Sept. 15

New process for faculty nominations for distinguished awards and honorary societies

A new process has been established for identifying exceptional UNC School of Medicine faculty and facilitating nominations for honorary societies and award recognition.

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Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for proposals that focus on pediatric health or pediatric nutrition research. Award amount varies. Concept papers are due Dec. 1.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for projects that are designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Award amount is up to $150,000 per year for up to four years. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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JDRF International: Additional Signs for Next Generation AP Systems

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is accepting expressions of interest to fund approaches to identify appropriate additional signals which will permit increased automation and reduce user burden of next generation AP systems. Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is Oct. 31.

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Annual School of Medicine faculty meeting to be held Oct. 17

Please make plans to attend the annual School of Medicine faculty meeting which will be held Oct. 17 in the Old Clinic Auditorium from 4 - 5 p.m.

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2nd Annual Ann Rankin Cowan Lecture

Dan Ariely, PhD, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, will present a lecture titled "Dishonesty: The Truth about Lies."

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Physician Assistant Studies student volunteers with Louisiana flooding survivors

Physician Assistant Studies student volunteers with Louisiana flooding survivors

Physician Assistant Studies student Alyse Moses-Lebron traveled to her home state of Louisiana during the month of August. Just days after returning home, she found herself volunteering at emergency shelters to help survivors of mass flooding.

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The John B. Graham Society's 49th Student Research Day

The John B. Graham Society's Student Research Day features poster and oral presentations given by UNC medical students. This year, Anna Huttenlocher, MD, professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, will serve as the event's keynote speaker.

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HIV Cure Center Seminar

The UNC HIV Cure Center will host the next installment of its seminar series on Sept. 22

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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, "Zika Virus Infection"

David Weber, Matthew Collins and Helen Lazear will present the latest information about this virus.

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Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Osteoarthritis Action Alliance participate in Rheumatologic Disease Awareness Month initiatives

Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Osteoarthritis Action Alliance participate in Rheumatologic Disease Awareness Month initiatives

The multi-faceted education and awareness program addresses the public’s need to better understand the causes, impact and options for managing the broad spectrum of rheumatologic diseases.

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Reminder: Cite Core Facilities in publications

Multiple core facilities at the School of Medicine are partially supported by NIH core grants or have received NIH equipment awards to update instrumentation. In order for these vital facilities to continue receiving funding, it is imperative that work in these facilities be recognized in publications using data produced by these facilities.

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Barnhouse named inaugural course director for Advanced Clinical Selective

Barnhouse named inaugural course director for Advanced Clinical Selective

Kathy Barnhouse, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has been named course director for the Advanced Clinical Selective, a new course required for all medical students in the Individualization Phase of the Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum.

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Free to Breathe: 2016 Accelerate Clinical Trials Program

Free to Breathe is accepting applications to fund pilot research projects that will investigate novel strategies to improve accrual of patients with lung cancer to therapeutic clinical trials by at least 50 percent within a defined health care facility, system or community. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two years. Application deadline is Oct. 28.

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Annual Department of Genetics retreat enables collaboration and rewards excellence

Annual Department of Genetics retreat enables collaboration and rewards excellence

The annual Department of Genetics scientific retreat brought together nearly 200 faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and technical staff from the genetics community at UNC.

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Your Health: The health care and health policy landscape

Your Health: The health care and health policy landscape

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Leah Ranney welcome 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, for a conversation about the health care and health policy landscape: what voters should know in advance of the upcoming election.

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Holmes appointed Sheps Center director

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the appointment of George “Mark” Holmes as director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, one of the oldest and largest academic health services research centers in the United States.

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