Jan. 7

Implementation Science: Applying What Works Workshop

Implementation Science is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based approaches and the systematic study of specified activities designed to put into practice activities or programs of known dimensions. The field of Dissemination and Implementation Science (D&I) is rapidly growing. We have organized this workshop to introduce you to some resources and current projects to guide your research interventions.

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MSTAR Grant Awarded, Open to Medical Students

The UNC Center for Aging and Health/Division of Geriatric Medicine, has been awarded a federal training grant designed to impact aging populations. The Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program is a five-year National Institute on Aging T35 short-term training grant in aging research for medical students. The goal is to cultivate greater exposure to and interest in aging research and geriatrics.

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Infectious Disease Clinic Celebrates Early Heroes

Infectious Disease Clinic Celebrates Early Heroes

A recent gathering in the UNC Infectious Disease Clinic served as a reunion for the nurses and other medical staff who worked tirelessly to care for patients in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and ultimately led to the establishment of a dedicated clinic within the hospital for those patients.

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Drop-In Photography Session

A free drop-in photo session will be offered for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only in January. Non-faculty advanced practice providers must provide direct, clinical patient care in the outpatient setting in order to be photographed. As always, all UNC School of Medicine faculty members are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate residents, fellows, program directors or other staff members at this session.

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Drop-In Photography Session

A free drop-in photo session will be offered for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) only in January. Non-faculty advanced practice providers must provide direct, clinical patient care in the outpatient setting in order to be photographed. As always, all UNC School of Medicine faculty members are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate residents, fellows, program directors or other staff members at this session.

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Concussions, Football and Making Games Safer with Kevin Guskiewicz

Concussions, Football and Making Games Safer with Kevin Guskiewicz

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.The theme of the conversation will be "Concussions, Football and Making Games Safer."

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New Weight and Lifestyle Medicine Service

New Weight and Lifestyle Medicine Service

A new Weight and Lifestyle Medicine Service, offered by UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the UNC Hospitals Spine Center aims to help adults with a BMI of 30 or greater to lose weight and improve their lifestyle.

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Antibiotic Stewardship at UNC: Review of the First Six Months of The Antibiotic Stewardship Team

The next edition of the Friday Morning Conference will focus on the work of UNC's Antibiotic Stewardship Team. Jonathan Juliano, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, medical director, Antibiotic Stewardship Team, will be the featured speaker.

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Call for Nominations: 2016 University Awards for the Advancement of Women

The Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Carolina Women's Center are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. The award recognizes contributions by people of all genders to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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TEDxUNC seeks speakers

The TEDxUNC 2016 organizing committee is looking for great faculty speakers for the February 27 conference. As in past years, this will be a day-long event held at Memorial Hall. This year's focus will be the human body.

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Research Ethics Grand Rounds Spring 2016

The topic for the Jan. 21st session of the Research Ethics Grand Rounds Spring 2016 series is “Informed Consent for Oncology Phase 1 Clinical Trials in the 21st Century.” The speakers are Drs. Katie Reeder-Hayes and Claire Dees, UNC Division of Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Volunteer doulas and UNC students partner on better births

An APPLES service-learning class at Carolina partners with volunteer doulas at N.C. Women's Hospital to enhance students' educational experiences and better serve women delivering babies at UNC.

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UNC/Duke Team Publish on Using CRISPR Technique on Adult Mammals

UNC/Duke Team Publish on Using CRISPR Technique on Adult Mammals

A team of investigators supported in part by a $50,000 CTSA-supported UNC /Duke Collaborative Pilot Program has published results of their research into using CRISPR to treat an adult mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using a virus to deliver the gene-editing system. This marks the first time that the CRISPR technique has successfully treated a genetic disease inside a fully developed living mammal with a strategy that has the potential to be translated to human therapy.

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Physician Assistant Program featured on Charlotte's WFAE

Physician Assistant Program featured on Charlotte's WFAE

Last week, WFAE in Charlotte produced a piece on the new UNC Physician Assistant (PA) Program, which welcomes its inaugural class for orientation this week. The piece features program director Dr. Paul Chelminski and PA student -- and military veteran who provided medical support during two combat deployments in Iraq -- Dave Manning.

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Pfizer: Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia

Pfizer, Inc. is interested in funding projects that enable the training of clinical providers in musculoskeletal ultrasound in hemophilia. Awards can be for up to $300,000. Application deadline is Jan. 25, 2016.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation: Grants Program

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation is accepting applications for innovative educational projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury and/or increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the spinal cord injury community. Award amount is up to $50,000. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: General Research Grant

The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting LOIs from qualified investigators for several of FARA's research priorities. Maximum award amount is up to $300,000 for up to two (2) years. LOI deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.

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Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. - Call for Proposals

The Alpha Foundation supports research projects that have practical implications on mine safety and health for workers, operators and policymakers. Emphasis is placed on early transition and rapid dissemination of project findings. Concept paper deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation: External Awards Program

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical, and early-stage research projects through peer-reviewed process. Two tracks of funding: Clinical Indication Track and the High-Risk Track. Award amount is up to $100,000. A one-page research abstract must be submitted by Jan. 18, 2016 (two weeks prior to deadline) before a full proposal can be invited for submission. Full application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program

The LLS is accepting applications that are proposing novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hematological malignancies and related pre-malignant conditions. Award amount is up to $600,000. Applicants must hold an MD or PhD, but do not have to be US citizens. LOI deadline is Jan. 25, 2016.

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NC TraCS remembers Dr. Sharon Elliott-Bynum

NC TraCS remembers Dr. Sharon Elliott-Bynum

Elliott-Bynum died Sunday, Jan. 3 at the age of 58. Elliott-Bynum, along with her late sister Pat, founded Healing with CAARE, Inc., a non-profit organization in Durham that provides health and wellness services to vulnerable populations.

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