UNC's Program on Integrative Medicine, which is housed in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been awarded more than $100,000 from the John Rex Endowment to evaluate the feasibility of implementing two evidence-based mindfulness programs. The effort, a partnership with the Southeast Raleigh Assembly, is aimed at reducing violence, improving academic performance and promoting positive mental health for youth and caregivers in Southeast Raleigh.
NC TraCS has announced a new funding mechanism to support research that will advance translational science – the discipline focused on understanding addressing the scientific and organizational challenges underlying each stage of the translational process. Funding is for up to $50,000.
The UNC Health Care Center for Rehabilitation Care was recently presented with a certificate recognizing its new designation as a "Partners in MS Care – Rehabilitation" facility.
The STEM Series, sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Series, has one upcoming focus group discussion during which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their career development experiences at UNC. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation in the 90-minute sessions.
The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest for projects that could be potentially transformative in diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowl Disease. Awards are up to $100,000 for one year. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2016 by 8:00 p.m.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation is accepting letters of interest for critical translational projects that bridge the gap between basic research and later-stage drug development. The Foundation is funding preclinical drug discovery and biomarker development programs relevant to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and cognitive aging. Award amount averages up to $150,000 for one year. The submission deadline is March 4, 2016.
The Epilepsy Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest for its New Therapy Commercialization grant program that will drive the development of new therapies for epilepsy. Award amounts vary and a 1:1 matching award component is required of this grant. Letters are due March 7.
The March of Dimes is accepting nomination Letters of Interest to fund young scientists embarking on independent research careers. The applicant's research interests should align with the March of Dimes mission. There are qualifications for eligibility dependent on when PhD or MD was awarded. Award amount is up to $150,000 for two years. Deadline is March 16.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & guest co-host Amir Barzin, DO, will be talking with Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. The theme of the conversation will be "The Past Present and Future of Alzheimer's Research."
The February Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be a panel presentation by Michelle Curl, RN, BSN; Arlene Davis, JD; Sarah Fotheringham, JD; and Paul Ossman, MD, MPH.
Blanton Tolbert PhD from Case Western presents: "RNA structural elements and protein interactions that regulate HIV genome splicing"
John Kuriyan, PhD from Berkeley presents " Control of catalytic activity in the EGF receptor"
John Riordan, PhD from UNC- Chapel Hill presents "Cystic fibrosis, from the patient to the basic defect and back"
Leonard Spicer, PhD, Duke University
On Friday, March 4, the UNC School of Medicine will welcome Tait Shanafelt, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being, for a lecture titled "Finding Meaning, Balance and Personal Satisfaction in the Practice of Medicine."
On Thursday evening, Jan. 21, the inaugural class of 20 UNC Physician Assistant Program students received their white coats at the Carolina Club's Alumni Hall.
Erin Malloy, MD, Professor, Psychiatry and Director, Medical Student Education, has been named Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. The announcement comes from The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.