The Gerber Foundation has announced the 2015 round of their Pediatric Research Grants program. The Foundation is accepting concept papers for projects that make a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children. Concept papers are due by June 1, 2015.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has released a call for proposals for their clinical research program. The Foundation will fund projects that address diagnostic or therapeutic methods related to CF or the pathophysiology of CF.
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has released a call for proposals for investigator-initiated research and provides support for education, health and safety research and development. Proposals can request up to $250,000 if applying for the traditional research grants.
This session will cover the NIH and AHRQ Public Access Policies and their compliance requirements, including a hands-on tour of the bibliography management and compliance monitoring functions in My NCBI. This session will also introduce the new NIH Biographical Sketch format requirements effective for NIH and AHRQ grant applications submitted on or after May 25, 2015.
Tableau allows users to create a variety of professional visualizations for online presentations, without writing computer code. This hands-on workshop will introduce the basics of creating visualizations and interactive dashboards in Tableau using health data examples.
This hands-on workshop will introduce a variety of sources for U.S. Census data, and highlight the pros and cons of each. Exercises will focus on importing, manipulating and displaying a few different health-related data sets from the U.S. Census and North Carolina Agencies (e.g. insurance coverage, poverty, hospital locations, etc.) within ArcMap. A brief overview of the U.S. Census will be provided.
Promise Grant applications are now being accepted for programs that serve children at N.C. Children's Hospital. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m. The Promise Grant program supports programs not already funded through clinical revenues, hospital budget and other sources of operating funding.
UNC GRITS (UNC Graduate Research and Intervention in The South), a program initiated this year by four health behavior students from the Gillings School of Public Health, encourages discourse about Southern public health. The program is funded by the Graduate and Professional School’s Leadership Development Scholars Program. The group will host “Southern Discomfort: Public Health in the American South,” on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium (School of Social Work).
Eric Caine, MD, a leading researcher in the field of suicide risk factors and suicide prevention will deliver this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture. He will discuss best practices for developing collective, community based programs that deal with both the individual and contextual problems that can lead to suicide.
Health is Primary Community 5K Run/Walk, organized by the UNC Undergraduate Family Medicine Interest Group and Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry, is a FREE 5K open to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. There will be no official timing system, there are NO registration fees, and the event is open to all. Participants are asked to bring 1-3 nonperishable food items (if they are able) to support Carolina Cupboard (UNC's campus food pantry) and other local food pantries in Durham and Orange County.
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and the bladder cancer community will be joining together for the 2015 Walk for Bladder Cancer in Hillsborough on May 2. Hosted by the Triangle Chapter of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the annual walk welcomes supporters, survivors, family, friends and the medical community to participate in a one-mile walk through historic downtown Hillsborough.
Periodic Tables: “Your Genome: What do you want to know? And what don’t you want to know?” with James P. Evans
Some of these data will be helpful, most will be mysterious, and some will reveal information that many individuals may wish not to know. This session will be an open discussion to explore how genomics can contribute to society but also create new risks and challenges.
Inspired by UNC's mission to improve the health of all North Carolinians, a team of medical students from all five of the state's medical schools, led by UNC SOM fourth-year students, drafted a petition to our state leaders in support of Medicaid expansion. Over 400 medical students from every school in the state signed on in support.
James Manning, MD, director, Department of Emergency Medicine Resuscitation Research Laboratories, first began tinkering with a new technique for treating cardiac arrest in 1989. Now, more than 25 years later, the idea that many described as far-fetched at the time has drawn international attention, taking Manning to three continents to deliver lectures.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Spencer Dorn, MD, vice chief of Gastroenterology at UNC’s Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. The theme of the discussion will be "Constipation: Causes, Prevention & Treatment."
UNC Health Care will be launching a consumer advertising campaign this month to feature the range of cancer services provided by both UNC Rex Cancer Care and UNC Cancer Care.
OIS and ITS will be performing network maintenance in MacNider Hall Saturday April 11, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This work will cause brief (15-20 minute) network outages on each floor as the work progresses. 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.
April is Autism Awareness Month. In an effort to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the early signs, several UNC-CH programs collaboratively created an email that is being distributed to providers and parents across the state of North Carolina.
Two staff members from the UNC Health Sciences Library, Dawne Lucas and Anne Dudley, had the opportunity to meet Kathleen Smith, a former WWII nurse and the last living member of the 65th General Hospital that was activated out of Duke University. The 65th is featured in the Library’s latest exhibit, “Medicine in War, 1861-1945.” Read Anne's first person account of their conversation.
Wesley Burks, MD, Executive Dean, UNC School of Medicine is announcing the appointment of a search committee seeking a Chair for the Department of Surgery. Tony Meyer, MD, PhD, will be stepping down from his administrative role as Chair of the Department of Surgery when the search is completed, but will remain as a valued member of the faculty. He provided invaluable leadership in his 14 years as Chair. Read a memo from Burks with more information.
OIS will upgrade the file server supporting several business units within the School of Medicine beginning at 8 p.m. April 15. The upgrade activity should be non-disruptive and have little to no impact to file access. The work should be completed by 10 p.m. April 15th.