Sept. 8

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Speaker Series

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is hosting a weekly seminar series this fall.

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UNC Brushes with Life Exhibition and Reception

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry will host the UNC Brushes with Life Arts Program Fall 2016 Exhibition in the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.

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UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center Receives $3.5 Million Grant From CDC

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center Receives $3.5 Million Grant From CDC

Funding will support UNC projects focused on improving dissemination of important arthritis intervention programs throughout the US. Leigh Callahan, PhD, will lead the effort.

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Margaret's Cantina to donate percentage of sales to UNC PM&R Pediatric Programs

On the third Monday of each month, Margaret's Cantina will donate 10 percent of their dinner sales to support the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation's Pediatric Rehabilitation and TelAbility programs.

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National Blood Foundation: 2017 NBF Grant Program

The National Blood Foundation is accepting applications from early career researchers (MD or PhD), medical technologists, transfusion medicine, or cellular therapy professionals to support investigator-initiated original research on all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management. Award amount up to $75,000. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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Short Notice: American Association for Cancer Research: NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting letters of intent for its NextGen Grants program. The goal is to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This award aims to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help young investigators gain scientific independence. Award amount is up to $450,000 over three years. Letter of intent submission deadline is Sept. 12.

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Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation: Research Grant Program

The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation is accepting applications to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and a cure for primary hyperoxaluria and related hyperoxaluria conditions. Award amount is up to $200,000 for up to two years. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2016.

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Philip J. Bassford Memorial Lecture presented by Lynn W. Enquist, PhD

The Philip J. Bassford Memorial Lecture is a student-run event that aims to facilitate connections between a distinguished scientist and graduate students. This year's lecture will be delivered by Lynn W. Enquist, PhD, Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology, Princeton University. Philip J. Bassford was a respected scientist in the field of E. coli protein secretion, a vital member of our department, and a committed mentor to graduate students. Following his death in 1991, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology created the Philip J. Bassford Memorial Fund, which funds the student-driven Bassford Memorial Lecture.

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Pfizer: IGLC - Emerging Therapies in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Pfizer is accepting applications from dermatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all other health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema to support education projects that focus on addressing knowledge gaps specific to the management of AD or eczema. Award amounts vary, although requests may be up to $500,000. Application deadline is Oct. 21.

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Hearing Health Foundation: Emerging Research Grant

The Hearing Health Foundation is accepting letters of intent from applicants who have passed the foundation’s eligibility quiz. Applications can only be submitted for one research topic. This award is intended to enable the investigator to become established or produce quality research that will allow them to successfully compete for NIH grants or grants from other sources. Priority is given to new investigators in the field of hearing and balance and to projects that are likely to open new lines of inquiry. Award amount is up to $30,000 for one year. Deadline is Oct. 28.

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Friday Morning Conference: "Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Southwest Pacific"

At the next Friday Morning Conference, Andreea Waltmann, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, will present a lecture titled "Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Southwest Pacific."

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Friday Morning Conference: "Research on Nucleotide Analogues Leads to Major Advancements in Antiviral Therapy"

On Sept. 16, John C. Martin, PhD, executive chairman, Gilead Sciences, will present a lecture titled "Research on Nucleotide Analogues Leads to Major Advancements in Antiviral Therapy" at the UNC Division of Global Health and Infectious Diseases Friday Morning Conference.

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Location Change: Office of International Activities Global Health Forum

The UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities is launching a new monthly speaker series. The first speaker is Carla Chibwesha, MD, MSc, assistant professor in UNC's Division of Global Women's Health.

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Your Health: Gun Violence, the First Amendment and Medical Advice

Your Health: Gun Violence, the First Amendment and Medical Advice

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-hosts Laurel Sisler and Carol Ripley-Moffitt will be talking with Wendy Parmet, director of the Program on Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University about gun violence, the first amendment and medical advice.

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Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture tonight at Genome Sciences Building

Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture tonight at Genome Sciences Building

The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented on Oct. 20 by Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, 2015 Nobel Laureate, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The event will begin at 5:30 in room G-100 of the Genome Sciences Building. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

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Five-year Review of Nigel Mackman, PhD, Director, McAllister Heart Institute

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Nigel Mackman PhD, Director of the McAllister Heart Institute, and a review of the McAllister Heart Institute. 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 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

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