Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, professor of social medicine and medicine at the School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Equity Research, has been honored with the 2016 Herbert W. Nickens Award. She will formally receive the honor at the Society for General Internal Medicine’s annual meeting in May.
Seth Glickman, MD, associate professor, emergency medicine, director, Office of Population and Value Care, has been named President and Executive Medical Director of the UNC Health Alliance.
Medical students in the new Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum are now on the wards and in the clinics as part of the curriculum's Application Phase. The aim of this portion of their training is to apply the knowledge gained during the curriculum's Foundation Phase.
On April 14, Jeff Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine will present at Pediatric Grand Rounds. His lecture, titled "Data Sharing in Clinical Trials" will be delivered at 8 a.m. in the Old Clinic Auditorium.
Kathleen Rao, PhD, was Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Research Professor of Genetics in the UNC School of Medicine; and Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory in UNC Hospitals. She died March 24. A memorial service will be held Monday April 4 at 3:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church.
Jane Brice, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, topped the list of the "Most Influential Women in EMS," released recently by EMS1.com, one of the EMS community's leading news sites.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy will be talking with Ed Anselm, MD, medical director at Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey and professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. The theme of the conversation will be "The Balance of Care and Coverage."
The 23rd Annual STEP Symposium will be held April 30 from 8 a.m. - noon at the Friday Center.
Submissions for the current round of SOM bridge funding are currently being accepted. The deadline for submission is April 22.
Jeffrey Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA, will discuss the Quality, Safety, & Value Program at the Heart Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment is accepting Letters of Interest to fund investigator-initiated research and provide support for education, health, and safety research and development. Small pilot developmental studies will be $50,000 one-year projects while the traditional research projects will be up to $250,000 in direct costs over two years. Submission deadline is May 2.
The panel will include employers, job coaches and employees who have autism. Light refreshments will be provided.
A symposium for cardiologists and general internists, with practical approaches to the management of patients with cardiac failure and complex arrhythmias.
The Lupus Foundation is accepting applications to support professional development of rheumatology, nephrology, and dermatology fellows interested in lupus research towards a career as an independent clinician-scientist. Award amount is up to $140,000 over two years. Application deadline is April 8.
The American Diabetes Association is accepting applications to support creative and innovative projects that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Early and established investigators may apply for this award. Award amount is up to $345,000 over 3 years. Application deadline is April 15.
The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting applications for two funding opportunities: 2016 'A' Awards and the 2016 Reach Grants. Award amounts vary. Application deadline is May 27 for both funding opportunities.
The Allergan Foundation has sponsored a research grant opportunity through the AOF to support optometry and vision science faculty and researchers. Innovative research must focus on glaucoma or the anterior segment. Award amount is up to $60,000 for one year. Application deadline is July 15.
UNC School of Medicine to participate in Obama Administration's efforts to curb prescription opioid abuse
Earlier this week, President Obama announced additional public and private sector actions to escalate the fight against the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic, which is claiming the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year. One action is the implementation of a prescriber education program which will launch at 60 medical schools, including UNC, in the fall of 2016.
The Fayetteville Observer recently published a story on the newly-launched FIRST Program and one of the program's three scholars, Cumberland County native Kyle Melvin.
Titled "Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies from Bench to Bedside," the 40th Annual UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium will be held April 11 - 12, 2016 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration for the event is now open.