May 5

Office of International Activities announces Global Health Scholars

The UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities recently announced six new Global Health Scholars. The program, sponsored through the Office of International Activities, provides funding support for resident physicians who display a strong interest in global health.

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation: CCF Research Grant

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation is accepting letters of interest to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collection of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the NIH and other major granting institutions. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. Submission deadline is June 15.

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MedUNCedoos Spring Concert

The UNC MedUNCedoos a cappella group is having their spring concert at Linda's! Come out to support your friends and classmates as they sing popular music, including Ex's and Oh's, Lovestoned, and more!

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Seminar: Sequencing-Based RNA Profiling from Challenging Samples

UNC's High Throughput Sequencing Facility invites you to a free seminar: Sequencing-Based RNA Profiling from Challenging Samples

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry, stimulating higher risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the understanding of how infectious diseases work and how health is maintained. Award amount is up to $500,000 over five years. Proposal deadline is July 15.

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Thurston Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center Speaker Series

Postural control, motor function and physical performance is changed in individuals with Generalised Joint Hypermobility

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American Thoracic Society: 2016 ATS Foundation Research Program

The American Thoracic Foundation is accepting letters of interest for unrestricted research grants for one year for supplies, salaries or a combination of these two. Only five awards will be made; one grant will be awarded in each of the Foundation's three society pillars (pulmonary, critical care, and sleep) and two awards will be made to the top scores in any category. Award amount is up to $40,000 for one year. LOI deadline is June 20, 2016.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Program

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is accepting letters of interest for three funding portfolios under the SCIRTS program, which funds research to improve understanding an advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and to fill gaps in the field, including mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies. Award amount varies. Submission deadline is May 27.

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North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS): 2016 NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigatory Award

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society is accepting applications to support scientists at the end of their fellowship or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue basic and/or translational research focused on neuroendocrine tumors. Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, DO or equivalent degree and be in the first 5 years of a faculty appointment (instructor, research scientist or above). Award amount is up to $50,000 per year for two years. Application deadline is June 13.

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Call for Patient-Centered Care Tutors

The UNC School of Medicine and Office of Medical Education are currently recruiting tutors for its Patient-Centered Care Course (formally ICM 1/ICM 2 & CSD/CSI). Applications should be submitted by May 16 at 8 a.m.

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Promise Grant Applications Now Open

The UNC Children’s Promise Grant Program is designed to advance programs, services, and other hospital-based initiatives that directly impact care and specific patient-related needs. Since 2002, the program has awarded more than $1 million in grants.

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Zeidner Raises Awareness for Bone Marrow Donor Needs with Superior Court Judge Carl Fox

Zeidner Raises Awareness for Bone Marrow Donor Needs with Superior Court Judge Carl Fox

In 2015, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome. Since then, he has used his story to raise awareness of the need for African Americans to join the bone marrow donor registry. He recently appeared on WRAL to promote a fundraising event alongside his oncologist, Joshua Zeidner, MD.

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Students share insights at "What I Learned In Med School" speech competition

At the fourth annual event, speakers representing each advisory college shared lessons learned during their time in medical school. Speakers spanned from first to fourth year students and speeches also ranged from humorous to poignant.

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New Chair's Corner Podcast Features Interview with Shannon Carson on Pulmonary & Critical Care at UNC

New Chair's Corner Podcast Features Interview with Shannon Carson on Pulmonary & Critical Care at UNC

The latest episode features Shannon Carson, MD, professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine discussing the field of lung disease and critical care with Ron Falk, MD.

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Opioids and Pain Management with Daniel Alford

Opioids and Pain Management with Daniel Alford

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will be talking with Daniel Alford, MD, medical director of office-based opioid treatment at Boston Medical Center. The theme of the conversation will be "Opioids and Chronic Pain."

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Dean's Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

The Dean's Advisory Council is now meeting twice yearly. Read minutes from the Sept. 2015 and April 2016 meetings.

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Friday Morning Conference: Work in Progress at the UNC HIV Cure Center

This week's Friday Morning Conference will feature David Margolis, MD, professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology and Immunology, and director of the UNC HIV Cure Center.

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UNC SOM faculty members, student group honored by AAMC's Southern Group on Educational Affairs

Recently, members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty and a group of students were honored separately by the American Association of Medical Colleges' Southern Group on Educational Affairs for outstanding poster presentations.

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Reminder: Annual Medical Staff Meeting to be held May 9

The annual Medical Staff Meeting will take place on Monday, May 9, from 4:45 - 6 p.m. in the Old Clinic Auditorium. The Robert Cefalo House Officer Awards will be presented. All medical staff members are encouraged to attend.

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Sunshine Act – Open Payments Update: Annual Review and Dispute Period Ends May 15

The deadline for physicians to review reported information before it is posted for public viewing is May 15, 2016. If any of the reported payments appear to be inaccurate, physicians may resolve the dispute directly with the manufacturer until May 15.

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Department of Allied Health Sciences: Division Graduations

Graduation information for the Divisions of Clinical Laboratory Science, Radiologic Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Science.

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