Oct. 8

UNC featured in NIH's 'Women in Science Newsletter'

The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers recently featured UNC in its monthly Women in Science Newsletter for working towards equality through the BIRCWH program, UNC AMPWIS, and UNC WISE!

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UNC Stroke Center aims to raise pediatric stroke awareness

UNC Stroke Center aims to raise pediatric stroke awareness

The UNC Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center has developed resources designed to educate both health care providers and parents about pediatric stroke. The information is available for free download on the Stroke Center’s website and 2,000 printed copies of the booklets and brochures will be delivered to hospitals across the state.

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Huang honored by North Carolina Stroke Association

Huang honored by North Carolina Stroke Association

David Huang, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center, was honored for his commitment to stroke care and prevention with the 2015 SHAPE (Stroke Heroes Advocating Prevention and Education) award from the North Carolina Stroke Association (NCSA). Huang received his award during a special event on Oct. 1 at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.

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Search Committee seeks chair for Department of Pharmacology

Gary Johnson, PhD, will be stepping down from his administrative role as Chair of the Department of Pharmacology when the search is completed. Dr. Johnson has provided invaluable leadership of the Department in his 12 years as Chair. Under his guidance, the Department was rated as the #3 Pharmacology and Toxicology program in the world in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities. It also rates as #4 in the country in NIH funding. Johnson will remain on faculty and continue with his internationally-recognized research work in signaling networks control of cell function and disease. It was recently announced that Johnson, along with others from UNC Lineberger and counterparts from eight other leading cancer research institutions, won a five-year, $12 million grant to find treatments for a group of cancers linked to mutations in the NF1 gene.

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UNC Family Medicine Partners with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle on Healthy Child Initiative

UNC Family Medicine Partners with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle on Healthy Child Initiative

On Sept. 19, a team from UNC Family Medicine worked alongside staff and volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Triangle to provide an array of health-related services to children, mentors and families who attended the annual back-to-school picnic.

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Healer's Art Course Information Lunch Session for Medical Students and Faculty

Learn more about the Healer's Art Course content from Course Co-Directors Sue Slatkoff, MD and Amy Weil, MD, and hear from past students. Sign up to take the course in advance or at the lunch. Space is limited to 50 students. Faculty are also encouraged to attend if they are interested in being a part of a faculty group that would prepare them to teach in the course in a subsequent year.

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Autism Speaks University Student Chapter Silent Auction

The UNC student chapter of Autism Speaks is hosting a silent auction to raise funds for research and service through Autism Speaks Foundation. There will be live music and refreshments. The entry fee is only $5. Tickets available at the door. Donations of items or funds can be made by contacting Betsy Crais at bcrais@med.unc.edu (faculty advisor).

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5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Randy Schekman, PhD, 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, will deliver the keynote talk on "Mechanism of secretion of large particles and miRNA" at the 5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium.

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5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

The UNC School of Medicine is honored to welcome 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Randy Schekman, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California at Berkeley, as the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium.

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Application Cycle Opens for NIH Loan Repayment Program

In exchange for a two-year research commitment, the NIH Loan Repayment Program will repay up to $70,000 of eligible student loan debt for researchers and health professionals conducting qualifying research at domestic nonprofit or government organizations. The programs are designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The application cycle closes on Nov. 16.

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Junior Faculty Development Awards for Calendar Year 2016

Are you an untenured assistant or associate professor looking for support for a research or scholarly project? The Provost’s Office is now accepting applications for competitive Junior Faculty Development Awards paid from IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries funds. The awards, up to the amount of $7,500, are to be expended during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2016.

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Academy of Educators - Autumn Community Conversation

Please join the AOE for the first of the new Community Conversations. Certificates of thanks will be distributed to our hardworking Awards, Membership, and Curriculum Committees. After that recognition, Kurt Gilliland will lead a discussion of six educational scholarship articles recently published by AOE members.

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Clinical and Translational Research Center Open House a Success

Clinical and Translational Research Center Open House a Success

UNC's Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) moved into its new home located on the 1st floor of the Burnett-Womack building on Wednesday, September 30.

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BRIC celebrates 10 years, debuts new facility

BRIC celebrates 10 years, debuts new facility

Last week at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), faculty members, students and staff celebrated the center's 10-year anniversary while also touring its new facility.

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Quality Improvement Seed Grants - Call for Proposals

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will award 6 - 8 $50,000 grants to support quality improvement projects to be conducted July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Projects may be initiated by staff and faculty from any department or unit at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians and UNC Physicians Network.

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Call for Proposals: SOM/NC TraCS Translational Team Science Awards

As part of its strategic plan, the School of Medicine has partnered with NC TraCS to support the development of new synergistic interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators at UNC.

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UNC NRP 2015 Fall Event

What You Should Know About FDA Audits Presented by The UNC Network for Research Professionals (NRP) and the NC TraCS Institute

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Genomic analysis paves way for personalized treatment of invasive lobular carcinoma

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers helped lead an effort by The Cancer Genome Atlas Network of researchers to map the genetic drivers of invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most commonly diagnosed invasive form of breast cancer. They found that this cancer type may be at least three different diseases that differ in their microenvironmental features and outcomes.

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