June 23

Duronio named Associate Dean for Research

Duronio named Associate Dean for Research

Bob Duronio, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine. Duronio is a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of genetics in the School of Medicine. He is also a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences.

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Changing the Face of Medicine: Documentary Screening

Join us for a sneak preview of the new documentary, "Black Women in Medicine." The screening is part of an initiative by URU The Right To Be, Inc. and is presented in collaboration with UNC School of Medicine Office of Special Programs.

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Balancing patient autonomy with Martin Shapiro

Balancing patient autonomy with Martin Shapiro

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will be talking with Martin Shapiro, MD, chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles about "Balancing Patient Autonomy."

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The Ready Clinician's Ambulatory BP Training Course

Dr. Anthony Viera (UNC-CH), Dr. Daichi Shimbo (Columbia), and Dr. Ray Townsend (UPenn) have created a one-day course to provide clinicians the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to implement ABPM in their practices. The course founders are clinicians and researchers themselves, who have performed over 3,500 ABPM sessions. The course will be offered on Sept. 10, 2016, in Tyson’s Corner, VA (DC area). For more information or to register to attend the course, visit www.abpmcourse.com. Also, follow us on Twitter @ABPMcourse or find us on LinkedIn as "The Ready Clinician's Ambulatory BP Training Course"!

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Remembering Division of Physical Therapy founding director Margaret Lee Moore

Remembering Division of Physical Therapy founding director Margaret Lee Moore

Dr. Margaret Lee Moore, a pioneer in the field of physical therapy, died June 15, 2016 at the age of 94. A Greensboro native, Moore was instrumental in establishing the Division of Physical Therapy at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Thurston Arthritis Research Center newsletter - new medical research yields important findings

Thurston Arthritis Research Center newsletter - new medical research yields important findings

Learn how the Thurston Arthritis Research Center is helping the medical community better understand diseases such as meat allergy, lupus and osteoarthritis, thanks to cutting edge research and important new insights.

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation: Call for Proposals

The Angelman Foundation is accepting proposals to fund pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Award amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is October 15.

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Scleroderma Foundation: Research Grants

The Scleroderma Foundation is accepting applications for two research grant programs: New Investigator Research Grants and Established Investigator Research Grants. Award amounts vary depending on the award program. Application deadline is Sept. 15.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Focus Grants

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is accepting Letters of Intent for innovative, high-risk, potentially high-yield projects that focus on a specific areas of suicide prevention. Projects may come from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health service administration, and many others. The award is not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments or other interventions that do not have a significant research component. Award amount is up to $500,000 per year for up to three years. Deadline is August 1.

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Brady Education Foundation: Program Development Grants

The Brady Foundation is accepting Stage 1 proposals for their two programs: Program Development and Program Evaluation. Successful proposals will have randomized controlled trials and strong community-based partnerships. Awards are for up to three years and award amount varies depending on program. Stage 1 proposal deadline is August 1.

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American Association for Cancer Research: Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway

The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting applications to support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow conducting cancer research on the HER Family Pathway and establishing a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature, and must have direct applicability to the HER Family Pathway in cancer. It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree. Award amount is up to $50,000 per year for up to two years. Application deadline is July 19.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation: Shaffer Grant

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is accepting preliminary proposals to support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research based on the Foundation's strategic goals of protecting and restoring the optic nerve; accurately detecting glaucoma and monitoring its progress; finding the genes responsible for glaucoma; understanding the intraocular pressure system and developing better treatments; and to determining the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data. Award amount is up to $40,000 for one year. Preliminary proposal deadline is July 15.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: 2016 Psychosocial Grants

The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for two awards in the Pscyhosocial Grants Program. The Pscyhosocial: Launch Grants are for early career researchers within seven years of receiving their terminal degree to support studies that aim to explain or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. Award amounts vary. The Psychosocial: Family Impact Grants are for established investigators to support studies that aim to explain or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. Award amounts are up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. Deadline is July 13.

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 Carolina Center for Public Service names Antoine Bailliard Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

Carolina Center for Public Service names Antoine Bailliard Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

Antoine Bailliard, an assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, is one of ten Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for 2016; Bailliard is the only recipient from the UNC School of Medicine.

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Documentary ‘Black Women in Medicine’ to be screened at Stone Center

The UNC SOM Office of Special Programs and The Right To Be, Inc.. — a nonprofit aimed to increase the percentage of African American physicians in the United States — will host a screening of the new documentary “Black Women in Medicine” on June 24 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

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