May 26

Sanofi Genzyme: 2016 Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards

Sanofi’s Genzyme Patient Advocacy Team is accepting applications from non-profit patient organizations, professional associations, and academic institutions for projects involving collaboration between two or more organizations serving the lysosomal storage disorder community. Award amount is up to $25,000. Application deadline is June 20.

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Children's Tumor Foundation: Clinical Research Awards

The Children's Tumor Foundation is accepting pre-applications to support early stage pilot clinical trials of candidate therapeutics for the treatment of tumors and other manifestations of NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis or innovative clinical studies, e.g. being conducted adjunct to clinical trials that could contribute to the advancement of effective clinical therapies for NF. Award amount is up to $150,000 for 18-24 months. Pre-application deadline is June 20.

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Migraine Research Foundation: 2016 Request for Proposals

The Migraine Research Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Migraine Disorders, is accepting applications for research projects that will help migraine sufferers by advancing the ability to understand and treat migraines. The seed money will be used for transformational projects that will lead to better treatment and quality of life for sufferers of migraine and migraine disorders. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. Application deadline is July 29.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation: Scientist Development Award

The Rheumatology Research Foundation is accepting applications to support individuals in the early stages of their career, or those without prior research experience, who plan to embark on careers in biomedical or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The purpose of this award is to provide support for a structured research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology. Award amount is up to $225,000 for up to three years. Application deadline is July 1.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation: 2016 Research Support Grant

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation is accepting applications for projects to further the development of scientific investigators who are committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery. The awards will also encourage promising lines of research and clinical investigation consistent with the research priorities established by the specialty. Award amount is up to $75,000 for one year. Application deadline is July 15.

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Tobacco Bans in Public Housing with Vaughan Rees

Tobacco Bans in Public Housing with Vaughan Rees

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will be talking with Vaughan Rees, PhD, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control at the Harvard University School of Public Health, about "Tobacco Bans in Public Housing."

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New Chair's Corner podcast highlights the work of "Heart Health Now"

New Chair's Corner podcast highlights the work of "Heart Health Now"

Sam Cykert, MD, leads UNC's efforts for "Heart Health NOW! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care," an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in partnership with Community Care of North Carolina. Researchers use the electronic health record to calculate risk factors and engage with primary care providers to improve the heart health of their patients.

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Isaacs honored by American Gastroenterological Association

Isaacs honored by American Gastroenterological Association

At the group’s annual Digestive Disease Week conference in San Diego, Kim Isaacs, MD, PhD, was named the American Gastroenterological Association’s Clinician of the Year.

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UNC seeks applicants for Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship Program

The UNC System's Division of Academic Affairs invites proposals for the second year of the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship Program. Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost no later than June 20.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards funding to improve research of Dialysis

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards funding to improve research of Dialysis

Researchers led by UNC Kidney Center’s Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, have won a two-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which will focus on building the research capacity in the dialysis community at the local level.

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UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care begins serving patients in Chapel Hill

UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care begins serving patients in Chapel Hill

Located in the UNC Pulmonary Specialty Clinic at Meadowmont, the UNC Center for Bronchiectasis Care will diagnose, treat, and provide long-term support for patients with bronchiectasis, as well as patients with mycobacterial lung infections.

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