Dec. 15

Job Posting: UNC Hospitals’ Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs

With the recent restructuring of leadership positions at UNC Hospitals, and as Dr. Tony Lindsey, UNC Health Care’s Chief Medical Officer, focuses on system-level initiatives, a search has begun to fill the position of UNC Hospitals’ Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and VP of Medical Affairs (VPMA).

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Swimming, Walking, Weight Loss: One patient’s journey to better health

Swimming, Walking, Weight Loss: One patient’s journey to better health

There was a time when Sandy Vargas would only walk from her bedroom to the kitchen if she'd have the chance to lie down and rest afterwards. Now, though, she's a distance swimmer, and dedicated walker. Her progress started after a conversation with her doctor at UNC.

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Hemsey named Hospital Medicine Division Chief

Hemsey named Hospital Medicine Division Chief

David Hemsey, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. The Division of Hospital Medicine is the newest division in the Department of Medicine, established in July 2016.

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ComSciCon-Triangle 2017

Seeking graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and any interested parties to apply for local science communication conference!

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Inaugural DAHS faculty awards honor Dr. Sue Beck and Melissa Culp

Inaugural DAHS faculty awards honor Dr. Sue Beck and Melissa Culp

The awards, which will be conferred every other year, honor faculty members who have served the Department of Allied Health Sciences for three or more years and have made significant contributions of leadership and excellence.

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Merck Foundation - Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care

The Merck Foundation is accepting letters of intent for projects that aim to improve access to high-quality diabetes care and reduce health disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Bridging the Gap aims to promote health equity through intersectoral collaborations that bring together stakeholders from inside and outside the health care system to address disparities in health outcomes. The award amount is up to $300,000 per year for up to five years. The LOI deadline is Jan. 24, 2017.

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American Gastroenterological Assocation: AGA-Medtronic Research & Development Pilot Award in Technology

*SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP* The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is accepting applications to provide non-salary funds for new and established investigators to research and develop new devices, design and test a significant improvement to an existing technology, develop a new diagnostic, develop a novel research method technology, and/or investigate the application of nanotechnology or methodologies such as computational biology to the field of gastroenterology. Award amount is up to $30,000 for one year. The application deadline is Jan. 6, 2017.

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Dean's Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

The Dean's Advisory Council is now meeting twice yearly. At the Dec. 13 meeting, the council approved minutes from its April meeting.

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Vital Signs Holiday Schedule

Because of the Christmas holiday, Vital Signs will be distributed next Wednesday, Dec. 21. Please submit any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Additionally, Vital Signs will not run the week between Christmas and New Year's. After the Dec. 21 issue, the next issue will be Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!

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Industry Support of Research: Tales of Deception

Industry Support of Research: Tales of Deception

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy welcome Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, who will share tales of deception that have resulted from industry supported research.

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