June 8

Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

With a $1,000,000 gift honoring the memory of their son, Catherine and Wayne Bardsley created the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fellowship in Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism and the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fund for Excellence in Research to transform the once-dire genetic heritage of mucopolysaccharidoses into a legacy of hope.

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Please vote in this year’s Standing Committee Election

The annual UNC School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections offer an opportunity for you to participate in medical school governance.

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Pfizer: Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) - Clinical Pathways in Breast Cancer

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Pfizer, in collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support projects that use clinical care pathways to address a quality improvement initiative along the continuum of care for breast cancer patients. Award amount up to $250,000. The LOI deadline is June 26, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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Lupus Research Alliance: Novel Research Grant Program

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is accepting applications to support novel research projects that evidence high promise for advancing the understanding of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Novel Research Grants provide early stage support for exceptionally creative and innovative approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Award amount up to $100,000 per year for up to three (3) years. The application deadline is July 10, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.

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New Leadership for McAllister Heart Institute Announced

New Leadership for McAllister Heart Institute Announced

Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, has announced new leadership that will build on the successes of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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'Prenatal exome sequencing in anomalous fetuses: new opportunities and challenges'

Dr. Neeta Vora is lead author on this new research on improving prenatal diagnosis. Exome sequencing can be done on fetal specimens to identify the genetic cause of structural abnormalities or disease by sequencing the coding regions of the genome, known as the exons. For this study, the research team performed exome sequencing using DNA from 15 fetuses with ultrasound detected abnormalities and their parents.

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Hadler gives Ferguson-Glass Oration at Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Hadler gives Ferguson-Glass Oration at Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Nortin Hadler, MD, emeritus professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, delivered the keynote Ferguson-Glass Oration at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Melbourne, Australia, on May 9.

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