Feb. 2

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $300,000 gift

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $300,000 gift

The gift, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, will be used to develop a case management program within the center.

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Five-year Review of Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Director of the Center for Aging & Health

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Director of the Center for Aging & Health, and a review of the Center for Aging & Health. 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 Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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UNC Medical Center launches new Integrated Emotional Support Program

As UNC Medical Center continues to strive towards the goal of achieving the Quadruple Aim, UNC Medical Center is launching a new Integrated Emotional Support Program for all health care professionals. This program will connect health care providers with emotional support resources following adverse patient events. All health care professionals who provide patient care or make decisions that directly impact patient outcomes can utilize the program.

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The Neuroscience of Safety: Impact of Trauma, Abuse, and Chronic Stress on Mental Health

Lecture and Workshop. Safety is critical in enabling humans to optimize their potential. The neurophysiological processes associated with feeling safe are a prerequisite not only for social behavior but also for accessing both the higher brain structures that enable humans to be creative and generative and the lower brain structures involved in regulating health, growth, and restoration.

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Allied-Bristol Life Sciences: CATALYST

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) is a joint venture of global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and venture builder Allied Minds. Together, they have launched CATALYST, a new program designed to identify and develop commercially-promising biopharmaceutical innovations from leading universities and research institutions. The award amount varies. Application deadline is rolling.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Clinical Scholars

The Foundation is accepting applications for a three-year leadership program for clinically active health care providers and practitioners spanning a range of professions. The program provides providers with the opportunity to build and develop the unique skills they need to lead communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health. Strong applicants include a team that will bring a knowledge of and experience in the art and science of health care services, a unique perspective as providers in health and health care systems, and understand the special professional status and relationship with patients and communities. The total award to the grantee organization will be up to $105,000 per team member for the three-year fellowship program. Teams may be between two and five individuals. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 8, 2017 by 3:00pm EST.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

The Foundation is accepting brief proposals to support research that will help fill significant gaps in knowledge about what policies can serve as positive drivers of change. The aim of this program is to develop research that generates actionable evidence about how, and how well, laws and policies work—the data and information that can guide legislators and other policymakers, public agencies, private firms, educators, advocates, community groups, and individuals concerned with developing and implementing policies for community and population health. Award amount is up to $250,000 for up to two (2) years. The brief proposal deadline is March 10, 2017 by 1pm EST.

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Global Probiotics Council: 2017 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: The Global Probiotics Council is accepting applications to support research on the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in the United States. Attempts will be made to support young investigators who do not yet have independent funding (such as NIH R series awards that are likely to progress to RO1 research awards). Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible. Applicants must be interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics or microbiota and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one year. The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

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NC women face physical activity challenges, yet solutions exist

NC women face physical activity challenges, yet solutions exist

In North Carolina, only 24.2 percent of women self-report that they meet physical activity recommendations, however, experts have suggestions for overcoming personal and cultural barriers to exercise.

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The Klarman Family Foundation: 2017 Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

The Foundation is accepting applications to support research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Applications that bridge the gap between human and animal research, and collaborative applications with deep engagement of both neuroscientists and clinical researchers are strongly encouraged. Any clinical proposals must be grounded in the basic biology and neuroscience of anorexia nervosa. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 14, 2017.

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The Sontag Foundation: Distinguished Scientist Award for Outstanding Early Career Brain Tumor Researchers

The Sontag Foundation is accepting applications to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Award amount up to $600,000 over four (4) years. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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Boyd Appointed DAHS Associate Chair for Research

Boyd Appointed DAHS Associate Chair for Research

Brian Boyd, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, will lead the Department of Allied Health Science's Office of Research as associate chair for research.

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Negotiating Conflict and Tricky Power Dynamics

Negotiating Conflict and Tricky Power Dynamics

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy talk with psychologist and co-author of "Making Conflict Work" Robert Ferguson about successfully negotiating conflict and tricky power dynamics.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

The Foundation is seeking applications for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral fellowship award are not eligible. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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New studies from the Taylor and Mack laboratories suggest novel therapeutic target for antihypertensive therapies

New studies from the Taylor and Mack laboratories suggest novel therapeutic target for antihypertensive therapies

In a recently published study, Joan Taylor, PhD, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and associate director, McAllister Heart Institute, and Chris Mack, PhD, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, describe a novel therapeutic target for the development of antihypertensive therapies. The findings could prove useful for individualizing treatment regimens.

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Manuck presents findings on key genes which may be involved in preterm birth

Manuck presents findings on key genes which may be involved in preterm birth

At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting in Las Vegas, Tracy Manuck, MD, director of the UNC Prematurity Prevention Clinic, presented the findings of her study into a new method for filtering results from genetic studies, based on inheritance patterns across women of different racial and ethnic populations, in order to further determine risk of preterm birth.

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BCBP Seminar Series: Rachel Klevit, PhD

“How to Ubiquitylate a Protein: What studying BRCA1 taught us about Parkin”

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Accepting applications for NC Rural Promise Scholarship

The North Carolina General Assembly, recognizing the mission of the UNC School of Medicine, and the opportunity for alumni to care for the health of our population, has allocated support to create the North Carolina Rural Promise Scholars program. Applications for the scholarship are due Feb. 15.

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OIA Global Health Scholars Program and Area of Concentration in Global Health

The Office of International Activities is now accepting applications for the 2017 OIA Global Health Scholars Program and Area of Concentration in Global Health. The deadline to apply is March 1.

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UNC Hospitals Beacon Program Coffee & Dessert Speaker Series: "Intimate Partner Violence: A Health Issue"

A new lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the UNC Beacon Program. Coffee & Dessert will be provided. We invite providers, faculty, staff, and students to join us in the Starbucks Conference Rooms (2nd floor, Cancer Hospital Starbucks)at the UNC Medical Center.

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Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. We have been hearing from many people at Carolina who are confused, frightened and unsure of what to do. Those same sentiments are being expressed at universities all over the country. Read more from Chancellor Folt.

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