In August, the UNC School of Medicine made a commitment to adding wellness as a critical metric in institutional performance. As a part of that effort, a well-being tracking tool developed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic is being rolled out. Read a memo from Drs. Roper and Burks outlining how to use this new tool and the reasoning behind its launch.
The Carolina Seminar Series, “The Attrition of Women Faculty From Science: Developing Targeted Research Mentoring Strategies” invites female associate professors in the sciences (< 5 years in rank) to participate in a lunch discussion to help identify effective mentoring strategies to support mid-career women faculty on UNC’s campus.
Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective Jan. 1.
In an emotional service, UNC Medical Students put their talents to use to honor their “first patients.”
Several changes will be made to the leadership structure of UNC Faculty Physicians in the coming months. These changes come in anticipation of the retirement of Al Daugird, MD, on March 1, 2017.
The next meeting of the Dean's Advisory Council will be held Dec. 13 from 4:30 - 5:30 in the Pagano Conference Room.
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, was recently honored with a Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds "A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Care of Transgender Patients""
Dr. Eric Klett, Dr. Keelee MacPhee and Louise Newton will discuss this timely topic.
Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program accepting applications for research funding
The Caregivers at Carolina Program provides supplemental research funds for early career physician scientists who have a strong program of research and who are also facing extraordinary caregiving demands at home. The application deadline has been extended.
The latest episode of the Department of Medicine Chair's Corner features a conversation with Ron Falk, MD, and Ria Dancel, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dancel highlights the procedures that the UNC Medicine Procedure Service provides and how the service's benefits in resident training and patient care.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy welcome Dr. Alison Stuebe, associate professor for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at UNC, about the benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mom. **Note, there has been an update to this week's schedule, the previously advertised episode featuring Dr. Robert Rubin will air at a later date.
The Rita Allen Foundation, in partnership with the American Pain Society, is accepting applications to support research projects directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Award amount is up to $50,000 per year for up to three years. The application deadline is Jan. 16, 2017.
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation is accepting applications from investigators to fund research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment or cure should be clearly defined. Award amount varies. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.
Office of International Activities accepting applications for Global Health Scholars and Global Health Concentration programs
The UNC Office of International Activities, in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to offer two global health programs targeted to residents: UNC Global Health Scholars Program and a Concentration in Global Health. These offerings are available to all UNC resident physicians in ACGME residency programs.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for physician scientists — and UNC is going above and beyond to make that happen.