Nov. 17

Center for Literacy and Disability Studies receives federal funding to enhance reading platform

Center for Literacy and Disability Studies receives federal funding to enhance reading platform

The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in the Department of Allied Health Sciences plans to expand its Tar Heel Reader platform, an online inventory of books designed to make reading accessible for individuals with disabilities, with a grant received from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program accepting applications for research funding

The Caregivers at Carolina Program provides supplemental research funds for early career physician scientists who have a strong program of research and who are also facing extraordinary caregiving demands at home.

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Unraveling Zika: An expert panel and Q&A discussion

The UNC School of Medicine presents Unraveling Zika, an expert panel and Q&A discussion, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the FedEx Global Building on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus.

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American Sleep Medicine Foundation: ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation is accepting applications from physicians with faculty appointments who have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education approved sleep medicine fellowship to apply for the American Board of Sleep Medicine Junior Faculty Research Award. The award will provide research training for young faculty members who wish to pursue careers as physician scientists in sleep medicine. Award amount is up to $75,000 over two years. The application deadline is Dec. 19.

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Smithies’ notebooks go digital

Smithies’ notebooks go digital

The more than 150 handwritten notebooks of Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies are now open to the world on the Oliver Smithies Research Archive website, containing digitized scans done by Wilson Library with support from the Office of the Provost.

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Rivera highlights UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic in new podcast

Rivera highlights UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic in new podcast

The latest Department of Medicine Chair's Corner episode features a conversation between Ron Falk, MD, and Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, and director of the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic.

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American Liver Foundation: 2017 Liver Scholar Award

The American Liver Foundation is accepting applications to support early career scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable early career scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to three years. Application deadline is Dec. 2.

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Stand Up to Cancer/American Association for Cancer Research: Stand Up to Cancer Colorectal Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) is accepting letters of intent to support a translational cancer research project that addresses critical problems in colorectal cancer treatment and patient care. The project must include therapeutic interventions for colorectal cancer and deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, synergistic Dream Team of expert investigators. Award amount is up to $7,000,000 over three years. The LOI deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association: Discovery Development Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is accepting letters of intent to fund senior postdoctoral researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators. These awards are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of new neuromuscular disease researchers. The award amount is up to $60,000 per year for up to three years. The submission deadline is Dec. 15.

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UNC School of Medicine to welcome Tariq for discussions on interfaith work, diversity, and inclusion

UNC School of Medicine to welcome Tariq for discussions on interfaith work, diversity, and inclusion

On Dec. 12 and 13, the UNC School of Medicine will welcome Sara Tariq, MD, assistant dean for Clinical Education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as a visiting professor for a series of discussions focused on her interfaith work, diversity, and inclusion.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association: Discovery Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is accepting letters of intent to support independent, established investigators to accelerate progress toward understanding and treating muscle disease. Discovery research includes the search for understanding the causes of disease, unraveling pathways involved in disease, identifying novel drug targets, and testing new strategies to treat disease. Award amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. The submission deadline is Dec. 15.

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Short Notice Funding Opportunity -- American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Getrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award

The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting applications to support tenure-eligible junior faculty whose proposed research focuses on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment or prevention and may be basic, translational or clinical in nature. The recipient of the 2017 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is required to give a presentation of their research in a minisymposium at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. Award amount is up to $75,000 over one year. The application deadline is Nov. 22 by 1 p.m.

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Myocarditis Foundation: 2016 Research Fellowship Grant

The Myocarditis Foundation is accepting applications to support innovative basic, clinical or translational research relevant to the cause or treatment of myocarditis. The fellowship program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the NIH and other major granting institutions. Award amount is up to $40,000 for one year. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

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Vital Signs to publish early next week

In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Vital Signs will publish on Nov. 22. If you have news or events you'd like included, please make your submissions by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: Albert Rose Established Investigator Award

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is accepting letters of intent to fund established investigators who are exploring areas of research that may not yet be eligible for an NIH (or similar) grant. Award amount is up to $50,000 over two years. The deadline is Nov. 30, by 5 p.m.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is accepting letters of intent to fund junior investigators (individuals within five years of completion of their formal training) to maintain and enhance their interest in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research during the early stages of their academic career. The award amount is up to $50,000 over two years. The deadline is Nov. 30.

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Student research travel awards available

Do you have research that you are planning to present outside UNC? Are you preparing for an upcoming conference, or did you previously present at a conference within the last year? The John B. Graham Student Medical Research Society is accepting applications for a limited number of travel awards up to $500, generously funded by the UNC Medical Alumni Association.

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Carolina Conversations series to focus on implicit bias

The next installment of the ongoing Carolina Conversations series will feature a discussion on implicit bias led by Keith Payne, PhD, professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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Your Health: Race and gender in the medical profession

Your Health: Race and gender in the medical profession

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Bob Gwyther will be talking with filmmaker and producer Crystal Emery about her new documentary Black Women in Medicine, as well as race and gender in the medical profession.

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