Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, UNC School of Medicine, recently received the Denny, Katz, Simon, Tingelstad Academic Service Award from the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds). The award is given annually to an academic pediatrician member of NCPeds for outstanding efforts to improve the health and wellness of all children in the state.
Andrea Carnegie, PhD, will join NC TraCS as the new chief operating officer, effective September 21. She currently serves in a similar role as director of administrative operations at the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science, a role she has held since 2011.
Read the minutes from the March 10, 2015, meeting.
James F. Donohue, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was recently recognized with a Presidential Commendation from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Donohue received the commendation in May at the organization’s international conference held in Denver.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Kelly Callahan, MPH, director of the Trachoma Control Program at The Carter Center. The theme of the conversation will be "Neglected Diseases and Global Health."
Join us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Sept. 19., 2015, for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Katherine Yutzey, Ph.D. from the division of molecular cardiovascular biology at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center will present a seminar on the topic "Regulation of Cardiac Muscle Cell Proliferation After Birth."
A new research brief published by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Science Research finds that North Carolina does have enough physicians to meet the needs of the state's population, but there is still work to do encouraging doctors to practice in specialties and communities with physician shortages. Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor in family medicine, is a co-author of the brief.
Ian Buchanan, MD, UNC Health Care’s vice president of cancer and children’s services, has been named to a state advisory committee that works to advise and educate government officials, other policy makers and the public to benefit cancer survivors, patients and their loved ones in North Carolina.
A question and answer session will follow the film screening. Light refreshments will be served.
After completing their Teach for America commitments Melissa Rolfsen, Kyle Roedersheimer and Kahra Manji-Nix attended medical school at UNC, where they found a way to combine their Teach for America ideals and their medical training. The friends launched PATCH, which stands for Propelling Adolescents Towards Careers in Health, in January. The program consists of eight consecutive Saturday classes exposing high school students from Title I Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to the health care profession.
Pfizer and the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS): Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC)
Pfizer and IAG have an open RFP for projects that focus on improving the care for patients who are at high risk of cardiovascular events due to elevated cholesterol levels. Awards range from $25,000 to $250,000. Letter of Intent deadline is October 6, 2015 by 5pm EST.
The Macula Society has an open RFP for clinically-relevant research into macular or retinal vascular diseases. Projects that already receive or are expected to receive $50,000 or more from other sources are not eligible for the MSRG program. Application deadline is December 1, 2015 by 5pm EST.
Genentech is seeking to support on research project designed to improve the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. Research activity must be US-based only. Award amount can be up to $100,000. Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2015.