April 13

UNC Student Chapter of Autism Speaks Bowling Event

The UNC Student Chapter of Autism Speaks is hosting a bowling event for families and children affected by autism on April 23 from 12:30 - 2:30 PM at the AMF Durham Bowling Lanes. The fee is $15/person and includes shoes, lane, food, and drinks. The AMF Lanes are located at 4508 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2nU89sU or email Prasanna Kumar at pras@live.unc.edu. Please come and join us to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!

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Analyzing AAMC Faculty Forward Survey: Part III

Throughout the month of February, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development hosted a series of town halls to share results from the 2016 AAMC Faculty Engagement Survey. This week's article takes a closer look at institutional findings including faculty satisfaction with career and professional growth, perceptions of promotion equity, and recruitment and retention of faculty.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Kandace McGuire "Targeted Axillary Dissection"

This presentation will discuss the evolution of surgical management of the node positive axilla before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Dr. McGuire will also discuss current clinical trials addressing this issue, including UNC’s ongoing trial utilizing ‘Targeted Axillary Dissection’ in detecting residual axillary disease.

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Womack recognized by Carolina Center for Public Service for collaboration with Orange County Department of Aging

Womack recognized by Carolina Center for Public Service for collaboration with Orange County Department of Aging

Jennifer Womack, a clinical professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, received recognition for her work by the Carolina Center for Public Service on April 5.

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UNC Resident Appreciation Week

UNC Resident Appreciation Week

Members of the UNC Gold Humanism Honor Society have organized a number of events as part of Resident Appreciation Week, which will be held April 17 - 21.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) has announced a new funding opportunity focused on providing grants to advance curative approaches for sickle cell disease including, gene modification and drug therapies to restore hemoglobin function. Award amount is up to $900,000 over three (3) years. The application deadline is May 25, 2017 by 3:00pm EST.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications that will expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers to the Foundation. This award is a career development program for early career researchers that are from backgrounds underrepresented in research disciplines or historically disadvantaged. Award amount is up to $50,000 for 12 months. The application deadline is May 16, 2017.

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Stop by and share your thoughts on SOM communications

The School of Medicine is conducting a comprehensive analysis of our current internal communications efforts, and reviewing best practices at other academic medical centers. We will use the findings to enhance our internal communications efforts across the School of Medicine. Drop-in sessions will be held for those interested in offering their perspective on this effort.

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Faculty Diversity: The Benefits and Challenges

The focus of the next Carolina Conversations event will be Faculty Diversity. Having a diverse faculty adds greatly to the to the experiences of our students in the classroom and colleagues in the workplace. This event will address what we can do to build stronger pipelines and pathways to support diverse scholars. This timely and vital discussion will be led by Dr. Marybeth Gasman of The University of Pennsylvania.

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Match Day: One More Look

Match Day: One More Look

It has been nearly one month since the UNC School of Medicine held its annual Match Day celebration. As graduating medical students are excitedly planning to begin their residency training, and programs at UNC Hospitals are awaiting the arrival of their newest resident physicians, we are taking a closer look at the Match results from this outstanding class.

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Sanders Hope Scholars

The Dr. Charles A. Sanders/Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship enables current medical resident physicians from North Carolina to participate in a one- to two-month supervised global health elective at one of Project HOPE’s program sites in the developing world. The scholarship, funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, is open to applicants who have completed at least one year of postgraduate training in any specialty at one of North Carolina’s four medical schools - Wake Forest University, Duke University, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applications for this year's scholarship are due April 21.

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MORE Program announces initial group of participants

Several weeks ago, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development announced the Mindful Opportunity to Reflect on Experience (MORE) program. The program has selected its first group of participants, with training to begin in June. MORE operates by the "Train the Trainer" model, with participants sharing the lessons of the program with members of their home departments.

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UNC Lineberger receives $4 million gift to support promising new cancer treatment

Alice Lehman of Charlotte has donated $4 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to fund the new cellular immunotherapy research program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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What's the Big Idea? lecture series - Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society

The number of people 65 and over is expected to explode in the coming decades. Our rapidly aging population creates challenges, opportunities and new expectations for old age. Engage in discussion with leading experts on aging as they share research from a demographic, business, health, and a workforce development/entrepreneurial perspective.

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APT Workshop

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development invites all faculty to join for the next series of Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Workshops. These workshops are designed to assist faculty with navigating the appointment, promotion, and tenure guidelines, and equip faculty with the information needed to successfully prepare for future reviews.

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Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Workshop

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development invites all faculty to join for the next series of Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Workshops. These workshops are designed to assist faculty with navigating the appointment, promotion, and tenure guidelines, and equip faculty with the information needed to successfully prepare for future reviews.

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Rain Date: Touch a Truck

Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for April 30. Come join the fun at the 9th annual Touch a Truck event to be held on Sunday, April 30 from 12-4pm! Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place!

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: 2017 Research Fellow Award

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is accepting applications to support researchers at the post doctorate/medical fellow or junior faculty levels working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. The goal of this initiative is to help support young investigators to begin their studies in the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology, treatment and drug resistance. Award amount is up to $75,000 for one year. The application deadline is April 25, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.

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Elsa U Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grant

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation is accepting applications from investigators to fund research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment or cure should be clearly defined. Award amount varies. The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

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James S. McDonnell Foundation: Understanding Teacher Change and Teachers as Learners in K-12 Classrooms

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) has announced a new program and is accepting pre-proposals for team-based translational research addressing the topic teachers learning to facilitate communication in the classroom (e.g., eliciting student explanations, guiding collaborative discussions, making effective use of questions). Research projects described in the pre-proposal must be rooted firmly in the learning context, operate in real-time, and accommodate the constraints imposed by the local environment. Award amount is up to $500,000 per year for up to five (5) years. The pre-proposal deadline is April 26, 2017 by 15:59pm CDT (20:59pm UTC).

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Your Health: The Critical Impact Urban Design Can Have on Health

Your Health: The Critical Impact Urban Design Can Have on Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Dr. Jonathan Waldmann will talk with Dr. James Sallis, distinguished professor and chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the University of California San Diego and program director of Active Living Research, about the critical impact urban design can have on our health.

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24th Annual STEP Symposium

Working for Recovery: Implementing the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment Model

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