April 20

UNC SOM Seeks Chair for Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). Established in 1993, the department currently has 16 clinical faculty and 4 research faculty.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications from organizations and/or institutions with existing programs that provide culturally relevant and evidence-supported responses to trauma, while promoting improved policies and practices that encourage healing, growth, and thriving for boys and young men of color (BYMOC). Applicants should have evidence that their programs are improving outcomes for BYMOC. Award amount up to $450,000 over two (2) years. Stage 1 Brief Proposals due May 2, 2017 by 3:00pm ET.

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Association for Community Affiliated Plans: ACAP Medicaid Innovation Challenge

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans, comprised of 59 Safety Net Health Plans, in partnership with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and Village Capital, is hosting the ACAP Medicaid Innovation Challenge. This challenge will connect ACAP members with emerging companies or solutions that enable health plans to offer a better way for Medicaid recipients to access needed care and resources. The ACAP Medicaid Innovation Challenge will offer three finalists the opportunity to present to and receive feedback from a group of ACAP members, with one winner selected to receive $100,000 to conduct a pilot at an ACAP member site. Award amount varies. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

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Children's Heart Foundation: Research in Congenital Heart Disease

The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is accepting applications to support research proposals with a particular focus on clinical cardiology, basic science, as well as the advancement of surgical techniques. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is June 2, 2017.

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UNC SOM Apparel Sale

Spring sale for UNC School of Medicine apparel is here! Get a fleece to wear on rounds or a T-shirt for your partner or child.

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Dizziness and what to do when the room starts spinning

Dizziness and what to do when the room starts spinning

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Laurel Sisler welcome Dr. Greg Whitman, co-author of the book Dizziness: Why You Feel Dizzy and What Will Help You Feel Better, about what to do when the room starts spinning.

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UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2017: Highlights & Honors

UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2017: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some highlights and honors from the Department of Radiology covering the period of January – March 2017.

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Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program

The purpose of the Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program is to develop future leaders to work in and improve the health of rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. Program applications are due on May 12.

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10 Years of Celebrating Tobacco Free Lives and Communities

We are celebrating 10 years of tobacco-free lives and communities. The event will feature a jazz trio, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and inspirational speakers.

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Balfour Sartor, MD, Describes the Microbiome and its Connection to Disease in New Podcast

Balfour Sartor, MD, Describes the Microbiome and its Connection to Disease in New Podcast

In Episode Nine of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," R. Balfour Sartor, MD, explains how the state of our microbiome affects disease.

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Cairns’ Golden Rule: ‘It’s never about you’

In this article from The University Gazette, Bruce Cairns, MD, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery, reflects on his three years as faculty chair.

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Rayala, Cramer honored with University Teaching Awards

Rayala, Cramer honored with University Teaching Awards

Brian Rayala, MD, clinical associate professor of Family Medicine, and Lorraine Cramer, a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, were both honored with University Teaching Awards. Rayala received a Distinguished Teaching Award for Postbaccalaureate Instruction. Cramer received a Johnston Teaching Excellence Award.

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Kibbe, Garg featured in Chapel Hill Magazine

Melina Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Seema Garg, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, were both featured in the most recent issue of Chapel Hill Magazine. Kibbe and Garg were featured along with other local leaders in the magazine's annual Women's Issue, which celebrates "women making an impact on our community every day."

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41st Annual UNC Lineberger Scientific Symposium

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will host its 41st annual scientific symposium on May 22-23, 2017, at the Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC. The meeting's theme will be Developmental Signal Transduction Pathway in Cancer.

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