April 28

Two UNC MD/PhD students receive PEO Scholar Award

Two UNC MD/PhD students receive PEO Scholar Award

Ayumi Nakamura and Klara Klein have been named recipients of the prestigious PEO Scholar Award. UNC has two recipients out of only 90 honorees nationwide.

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day Lecture

In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day, please join the UNC Department of Psychiatry for a lecture by Veerle Bergink, MD, PhD. Her lecture is titled "Postpartum Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and Postpartum."

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month, but TARC's focus on Arthritis research and patient care never ends

May is Arthritis Awareness Month, but TARC's focus on Arthritis research and patient care never ends

During the month of May, many organizations swing into high gear in order to raise awareness for arthritis. For UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, this is a year-long activity that encompasses a wide range of research, clinical care, and disease education efforts.

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The Doctor's New Dilemma with Suzanne Koven

The Doctor's New Dilemma with Suzanne Koven

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will be talking with Suzanne Koven, MD, internist and writer in residence in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. The theme of the conversation will be "Mammograms: Policy vs. Medical Evidence."

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UNC Nicotine Dependence Program Fundraiser

A fundraising event to celebrate tobacco-free lives and communities. The event will feature music and honor Sally Herndon, MPH, director of the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance is currently accepting letters of interest that focus on research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Award amount is up to $200,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is May 15.

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Children's Prize Foundation: 2016 Prize

The Children's Prize Foundation is accepting applications for ready-to-execute projects that focus on saving the lives of children under the age of five. Anyone is eligible so long as the proposed work is for charitable purposes. Funding is structured as a grant, not a reward. Project proposals may include interventional solutions in health care services, technology, education, infrastructure, and agriculture. Award amount is up to $250,000. Entry form deadline is May 14.

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Pfizer: Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Pfizer is accepting applications to support projects on pediatric and family medicine resident education around the dangers and resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases in unimmunized communities, the current versus previous burden of these diseases, as well as the breakthrough of the diseases. Award amount varies (Pfizer's overall budget for this program is $500,000.) Application deadline is May 23.

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Jason Mock explains latest research and care of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Jason Mock explains latest research and care of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is a condition that occurs when fluid fills the lungs and often requires a patient to be placed on a ventilator. Jason Mock, MD, PhD, an instructor in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, discusses research on this condition with Ron Falk, MD, in the latest Chair's Corner podcast.

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Supporters of Bike Ride Benefiting UNC Kidney Patients Share Their Story

Supporters of Bike Ride Benefiting UNC Kidney Patients Share Their Story

UNC Kidney Center Director Ron Falk, MD, recently sat down for a conversation with Smith Doss and Claude Monnier, two incredible individuals who support the annual Raven Rock Ramble bike race as corporate-level sponsors, volunteers and participants. The Raven Rock Ramble, which is organized by David Cole, is a 100-mile bike ride, which promotes awareness of organ donation issues, and benefits the UNC Kidney Center. The 15th Raven Rock Ramble is on Sunday, May 1.

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SOM Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Pilot Award

A new pilot award RFA from the School of Medicine, Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research (ECBR). The Spring 2016 Challenge: Research relevant to emergent, insect-borne diseases. All submissions are due by May 10, 2016 and should be emailed to jenbren@med.unc.edu.

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Children's Heart Foundation: 2016 Medical Grant

The Children's Heart Foundation is accepting applications to support clinical and basic science research into congential heart disease. The maximum award amount is $100,000 for up to two years. Application deadline is June 3.

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UNC Researchers vs. Zika Outbreak

Researchers and lab groups at UNC from many different departments are working at the forefront of this outbreak to answer some of the most urgent questions about Zika virus and its effects on human health.

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