July 13

JAMA Surgery journal receives record high impact factor

JAMA Surgery journal receives record high impact factor

JAMA Surgery journal receives record high impact factor and is now ranked as the number 2 surgery journal in the world. Melina Kibbe, MD, the Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair of Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

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Godley working to increase diversity throughout UNC School of Medicine

Godley working to increase diversity throughout UNC School of Medicine

In January, Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, was named the UNC School of Medicine’s first Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, he leads the new Office of Inclusive Excellence. Godley’s role will focus on increasing diversity across the School of Medicine at the student, resident and faculty level.

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The UJMT Global Consortium builds research capacity through mentored training

The UJMT Global Consortium builds research capacity through mentored training

The NIH has renewed the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. The coordinating center is based at the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases and directed by Benjamin Chi, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

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UNC Department of Surgery announces new Vice Chairs

UNC Department of Surgery announces new Vice Chairs

Melina Kibbe, MD, Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair of Surgery, has announced two new Vice Chairs for the Department. David Gerber, MD, will serve as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and HJ Kim, MD, will serve as Vice Chair of Strategy and Outreach.

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7th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Save the date for the 7th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium. This year's featured speaker is Dr. Mario Capecchi, who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. Smithies and is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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For 22nd straight year, Budenz travels to Ghana to provide treatment, training

For 22nd straight year, Budenz travels to Ghana to provide treatment, training

As he has done for each of the last 22 years, Don Budenz, MD, MPH, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, spent a week in Accra, Ghana, performing cataract and glaucoma surgeries and treating patients with other eye issues.

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Allied Health Science receives grant for early literacy research

Allied Health Science receives grant for early literacy research

The UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences received a $3.3 million grant to establish a stronger scientific foundation for educational practice within early literacy. Stephen Hooper, PhD, the Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Dean and Chair, will serve as principal investigator of the project.

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UNC Family Medicine Center receives Mother-Baby Award

The UNC Family Medicine Center has been awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC) Mother-Baby Award for outpatient health care clinics. This award recognizes excellence in support of breastfeeding in the outpatient setting.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Nurse Researcher Grants

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting applications to support independent and experienced nurse researchers and must include plans to disseminate and share findings to improve nursing care for children with cancer. Demonstration of a career that shows commitment to pediatric cancer nursing is a critical component of a successful application. Award amount up to $100,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is August 21, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Nurse Researcher Fellowship Awards

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting applications to support early career nurse researchers who will be guided in their projects by a mentor and their institution. The fellowship’s goal is to train Ph.D. and Master’s level nurse researchers to initiate and lead a multi-site research project. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is September 25, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research 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 is up to $200,000 over four (4) years. The application deadline is August 15, 2017 by 4:00pm ET.

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Vascular Interventional Radiology announces expanded services and locations

UNC's Vascular Interventional Radiology Program is offering expanded services at UNC Medical Center and UNC Hillsborough Campus.

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Russell Sage Foundation: Integrating Biology and Social Science (BioSS)

The Russell Sage Foundation, in collaboration with and support from the Ford Foundation, is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support innovative social science research on social and economic outcomes that improves our understanding of the interactive mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa. This includes research that: (1) estimates how the structured nature of the social environment and intra- and intergenerational social inequalities affect biological processes, (2) identifies which indicators of biological processes interact with the social environment to affect different life domains and how, and (3) yields new conceptual frameworks that holistically characterize the complex relationships among biological, psychological and environmental factors to predict a range of behavioral and social outcomes. Award amount is up to $150,000 over two (2) years. The LOI deadline is August 21, 2017 by 2:00pm EST.

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