Oct. 13

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship supports mentored research training opportunities for promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center – as well as other institutes, centers and offices at the NIH – our program provides stipend, research, and travel for 12-month research attachments. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2016.

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Global Health Happenings e-newsletter

Interested in staying up to date with the latest global health work from across UNC? Consider signing up for the Global Health Happenings e-newsletter, a quarterly look at the very best global health stories from across the entire UNC community – including clinical, research, and academic perspectives.

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Nursing Ground Rounds will start again January 2017

First Nursing Grand Rounds of the new year, "Active Shooter Response," will take place on Jan. 13, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lt. Bilal Green will discuss how hospital staff, especially nurses, can be prepared for the possibility of an active shooter in the hospital setting.

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UNC Global Passport Drive, Nov. 15 and 16

UNC Global Passport Drive, Nov. 15 and 16

UNC Global will once again sponsor UNC's annual Passport Drive, Nov. 15 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 4th floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

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Five-year Review of Richard Boucher, MD, Director of the CF Research and Treatment Center

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Richard Boucher, MD, Director of the CF Research and Treatment Center, and a review of the CF Research and Treatment Center. The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

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20th Annual Ernest H. Wood Lecture

The Department of Radiology presents the 20th anniversary of the Ernest H. Wood Lecture, featuring Pina Sanelli, MD, MPH, FACR, professor of radiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

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UNC School of Medicine Apparel Sale

The annual apparel sale is now live with a wide range of products available. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support Whitehead Medical Society events throughout the year, including the Winter Gala.

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Healer's Art Course Information Lunch Session for Medical Students and Faculty

Learn more about the Healer's Art Course content from course faculty Sue Slatkoff, MD, and Bob Gwyther, MD, and hear from course alumni. Sign up to take the course in advance or at the lunch. Space in the course is limited to 50 students. Faculty are also encouraged to attend if they are interested in being a part of a faculty group that would prepare them to teach in the course in subsequent years.

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The Microscopic Organisms that Live Inside Us

The Microscopic Organisms that Live Inside Us

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Leah Ranney, PhD, have a fascinating conversation with Andrea Azcarate-Peril, PhD, the director of UNC’s Microbiome Research Core and assistant professor of cell biology and physiology in the UNC School of Medicine, about the microscopic organisms that live inside us.

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Cene named RTI University Scholar

Cene named RTI University Scholar

Crystal Wiley Cene, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, was recently named an RTI University Scholar. As part of the program, Cene will collaborate with RTI researchers to study social network characteristics and health information among a racially diverse group of older women. She was one of six scholars selected this year for the program which is open to faculty from all 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina, as well as Duke University.

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Chang discusses heart failure in new podcast

Chang discusses heart failure in new podcast

In the latest edition of the Chair's Corner podcast, Patty Chang, MD, associate professor of medicine, speaks with Ron Falk, MD, about heart failure and her work as the director of both the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program and the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program at UNC.

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day - "Behind Closed Doors" screening

Beacon will be co-sponsoring a screening of "Behind Closed Doors," a documentary about Domestic Violence, at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. This event is co-sponsored with the Carolina Women’s Center and The Compass Center.

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day - Silent Witness

The Beacon Child and Family Program will host the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence Silent Witness display in the Children’s Hospital stage area.

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Making Interdisciplinary Team Science Connections: Bio-Psychosocial Factors and Mental Illness

These presentations are the first in a series to help facilitate collaborations by connecting scientists with methodological, content, or other expertise needed to complete current or future projects.

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Tourette Association of America: Research Grant

The Tourette Association of America is accepting research grant proposals from PhD and MD researchers, as well as allied professionals with advanced degrees such as RNs, Doctors of Occupational Therapy, social workers, and other related fields in basic and clinical studies on all aspects of Tourette syndrome. Award amount is up to $75,000 for one year. Preproposal deadline is Nov. 1, 2016.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Innovation Grants

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting letters of intent to support new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Award amount is up to $125,000 per year for up to two years. Letter of intent submission deadline is Nov. 1.

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UNC Family Medicine expands successful weight management program

UNC Family Medicine expands successful weight management program

After a successful start, the UNC Family Medicine Center’s Weight Management Program is expanding. During the last year, counselors have worked individually with more than 80 patients at the Family Medicine Center. Program results show that 60 percent of patients with at least four visits lost some weight, and 100 percent reported satisfaction with the care they received.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is accepting applications from investigators that will put them on the bench-to-bedside fast track for finding better treatments and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Applications are sought proposing novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hematological malignancies and related pre-malignant conditions. Award amount is up to $200,000 over three years. The letter of intent deadline is Jan. 13, 2017.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2017 Research Awards

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is accepting letters of intent for competitive proposals from investigators with demonstrated expertise requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on experimental hypotheses for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. Award amount is up to $275,000 per year for up to three years. The letter of intent deadline is Dec. 9.

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Plastic Surgery Foundation: Clinical Research Projects

The Plastic Surgery Foundation is accepting applications to support research projects that translate clinical or basic science research findings into clinically relevant advancements or tools with a high likelihood of impacting daily practice and patient care within the next few years. Award amount is up to $50,000 for up to two years. Application deadline is Dec. 1.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2017 Pilot Awards

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is accepting letters of intent for innovative, high-impact proposals requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. Award amount is up to $150,000 per year for up to two years. The letter of intent deadline is Dec. 9.

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Friday Morning Conference: "Rotavirus Research Updates from Zambia"

Roma Chilengi, chief scientific officer, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, is the featured speaker at this week's Friday Morning Conference. He will deliver a lecture titled "Rotavirus Research Updates from Zambia."

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Buse to speak at National Academy of Medicine's Annual Meeting

Buse to speak at National Academy of Medicine's Annual Meeting

John Buse, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, chief of the division of endocrinology, and executive associate dean for clinical research, will be featured during a panel discussion on the annual meeting of the National Academy of Medicine. The theme of the meeting is "Reversing the Dramatic, 30-Year Rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes." A free webcast is available for those not in attendance.

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Message about Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

Read a message from Lynn White Blanchard, director, Carolina Center for Public Service, on how the Carolina community is preparing to provide support and relief to communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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8th Annual NC Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

UNC School of Medicine and Duke Health are partnering to present the 8th annual Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium.

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