April 27

Internal Search Posting: Dean of Admissions

The UNC School of Medicine will conduct an internal search for a new Dean of Admissions. Robert Bashford, MD, is stepping down from the position to lead the newly created Office of Rural Initiatives.

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Research subjects needed for bacterial disease research study

Healthy, non-HIV positive, male volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 are needed for a research study.

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 UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vilcom Center opens

UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vilcom Center opens

The practice will offer expert and compassionate maternal-fetal medicine care in a location convenient for many Orange, Durham and Alamance county patients.

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Mackman delivers MacFarlane Biggs Lecture at the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis Annual Scientific Meeting

Mackman delivers MacFarlane Biggs Lecture at the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis Annual Scientific Meeting

Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, John C. Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology delivered a lecture at the British Society for Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting on March 27, 2017.

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Medical Education Symposium Student Presentations

This spring, 15 first year medical students have participated in an "Introduction to Medical Education" elective course. These presentations represent the course's culmination. Some of these students will actually conduct these projects and/or move on to the new Scholarly Concentration Program.

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Medical Education Symposium Student Presentations

This spring, 15 first year medical students have participated in an "Introduction to Medical Education" elective course. These presentations represent the course's culmination. Some of these students will actually conduct these projects and/or move on to the new Scholarly Concentration Program.

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Cavender part of new diabetes drug study to combat cardiovascular disease

Cavender part of new diabetes drug study to combat cardiovascular disease

Diabetes is known as the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The connection is one that Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, has closely considered, especially when it comes to a relatively new drug class for diabetes.

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Atypical Parkinsonism Family Education Symposium

A program focused on learning and empowerment for people diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple Systems Atrophy, or Corticobasal Degeneration and/or their care partners and other loved ones.

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Join the Conquest: Meet the Researchers

Interested in learning about clinical trials at UNC? Stop by and meet some of the researchers from Join the Conquest.

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Spring Annual Medical Staff Meeting

The Cefalo House Officer Awards will be presented at this meeting.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Guest lecturer Rita Jermyn, MD, Director, Heart Failure Program at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, will present "Cardiomems, What's New and Exciting?"

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Kirk Discusses Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in New Podcast Episode

Kirk Discusses Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in New Podcast Episode

In Episode Ten of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Deepa Kirk, MD, describes autoimmune thyroid disease, how it is diagnosed, different types of hormone treatments, and questions patients often ask about lifestyle and diet.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, John Fung "Evolution of Immunosuppression"

A review of the landmark developments in transplantation and immunosuppression and the impact on outcomes in transplantation.

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Research Study for People with Migraines

A research study seeks participants who experience frequent migraines.

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The UNC Graduate School Recognizes Allied Health Sciences Student Scholars at Annual Recognition Celebration

The UNC Graduate School Recognizes Allied Health Sciences Student Scholars at Annual Recognition Celebration

More than a dozen students in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences received recognition for their studies across four health care disciplines.

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Join IACRN and improve your Clinical Research Nursing practice

Join IACRN and improve your Clinical Research Nursing practice

Clinical Research Nursing has officially been recognized as a specialty practice. Since there are many Clinical Research Nurses here at UNC-Chapel Hill (and in the surrounding Triangle area), there has been some interest in starting a local chapter of the "The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN)."

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Computational Tools for PD Therapeutic Development

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is accepting pre-proposals to enable development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and data science for Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic development. Funding through this program supports research that will develop improved computational approaches to understand the molecular underpinning of Parkinson’s disease that would ultimately lead to: biomarker detection, improving clinical outcome measures, and target identification. Award amount up to $150,00 for 1 year. The pre-proposal deadline is May 31, 2017 by 5:00pm US ET.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Inflammation Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is accepting pre-proposals to support research that will develop new or improve upon existing biomarker tools for neuroinflammation/peripheral inflammation in Parkinson's disease (PD). The specific goals of this initiative are to: 1) facilitate the development of biomarker measures that can be utilized for novel target validation, 2) assess pathological progression or phenoconversion, or 3) identify inflammation paradigms unique to PD. Award amount up to $300,000 over 1-2 years. The pre-proposal deadline is May 31, 2017 by 5:00pm US ET.

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Alpha-1 Foundation: Effect of Augmentation Therapy on COPD Exacerbations in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The Alpha-1 Foundation is accepting applications to assess the effect of intravenous augmentation therapy compared to placebo on acute pulmonary exacerbations (frequency and/or severity and/or time to first exacerbation) in patients with severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (serum alpha-1 antitrypsin level <50mg/dl when clinically stable). Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for up to two years. The application deadline is May 8, 2017.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures

FUNDING OPP DEADLINE REMINDER: 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 up to $300,000 per year for up to three (3) years. The application deadline is May 25, 2017 by 3:00pm EST.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). The award will not fund indirect costs/overhead, investigator travel to meetings and conferences, memberships in scientific societies. Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for 1-2 years. The LOI deadline is May 15, 2017.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on FA

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) focusing on Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community. The rationale for the collaboration needs to be convincing and must clearly demonstrate that the research goals could not be achieved by just one of the participating groups and that the synergy among the groups is essential for the success of the project. Award amount is up to $200,000 over 1-2 years. The LOI deadline is May 15, 2017.

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: 2017 Preclinical Drug Discovery

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) that seek to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development by funding preclinical drug discovery and biomarker development programs relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. Award amount is up to $600,000 for one (1) year. The LOI deadline is May 19, 2017.

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Opening of new UNC Horizons facility draws media attention

Opening of new UNC Horizons facility draws media attention

Last week, UNC Horizons cut the ribbon on a brand new facility in downtown Carrboro. The event drew considerable media attention.

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Analyzing AAMC Faculty Forward Survey: Part IV

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 we conclude the series with a look at institutional strengths.

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Aphasia: A Breakdown in Communication

Aphasia: A Breakdown in Communication

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Laurel Sisler welcome Adam Jacks, PhD, associate professor of speech and hearing sciences at UNC’s Allied Health, for a conversation about aphasia and how communication can literally break down for some patients.

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