June 22

Peden named interim director of the UNC Institute for the Environment

Peden named interim director of the UNC Institute for the Environment

Read a memo from Terry Magnuson, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, announcing the appointment of David Peden, MD, MS, to the position of Interim Director of the UNC Institute for the Environment.

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Special Seminar: Regulation of immune development by microRNAs

Mark Chong, Head of the Genomics and Immunology Laboratory at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, will give a lecture "Regulation of immune development by microRNAs."

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture- Renal Cell Carcinoma: Past, Present, and Future

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Tracy Rose, MD, MPH. This lecture will provide an overview of the epidemiology of kidney cancer and provide information on recent advances in treatment. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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Azcarate-Peril to lead science outreach event at TRU Deli & Wine

Join us this upcoming Monday, June 26th at 6 p.m. at TRU Deli & Wine for our latest installment of "TRUtalks," a science outreach event, where Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril will lead a discussion titled: "Beneficial modulators of the gut microbiome: the connection between galacto-oligosaccharides and lactose intolerance"

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Jordan appointed Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development; Leadership Transitions at Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Jordan appointed Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development; Leadership Transitions at Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine, will transition from her roles as Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology within the Department of Medicine to her new role as Vice Dean in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. Richard F. Loeser, MD, has been named Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Beth Jonas, MD, will serve as Interim Director of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting preproposal applications to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. Award amount is up to $500,000 over five (5) years. Preproposal Deadline is July 14, 2017 by 4:00pm EDT.

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UNC School of Medicine elects new Standing Committee Members

Each year, the UNC School of Medicine Standing Committees Election offers faculty an opportunity to participate in medical school governance by serving on a committee as a faculty representative or simply voting in the election. This year’s election selected new faculty representatives for the three committees that review appointments and promotions.

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How the Story of Illnesses Can Shape Care

How the Story of Illnesses Can Shape Care

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther talk with Columbia University Program of Narrative Medicine academic director Dr. Craig Irvine and lecturer Danielle Spencer, co-authors of the new book The Principles and Practices of Narrative Medicine, about how the story of illnesses can shape care.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: OREF Career Development Grant

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support investigators who have demonstrated a sustained interest in research and excellence in their training. Multidisciplinary research proposals are encouraged. Award amount up to $225,000 over three (3) years. The LOI deadline is July 14, 2017.

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National Ataxia Foundation: NAF Young Investigator Awards

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support young investigators through two funding programs: The Young Investigator (YI) Research Award and the Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research. Award amounts vary. The LOI deadline is August 1, 2017.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Multiple RFPs

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to several of its grant programs. The award amounts vary based on program. The LOI deadline is July 14, 2017 by 10:59pm CDT.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Accelerating Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), in collaboration with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support research to accelerate and support innovative drug discovery programs for FTD. Award amount up to $150,000 for one (1) year. The LOI deadline is July 31, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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