June 11

Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Tony Fernandez, PhD, Research Director of the EMS Performance Improvement Center, was recently appointed to the EMS Compass Initiative. EMS Compass is a national project that brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, health care and performance improvement. Fernandez will work with other national EMS leaders and field experts to guide EMS providers and agencies in their efforts to improve emergency medical care.

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Jim Curtis, interim director of the Health Sciences Library, to retire

Jim Curtis, interim director of the Health Sciences Library, to retire

After 21 years at the Health Sciences Library, Jim Curtis will retire from his position as Interim Director on August 1, 2015.

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Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative seeks study participants

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, a UNC-based global effort to identify genetic causes of eating disorders, seeks study participants. If you or someone you know has suffered from anorexia nervosa at any time in the past or currently, you can help. The study also seeks participants who have never suffered from anorexia nervosa. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey and submit a blood sample.

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Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

On Wednesday, May 27, the UNC School of Medicine hosted the annual Academy of Educators Induction and Awards Ceremony.

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Leading immune system discovery at the molecular level

Jenny Ting, PhD, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UNC School of Medicine, has studied genetic and molecular mechanisms behind immune system development for more than three decades at UNC. Now she’s helping to lead two major federal center grants to further vaccine development and boost our understanding of immune responses to viruses.

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Call for Abstracts: 2016 Conference on Medicine and Religion

Conference organizers invite abstracts for 75-minute panel and workshop sessions, 15-minute paper presentations and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion. Abstracts are due Thursday, August 20, 2015 and the conference will be held March 4-6, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

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Modern Medicine : The Use of Technology and Medicine with Jeremy Kahn

Modern Medicine : The Use of Technology and Medicine with Jeremy Kahn

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Jeremy Kahn, MD, Associate Professor of Critical Care and Health Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. The theme of the discussion will be "Modern Medicine: The Use of Technology and Medicine."

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Commencement 2015: Cohen Shares Family’s Powerful Plea

Myron Cohen, MD, delivered the UNC School of Medicine’s commencement address on May 10, 2015. Below are his remarks, including a powerful story about a patient and his family Cohen encountered while working last Christmas.

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National Youth Leadership Forum Seeks Panelists

This summer, UNC School of Medicine will host high-achieving high school students with an interest in medicine as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum. Forum organizers are seeking physicians interested in participating in a panel discussion with the students about careers in medicine.

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UNC Medical Center Heart & Vascular organizational structure updates

Effective July 1, Heart and Vascular will operate under a new organizational structure that will change how cardiovascular services are organized at UNC Medical Center.

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