Dec. 21

Grand Rounds: “Medicolegal Issues in Sinus Surgery: The life and times of an expert witness”

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery presents visiting professor Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, FACS, Professor and Vice Chair, Chief, Division of Rhinology and Sinus/Skull Base Surgery, Oregon Health Science University, Director, Oregon Sinus Center Director, Clinical Research, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony

Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony

Twenty members of the inaugural Physician Assistant Studies program in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences were honored at commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

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IHQI Improvement Scholars Program - Call for Letter of Intent

IHQI Improvement Scholars Program - Call for Letter of Intent

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) is accepting letters of intent for improvement projects to be conducted Sept. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2019. Letter of Intent deadline is Jan. 12, 2018.

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Time is running out to use your FSA dollars

Time is running out to use your FSA dollars

Schedule an appointment today at UNC’s Optical Shop to purchase new eyeglasses or sunglasses with your FSA funds. All state employees and immediate family receive 20% off all prescription eyewear (frames and lenses) and non-prescription sunglasses.

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Jonas authors papers in AJPM Special Issue on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods

Jonas authors papers in AJPM Special Issue on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a special issue entitled, Advancing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods: Important Considerations in Making Evidence-Based Guidelines. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH, of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, is an author on three of the articles, including first author on a manuscript titled “Evaluating Evidence on Intermediate Outcomes: Considerations for Groups Making Healthcare Recommendations.”

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Greenwall Foundation: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Greenwall Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support research to help resolve an emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice or public policy. The Foundation’s aim is to fund innovative projects that will have a real-world, practical impact. Priority for funding will be given to collaborative projects involving a bioethics scholar and persons with on-the-ground experience in organizations where bioethics dilemmas arise, for example, in clinical care; biomedical research; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, big data and artificial intelligence companies; or public service. Award amount varies. LOI deadline is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.

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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy: CURE Taking Flight Award

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to promote the careers of young investigators and to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). Researchers may propose basic or clinical studies, but this award mechanism is not intended to support clinical trials. Research that involves collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach is desirable. Award amount up to $100,000 for one (1) year. The LOI deadline is January 8, 2018 by 9:00pm ET.

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American Gastroenterological Association: AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is accepting applications to support investigators at any stage researching the relationship of the gut microbiota to digestive health and disease. The objective of the pilot research award is to provide funds for early career investigators to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators. Projects must focus on the relationship of the gut microbiota to digestive health and disease. Award amount up to $25,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is January 12, 2018.

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American Gastroenterological Association: AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is accepting applications to support researchers at any career stage researching gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas. The objective of this pilot research award is to provide funds to early career investigators to help establish their research careers, or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators. Award amount up to $25,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is January 12, 2018.

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Surgery Grand Rounds: Samuel Jones, My K08 Journey

Samuel Jones, MD, is an associate professor in the Burn Surgery Division, and Assistant Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center.

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