The UNC School of Medicine's Clinical Week pulls medical students out of the classroom and sends them to communities across North Carolina to gain medical knowledge and develop clinical skills through interaction with primary care physicians and their patients. Last week, the UNC SOM Facebook page captured the Clinical Week experiences of first-year medical students. Please take a moment to see where our students went and to read what they learned, as shared in their words. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
UNC School of Medicine researcher Angela Wahl, PhD, will lead a multi-institutional effort to pinpoint the role of bacteria in HIV acquisition.
The Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture selection committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 lecturer. Nominations will be accepted through April 8.
School of Medicine receives recognition for contributions to the 2015 State Employees Combined Campaign
On March 2, the State Employees Combined Campaign held a recognition event at the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh. Senior Executive Assistant Becky Medford represented UNC, the School of Medicine, and UNC Health Care at the event.
TruTalks is a series of public scientific lectures where researchers are invited to present their work in a relaxed and conversational atmosphere. The next TruTalk will be delivered by Cheryl McNeil, MD, who will speak on the neuroscience of dementia.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Norman Wirzba, PhD, and Rabbi Steven Sager, professors at Duke University Divinity School. The theme of the conversation will be "Hunger, Faith and Health." The episode originally aired in December of 2015.
Six projects have been awarded $50,000 by IHQI's Seed Grant Program.
Kevin J. Kelly, MD, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Interim Physician-in-Chief of UNC Children’s effective March 18. Kelly accepts the role from Wesley Burks, MD, who will step down to focus on his role as the School of Medicine’s Executive Dean.
Division of Physical Therapy faculty member Carol Giuliani will be honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA. Karen McCulloch will receive the Lucy Blair Service Award.
The UNC School of Medicine will host the annual Match Day celebration on Friday, March 18. Students are invited to share their Match Day experiences through social media.
The UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities is seeking applications from faculty members interested in the position of associate director.
The purpose of this symposium is to provide health care providers with an update on the care and treatment of HIV-infected patients who are now living longer lives. Specifically, topics included will address: recent HIV treatment advances, management of HIV/Hep C co-infected patients, Hep C guideline update, pre-exposure prophylaxis, opioid replacement, retention models, and emerging issues in HIV. There will be a separate and second track for case managers, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors who care for HIV-infected patients.
It's a familiar scene on television and the movies – a character collapses in a public place, and immediately someone calls out, “Is there a doctor in the house?” Always, a daring physician dashes to aid. A new study released this week by UNC Family Medicine researchers proves this may be one case where the movies are startling similar to real-life.
The Organization for Autism Research is accepting letters of intent for studies that expand knowledge related to autism. This year's competition focuses on augmentative and alternative communication, community-based intervention, behavioral economics, and effective safe training. Award is up to $30,000. Letter of interest deadline is March 28.
The Little Giraffe Foundation is accepting letters of interest from qualified scientists, doctors, nurses, fellows and medical students. Projects must directly address the long-term and immediate health needs caused by premature births. Awards are not made to individuals. Award is up to $10,000. Letter of interest deadline is July 15, 2016.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accepting applications from surgeons working in North America interested in pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. Award is up to $160,000. Application deadline is July 1, 2016.
The Harrington Discovery Institute is accepting applications from physician-scientist innovators whose research has the potential to advance standard of care. Funding goes towards research and drug development as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions. PI must hold a PhD or MD/PhD and have a faculty position. Award is $100,000 guaranteed with opportunities for funding up to $700,000 over project's lifetime. Application deadline is June 6, 2016.
Recently, the University has seen an increase in the number of "phishing" emails. Read these tips for how to spot and deal with a suspicious email.
The Cancer Outcomes Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman from UCSF
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched the Advancing Change Leaders national initiative to achieve a Culture of Health. The initiative will be discussed on an upcoming webinar.