Oct. 20

APWIMS hosts seminar on resiliency

APWIMS hosts seminar on resiliency

The UNC School of Medicine’s Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS) partnered with Quintiles as well as groups from across UNC to host a day-long seminar titled “Resiliency: The Key to Thriving at Work and Home for the Busy Female Professional.”

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NC Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Conference

North Carolina's premier event for sleep professionals, including physicians, sleep technologists, respiratory therapists, dentists, and other healthcare providers interested in sleep medicine.

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Moral Obligations & Incidental Findings in Research

A lecture from Karen Meagher, a post-doctoral research fellow at the UNC Center for Genomics and Society. The talk is called Duties to Look, Return, or Rescue: Moral Obligations & Incidental Findings in Research.

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CWHR Speaker Series with Patsy Oliver

The next edition of the Center for Women's Health Research Center's speaker series will feature Patsy Oliver, associate dean for Finance and Business Operations in the UNC School of Medicine. Oliver will take questions regarding financial program management.

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UNC-led, multi-center study, to examine Metformin’s impact on infant health

UNC-led, multi-center study, to examine Metformin’s impact on infant health

Four co-investigators from UNC will lead a five-year, multicenter study to examine the impact of combined Metformin and insulin therapy on infant outcomes with mothers experiencing type 2 diabetes in pregnancy.

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Campion named interim chair for Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Campion named interim chair for Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Edmund Campion, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, effective Oct. 24.

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Panel Discussion: "Integrating Academia and Industry, and the Future of Science Careers"

As part of the 6th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium, a panel of scientists with experience at the intersection between industry and academia will hold a panel discussion and answer audience questions.

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Brady Education Foundation: Program Development and Program Evaluation Grants

The Brady Education Foundation is accepting Stage 1 proposals for their two programs: Program Development and Program Evaluation. The Foundation is rigorously scientific in their approach and requires strong community-based partnerships. Awards are made for up to three years with varying award amounts. The Stage 1 proposal deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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Study demonstrates positive impact of azithromycin prior to cesarean delivery

Kim Boggess, MD, professor of maternal-fetal medicine, and fellow investigators of the Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis (C/SOAP) study, have discovered that administering the antibiotic, azithromycin, alongside the standard recommended antibiotic regimen, cefazolin, reduces infection rates by 50 percent for women who have a non-elective cesarean delivery.

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SOM Employee Flu Vaccine Due Nov. 23, 2016

The School of Medicine is strongly encouraging each employee to receive his/her flu vaccine prior to Nov. 23, 2016.

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UNC Physician Assistant program accepts second class of students

UNC Physician Assistant program accepts second class of students

In the second year of UNC’s Physician Assistant Program, applications were up, with more than 1,000 applicants for only 20 slots.

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Cardinal Health Foundation: 2017 E3 - Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare Grant Program

The Cardinal Health Foundation is accepting applications to support projects focused on several topics that help health care providers implement best practices that can transform patient care. The emphasis is on helping patients achieve clinical goals for diabetes or multiple chronic diseases. Award amount is up to $35,000 for one year. The application deadline is Dec. 9, 2016.

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We Are Stronger, Stitched Together

Social knitting and crochet group. All skill levels invited. Open to the public as well as hospital employees. There will be teachers and some supplies available for those interested in learning how to knit and/or crochet. Refreshments will be provided.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation: Grant Program

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation is accepting applications to fund innovative educational projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease, or that increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the spinal cord injury community. Award amount is up to $50,000 per year. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Innovator Awards

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from researchers from any scientific discipline. The award supports research that is potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing inflammatory bowel disease. Award amount is up to $100,000. Submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2017.

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Rising Tide Foundation: Clinical Cancer Research

The Rising Tide Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry to support clinical studies focused on prevention, detection, treatments and aftercare, aimed at improving the treatment options and quality of life for cancer patients. The Foundation will only support truly innovative and unique patient-centered clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of cancer patients. Award amounts vary. The LOI deadline is Dec. 15.

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Community-Based, Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Optimizing the Return on Investment

Annette DuBard, MD, MPH, senior vice president for informatics and evaluation at Community Care of North Carolina, will present this lecture.

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Video of Oct. 17 faculty meeting available

The Oct. 17 faculty meeting was recorded and is now available for viewing.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP - The Pablove Foundation: Seed Grant Program

This funding opportunity deadline is within the next 30 days. The Pablove Foundation is accepting letters of intent to support innovative and cutting-edge pediatric cancer research projects. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. The LOI deadline is October 31, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

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Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grant

The Sarcoma Foundation is accepting applications to fund investigators interested in translational science sarcoma research. Funds will cover equipment and supplies in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of human sarcomas. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2017.

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Your Health: The Media's Portrayal of Mental Illness

Your Health: The Media's Portrayal of Mental Illness

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Bob Gwyther, MD, will talk with Beth McGinty, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management and mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, about the media's portrayal of mental illness.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Senior Research Award

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting letters of intent to fund established researchers to generate preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the NIH. Proposals must be relevant to inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease and/or ulcerative colitis. Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. Award amount is up to $115,830 per year for up to three years (subject to annual progress report approval). The submission deadline is Nov. 1, 2016.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Research Fellowship Awards

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting letters of intent to support individuals in the post-doctoral phase of their career, to develop skills related to basic and/or clinical investigation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals who are already well established in the field of IBD research are not considered eligible for this award. Applicants should identify a senior investigator to serve as a mentor throughout the term of the award. Award amount is up to $58,250 per year (subject to annual progress report approval). The submission deadline is Nov. 1, 2016.

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UNC Research: 'We've Seen Powerful Results'

UNC Research: 'We've Seen Powerful Results'

In a new video produced by the Higher Education Works Foundation, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt touts the many research accomplishments seen on campus over the past few years, specifically citing work in biomedical science and cancer research.

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The Center for Health Equity Research coordinating effort for Hurricane Matthew relief

The Center for Health Equity Research coordinating effort for Hurricane Matthew relief

Read a letter from Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, director of the Center for Health Equity Research, about ways they are partnering with organizations across UNC to aid the people of Eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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