Sept. 29

Call for Nominations: Fuller Award

The H. Fleming Fuller Award is intended as a permanent memorial to Kinston, N.C., physician H. Fleming Fuller, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Memorial Hospital. Faculty members are encouraged to nominate someone who meets the award criteria of service, commitment, compassion, and respect.

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Listening, questioning, responding

Joy Renner, clinical associate professor, and director of the Division of Radiologic Sciences, has worked tirelessly to gain a deeper understanding of the difficult issues that have emerged at the intersection between academics and athletics. This work was honored this year with a C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Global Grand Challenges, Round 18

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for the latest round of Grand Challenges opportunities. There are several categories of awards, and funding amounts vary. Applications for all are due Nov. 9.

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting applications for bridge awards for physician scientists transitioning from late postdoctoral training to their first early faculty positions at academic health centers or equivalent institutions. The program’s goal is to help establish the research careers of junior-level physician-scientists working on MS. Award amount is up to $620,000 over five years. Application deadline is Nov. 14.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

HHMI is accepting applications from individuals from basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

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UNC Geriatric Services inpatient unit (Med A) to move to Hillsborough Campus

Geriatric Medicine inpatient services (Medicine A) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill moves to the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus on Oct. 3, 2016. This move provides access to the same specialized geriatrics physicians and care with all of the amenities available at the Hillsborough campus.

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Opioid Crisis: A Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, a cross-disciplinary panel of researchers will discuss and examine the different ways the opioid crisis is being tackled both within and outside of UNC. Panel experts in opioid overdose prevention, pain management, addiction treatment, pharmacology, pharmacy science, pharmacoepidemiology, human psychology, injury epidemiology will present their perspectives and research findings in addressing this national problem.

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Medicine Grand Rounds "An Institutional Program to Increase Physician Engagement"

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody will address "Awareness, Assessment and Treatment of Burnout" and Dr. Amy Weil will provide information about a new wellness program.

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Your Health: Sex Bias in Surgical Research

Your Health: Sex Bias in Surgical Research

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Leah Ranney, PhD, will be talking with Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and the editor of the journal JAMA Surgery, about sex bias in surgical research.

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Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting letters of interest from applicants with research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. The foundation is interested in projects that seek the causes of and solutions to significant problems facing adults over the age of 65, through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available. Award amount varies. Letter of interest submission deadline is Dec. 1.

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The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award

The McKnight Endowment Fund is accepting applications to support innovative research from emerging neuroscientists with a focus on disorders of learning and memory. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Award must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic science to clinical neuroscience. Award amount is up $75,000 per year for up to three years. Application deadline is Jan. 9, 2017.

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Mental Health Awareness Day

In celebration of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, the UNC Department of Psychiatry cordially invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Day taking place on Thursday, Oct. 6th.

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Walk for Hope

Join UNC PSYCHIATRY for the 28th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope! The Walk takes place on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. Want to run instead of walk? Come to the Race for Steak, beginning at 8:00 a.m. There are 5K, 10K and 1 mile family-friendly options. Stick around afterwards for free food, music, entertainment, kids’ activities and more!

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School of Medicine faculty members honored with Outstanding Mentor Awards

School of Medicine faculty members honored with Outstanding Mentor Awards

Recently, UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced the recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Mentorship Awards. Three of the four honorees are from the School of Medicine.

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Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series

Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series

Each Thursday evening in October, a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty will share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.

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Chung named one of the most influential women in Health IT

Chung named one of the most influential women in Health IT

Recently Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, Diplomate of Clinical Informatics, and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine, was named one of the most influential women in Health IT by FierceHealthcare. This annual list is compiled with the help of nominations from readers/industry leaders, and focuses on individuals who have been at the forefront of merging patient care with technology.

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Making Food Your Friend Again Lecture

Jessica Setnik, MS, RD, will deliver a lecture examining our relationship with food.

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Pain, Addiction, and the Law

This course is in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The purpose of this course is to review the aspects of addiction, identify who is at risk and discuss legal ramifications of inappropriately prescribing opioid medications.

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