Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of a study that is ranked No. 5 on a Best of 2014 list compiled by Dr. Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Before the holidays, UNC's Dr. Kevin Biese, associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, was featured in the News & Observer for his involvement with a new mobile health care service designed by the local startup company, TouchCare. Read the full story here. You may also read an op-ed written by Dr. Biese on the benefits and limitations of telemedicine, published by the News & Observer in September.
Dara Chan, ScD, assistant professor, UNC Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, was awarded a Research Enhancement Grant from the Autism Science Foundation in November 2014.
North Carolina is experiencing profound demographic changes: our state's growing population is increasingly diverse, we face looming impacts of population age, and disparities between urban and rural counties are widening. This presentation by Dr. Rebecca Tippett, director, Carolina Population Center, will provide a big picture overview of these trends in North Carolina, with specific attention to impacts on rural counties.
The School of Medicine is conducting a search for the position of chair of the Department of Medicine. The SOM invites internal nominations and expressions of interest from within the SOM faculty who would like to be considered as candidates for the position. The deadline for consideration is 5 p.m., Jan. 23.
UNC Health Care will co-sponsor two enroll-a-thon events where community members can get information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and receive assistance signing up. Join us at either event, Jan. 17 or Feb. 7.
UNC School of Medicine students have a special connection to the state of North Carolina because of the public service mission of the institution. While clinical week is a traditional part of medical education everywhere, it is particularly special at UNC, giving students an opportunity to interact with communities they may serve after they complete their education. In some cases it even takes them to their home communities. Last month's clinical week for MS2s was captured via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam Goldstein and guest co-host Dr. Autumn Metzger from UNC Family Medicine will be joined by Alex Protzman, executive director of Life Skills Foundation.
The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) will offer a presentation on CDART, a scalable, web-based, customizable technology to support data management for multi-center clinical trials, observational studies and patient registries. Technology components were designed to provide maximum flexibility and re-use, with minimal customization required for each new protocol application.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu. This week's update focuses on EDUROAM, a wireless service for educational and research institutions.
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute and the Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) have awarded the first round of $50,000 translational research pilot grants to four teams with investigators from both UNC and Duke.
The UNC School of Medicine's Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology has received two federal grants totaling 1.75 million dollars from the Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Dr. Gail Henderson will step down as chair of the Department of Social Medicine on June 30. The School of Medicine is initiating an internal search to identify a chair for the Department of Social Medicine, an academic unit within the School of Medicine committed to the promotion and provision of multidisciplinary education, leadership, service, research, and scholarship at the intersection of medicine and society. Applications and nominations are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 27.
Tonight, UNC-TV will air a documentary focused on the work of North Carolina's leaders between 1920 and 1972 to shape the politics and education of the state. Dr. William McClendon is featured in the documentary discussing the Good Health Plan.
Take a look at some of our highlights and honors for October – December 2014.
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory has announced that Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, has been named to the North Carolina Medical Board.