Dec 7

DAHS Office of Research unveils sleep innovation research grant program

DAHS Office of Research unveils sleep innovation research grant program

The DAHS Office of Research held its November Research Forum on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, where faculty announced the new SIRG program.

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Ising receives Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice

Ising receives Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) has selected Amy Ising, program director for NC DETECT and faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Rick Heffernan Award for Public Health Practice.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is accepting applications from individuals from basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted (postdoctoral and independent faculty). Award amount varies. The application deadline is January 10, 2018.

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Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: 2017 General Research Grant

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF) is accepting applications to support research that will advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors and that uses cutting-edge science and creative clinical applications, in addition to novel approaches addressing potential leads based on prior research. Award amount up to $65,000 per year for at least one year. The application deadline is January 12, 2018.

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Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: 2017 New Investigators

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF) is accepting applications to fund early stage research that explores new approaches to advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, resulting in the development of new treatment options. This RFP seeks applications from young investigators (at the rank of Associate Professor or below) who are new to desmoid tumor research and need seed funding to gather preliminary data to enable the applicant to apply for funding to support a more fully developed line of research in the future. Award amount up to $30,000 for at least one year. The application deadline is January 12, 2018.

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Carolina research exceeds $1 billion annually for first time

UNC-Chapel Hill has surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, according to the nation’s annual Higher Education Research and Development survey.

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Whitehall Foundation: Summer 2018 Research Grant Program

The Whitehall Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) from established scientists of all ages working at US institutions. The Foundation is interested in funding basic research in neurobiology as defined: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to three years. The LOI deadline is January 15, 2018.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Keith Michael Andrus Cardiac Research Award

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support research focused on advancing understanding and/or treatment of the cardiac involvement of Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Award amount up to $150,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The LOI deadline is January 15, 2018.

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Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grants

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is accepting applications to fund investigators interested in translational science sarcoma research. Funds will cover equipment and supplies in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of human sarcomas. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, research involving the development of novel agents against sarcoma, or research that could potentially lead to the development of novel agents against sarcoma, is eligible for this funding. Award amount up to $50,000. The application deadline is January 31, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation: External Awards Program

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUS) is accepting one-page Research Abstracts to support investigator-initiated projects in the form of one-year awards. Clinical, preclinical and early-stage projects can be funded through one of the program’s two submission tracks: Clinical Indication Track and the High-Risk Track. Award amount up to $100,000 over one year. Abstracts due no later than January 18, 2018 for February 1 review cycle.

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Students reflect on ‘first teachers’ at annual memorial service

Students reflect on ‘first teachers’ at annual memorial service

UNC School of Medicine’s second year students hosted the annual Anatomy Memorial Service on Dec. 5. During the event, they paid tribute to the families of those who donated their bodies to benefit the students’ education.

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Back to Bedside grant awarded to UNC Medicine residents

Back to Bedside grant awarded to UNC Medicine residents

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has selected UNC Medical Center as a funding recipient for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to find new ways to increase time with patients, to in turn, improve physician and patient well-being.

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Kibbe receives 2017 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award

Kibbe receives 2017 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award

Melina Kibbe, MD, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Rodman L. Sheen and Thomas G. Sheen Award at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

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Bice named Physician of the Year by NC Society for Respiratory Care

Bice named Physician of the Year by NC Society for Respiratory Care

Thomas Bice, MD, has received the Physician of the Year Award by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care. The award recognizes his efforts to coordinate the ROAD (Respiratory Optimization and Assistance for Discharge) Team at UNC Medical Center.

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Forbes names Dees as a top breast cancer expert in the U.S.

Forbes names Dees as a top breast cancer expert in the U.S.

UNC Lineberger’s Claire Dees, MD, is one of the country’s top 27 breast oncologists, according to Forbes magazine.

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MLK Celebration Week Events Announced

UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week, which honors the bridge-building legacy of Dr. King, kicks off Jan. 14 and includes events that highlight the intersectionality of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The annual MLK Community University Banquet, the UNC MLK 5K, and the Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony will provide the traditional start to a week of activities that will also include a unity dinner, candlelight vigil, artistic interpretations, and opportunities for cross-cultural and intergroup dialogue.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Peter Starek Visiting Lecturer David Geller, MD "Laparoscopic Liver Resection: World Update and Learning Curve"

Dr. David Geller is the Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director of the UPMC Liver Cancer Center. As a hepatobiliary Surgical Oncologist, his clinical interests center on the evaluation and management of patients with liver cancers.

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Your Health: Why Access to Affordable Housing is a "Vaccine"

Your Health: Why Access to Affordable Housing is a "Vaccine"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Laura Higginbotham talk with associate professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health Dr. Megan Sandel about why access to affordable housing is a “vaccine” important for good health.

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The S.M.A.R.T. Project: Stress Management and Resilience Training for Teens

The S.M.A.R.T. Project: Stress Management and Resilience Training for Teens

The S.M.A.R.T Project, part of the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine, is currently recruiting teens aged 14-17 to participate in a research study comparing the effectiveness of two different courses for lowering stress and improving well being in teens.

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Office of Medical Education Announces New Office of Academic Excellence

The Office of Academic Excellence is a new resource team with a Director of Academic Assistance, a Director of Learning Innovation and two Clinical Academic Resource Directors (CARDS), all of whose primary goal is helping medical students succeed.

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