The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 is funding pilot projects (up to $40,000 in direct costs). The purpose of the pilot projects is to fund new initiatives and to allow new investigators to pursue tobacco regulation research related to the effects of new and emerging tobacco products (e.g., little cigars, hookah, e-cigs, etc.) on innate defense. Pilot projects should seek to characterize the health effects of new and emerging tobacco products in an effort to inform the FDA’s tobacco regulatory practices. Please note that by law, the FDA can only fund studies that directly pertain to tobacco regulatory science, and they cannot fund research that will not inform or advise a future tobacco policy.
The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 plans to award 2-3 pilot projects (up to $3,000 in direct costs) to UNC-CH postdoctoral fellows.
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and its physicians established a program in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievement by nursing professionals. These awards serve as tangible recognition of the countless vital contributions nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research and public service missions of the School of Medicine. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
This week marks the beginning of medical school for the UNC School of Medicine’s Class of 2019. Over the next four years, their experiences both in Chapel Hill, across North Carolina and even across the world will prepare them to practice medicine in an ever-changing health care landscape. But before all that, the class gathered for orientation. We spoke to several students about why they chose UNC and what they are most excited about on the first day of their medical school journey.
Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, has had a busy summer. In addition to recently transitioning into full-time practice with the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Smithson was named course director for the UNC School of Medicine’s Advance Practice Selective, beginning the new roles July 1. We spoke with Smithson about her background and what she hopes to achieve in her new role.
The UNC Chapel Hill Center for Aging and Health has been awarded a $2.55 million grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration designed to impact the aging populations of North Carolina.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy, will be talking with Nicole Swiner, MD, family practitioner, author and former UNC-Chapel Hill family medicine resident-physician. The theme of the conversation will be "The Superwoman Complex and Your Health."
The purpose of the conference is to provide physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), anesthesia assistants (AAs), registered nurses, fellows and residents an up-to-date refresher on information, techniques and current research relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia.