Sept. 17

Flu vaccine clinics available for School of Medicine employees

The University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) has started its annual Flu Vaccine Walk-In Clinics. UEOHC is located in the 2nd floor of the AHEC Building at 145 N. Medical Drive, behind Memorial Hospital and adjacent to the School of Nursing.

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Annual Teaching Faculty Retreat

This retreat is held every year to review best practices for teaching in the field of medical education and is specifically designed for School of Medicine faculty and staff who work directly with students. Sessions will cover topics related to the TEC curriculum, active learning, supporting underperforming students, and burnout prevention and treatment.

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UNC joins research network focused on improving health care throughout the Southeast

UNC is one of multiple new sites to join the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN), a collaborative partnership that is harnessing data from electronic health records to improve outcomes for patients throughout the Southeast. The expansion is funded by a three-year, $8.5 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Medical students learn ways service dogs assist diabetics

Medical students learn ways service dogs assist diabetics

As part of the Endocrine block in the Medical Science course in the Foundation phase of the TEC curriculum, second-year medical students attended a special session on the ways service dogs aid diabetics.

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OIS Security Bytes: VPN Change: 9/30/15

OIS Security Bytes: VPN Change: 9/30/15

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This week's Byte focuses on the upcoming change to UNC VPN settings. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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University Day 2015 to be held Oct. 12

All members of the UNC community are invited to attend the celebration commemorating the laying of the cornerstone of Old east and the official founding of the University. This year marks Carolina's 222nd birthday. UNC School of Medicine Faculty are encouraged to attend. Faculty should gather at the Old Well beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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Seeking nominations for Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards

Each year the Distinguished Medical Awards Selection Committee solicits nominations from faculty and alumni for two categories of Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards (DMAA) to be awarded at the annual Spring Medical Alumni Banquet. One is for excellence in professional and community leadership and service (Community Category). The other is for exemplary contributions to the medical profession or to humankind of such importance as to merit national and international recognition (National Category).

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All That AND a Bag of Chips: Learning to Make Wise Healthcare Choices

Academy of Educators is proud to present "All That AND a Bag of Chips: Learning to Make Wise Healthcare Choices" lead by Dr. Richard Wardrop.

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Ethics Education Survey for Residents and 3rd or 4th year Medical Students

Ethics Education Survey for Residents and 3rd or 4th year Medical Students

A research team from the Hospital Ethics Committee and the Center for Bioethics is conducting a study to improve ethics education at UNC. The study includes a brief, anonymous survey for residents and 3rd or 4th year medical students about their ethics education and experiences with ethical issues in their medical practice. The responses will provide valuable information to help us enhance ethics training at UNC.

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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT): 2015 Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapy for Sarcoma

ACGT has released an RFP for research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. This award is specifically for those conducting cell and gene therapy research for sarcoma. Award amount is up to $500,000 over 2-3 years. LOI deadline is Oct. 26, 2015 by 11 a.m.

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Request for Pre-Proposal Applications - 2016 UNC NORC Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is currently accepting pre-proposals for 1-2 year grants of approximately $20,000/year for pilot & feasibility research projects in nutrition or obesity. To apply for funding, please submit a pre-proposal application by close of business on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

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UNC Arthritis Programs Aligned with Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance explore and promote the benefits of walking and being active for people with arthritis, our colleagues, and the general public and encourage the UNC community to take action in response to the Sept. 9 release of Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.

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