March 10

Richard Loeser discusses osteoarthritis research in podcast

Richard Loeser discusses osteoarthritis research in podcast

Richard Loeser, MD, of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, explains his work in the latest Department of Medicine Chair’s Corner podcast interview with Ron Falk, MD. The first segment of their conversation focuses on his research in reactive oxygen species, and in the second segment, Loeser answers questions on the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis.

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Dittmer selected as American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

Dittmer selected as American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, was selected as one of the American Academy of Microbiology’s 2016 Fellows.

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Peggy Cotter Elected as 2017-18 President of the American Society for Microbiology

Peggy Cotter Elected as 2017-18 President of the American Society for Microbiology

The election places Cotter, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, at the head of the oldest and largest single life sciences membership organization in the world.

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2016 David E. Yoder Symposium

The UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosts the Yoder Symposium every two years to honor Professor Emeritus David E. Yoder. Dr. Rebecca Landa, of Johns Hopkins University, will present on early developmental patterns in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorders and optimizing development through intervention.

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2016 NC DNA Day 5K

Registration is now open for the 4th annual NC DNA Day 5K run to be held on Saturday, April 9!

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation: Joint Grant Awards

The AAFP Foundation is accepting applications to support research that poses important questions relevant to Family Medicine. Award amount is up to $50,000. Application deadline is July 7.

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Retirement Research Foundation: 2016 Responsive Grants

The Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. Award amounts vary. Letter of interest deadline is March 20, 2016.

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American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology: 2016 Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant

ASTRO has is accepting proposals to support residents or fellows planning a career in basic science or clinical research in radiation oncology. Award amount is up to $25,000 for one year. Application deadline is March 25 by midnight.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2016 PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is accepting applications for investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. The awards will be funded depending on the level of innovation in applications received. High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired. Teams of three investigators (including one young investigator) are allowed to apply. Award amount is up to $1,000,000 over two years. Application deadline is April 29 by 3:00 p.m.

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American Lung Association: 2016 Momentum Research Award - Defeating Lung Cancer in Women

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the ALA are collaborating to support novel research with the potential for high clinical impact in the early detection of lung cancer in women. The award will support an early career scientist to conduct research on lung cancer among women. Award amount is up to $250,000 over two years. Application deadline is April 25.

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Alliance for Lupus Research & Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation: Challenge Grant Program

The ALR and Pfizer are accepting applications to support research that facilitates and accelerates development of new therapies for lupus patients. Awards are intended for studies of high scientific merit and translational potential focused on the role of interferon-beta in the pathogenesis and/or maintenance of SLE. Award amount is up to $150,000 per year for two years. Application deadline is April 1 by 5 p.m.

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Pignone accepts position at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Pignone accepts position at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, division chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology and director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, has accepted a position as the inaugural chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Your Health: The pressures and pitfalls of prescribing antibiotics with Jeffrey Gerber

Your Health: The pressures and pitfalls of prescribing antibiotics with Jeffrey Gerber

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Cristy & guest co-host Linda Myerholtz, PhD, will be talking with Jeffrey Gerber, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The theme of the conversation will be "The Pressures and Pitfalls of Prescribing Antibiotics."

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advancing Change Leaders Initiative

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched the Advancing Change Leaders national initiative to achieve a Culture of Health. The RWJF Clinical Scholars Program is open to clinicians with five or more years experience. Interested clinicians apply in interdisciplinary teams of two to five clinicians (MD, DO, PhD, DNS, DMD, MSW, PharmD, DPT, DVM, DDS, AuD, RD, OTD) with five or more years of experience in active practice. Scholar support includes $35,000 per clinician per year for three years.

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