July 16

Carolina Kickstart Research to Revenue Workshop

The Research to Revenue Workshop is designed to help faculty and students learn the practical aspects of starting a company based on university research. Over the course of this two-day workshop, experienced entrepreneurs will mentor attendees on how to evaluate the commercial potential of their technology, define the first steps in starting a company and assemble a start-up road map for taking the next steps in launching the company.

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UNC Science in the News: The Rise of Superbugs

UNC's Science in the News discussion group invites you to come learn about antimicrobial resistance and the rise of "superbugs."

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Whitehall Foundation: Research Grants

The Whitehall Foundation has announced a call for proposals to their Research Grants program. Funding is up to $225,000 over three years. The Foundation is interested in basic research in neurobiology and preference is given to junior investigators. Letters of Intent are due by October 1, 2015 and only invited proposals will be accepted.

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Vasculitis Foundation: Research Program

The Vasculitis Foundation has a call for proposals to their Research Program. Funding is for one-year projects with awards up to $50,000. Program provides seed grants to support pilot studies. Applications due Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Vora co-authors JAMA study on noninvasive prenatal tests and the detection of maternal cancers

Noninvasive prenatal screening tests may detect underlying maternal conditions, including cancer, in the mother, according to a study published July 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on which Dr. Neeta Vora, a clinical geneticist and assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at UNC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author.

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Pulmonary Hypertension with Dr. James Ford

Pulmonary Hypertension with Dr. James Ford

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Catherine Coe will be talking with James Ford, MD, assistant professor, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and co-director of the UNC Pulmonary Clinic about pulmonary hypertension.

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UNC School of Medicine CFO and UNC Health Care Treasurer Announcement

Read a memo from Paul Godley, Vice Dean for Finance & Administration, UNC SOM and John Lewis, COO, UNCFP, regarding the appointments of Patsy Oliver as CFO of the UNC School of Medicine and Hunter Wagstaff as UNC Health Care Treasurer.

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UNC first in the state to achieve accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

UNC first in the state to achieve accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program has been awarded accreditation as a Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, the nation’s leading pulmonary hypertension organization. UNC is the only facility in North Carolina to achieve this designation, and one of only two in the Southeast.

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Reminder: Balloting has begun for committee representatives

In March 2012, SOM faculty members endorsed changes to the SOM bylaws that provided for additional opportunities for peer selection of faculty to standing committees of the medical school. Voting for representatives on six committees is open until July 31st.

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Prostatic Artery Embolization: Advancing Clinical Research, Improving Quality of Life

Prostatic Artery Embolization: Advancing Clinical Research, Improving Quality of Life

Since early 2015, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Ari Isaacson, MD, has led a UNC-sponsored clinical research trial to evaluate efficacy for decreasing prostate gland volume in those with BPH. Enrollment is ongoing, and the outpatient procedure has already helped multiple UNC Hospitals patients like Ed Dickens obtain a better quality of life.

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