Nov. 3

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment launched to provide training for family medicine leaders

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment launched to provide training for family medicine leaders

Established in 2011 to honor former Senator Henley’s advocacy for family medicine in North Carolina and across the country, the endowment has grown with the help of his family, friends and colleagues. Now, closing in on the $150,000 goal, the endowment will support activities to develop strong leadership in the discipline of family medicine.

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American Federation for Aging Research: AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

The American Federation for Aging Research is accepting letters of intent to support junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics. The award aims to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. Award amount is up to $100,000 over 1-2 years. The submission deadline is Dec. 15.

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UNC School of Medicine holds orientation for new faculty

UNC School of Medicine holds orientation for new faculty

On Oct. 20, an orientation session was held for new members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty. The new members of the Carolina family had the opportunity to meet with each other and leaders from across the School of Medicine.

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Re-air: The Health Care and Health Policy Landscape: What Voters Should Know in Advance of the Upcoming Election

Re-air: The Health Care and Health Policy Landscape: What Voters Should Know in Advance of the Upcoming Election

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Leah Ranney, PhD, will be talking with Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor and chair of social medicine at UNC’s School of Medicine, and professor of health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, about the health care and health policy landscape: what voters should know in advance of the upcoming election.

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FRAXA Research Foundation: FRAXA Clinical Trials Grants

The FRAXA Research Foundation is accepting letters of intent for clinical research with fragile X subjects. A strong emphasis will be placed on clinical trials of potentially disease-modifying agents which have been previously validated in fragile X animal models. Award amount varies. This funding opportunity has a rolling deadline.

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National Endowment for Financial Education: NEFE Research Grants

The National Endowment for Financial Education is accepting letters of intent to fund innovative research that makes an impact in financial literacy; diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply (examples included behavior, economics, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, marketing, finance, education, change theory, decision sciences and others). Projects should be actionable in the field of financial literacy and directly relevant to the financial well-being of the public, and able to be applied broadly. Award amount is up to $150,000 over 1 - 3 years. The submission deadline is Dec. 6, 2016.

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UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physicians address underutilization of critical immunizations

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physicians address underutilization of critical immunizations

Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are at a higher risk of infections compared to the general population. Despite the increased risks, too often these patients do not receive the proper vaccinations. UNC physicians Saira Sheikh, MD, and Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, are taking steps to address this important health issue.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation - Pilot Innovator Grants

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting applications for pilot grants from young investigators to help them explore new lines of research. The program aims to support young investigators exploring innovative new research in multiple sclerosis (MS) with the potential of high impact; to encourage young investigators from other disciplines to apply their expertise to MS; to foster new collaborations among young investigators aimed at addressing critical problems relating to MS; and to provide young investigators with the support needed to collect the preliminary data required to obtain additional multi-year research funding for their projects. Award amount up to $120,000. Application deadline is Nov. 14, 2016.

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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds "Renal Denervation in the Treatment of Hypertension"

Alan Hinderliter, MD, and Rick Stouffer, MD, will offer information about this device-based approach for treatment-resistant hypertension.

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Third Annual No Limits Gala

Please join us Nov. 17 for the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Third Annual No Limits Gala fundraiser. Professional drummer and mental health advocate Mike Veny will be the featured speaker at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

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McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT: Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is accepting applications for the Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The recipient must attend all events to be awarded the prize. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medical schools or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. Award amount is up to $150,000. The nomination deadline is Dec. 15, 2016.

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Whitehall Foundation: Research Grants

The Whitehall Foundation is accepting letters of interest in basic research in neurobiology, with preference given to junior investigators. Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up three years. The LOI deadline is Jan. 15, 2017.

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Sidney Kimmel Foundation: Kimmel Scholars

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation is accepting applications to fund young cancer researchers engaged in basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Interested applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Applicants must also be appointed at the assistant professor level (or equivalent) on or after July, 2013. A physician engaged in research who also has clinical responsibilities is eligible if appointed at the assistant professor level on or after July, 2012. Award amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

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School of Medicine students excel in UNC's Three Minute Thesis competition

School of Medicine students excel in UNC's Three Minute Thesis competition

Patrick Lang, a doctoral student in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, recently took the top prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition, sponsored by the The Graduate School. Nancy Quick, a doctoral student in the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Speech and Hearing Sciences program won the People’s Choice Award at the competition.

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Hultman honored by Kenan-Flagler Business School

Hultman honored by Kenan-Flagler Business School

Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, Ethel and James Valone Distinguished Chair for Plastic Surgery, was recently honored by UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School with an Alumni Merit Award.

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Program founded by UNC School of Medicine students will be carried on by MedServe fellow

Program founded by UNC School of Medicine students will be carried on by MedServe fellow

In 2014, Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars and Albert Schwietzer Fellows Brittany Papworth and Rivers Woodard founded PROMISE, which stands for Providing Rural Opportunities in Medicine through Inspiring Service and Education. It’s being continued this year by UNC graduate and MedServe fellow Misty Cox.

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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Medicare Open House

UNC Family Medicine is hosting a Medicare Open House for people in the community who are interested in learning more about Medicare. The event will take place on Nov. 16 from 4 - 6 p.m. at UNC Family Medicine. The event is offered in partnership with the Orange County Department on Aging and UNC Physical therapy.

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Jaspers featured on UNC's Well Said podcast

Jaspers featured on UNC's Well Said podcast

UNC's Well Said podcast is a weekly chat with experts and newsmakers from across Carolina. This week's episode features Ilona Jaspers, PhD, discussing her research on the effects of e-cigarettes.

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CTSA Conversations: Research Registries for Human Subjects

Join us for a CTSA Conversation about research participant registries. Discuss best practices, shared challenges, and opportunities to improve registries.

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Researchers find childhood hypertension associated with cognitive issues

Researchers find childhood hypertension associated with cognitive issues

Research conducted by a nationwide team, including the UNC School of Medicine's Stephen Hooper, PhD, found associations between hypertension and cognitive issues in children. The research was published in The Journal of Pediatrics and also highlighted by The New York Times in a recent article.

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