April 21

UNC School of Medicine honors Distinguished Alumni and Faculty

UNC School of Medicine honors Distinguished Alumni and Faculty

As part of the UNC School of Medicine's Spring Alumni Weekend, the annual Distinguished Medical Alumni and Faculty Awards were presented. This year's Distinguished Medical Alumni honorees were Leon Herndon, MD, Kate Queen, MD, and Lane Ormand, MD. This year's Distinguished Medical Faculty honoree was Thomas Griggs, MD. Read more about all of the winners.

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CTSA Conversations Series: Pragmatic Clinical Trials at UNC

The NC TraCS Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Strategic Initiative convened a series of meetings in summer 2014 to discuss UNC's capacity and needs to serve as a coordinating center for pragmatic clinical trials (PCT’s). A working group was pulled together drawing from informatics, trialists, CER experts, and PBRNs. The working group was charged with reviewing the key characteristics of PCTs, and then to focus on the capacity and infrastructure UNC needs to serve as a coordinating center. Join in the Conversation!

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National Endowment for Financial Education: NEFE Grants and Research Program

The National Endowment for Financial Education is accepting letters of interest to support projects whose outcomes can improve the public's ability to achieve personal and household financial well-being. Award amount ranges from $100,000 to $150,000 for 1-3 years. The submission deadline is June 7.

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Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for proposals that focus on pediatric health or pediatric nutrition research involving children under the age of three years. Projects for pediatric nutrition focus on applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children. The award amount varies. Concept papers are due June 1.

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Now what is it that you do?

Now what is it that you do?

Joseph Tucker’s parents back in western North Carolina understood why their son wanted to be a doctor. They got it when he decided to specialize in infectious diseases in far-off China. But now they aren’t quite sure what he’s doing, he said. Neither is the National Institutes of Health. But they like it.

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Neurosurgery chief resident travels to UNC Project-Malawi

Neurosurgery chief resident travels to UNC Project-Malawi

UNC Neurosurgery chief resident Carolyn Quinsey, MD, visited UNC Project-Malawi in March to determine neurosurgical needs in Malawi.

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TARC physicians receive attention for pioneering "Alpha-Gal" Allergy Work

The Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been featured in the news recently for its work on alpha-gal, an allergy to red meat that has been linked to tick bites. TARC physicians Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, and Scott Commins, MD, PhD, were both interviewed by national and local news media to raise awareness regarding this often serious but frequently undiagnosed allergy.

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PharmSci Symposium 2016

The 10th annual Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Science Conference will take place May 12 - 13.

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Mammograms: Policy vs. Medical Evidence with Kenny Lin

Mammograms: Policy vs. Medical Evidence with Kenny Lin

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Carol Ripley-Moffitt, will be talking with Kenny Lin, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be "Mammograms: Policy vs. Medical Evidence."

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Teaching While Using EPIC: Tips to Enhance Patient- and Learner-Centered EHR Use

This AOE session will review techniques for patient-centered use of the EHR and will provide ways to use the EHR as a teaching tool (learner-centered) in a busy practice with minimal impact on patient flow. Participants will receive a pocket card summarizing Tips for Enhancing Patient-Centered and Learner-Centered EHR Use. In addition, they will have access to an electronic tool, the product of an AAIM Innovations Grant, which can be used for faculty development.

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Lupus Research Institute: 2017 Novel Research Grant Program

The Lupus Research Institute is accepting applications to support idea-driven, novel research projects relevant to basic, translational or clinical investigations in lupus. The award will provide early-stage support for exceptionally creative and innovative approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Award amount is up $100,000 per year for up to three years. Application deadline is July 1.

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Lupus Research Institute: 2016 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator in Lupus and Autoimmunity

The Lupus Research Institute is accepting applications to fund outstanding scientists with substantial support to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus and to provide new directions toward a cure or prevention. Applications from diverse fields are welcome. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus are encouraged to apply. Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for up to four years. Application deadline is July 8, 2016.

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American Gastroenterological Association: Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer

The American Gastroenterological Association is accepting applications to support an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research. Candidates must hold a full-time faculty position and must be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Award amount is up to $50,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is August 12, 2016.

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Dravet Syndrome Foundation: Multiple RFPs

The Dravet Syndrome Foundation is accepting applications for two grant-funding opportunities: Postdoctoral research fellowships and research grants. Award amounts will vary depending on the RFP program. Applications must align with the Foundation's research interests in Dravet Syndrome or related epilepsies. Application deadline (for both RFPs) is September 6.

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Amyloidosis Foundation: 2016 Research Grant

The Amyloidosis Foundation is accepting applications from candidates who have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship within ten years prior to the application. Projects must align with the Foundation's mission to support basic biomedical and clinical research on systemic amyloidosis. Award amount is up to $25,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is August 31.

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APT Workshop for Faculty

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, executive associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development invites all SOM faculty members to attend a Faculty Workshop on appointment, promotion, and tenure. The process for APT within the School of Medicine regarding the criteria used for promotion to Associate Professor and Professor in the tenure and fixed-term tracks will be reviewed.

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