Aug. 17

Construction impacts pedestrian traffic between Mary Ellen Jones and Thurston-Bowles buildings

The creation of a new elevated pedestrian plaza between the Mary Ellen Jones and Thurston-Bowles buildings has begun. Demolition work started with the removal of the planters beginning on Aug. 3, and will last for around two weeks. The barricades will remain on the Thurston-Bowles side of the area until the new elevated plaza is completed and in service.

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Whitehead Lecturers and Students Gather at the Ackland

Whitehead Lecturers and Students Gather at the Ackland

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, former Whitehead lecturers from six different decades gathered along with Whitehead Medical Society student officers at the Ackland Art Museum on the UNC campus.

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Shen honored by Association of Women Surgeons

Shen honored by Association of Women Surgeons

Mary Shen, a fourth-year medical student, has received the Patricia Numann Outstanding Medical Student Award from the Association of Women Surgeons.

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Seeking Nominations: Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Medical Awards Selection Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Medical Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Distinguished Faculty Awards. Read a memo from the search committee on the criteria and nomination process for each award.

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Five-Year Review of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, and Fulton Crews, PhD, Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, and Fulton Crews, PhD, Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. 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 September 19, 2017.

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WeLL-Me Program

Are you an adult with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater? Are you ready to attempt weight loss and an improved lifestyle? If so, the Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine ("WeLL-Me") Program may be for you.

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Turning passion into practice with UNC Physician Assistant Studies

Turning passion into practice with UNC Physician Assistant Studies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC recently highlighted Physician Assistant Studies second-year student Eulalia Barajas-Graham’s experience in the program. Barajas-Graham is set to graduate from the PA program in December 2017.

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Mind Body Medicine Program Accepting Applications

Mind Body Medicine Program Accepting Applications

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is excited to offer MORE (Mindful Opportunity for Reflecting on Experience), an eight-week training program in mind-body medicine open to residents and faculty.

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Your Health: Bolstering Food Safety

Your Health: Bolstering Food Safety

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Adia Hinds talk with Dr. Simone Raszl of the Pan American Health Organization—the regional office of the World Health Organization—about what happens when what we eat makes us sick and how we can bolster food safety.

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Ford gets holistic view of health care during summer experience

Ford gets holistic view of health care during summer experience

Natalie Ford, a second year student in the UNC Physician’s Assistant (PA) program, got a first-hand look at exactly what goes into providing comprehensive care in a rural setting during the two-week Rural Educational Approach to Community Health (REACH) program.

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ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, the philanthropic arm of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, with support from Genentech, is accepting applications to support newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent after 2007. The ARVO Foundation is interested in age-related macular degeneration and is focused on finding earlier identification of those likely to develop AMD, discovery of ways to slow the progression of the disease, and novel ways to treat AMD to limit sight loss. Award amount up to $40,000 for one (1) year. Application deadline is September 1, 2017.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation: 2018 Clinical Investigator Career Development Award (2018-2021)

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is accepting applications to support physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. The goal of the program is to prepare physician investigators to design and administer clinical research studies in lymphoma and assume primary responsibilities for clinical research, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and publication. Award amount up to $225,000 over three (3) years. The application deadline is September 6, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.

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Cure SMA: Basic Research Grant Program

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Cure SMA is accepting applications to support novel research that will enhance the understanding of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) disease pathology at the molecular, cellular and biochemical level; generate key reagents and tools to facilitate drug development and clinical trials; and identify new therapeutic strategies for SMA in particular combination approaches. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is September 8, 2017 by midnight EST.

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Amyloidosis Foundation: 2018 Research Grant

The Amyloidosis Foundation is accepting applications to support basic biomedical and clinical research on systemic amyloidosis. Eligible applicants must be within 10 years of completion of postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowship. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: 2017 AFTD Susan Marcus Memorial Fund - Pilot Fund for Clinical Research

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is accepting applications to provide seed funding for innovative research projects in the preliminary stages of development with the potential to address the unmet medical needs of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). The FTD disorders include: behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, and FTD-ALS/MND. Award amount up to $60,000. The application deadline is September 8, 2017 by 11:59pm EDT.

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