May 12

APT Workshop for Faculty

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, executive associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development invites all SOM faculty members to attend a Faculty Workshop on appointment, promotion, and tenure. The process for APT within the School of Medicine regarding the criteria used for promotion to associate professor and professor in the tenure and fixed-term tracks will be reviewed.

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Community Academic Grants Administration Translation Initiative Webinar Series

This webinar will provide an introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide, a resource for academic researchers and their project managers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the pre- and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research.

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UNC report card provides snapshot of NC women's health

The report, which was produced by the Center for Women's Health Research, finds both promising trends and room for improvement.

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Honoring the 2016 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award Winners

This year’s five recipients were honored for their demonstrated empathy for patients and their families; effectiveness in listening to and communicating with patients and families; advocacy for and demonstration of the highest standards of patient care; and maintained exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients, and visitors.

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 UNC Heart Valve Team Successfully Performs First-Ever Suprasternal Procedure Using the Evolut–R Valve

UNC Heart Valve Team Successfully Performs First-Ever Suprasternal Procedure Using the Evolut–R Valve

Thomas Caranasos, MD, and John Vavalle, MD, performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the world using a suprasternal approach with the Aegis Surgical Transit system and the Medtronic Evolut-R valve earlier this month.

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Seeking healthy participants for research study

This research study is for HIV negative individuals only. The research study looks at white blood cells to devise new methods of treating those who are HIV positive.

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Pardo-Manuel de Villena named Interim Chair of Department of Genetics

Pardo-Manuel de Villena named Interim Chair of Department of Genetics

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, will take over July 1 from Terry Magnuson, PhD, who will become the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Department of Surgery hosts first Resident Research Day

Department of Surgery hosts first Resident Research Day

On May 5, the Department of Surgery hosted its first Resident Research Day, which featured poster and oral presentations by more than 50 residents and medical students.

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Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: 2016 Grants Program

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is accepting letters of intent for two grant programs: 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships and 2016 Research Grants. Award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is June 20.

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DNA Methylation Analysis Seminar

The UNC Mammalian Genotyping Core and Illumina will host a free lunchtime seminar to discuss the latest in genomic methylation analysis, specifically the new methylation array technology with a short review of the latest WGA genotyping platforms from Illumina as well as next-generation sequencing techniques for methylation analysis.

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Foundation for Physical Therapy: Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant

The Foundation for Physical Therapy, with support from the Magistro Family Foundation, is accepting letters of intent for research projects that will evaluate the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists as determined by current practice standards and developing innovative physical therapist interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions, but also their cost effectiveness. Award amount is up to $80,000 over one to two years. Deadline is June 1.

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Kendal Charitable Funds: 2016 Promising Innovations Grant

The Kendal Charitable Fund is accepting letters of interest for projects that will support improvements in serving older adults that are reflective of a pioneering spirit in the field of aging. Priority will be given to projects that have significant potential for change and replication. Award amount is up to $25,000 for one year. Deadline is May 22.

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The Donaghue Foundation: 2016 Greater Value Portfolio

The Donaghue Foundation is accepting letters of intent to create new approaches that will achieve a higher value health care system. Investigators conducting research that expect to develop actionable solutions to one or more of the symptoms of low value health care are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program. Award amount is up to $600,000 for three, four or five years. LOI deadline is May 17.

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Friday Morning Conference: "Identification of new mechanisms used by RNA viruses to modulate T cell activation"

This week's Friday Morning Conference will feature Jack Stapleton, MD, professor of infectious diseases, internal medicine and microbiology, and, director of the Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis at the University of Iowa. His talk is titled "Identification of new mechanisms used by RNA viruses to modulate T cell activation"

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Scrubbing Up: Medical Immersion for Policymakers with Ronald Paulus, MD

Scrubbing Up: Medical Immersion for Policymakers with Ronald Paulus, MD

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Carol Ripley-Moffitt will be talking with Ronald Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health. The theme of the conversation will be "Scrubbing Up: Medical Immersion for Policymakers."

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