An innovative collaboration between UNC and Duke has resulted in the creation of the Elizabeth Bullitt / Allan H. Friedman International Fellowship in Neurosurgery. The fellowship was announced on Feb. 9 at the Robert H. Wilkins Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery held at the Carolina Inn.
Cara McComish, PhD, assistant professor, division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the Chapman Family Teaching Award.. McComish is the only recipient from the UNC School of Medicine.
A collaboration between the Alpert Syndrome Foundation, Inc., Pederson Family and the Kidney Foundations of Canada (KFOC), the 2016 RFP is accepting applications to fund basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis and treatment of Alport Syndrome. Award amount is up to $100,000 over one- to two-year projects. Application deadline is March 21, by 7 p.m.
SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP ANNOUNCEMENT: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications to fund basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. Award amount is up to $200,000 over four years. Application deadline is March 15, 2016.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, UNC will host the fifth annual TEDxUNC conference. Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, clinical director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, will be one of the event’s speakers.
On March 4, the UNC School of Medicine will welcome Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, for a discussion on ways to promote physician well-being and enhance quality of care.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & guest co-host Bhavini Murthi, MD, will be talking with John Mandrola, MD, electrophysiologist and columnist for Medscape. The theme of the conversation will be "Screening for Disease."
Camille Ehre, PhD, and Christine Kistler, MD, have been named the new co-directors of the UNC School of Medicine’s Science of Medicine Selective.
The 12th annual UNC Horizons Conference and 2nd annual training day will be held April 14 and 15.
Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, deputy assistant secretary for health, director, National Vaccine Program Office, will deliver a talk titled "Influenza (seasonal and pandemic) Vaccines and Vaccination.