In preparation for the upcoming Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges reaccreditation review, UNC Chapel Hill has enacted a policy that requires faculty members, including those in the School of Medicine, to provide official transcripts showing all graduate course credits and degrees. Read a memo from Drs. Roper and Burks outlining this requirement.
Medicine Grand Rounds, Marco Patti "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: From Heartburn to Lung Fibrosis and Beyond"
Dr. Marco Patti will discuss the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat esophageal conditions.
If you have frequent migraine headaches, you may be qualified to participate in this research study.
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC recently awarded their first round of awards from the Carolinas Collaborative pilot program to two multi-institutional teams of researchers whose teams are now up and running, working with electronic health record data in innovative ways, with the goal of advancing clinical research.
Diversity was a topic of discussion at the AMA's Interim Meeting, held in November in November. Cedric Bright, MD, assistant dean of medical education and admissions, director of the Office of Special Programs and associate professor of internal medicine, was featured during the meeting and in a follow-up article published by the AMA.
Recently, MedSim Magazine published its list of "Health Care Change Agents." Carol Durham, PhD, EdD, RN, professor and director, Education-Simulation Learning Environment, was featured on the list. Read the interview where she discusses changes in nursing education, preventing medical error, and simulation technology.
Amy Shaheen, MD, MSc, associate professor of clinical medicine, was recently named director of the TEC curriculum's Population Health Thread. In this role, Shaheen will help to define the curricular content related to population health and health systems, and work closely with course directors to integrate these topics into all UNC medical students' training.
The FRAXA Foundation is accepting applications to fund a total of 8-12 fellowships to support investigators. Principal Investigators must demonstrate adequate overall funding to pursue this project. Successful applicants for these grants will likely be working in established labs which have funding for supplies and any required animal handling costs. Priority is given to research with a translational or preclinical focus on fragile X, which has potential to lead to improved treatment. Award amount is up to $45,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.
American Federation for Aging/Glenn Foundation for Medical Research: Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology
The American Federation for Aging Research, in partnership with the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) provide support to a small number of research projects that build on early discoveries in the fields of human aging and health and show translational potential for clinically relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span. Award amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.
The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation is accepting applications to fund projects focused in the area of HIV/AIDS research. Priority will be given to proposals which cannot be readily supported by larger external sources, e.g. NIH funding. Award amount is up to $50,000. The application deadline is rolling.
The American Lung Association is accepting applications for the Dalsemer Research Grant, a mentored award aimed at providing seed money to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. The grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. Award amount is up to $40,000 per year for up to two years. The application deadline is Dec. 15.
Employees with email addresses at both UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine prompted to select primary account
Beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, employees who have email accounts at both UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine will be prompted, by an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, to select a primary email account.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Alan Kronhaus, MD, co-founder and CEO of Doctors Making Housecalls, and Chrissy Kistler, MD, assistant professor of family medicine and geriatrics at UNC and the clinical director of the UNC REACH program, about models of home healthcare.