UNC Family Medicine Part of Collaborative Receiving Large Award to Reduce Health Disparities in Rural South
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in partnership with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and East Carolina University, were awarded more than $9 million to study ways to improve blood pressure in the rural South.
i2b2 Trainings Continue, Lab Tests and Patient Vitals Added!
Cindi Trinidad, director for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, has been honored with this year's GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
In early September, Marjorie Stiegler, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology at UNC, gave the only physician-led panel at BX2015, which brought together the world’s leading behavioral insights experts with policymakers and practitioners to explore how to make better and smarter policies to solve the greatest challenges facing the world today.
A study is currently being conducted to investigate the barriers and stressors that affect academic productivity and personal well-being at UNC. Employees from all departments with faculty, lecturer, adjunct or postdoctoral appointments are invited to participate in an online survey.
The UNC Office of Distinguished Scholarships is currently seeking nominations for the Goldwater Scholarship. UNC School of Medicine faculty members who work with outstanding undergraduates in labs or otherwise are encouraged to submit a nomination.
The Graduate Medical Education Office is proud to announce the return of The Autopsy of Dr. Melinda J. Smith. This is interactive, multimedia theater presentation developed by George Washington University that focuses on the changing nature of graduate medical education, in particular how issues of professional identity and mistreatment interact with pedagogical development and the institutional learning environment.
The STEM Series, sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Series, has two upcoming focus group discussions during which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their career development experiences at UNC. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation in the 90-minute sessions.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Revlon as part of the Love Is On Million Dollar Challenge to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancer programs. Revlon has invited charities dedicated to women’s cancers, heart disease and diabetes to participate in an online fundraising competition. The organization that raises the most donations for their cause, between September 21st and October 29th, will win an additional $1 million donation for their charity. Join UNC Lineberger in "Kissing Off Cancer"!
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Cristy and guest co-hosts Bob Gwyther, MD, and Catherine Coe, MD, will be talking with Mike Pignone, MD, Chief of General Internal Medicine at UNC Health Care. The theme of the conversation will be "Prevention: Doing what Counts."
The clear-drape cesarean section is part of an emerging birthing trend called family-centered cesarean, which allows the family to have a more active role in childbirth, even when that birth comes via surgery.
Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member of UNC Lineberger, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.
Seminar title: Current Status of the NOACs for VTE Treatment
The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research is accepting proposals from promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Award is up to $60,000 for one year. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.
The BrightFocus Foundation is accepting applications for the National Glaucoma Research Grants program. The Foundation is interested in supporting high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding. The awards are open to basic science, translational and/or clinical research collaborations. Awards are made to universities, not to individuals. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two years.
Take a look at some department highlights and honors for July - Sept. 2015.