Jan. 21

ComSciCon-Triangle 2016 for graduate/professional students

Duke, NCSU, and UNC graduate students in STEM fields are invited to apply for ComSciCon-Triangle 2016, a science communication workshop organized by and for graduate students.

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Human Frontier Science Program: 2017 Program & Young Investigator Awards

The Human Frontier Science Program is accepting applications for two research grant programs focused on basic approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Priority will be given to new, innovative research projects for which preliminary results might not necessarily be available. Interested applicants must register and obtain a reference number by March 21, and LOIs are due March 31.

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Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture

This year's Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture will be delivered by Susan E. Lederer, PhD, Robert Turell Professor and Chair, Department of Medical History and Bioethics. University of Wisconsin-Madison. The title of Lederer's lecture is "The Living and the Dead: The Human Body, Anatomy and the State in 20th Century America.

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Walk With A Doc

Join Amanda Nelson, MD, and other providers, staff, and researchers from UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Rheumatology Clinic on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. rain (indoor track) or shine (walking trails) for an energizing one mile walk at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.

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MedUNCedoos a cappella auditions

UNC School of Medicine's MedUNCedoos a cappella group is holding auditions on Feb. 1. They are especially interested in male vocalists and vocal percussionists.

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Resident and faculty discussion about burnout and resiliency

This is a special session on wellness led by UNC Medical Center's residents. They will discuss the state of resident burnout nationally, at UNC, and what's being done to address the problem.

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Call for Nominations: Robert C. Cefalo House Officer of the Year Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Robert C. Cefalo House Officer of the Year Awards. The awards recognize members of the house staff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance and compassionate patient care.

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Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative seeks study participants

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, a UNC-based global effort to identify genetic causes of eating disorders, seeks study participants. If you have never suffered from anorexia nervosa, you can help. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey and submit a blood sample.

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Mary Ellen Jones building renovation update

Mary Ellen Jones building renovation update

The Mary Ellen Jones renovation project is expected to be underway in mid-February, with construction fencing and early site mobilization efforts being the first visible signs of construction. The project is anticipated to have a 30-month duration.

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Warren Newton to lead seminar on Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Outcomes

Warren Newton, MD, will lead a seminar titled “Interprofessional Education, Interprofessional Practice, and Outcomes” on Thursday, January 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Rosenfeld Conference Room at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

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Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy announces 2016 Mitchell Symposium speaker

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy announces 2016 Mitchell Symposium speaker

The Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science is named in honor and memory of Marlys Mitchell, PhD, the founder of the master’s program in Occupational Therapy at UNC, and her husband, Earl, a great supporter of Marlys’ work. The speaker for this year will be Staffan Josephsson, PhD, OT, and professor of occupational therapy at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Quality of life projects

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation provides quality of life project grants to support projects that improve participation and independence for people living with spinal cord injuries and addresses critical areas of need in rehabilitation. Awards are up to $100,000 for one-year. Letters of Intent are due Feb. 16, 2016 by 5:00 p.m..

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Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics 2016 Spring Seminar Series

Bridget Carragher, PhD from NY Structural Biology Center presents "Investigating the structure, function and dynamics of molecular machines using automated electron microscopy".

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2016 Young Investigator Awards

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has released an RFP encouraging applications from early-career scientists and professionals from other fields that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. Applicants must be within six-years of the completion of a professional degree. Award amount is up to $225,000 over three (3) years. Letters of Intent are due March 11, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

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Pfizer: Independent grants for learning and change

Pfizer has released an RFP for projects that will support continuing professional development programs (CME/CE) for medical oncologists and other healthcare professionals. Applications are due Feb. 2, 2016.

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UNC Family Medicine's Wellness@Work Program Recognized

The Town of Chapel Hill was again named one of the Triangle's healthiest employers in part because of the comprehensive wellness program provided by UNC Family Medicine's Wellness@Work.

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Solar Energy and Health with Yosef Abramowitz

Solar Energy and Health with Yosef Abramowitz

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Yosef Abramowitz, President of Gigawatt Solar. The theme of the conversation will be "Solar Energy and Health."

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