March 24

Your Health: Avoiding the emergency room: The role of telemedicine with Bobby Park

Your Health: Avoiding the emergency room: The role of telemedicine with Bobby Park

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Bobby Park, MD, co-founder and director of RelyMD. The theme of the conversation will be "Avoiding the Emergency Room: The Role of Telemedicine."

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IHQI Seed Grant Symposium

The Seed Grant Program promotes the development of expertise in quality improvement at UNC Hospitals, Faculty Physician, and Physician Network practices.

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Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: Rationing is Not a Four Letter Word: Death Panels, Policy & Ethics

The April Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Philip Rosoff, MD, director of the Clinical Ethics Program and professor of pediatrics and of medicine at Duke University.

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Wellness activities planned for National Doctor's Day

National Doctor's Day is March 30. To mark the occasion, the UNC School of Medicine is holding two separate events encouraging faculty and residents to take a few minutes for relaxation and self-care.

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Kuwahara named 2016 American College of Physicians National Health Policy Intern

Kuwahara named 2016 American College of Physicians National Health Policy Intern

Fourth-year medical student Rita Kuwahara has been selected as the 2016 American College of Physicians National Health Policy Intern. As the nation's only medical student to receive this honor, Kuwahara will have the unique opportunity to work with government affairs staff at the American College of Physicians' Washington DC office and spend time on Capitol Hill working on health policy and advocacy issues for the American College of Physicians, the nation's largest medical specialty organization.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance is accepting letters of interest focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich's Ataxia. Maximum award is $250,000 per year for 1-2 years. The deadline for submission is May 5.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Various Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for two award programs: Target Validation Awards and Target Optimization Awards. Award amounts are dependent on the program. A funding opportunity informational webinar is scheduled for March 30, 2016. The pre-proposal deadline is May 18 by 5 p.m.

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Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grant

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation is accepting applications from investigators to fund research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment or cure should be clearly defined. Award amount varies; 2015 awards averaged $150,000. The application deadline is June 1.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha inducts new members

Recently, 10 students, five housestaff, four faculty, and three alumni members were inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

UNC Cardiology Fellow Dwijesh Patel, MD, will present "Contemporary Management of Uncomplicated STEMI: Are ICUs Necessary?"

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Department of Allied Health Sciences Programs Receive Accreditation

Department of Allied Health Sciences Programs Receive Accreditation

The Department of Allied Health Sciences' Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and the Division of Physical Therapy's Pediatric Residency Program announce recent accreditations.

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Recapping the 2016 David E. Yoder Symposium

Recapping the 2016 David E. Yoder Symposium

Rebecca Landa, PhD, presented at the 2016 David E. Yoder Symposium, held at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill in late March 2016. Landa's talk focused on early developmental patterns in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder.

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Fifteen students honored with NC Rural Promise Scholarship

Recently, the initial class of 15 NC Rural Promise Scholars was honored. The newly created scholarship offers financial support for UNC School of Medicine students who plan to enter the fields of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/Gyn, psychiatry, or general surgery and commit to serve in one of North Carolina’s rural counties.

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Faculty and Staff Campaign kicks off

Faculty and Staff Campaign kicks off

This year’s UNC Faculty and Staff campaign has kicked off. The annual campaign – which has been conducted each spring since the 1980s –represents an opportunity for faculty and staff members to make an investment in the future of medicine at Carolina as well as other initiatives from across the University.

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National Consortium for Data Science Data Fellows Program

The National Consortium for Data Science, a public-private collaboration led by RENCI, seeks early-career faculty members to participate in the NCDS Data Fellows Program. Data Fellows receive up to $50,000 to support innovative data science research. Applications are due April 7.

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Martin named chair of emergency medicine at West Virginia University

Martin named chair of emergency medicine at West Virginia University

Ian Martin, MD, MBA, associate professor, emergency medicine and internal medicine, has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Zerwas featured on WRAL

Zerwas featured on WRAL

Recently, Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, assistant professor, psychiatry, and clinical director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders was recently featured on WRAL in a story discussing why men are less likely to seek treatment for eating disorders.

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