Feb. 9

Opening Doors 2017

The UNC School of Medicine will again offer the Opening Doors workshop, a three-day retreat that aims to deepen participants' diversity awareness and enhance their ability to create inclusive organizations. Read a from Harvey Lineberry about the program.

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Challenges for the HIV/AIDS Community

Jesse Milan, Jr, president and CEO, AIDS United, will speak.

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Faculty Development Retreat

The Department of Graduate Medical Education invites teaching faculty to attend a faculty development retreat on Tuesday, March 7. It is a half-day event at the Center for School Leadership Development on Friday Center Drive. CME credit is available.

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OIA Global Health Forum featuring Ross Boyce

The next edition of the OIA Global Health Forum will feature Ross Boyce discussing "Away Rotations to NIH Grants: Building Blocks for a Career in Global Health ."

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Call for PCC Tutors

The UNC School of Medicine and Office of Medical Education is currently recruiting tutors for its Patient Centered Care Course (formally ICM 1/ICM 2 & CSD/CSI). The deadline to apply is February 16.

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Health Professions Education Collaborative

Come learn about, from, and with other health care professionals so we can enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes together.

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Reminder: Final Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development Town Hall

As a follow up to the AAMC’s Faculty Forward Faculty Engagement Survey, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is hosting a series of town hall meetings to discuss the survey results and hear from faculty members about the best methods for effecting change. The final meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society hosts 'Tell Me More' Week

Gold Humanism Honor Society hosts 'Tell Me More' Week

The UNC School of Medicine's chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society is launching the “Tell Me More” project throughout UNC hospitals Feb. 13- 17. The effort hopes to help patients share who they are as people beyond the confines of their condition.

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Your Health: The Misguided Battle of the Bulge

Your Health: The Misguided Battle of the Bulge

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Laurel Slough, DO, MPH, welcome biochemist and author of "The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You" Sylvia Tara.

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Academy of Educators Call for Award Nominations

The annual Excellence in Teaching Awards nomination process is now beginning. The AOE teaching award committee welcomes nominations for a variety of teaching awards as outlined below. Please make every effort to consider that individual that goes above and beyond the call of duty to educate commensurate with the mission of the School of Medicine.

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Research study for people with migraine headaches

A research study testing the impact on three different diets for people who suffer from migraines is currently seeking participants.

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2017 Zollicoffer Lecture

On behalf of Dr. Michael Zollicoffer and the UNC School of Medicine Student National Medical Association, the UNC SOM invites everyone to attend the 2017 Zollicoffer Lecture. Frederick Burroughs, MD will deliver this year's lecture, offering perspective from his decades in health care.

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2017 Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet

The annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet celebrates the legacy of Dr. Lawrence Zollicoffer & the spirit of diversity, community service and inclusion at UNC School of Medicine. Please join us as we honor our 2017 Zollicoffer Lecturer, Dr. Frederick Burroughs and his many contributions to the medical field as well as recognize our SNMA & LMSA students and their contributions to the community.

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UNC School of Medicine Community Service & Advocacy Day

The annual UNC School of Medicine Community Service & Advocacy Day will be held on Friday, April 7. Please join us as our students showcase their outstanding contributions to community service and advocacy through poster presentations.

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ResMed Foundation: Clinical Research Proposals

The Foundation is accepting applications to support projects focused on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and other respiratory disorders. Research areas of interest are also other morbidities that are associated with SDB, which include cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and morbid obesity. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association: MDA Venture Philanthropy Program

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) from small pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academics developing treatments and therapies for neuromuscular diseases. Companies may be public or private, in industry or in academia, and located in the U.S. or internationally. MVP funds academic investigators doing appropriate studies, but encourages corporate collaboration. Award amount varies. The LOI deadline is March 1, 2017.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Awards

The Foundation is accepting applications to fund basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. 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. Award amount is up to $52,000 per year. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its national leadership program. This call for applications seeks teams of researchers and community members working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. For the September 2017 IRL cohort, applicant organizations will be presented teams of three that will focus on one of these two research areas: youth development approaches for the prevention of violence and promotion of health; and community and individual resilience in health. Award amount is up to $350,000 over three years. The application deadline is March 8, 2017 by 3:00pm EST.

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Tar Heel Reader celebrates 10 million books read on innovative platform

Tar Heel Reader celebrates 10 million books read on innovative platform

Tar Heel Reader, a joint project between the Department of Computer Science and the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences, celebrated 10 million books accessed on Jan. 31.

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2017 Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecture on Health Services Research and Health Policy

This year's 2017 Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecture on Health Services Research and Health Policy will be delivered by Stuart Altman, PhD, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

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Duke–UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Credentialing Program Training

The Duke–UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Credentialing Program (TTS Program) offers its next training March 1-4, 2017 in Durham. The TTS Program prepares health care providers to treat tobacco use and dependence with the most up-to-date evidence-based medications and behavioral counseling.

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Hightow-Weidman discusses life, work with The State of Things

Hightow-Weidman discusses life, work with The State of Things

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, appeared earlier this week on WUNC's The State of Things.

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