Feb. 19

Creating Future Scientists

Creating Future Scientists

Albert Schweitzer Fellows and second-year medical students William Runge and Ricky Singh have taken their love of science to middle school classrooms in Hillsborough, N.C., hoping to foster and develop interest in the sciences among young students.

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Zakrajsek shines at TEDxUNC

Zakrajsek shines at TEDxUNC

Todd Zakrajsek, PhD, an associate professor in the department of family medicine and the executive director of the School of Medicine's Academy of Educators, was a featured speaker at TEDxUNC held at Memorial Hall on Saturday, Feb.7.

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Friday morning conference series: Overuse of antibiotics fueling modern plague

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases will host Martin Blaser, MD, director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University, as part of its Friday morning conference series.

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Frank Wilson Professionalism Lecture Series Day One

Richard Cruess, MD, and Sylvia Curess, MD, both faculty members at McGill University's Centre for Medical Education, will discuss professionalism within medical education. Please consider attending either day of this two-day lecture series.

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Frank Wilson Professionalism Lecture Series Day Two

Richard Cruess, MD, and Sylvia Curess, MD, both faculty members at McGill University's Centre for Medical Education, will discuss professionalism within medical education. Please consider attending either day of this two-day lecture series.

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Opening Doors 2015

The School of Medicine is committed to providing opportunities to further develop our understanding of human differences as a means of improving our climate for inclusion and valuing of each person within the School and University. Please read the message from Harvey Lineberry, II, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, view the brochure for additional details and consider your involvement in the Opening Doors program.

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Autism Speaks Silent Auction

The UNC chapter of Autism Speaks will host a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting autism research.

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School of Medicine Community Service and Advocacy Day

School of Medicine Community Service and Advocacy Day

On Feb. 20, the Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society will hold its annual Community Service and Advocacy Day, culminating with the 35th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon and Community Service Day Banquet, where several outstanding students will be honored.

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Kelada recognized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Kelada recognized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Samir Kelada, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Genetics, was one of six scientists across the nation to receive the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award.

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Canned food drive honors victims of Chapel Hill shooting

As a way to honor the legacies of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, canned food items will be collected in the atrium of the UNC School of Dentistry.

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UNC Family Medicine welcomes Phillips as 11th Huntley Lecturer

UNC Family Medicine welcomes Phillips as 11th Huntley Lecturer

Robert Phillips, Jr, MD, MSPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, will speak at the 11th Annual Huntley Lecture on Wednesday, March 4.

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Quality medical care for veterans with DeAnne Seekins

Quality medical care for veterans with DeAnne Seekins

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be speaking with DeAnne Seekins, director of the Durham VA Medical Center. The conversation will center on what it takes to provide quality medical care for Veterans.

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New UNC-Duke collaboration applies Cystic Fibrosis therapies to heart disease

New UNC-Duke collaboration applies Cystic Fibrosis therapies to heart disease

Given sufficient time, many forms of cardiovascular disease turn into heart failure, our nation’s number one killer. Despite intense efforts to discover new heart medications, none of the current therapies have been able to halt its relentless progression. As a result, researchers have begun looking to other diseases for inspiration. Two researchers from Duke and UNC have received a grant to explore the feasibility of re-purposing STFR drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Rare Disease Day Community Awareness Event

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year as a way to raise awareness amongst the general public about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. In this spirit, an awareness event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at University Mall in Chapel Hill.

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CDC Special Project funding announcement

The CDC released 11 PRC Special Interest Project Announcements that are only available to CDC-Sponsored Prevention Research Centers. Letters of Intent are due March 6 and full applications are due on April 8. Applications must be completed by April 1 for routing and submission to the Office of Sponsored Research.

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Upcoming CPR certification courses

Need your CPR certification renewed? TABS, an organization affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has scheduled two CPR courses (basic life support for healthcare providers) with CPR Carolina on Feb. 23 and 24. School of Medicine students are welcome to attend.

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