Aug. 24

UNC School of Medicine Students Participate in AMA’s Student Led Conference on Leadership

UNC School of Medicine Students Participate in AMA’s Student Led Conference on Leadership

Students from all 32 institutions participating in the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium gathered at the University of Michigan to discuss the future of medical education.

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UNC ranks highly in 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

UNC ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. In the Medicine and Pharmacy category, UNC was rated 12th in the world.

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Residents remember their ‘First Look’ at UNC

Residents remember their ‘First Look’ at UNC

Carolina First Look is an opportunity for minority and underrepresented medical students preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents. The annual event takes place Aug. 25-26.

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Rapid diagnostic test helps distinguish between severe and uncomplicated malaria in Africa

Rapid diagnostic test helps distinguish between severe and uncomplicated malaria in Africa

Working at a health center in rural Uganda, UNC researchers led by Ross Boyce, MD, demonstrated for the first time the potential of using a low-cost, routinely available rapid diagnostic test to detect severe malaria in children.

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 UNC nephrologists will contribute to new international guidelines for glomerular disease therapies and research

UNC nephrologists will contribute to new international guidelines for glomerular disease therapies and research

UNC will be well represented at a signature nephrology event this fall. Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, chief of the division of pediatric nephrology and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, and Patrick H. Nachman, MD, FASN, Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor and deputy director of the UNC Kidney Center, have been invited to serve on the International Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference on Glomerular Diseases.

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Remembering Dr. William Coleman

Remembering Dr. William Coleman

William Coleman, MD, a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, who worked at UNC's Center for Development and Learning from 1985 - 2010, died Monday, Aug. 21.

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Five-year Review of Weili Lin, PhD, Director, Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC)

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Weili Lin, PhD, in his position as Director of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC). 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 October 18, 2017.

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Parr to lead science outreach discussion: "Do new strains of malaria don invisibility cloaks?"

TRUtalks is a science outreach event dedicated to fostering bridges of communication and trust between scientists and voting age adults within the local community, and make science more accessible to people. TRUtalks serves as a forum by which scientists can exchange ideas with the general public while dispelling myths, misunderstandings, or common misconceptions in popular scientific topics that receive substantial media coverage. Importantly, we hope to inspire an appreciation of scientific inquiry and convey the importance of tax payer-based research funding to everyone’s daily lives.

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Continuing & Cancelled Journals in HSL

The list of journals that will continue to be carried by the Health Sciences Library and those that will be cancelled starting in January 2018 has been finalized.

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Antibiotic Stewardship at UNC Outpatient Facilities

Save the date: September 8, 2017, from 2:30 pm – 4 pm in Macnider 132 (with Webex connectivity) Please save this date and time for this important presentation on outpatient antibiotic stewardship.

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Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

The fourth-year medical student is one of only six medical students from across the country selected for the award.

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American Association for Cancer Research: AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support highly innovative research from young investigators. This award intends 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 talented young investigators gain scientific independence. Award amount up to $450,000 over three (3) years. The LOI deadline is September 22, 2017 at 1:00pm EST.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: MTF Research Grant

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), is accepting applications to provide seed money for new investigators conducting research on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells. Proposed research may be basic or clinical. Eligible Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. The award amount is up to $49,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is September 15, 2017 by 10:59pm CST.

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Jennie Chin Hanson to discuss PACE Program

September is NCPACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Month. Jenny Chin Hanson, a founder of the first PACE program in the country will speak at the UNC School of Medicine on Sept. 1. Her appearance is supported by the Division of Geriatric Medicine.

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Your Health: What Goes on in Our Brains When Our Heads Hit the Pillow

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Adia Hinds talk with Dr. Deirdre Barrett, associate professor of psychology at Harvard, editor of the American Psychological Association’s journal Dreaming and author of The Committee of Sleep, about what goes on in our brains when our heads hit the pillow.

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