April 2

UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics Launches

UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics Launches

The program aims to address the fundamental gaps in knowledge surrounding epigenetic regulation, with a long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches towards treating human disease.

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Langley Completes AAMC Leadership Institute

Ken Langley, deputy director for the Office of Information Systems, recently completed the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute.

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2015 Blythe Lecture to be delivered by Robert Chevalier

2015 Blythe Lecture to be delivered by Robert Chevalier

The Blythe Lecture takes place each year in honor of William Blythe, MD, who was a distinguished and admired former chief of the Division of Nephrology at UNC. This year's lecture features Robert Chevalier, MD, professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Surgeons from UNC’s TAVR Program to be featured on YOUR HEALTH®

Surgeons from UNC’s TAVR Program to be featured on YOUR HEALTH®

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Drs. Thomas Caranasos, John Vavalle and Michael Yeung, surgeons from UNC’s TAVR Program. The theme of the conversation will be The Aorta and Its Valves.

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Google Faculty Research Awards Available

This is a short notice funding opportunity. Google has announced a call for applications to their Faculty Research program. Awards can be up to $150,000. Application deadline is April 15, 2015.

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Music Extravaganza Supports UNC Family Medicine

Come out to Memorial Hall on April 7 to support primary care and UNC Family Medicine by kicking up your heels and enjoying an evening of Latin fusion music.

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Cognition and Expertise: Nonrational Decision Errors and How to Minimize Them

This Academy of Educators Foundational Teaching Skills Curriculum Workshop will be facilitated by Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, MD.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation External Awards Program

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUS) has a call for Research Abstracts to their External Awards program. Funding is for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical and early-stage research projects through peer-reviewed process. There are are two (2) tracks of funding: Clinical Indication Track and the High-Risk Track. One-page Research Abstracts must be submitted two weeks prior to deadline, May 1, 2015.

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National Center for Responsible Gaming Offers Large Grant Program

The National Center for Responsible Gaming has announced a call for proposals in their Large Grant Program. Funding provides up to two years of support for discrete, specified and circumscribed research projects related to gambling disorders. Funding requests of up to $75,000 per year for 24 months are allowed. PI must have an MD or other terminal degree. Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is May 1, 2015.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Various Awards

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is accepting pre-proposals for three funding programs: Target Validation Pilot Awards, Target Optimization Awards and Priority Target Awards. Pre-proposals are due May 27, 2015 before 6 p.m. Awards are up to $100,000 for up to two (2) years (Target Optimization Award only).

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Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Technique Gaining Interest

Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Technique Gaining Interest

Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion (SAAP), a technique first described at UNC for treating cardiac arrest due to traumatic hemorrhage or non-traumatic medical causes (acute sudden death), has attracted international interest.

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UNC SOM students recognized with Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards

UNC SOM students recognized with Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards

The awards are given each year by The Graduate School to students whose work has made a positive contribution to the state of North Carolina. The School of Medicine had six students recognized with these awards.

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Sunshine Act Updates – Open Payments Update: Review and Dispute Scheduled to open April 6, 2015

The Open Payments system is scheduled to open for review and dispute on April 6, 2015. This will be the start of the 45-day review and dispute process for physicians and teaching hospitals, which occurs after applicable manufacturers submit their payment data to CMS and before the data becomes public.

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Jordan named Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

Jordan named Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

Dr. William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, as Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, effective April 15, 2015.

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Fred D. Foard Memorial Lecture features Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle, PhD, author of the best-selling book Food Politics, will deliver the keynote address at the 47th annual Fred D. Foard Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Gillings School of Public Health.

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School of Medicine receives recognition for contributions to the 2014 State Employees Combined Campaign

School of Medicine receives recognition for contributions to the 2014 State Employees Combined Campaign

On March 24, the State Employees Combined Campaign held a recognition event at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh. Senior Executive Assistant Becky Medford was on hand to receive recognition for the School of Medicine’s contributions to the Combined Campaign.

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Catching up with Shauna Devine, historian of Civil War medicine

Catching up with Shauna Devine, historian of Civil War medicine

Shauna Devine, PhD is a Civil War historian and assistant professor at University of Western Ontario. Devine will speak about the transformation of American medicine during the Civil War at the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Devine recently published a book titled, “Learning From the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science” (UNC Press, 2014). In this interview, Devine will debunk several of the common assumptions made about medicine in the Civil War.

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