Jonathan Juliano, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was recently honored with UNC's Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. Established in 1995, the prestigious award recognizes the important role post-baccalaureate instruction plays in defining a student’s career. Only four faculty from around UNC’s campus are selected annually.
Departmental highlights and honors from January through March of 2016.
The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, a co-venture between UNC and NC State, has published its Winter 2015 / Spring 2016 Newsletter.
An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The five-year review is a standard procedure of UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information.
A new event is being added to the Spring Alumni Weekend festivities. Back to Carolina is being hosted by the Dean's Office, Executive Associate Dean Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, and Hugh Smith, Associate Director for Faculty Pipeline Initiatives.
Shawn Hingtgen, professor of molecular pharmaceutics, and Matt Ewend, professor and chair of neurosurgery, were recently featured on WRAL and Radio in Vivo in a story discussing how skin cells can be turned into cancer-killing stem cells that hunt down and destroy the deadly remnants left behind when a brain tumor is surgically removed.
Two a cappella groups from UNC - Cadence and the Tar Heel Voices - will be performing on Friday, April 15th, in front of the pharmacy school to help raise funds for the American Heart Association.
Amy Weil, MD, professor of medicine, will serve as director of Interprofessional Education. Candra Bass, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, will serve as associate director. Weil and Bass will work closely with counterparts from UNC's other health affairs schools to foster and promote interprofessional training opportunities for all students.
The UNC Stroke Symposium, sponsored by UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and UNC Health Care, kicks off May 14.
CMS has opened the 45-day review and dispute period for 2015 data on the Open Payments (Sunshine Act) system. Between April 1 and May 15, physicians can review reported information before it is made available to the public. If any of the reported payments appear to be inaccurate, physicians may resolve the dispute directly with the manufacturer until May 15.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam, Cristy and guest co-host Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, will be talking with Timothy Quill, MD, professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The theme of the conversation will be "Options at the End of Life."
Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, is the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology. She is the director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the executive associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. In this podcast, she joins Ron Falk, MD, to discuss osteoarthritis care and research at UNC.
The Dean's Office invites recommendations and nominations for the chair of the School of Medicine Conflict of Interest Committee.
Ndoh named UNC School of Medicine’s Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Uduak Ndoh has been named the School of Medicine’s assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. He comes to UNC from Duke, where he worked as the director of Information Technology at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Ndoh will officially begin the new role on May 1.
UNC Health Care providers have recently completed a fourth edition of the patient education guide, which aims to provide information for patients with heart failure. For the first time, a Spanish-language version will also be made available.
Two UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center members - Drs. Deborah Mayer and Barbara Rimer - have been honored with appointments to the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative's Blue Ribbon Panel. They will join a team of cancer experts to provide advice and vision in the implementation of the national program.
On April 14, the UNC School of Medicine's Whitehead Medical Society and the Diversity Council will host a Diversity Cafe event at the Ackland Art Museum.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications that will expand the diversity of perspectives that inform the organization's programming and introduce new researchers to the foundation. The career development award for researchers is aimed at those who come from backgrounds underrepresented in research disciplines. Award amount is up to $50,000. Application deadline is May 4.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation is accepting letters of interest that seek to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later-stage drug development programs relevant to Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging. Award amount is up to $600,000 for one year, though multi-year projects will be considered. Letter of interest deadline is May 13.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is accepting letters of interest for investigator-initiated research aimed at better understanding the biology of Huntington's Disease. The research project and observations should have the potential to directly impact patients' lives or help guide future drug development. Award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is May 23.
The American Heart Association is accepting applications to a research grant program supporting innovative high-risk, high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. Award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is July 26.
The Meso Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that may relate to benchwork, translational, or clinical research that is currently not funded. All levels and degrees of scientists are encouraged to apply. Award amount is up to $50,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is August 5.
The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 is funding pilot projects up to $40,000 in direct costs. The purpose of the pilot projects are to fund new initiatives and to allow new investigators to pursue tobacco regulation research related to the effects of new and emerging tobacco products (e.g., little cigars, hookah, e-cigs, etc.) on innate defense.
The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 plans to award two to three pilot projects (up to $3,000 in direct costs) to UNC-CH postdoctoral fellows.
The 2016 Human Movement Science and Biomechanics Research Symposium featured keynote speaker Louis E. DeFrate, Sc.D. DeFrate is the Frank H. Bassett III, MD, endowed chair and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
The UNC Stroke Symposium, sponsored by UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and UNC Health Care, kicks off May 14. The registration deadline, however, is fast approaching. Reserve your spot by May 2.