Feb. 25

UNC and Duke University Neurosurgery Departments to offer joint international fellowships

UNC and Duke University Neurosurgery Departments to offer joint international fellowships

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.

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McComish selected for Chapman Family Teaching Award

McComish selected for Chapman Family Teaching Award

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.

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Alport Syndrome Foundation: 2016 Request for Proposals

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.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award

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.

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Zerwas to speak at TEDxUNC

Zerwas to speak at TEDxUNC

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.

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UNC School of Medicine to host Shanafelt for discussion on physician well-being

UNC School of Medicine to host Shanafelt for discussion on physician well-being

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.

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Your Health: Screening for Disease with John Mandrola

Your Health: Screening for Disease with John Mandrola

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."

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Ehre and Kistler named co-directors of Science of Medicine Selective course

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.

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12th Annual UNC Horizons Conference

The 12th annual UNC Horizons Conference and 2nd annual training day will be held April 14 and 15.

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Influenza Vaccination Seminar featuring Bruce Gellin

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.

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