An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Michael Lee, MD, MHA, Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The five-year review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on January 21, 2016. Please note update in committee membership.
Second-year medical students gathered last week for the annual Anatomy Memorial Service. Through music and other performances, the students paid tribute to their cadaver donors, who they described as their “ultimate teachers.”
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Mark Graber, MD, senior fellow of health care quality and outcomes at RTI International. The theme of the conversation will be "Making the Right Call in Diagnosis."
Submissions for the current round of SOM bridge funding are currently being accepted. The deadline for submission is Jan. 13, 2016.
Toni Darville, MD, chief, pediatric infectious diseases and vice chair, pediatric research, was recently appointed co-associate director of the UNC MD-PhD Program.
No Kid Hungry NC, a program of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, is organizing the 5th annual Child Hunger Leaders Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Food for All Kids."
The 2016 Zollicoffer Lecture and Banquet will be held during UNC Homecoming weekend, not the end of February as it has in the past. Please make plans to attend next fall for the 36th annual Zollicoffer Lecture and Banquet. This event highlights the legacy and contributions of minorities to medical education at UNC. More details will be shared.
The TraCS Predoctoral Translational Research Training Program will provide specialized training in key competencies required to fully participate on translational research teams. To be eligible, candidates must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate degree granting program leading to a research-oriented doctoral degree or combined health professional doctorate-masters degree at UNC.
Charles Barry Burns, 73, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on December 4, 2015. Barry was born on November 16, 1942 in Durham, North Carolina. He grew up in Chatham County and was a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill after marriage. Burns served on the faculty until 2008.
Because of the Christmas Eve holiday, we will distribute Vital Signs next Tuesday, Dec. 22. Please share any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.