Oct. 27

Subscribe to Clinic Notes, the UNC OB-GYN podcast

Subscribe to Clinic Notes, the UNC OB-GYN podcast

UNC OB-GYN Clinic Notes, a podcast on OB-GYN topics and trends, is available on iTunesU, Carolina's educational branch of iTunes. Episodes of the podcast are free.

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'Break Free from PFDs' event Nov. 9

The educational and social event is designed to get women talking about pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) – and what can be done about it.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Career Development Award

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting letters of intent to facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic or clinical investigation in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Proposals must be relevant to IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) and must contain a career development plan detailing a training plan, mentorship plan, and describe how receiving this award will facilitate the transition to independence. Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. Award amount is up to $90,000 per year for up to three years (subject to annual progress report approval). The LOI deadline is Nov. 1.

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The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: AFTD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is accepting letters of intent to support basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research by an outstanding scientist at an early stage of his or her career. Fellowship projects can address disorders across the FTD spectrum, including behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and FTD with motor neuron disease. Award amount is up to $55,000 per year for up to two years. The LOI submission deadline is Nov. 14.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Pathway to Leadership Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is collaborating with the American Association for Cancer Research to support this award aimed at outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence. Applicants must hold a full‐time, mentored research position, have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five years, and not already have a full‐time faculty position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Award amount is up to $600,000 over five years. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

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Featured Lecturer D. Alan Nelson, PA, PhD

The UNC Physician Assistant Studies program hosts a featured lecturer as a part of the UNC PA Faculty Continuing Education Series.

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Division of Clinical Laboratory Science program ranked first in nation

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science program ranked first in nation

UNC's Clinical Laboratory Science program, which is part of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, was recently named the number one Clinical Laboratory Science program in the nation by a top industry publication.

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UNC School of Medicine co-sponsoring lecture by NY Times Health Reporter

UNC School of Medicine co-sponsoring lecture by NY Times Health Reporter

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Pam Belluck, a Pulitzer Prize-winning health reporter from the New York Times will be on campus to deliver a lecture called "From Alzheimer's to Zika: Covering Health for the New York Times." The lecture is from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Caroll Hall room 111.

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Parr receives two awards to research malaria parasite that avoids rapid test detection

Parr receives two awards to research malaria parasite that avoids rapid test detection

Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases fellow, recently secured two funding sources to further his research into how a malaria parasite in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is avoiding rapid test detection.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: 2017 Translational Research Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is accepting applications to fund a translational research project that aims to develop a pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention, or treatment modality. Award amount is up to $300,000 over two years. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: What does Religion have to do with Medical Ethics?

All are welcome to this CEGR session with Farr Curlin, MD, a palliative care physician at Duke Hospital and the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and co-director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School.

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The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation & AACR: Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to neuroendocrine tumors. Award amount is up to $250,000 over two years. The application deadline is Dec. 13.

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Celeste Lee, Advocate on Patient Engagement, Shares her Message in New Podcast

Celeste Lee, Advocate on Patient Engagement, Shares her Message in New Podcast

In this special episode of the Chair's Corner podcast, Ron Falk, MD, speaks with Celeste Lee, a woman he calls an "astonishing leader and ferocious advocate for patient engagement." Celeste is joined in the conversation by her husband, Daniel Lee, PhD.

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Your Health: Nurses, Leadership, and Patient Care

Your Health: Nurses, Leadership, and Patient Care

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and Cristy will talk with Donna Havens, PhD, interim dean and professor at UNC’s School of Nursing, about nurses, leadership and patient care.

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UNC School of Medicine students deliver hurricane relief supplies to Lumberton

UNC School of Medicine students deliver hurricane relief supplies to Lumberton

On Oct. 17, five UNC School of Medicine students delivered bottled water and other supplies to the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton, NC, where they will be distributed to people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE): 2017 CURE Taking Flight Award

CURE is accepting applications to promote the careers of young investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). Researchers may propose basic or clinical studies, but this award mechanism is not intended to support clinical trials. Research that involves collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach is desirable. Award amount is up to $100,000 for one year. The LOI deadline is November 16, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

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SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE): 2017 CURE Innovator Award

CURE is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support the exploration of a highly innovative, often risky new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. The Innovator Award proposed research must reflect ideas substantially different from those being pursued by anyone in the epilepsy research field. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. The LOI deadline is November 16, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

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Carroll named Medical Foundation's Senior Executive Director of Development

Carroll named Medical Foundation's Senior Executive Director of Development

Mary Margaret Carroll has been named Senior Executive Director of Development at The Medical Foundation of North Carolina.

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Science Communication and Engagement

The UNC Department of Geography will host Dr. Faith Kearns for a discussion on science communication and engagement.

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UNC hosts regional American Association of Clinical Anatomists meeting

UNC hosts regional American Association of Clinical Anatomists meeting

Earlier in October, the UNC School of Medicine played host to around 100 anatomy faculty, clinicians, and students as a part of the annual regional meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

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