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MacNider Hall Network Maintenance April 18 - 19

OIS and ITS will be performing network maintenance on the 3rd Floor MacNider Hall Saturday April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. This work is in preparation for the Voice over IP (VoIP) phone upgrade. During the maintenance networking services will be unreliable throughout the day.

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King's College visits UNC

On April 9 and 10, UNC's Department of Social Medicine hosted visitors from King's College London's Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine in a joint event, "Pedagogical Encounters: Engaging Social Sciences & Global Health."

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation offers Multiple Funding Opportunities

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has released several Requests for Proposals for research and clinical trial programs related to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and cognitive aging. Letters of Intent are due June 2, 2015. Full applications are due June 16, 2015.

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UNC-TV to Host Online Discussion on Gynecological Oncology

On April 22 at 8 p.m., UNC-TV program North Carolina Science Now will host an online discussion with UNC Gynecological Oncologists John Boggess, MD and John Soper, MD. They will talk about their rock band N.E.D – No Evidence of Disease – and its mission to raise awareness of and support women with gynecological cancers.

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Boggess, Pardo-Manuel de Villena tabbed as first Smithies Investigators

Boggess, Pardo-Manuel de Villena tabbed as first Smithies Investigators

Kim Boggess, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, professor of genetics, were selected as the inaugural Oliver Smithies Investigators, a program created to recognize senior research faculty members at the UNC School of Medicine who have made major contributions within and beyond their disciplines but who have not yet been appointed to distinguished professorships.

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UNC Researchers Discuss Need for Repeat Kidney Biopsies in Patients with Lupus Nephritis

UNC Researchers Discuss Need for Repeat Kidney Biopsies in Patients with Lupus Nephritis

Fernanda Schober, MD, Glomerulonephritis and Vasculitis Fellow at The UNC Kidney Center, and Will Pendergraft, MD, PhD, assistant professor, just published an editorial in Lupus Science & Medicine in which they review a recent study of specific biomarkers in lupus nephritis and provide their expert opinions on the need for repeated kidney biopsies to help treat patients with lupus nephritis and identify meaningful biomarkers that could predict disease development and response to therapy.

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