Aug. 20

Duke-UNC CTSA Pilot Grant Expands to Include Population Health Research

Duke-UNC CTSA Pilot Grant Expands to Include Population Health Research

The Duke-UNC CTSA Collaborative Pilot Grant is now looking for projects that fall anywhere on the spectrum of translational research, from laboratory bench to population health. The deadline for applications is Oct. 2, 2015.

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New study shows microRNA control of cholesterol and fat

A new study from UNC researchers in the department of genetics identifies a microRNA molecule (miR-29) that controls the levels of cholesterol and fat in the bloodstream by regulating the amount of cholesterol and fat production in the liver. The study is published in Nature's open access journal, Scientific Reports.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society inducts new members

The Gold Humanism is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to recognizing, fostering and promoting humanism in medicine with the hope of integrating music, art, literature, drama, and film into the regular routine of medical and professional students throughout their training process.

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Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel

This five-part orientation is strongly recommended for all clinical research personnel who are new to research or new to UNC. The objectives are to introduce research personnel to the UNC offices involved in clinical trials, discuss the federal and local regulations governing conduct of research and to provide an overview of best practices utilized in the implementation of clinical research. Research personnel are encouraged to attend all modules, but may choose to attend only those of particular interest or relevance.

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Combining Mental Health and Primary Care with Dr. Brian Sheitman and Dr. Beat Steiner

Combining Mental Health and Primary Care with Dr. Brian Sheitman and Dr. Beat Steiner

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy, will be talking with Brian Sheitman, MD, and Dr. Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, medical directors at the WakeBrook Recovery Center and Clinical Professors at the UNC School of Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be "Combining Mental Health and Primary Care."

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Join the Conquest being integrated with My UNC Chart

Beginning August 31, 2015, any patient signed up for My UNC Chart will be able to access Join the Conquest, our new research education initiative and clinical study listing system, after logging into their My UNC Chart portal and clicking the “Find Clinical Trials” icon on their page.

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Glickman analyzes APMs for recent issue of JAMA

Glickman analyzes APMs for recent issue of JAMA

Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this year. To mark the milestone, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) dedicated a recent issue to the two governmental health services programs. For the issue, Seth Glickman, MD, MBA, associate professor of emergency medicine at UNC, co-authored a commentary on emerging alternative payment models in fee-for-service Medicare.

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Jennette to give 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Jennette to give 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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