The 16th Perl Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture will be presented Friday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. Dean Roper will present the Prize at 3:00, followed by a lecture presented by the 16th Perl-UNC Prize recipient, Chris Walsh. There will be a reception on the 2nd floor and terrace of MBRB immediately following the lecture starting around 4:15.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has an open RFP for four postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are committed to working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry or nursing. Awards are $75,000 each as an annual stipend with a $30,000 annual grant toward research support. Application deadline is March 15, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.
The Marfan Foundation has an open RFP to support senior faculty members studying in all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Two-years grants will be awarded to support basic, translational, or clinical research. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two years. Application deadline is April 11, 2016.
The Foundation is accepting applications for projects that will significantly reduce or replace laboratory animals in biomedical research, product safety testing, or educational demonstrations. Award amount is up to $40,000. Application deadline is May 2.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Generating Improved Beta/Islet Cell Sources through Genetic Modifications
The JDRF Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest for projects that use state-of-the-art gene modification techniques to develop and test improved beta/islet cell preparations, with a pathway toward therapeutic use in beta cell replacement for TD1 patients. Applicants must have MD, DMD, DVM, PhD or equivalent academic degree, and a faculty position or equivalent. Award amount is up to $350,000 per year for up to three years. LOI deadline is April 28, but teleconference introduction and public Q&A is scheduled for March 9, 2016.
Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named interim chair for the department of Family Medicine, effective April 1. Page will accept the role from Warren Newton, MD, MPH, who recently announced he would step down as chair to assume the role of senior medical advisor to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Sarah Webster has received a fellowship from the Hear the World Foundation and will complete an externship at UNC Hospitals, with a focus on pediatric audiology.
Symposium on Open Access with PLoS founder Dr. Mike Eisen
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & guest co-host Jessica Anderson, DO, will be talking with Tim Harlan, MD, director of the Goldring Institute for Culinary Medicine. The theme of the conversation will be "Healthy Gourmet Food."
As part of the “Cancer Moonshot” federal initiative to spur breakthroughs in cancer research, Biden hosted a roundtable discussion on Feb. 10 at the Duke University School of Medicine that featured cancer experts and leaders from UNC. Among the experts chosen for the panel were Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and assistant professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Niklaus Steiner, UNC professor and co-founder of the Chapel Hill-based Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports adolescents and young adults with cancer.
The latest Department of Medicine Chair's Corner podcast features Myron Cohen, MD, and Ron Falk, MD, discussing the Zika Virus.
The Carolina Seminar Series, “The Attrition of Women Faculty from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines: Identifying Targets for Intervention and Effecting Change,” announces a virtual webinar with Karen Kelsky, PhD, founder of “The Professor Is In,” academic consultant, and author.
Wesley Burks, MD, has announced that he will step down from his position as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UNC Children’s. He will continue to serve as executive dean of the School of Medicine.